Abby at 4 days old
Ok.. this picture.. probably close to one of my biggest moments at about 215lbs.. EEEK
I just found this and wanted to post it on here as a GIANT reminder of what not to look like!
| current weight: 201.0
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2013!!!
Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!
All the very best,
1132 days ago
Tell the green beer to move over and make way for guacamole and chelada's! Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo and according to National Geographic, "Cinco de Mayo... is definitely becoming more popular than St. Patrick's Day", at least in the United States. "So, what is Cinco de Mayo? The short answer is that it celebrates the defeat of the French Army by Mexican soldiers at the battle of Puebla. The real answer is that Cinco de Mayo is a uniquely Mexican-American holiday. It celebrates a change in the relationship between the United States and Mexico" and is now celebrated almost world-wide. (thanks, About.com!)
There is so much information out there on the history and popularity of Cinco de Mayo that I am leaving you with two wonderful links that I found that sum up the holiday briefly and incredibly well.
First, a fabulous summary of the history and traditions of Cinco de Mayo in a handy one and a half minute video:
And some very fun and informative facts on the "Where Food Comes From" website to do with the holiday:
Being a foodie however means that this week has been a fiesta for my inbox with many Cinco de Mayo inspired recipes - so I leave you with a with a Pico De Gallo recipe that's entitled "Sauce with Chile Sharp as a Rooster's Beak" from Cookstr (one of my newest and most favourite foodie finds!) These recipes come complete with Nutritional Information and a sublime search function so it should make a great online addition to your cook-book "shelf"!
And some Chilli pepper facts:
Did you know? "In addition to pleasing many peoples' palates, chili peppers are a good source of vitamins A, C and E, rich in folic acid and potassium, low in calories and sodium, and contain no carbohydrates" - sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/11/03110406
And according to the our mexican chef (see recipe above) you are not supposed to drink water if you mouth is "on fire" from hot and spicy foods... instead, put a few grains of soothing salt on your tongue to stop the burning!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! To quote a famous Spanish Proverb: "A beber y a tragar, que el mundo se va a acabar."
1485 days ago
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU
This Friday is International Star Wars Day, so celebrate with ... yup, you are reading this right... YOGA. And not just any yoga... STAR WARS YOGA. Oh yes. "Much to learn you still have...my old padawan. ... This is just the beginning!"
How fabulous is that??
So if you're not a Star Wars fan (and really, how could you not be?)... here's the back-info:
"May 4 is called Star Wars Day (also sometimes known as Luke Skywalker Day) because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day.... "May the fourth be with you".
'May the Force be with you' was a phrase used to wish luck or good will, generally when individuals parted ways or the object of the expression was facing some sort of imminent challenge. The phrase implied the speaker's wish that the power of the Force would be working alongside the addressee, in order that the addressee's goals would be more effectively accomplished.... Current day Star Wars fans were not the first to introduce the line "May the Fourth Be with You"; When Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain's first female Prime Minister on May 4, 1979, her party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News that said: "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations."
In 2011, the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada [YAY, TORONTO!!] at the Toronto Underground Cinema.... The second annual edition is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 4, 2012.
(this information unabashedly stolen from: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/May_the_Force_be_w
ith_you & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day)
If you need a little more motivation today, look no farther than wise, old Yoda:
"Always pass on what you have learned."
"Named must your fear be before banish it you can."
"You will find only what you bring in."
"When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not ehh." - Yoda
and of course, the most famous and wisest of all Yoda-isms:
"Try not. Do or do not, there is no try."
and now... for this laugh-out-loud commercial break...
We really do need some Storm Trooper or lightsaber emoticons... sigh.
1488 days ago
Happy (Very) Belated Birthday! May this year be the year that all of your wildest dreams come true!
I am adding you as a friend because I know that you must be an absolutely fantastic, wonderful and incredible person. I know this because we share the same birthday :) :) Hope you have an amazing year!
1490 days ago
Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl!
1492 days ago