Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Crazy busy...running after time..setback after setback....this will never stop me from trying...everyday is a blessing...we are not guaranteed another...
Living life with purpose...with love...with joy.....with good intentions....with humor.....with fun....with seriousness...all wrapped up in one
Beautiful life....causing me strife...all I can do is continue to try...and be thankful for this day and the next....until it is my time to rest
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
With all of the research and mental challenges involved in being halfway through a school term I decided that it was time to get physical. I have discovered Zumba!! How fun! Dance routines from all over the world that make you shimmy shake and sweat. Bellydance, Samba, Salsa, Reggaeton, Bollywood, African, Bachata....it is like my own personal ballroom. Maybe one day I will be able to take these moves on a dance floor but for now, back to the homework :)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
So far this week has been delicious. Masaman curry chicken with asparagus stir fry. Whole wheat mango muffins. Greek yogurt blueberry smoothie. Spanish omelet with cilantro and avocado. I think next week I will roll some sushi. Only veggie though as there are seafood allergies in my house. Maybe some turkey meatballs with whole wheat spaghetti. Carribean rice and peas with jerk tofu or chicken. We do not eat a lot of red meat in the house so it is pretty much chicken, turkey and tofu. Lots of veggies and we looooove dessert. Maybe I will make my homemade banana pudding. Or cornbread with chili......
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The current natural disaster that wreaked havoc on Haiti has consumed my thoughts and prayers. I am in awe of the shear force of the Earth, and reminded how fragile we all are. The horror of watching families, communities and the infrastructure of a society crumble is an incredible tragedy to bear. The thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands) who have died are still strewn about the city. The survivors are still rescuing family members, friends, neighbors. The ground is still shaking. Children are sleeping and walking amongst the dead on the street, some unable to find their caregivers and all with home to go to. Unquenchable thirst. Unsatisfied hunger. Unbelievable sorrow and pain. This is the worst tragedy that I have seen in my lifetime. Watching the ground coverage on the news and seeing what the reality of such massive destruction is sobering and sad. What about the people outside of the city that have been affected?? How long will it take to get to them?? Where will the homeless children go and who will care for them?? How does the city begin to heal and rebuild??
The response of the world has given me hope. Immediate action regardless of political relationships is what is needed and it seems that as a global community, we are all in agreement. In the meantime I watch and pray. I clean out the closets to pack clothes to send and donate to local relief organizations. I squeeze my family extra tight and reconnect with old friends. I am thankful everyday. I pray for the people of Haiti.