Wednesday, January 22, 2014

To Simplify..the Journey Continues!

I chose "simplify" as my focus this year, and I feel that I am off to a fairly good start!  Ive been on a smoothie fast for the past several days, and I have had more energy than I have had in ages!  Meals are simple, and never the same.

I can't seem to duplicate a smoothie, and I am thankful for that.   I have had failures, of course.  I have learned that it is not necessary to add a sweet potato to the mix again.  It adds a bitter taste that is difficult to mask.  My husband, who usually is game to try anything, turned his nose up at that one.

I work 12 hour shifts, and have taken two containers of smoothie to work.  I never feel hungry.  I am, I feel giving my body a chance to rest and heal as digestion is made easier.  Simplify....

This past weekend we travelled to Bracebridge to care for our two grand babies so that my daughter and her husband could celebrate their anniversary.  We had such a great time with Owen and Lilah!  What is more important than family?  Simplify...

Under this pile of babies is a papa.  His lap is a great place to sit!

After seeing how organized my daughter's kitchen is, I came home and tore mine apart.  I will spare you the before picture, but below is the finished project.  Organization is one of the most important steps to simplifying!

I have taught a number of girls at work to knit, and on break time, there is much productivity!  It is so tempting to follow suit, and take on a new project, but I have resisted.  There is no shortage of unfinished projects in my craft room. a bid to reduce the load...I am taking in unfinished projects that have haunted me for far too long.  I work in a busy place, and often I don't get a break, but when I do, it is satisfying to know that I am getting closer to my goal of decluttering.

Baby bunny is my current project.  A little girl is waiting!

What are you doing to make your life a little simpler?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Beautiful Sunsets!

Hubby snapped these pictures last evening.  I love this kind of ending to my day!  How beautiful!

and...  I love this kind of beginning to my day!

Thursday, January 9, 2014


With temperatures dipping to -33 and weather that closed many nice it was to see the temperature climb to -10 degrees today!  Even nicer, was the appearance of Mr Sun! I have missed you!

We have been fortunate.  Our power stayed on, and our pipes did not freeze.  We were warm.  I watched the news and was horrified to see the damage that was caused by the ice storm, and the areas that were without power.  Can you imagine living in an apartment without any source of heat?

I took the pictures below two or three days apart.  You can see the amount of snow we received in a few short days!

 I hope that you were safe and warm!  What temperatures did you get in your neck of the woods?