It's a special day today! It's cold here, but at least it's sunny, and we have tons of beautiful flowers to enjoy! I just realized that the huge hedge outside my window at work is lilacs! Can't wait for them to bloom...
I hope you're all enjoying a beautiful day and glorying in the beginning of spring! Have any of you ever done a maypole dance? I've always wanted to but never had the chance.
, you oughta join us on the reading thread more often!
You're a fast reader! I got my book yesterday too, but I'm immersed in the Beck book and Eat, Pray, Love right now, so I haven't looked at it, though I'm dying to. I combine the order with a couple of books I couldn't find for cheaper used--Julia Cameron's The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right-Size
and The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health
Looks like I'll be spending my summer trying to get my "head and heart" to diet!
There are so many SBD cookbooks now that I would be surprised if the recipes were new. You never know, though...
Did they look like they included less expensive ingredients? I know that was one of the complaints for the first book--that the recipes called for very expensive ingredients.
, your house looks so gorgeous, I can't imagine anyone would notice any disarray!
DH made a very delicious salad, like the one you described, the other day. I can't remember where I got the recipe, but it originally had pineapple and mandarin oranges in it. We just used chopped fresh orange and mango in place of those. Other ingredients were halved grapes (green and red), celery, water chestnuts (crunchy!), and toasted almonds. The dressing was made with some mayo and some non-fat plain yogurt. We let it sit overnight and it was so yummy!
I ate mine over a bed of cabbage for extra crunch and veg.
, I'm so glad you celebrated May Day when you were a girl! I've always heard of that custom and thought it was just lovely!
If we ever have kids, I think we'll bring back the tradition! Enjoy your flowers. I love what you said about your "green soul"--the same thing happens to me!
, you are such a good wife! Poor DH...has he had surgery for the gall bladder problems? Does it relate to things he eats? Is there some kind of med he can take for it? Sounds awful!
on the loss! YGG!!!
, drive safely! I listen to books on CD when I drive--and even when I'm just tooling around town. It actually makes me excited
to get in the car!
, what a lovely tradition to carry on with the girls!!!
How do you weave the baskets? I'm dying to know! As for the chicken, the last two weeks, I've been marinating a couple pounds of cleaned chicken breasts each Sunday and then grilling the whole batch. Then I have a bunch of cooked chicken in the fridge to do a variety of things with during the week. This week I used an Orange Cranberry Vinaigrette made by Organicville
for a marinade. Have you found these dressings and sauces yet? They are amazing and sweetened with agave nectar!!!
I'm so excited to find them! Sounds like you made a great
start to your day! Also sounds like it's time to invest in some of those very althletic-looking weight lifting gloves, girl!
Good for you, girl!
, you hot thing, you!
DEFINITELY enjoy the attention, girl! It's a result of all your hard work!
to everyone who comes while I'm typing...hope you have a great day!
I'm thrilled it's Thursday and am already looking forward to a delicious "lie-in" tomorrow morning!
I think part of the thrill is being about 99% sure that I'll have the summer off from work! DH and I have lots of travel plans and I'm excited to enjoy seeing family and friends again.
DH and I are going to a wedding in a couple weeks and I have no idea what I'm going to wear. I really don't want to buy anything new. I think I might wear the dress I wore to a friend's wedding last fall--it's brown, which isn't really seasonal, but at least it looks okay.
I'll have to get a sweater to go with it, though...all the cardigans I have aren't the right colors to go with.
Off to the gym after work and then off to do the errands I forgot to run after the gym yesterday.
Sometimes I think I'd lose my head if it weren't attached... Anyways, I hope everyone has a