Thursday, November 03, 2011
Hi..I'm just sitting down with a cup of tea..just bought it today in Weyburn..it's Lipton Green Tea super fruit wild cranberry and pomegranate..yum yum. I bought some when I was up at my daughters and we really liked it. I've decided to buy new tea every time I go shopping in November..yesterday I bought a package of peppermint tea 20 bags for $1..I love finding bargains. I'm ready to get back drinking tea daily..really helps me to stop snacking in the evenings if I make tea instead.
Today we went to Weyburn and did some banking and shopping. I even started some Christmas shopping, ran into a friend and we had coffee together, stopped at in-laws for coffee, too. Found some new dishes to buy and a few other treats for me :) I bought a couple magazines on the RealSimple magazine has an article about..you guessed it Tea :) It's Karma. More on that later.
Starting November 1 breakfast is cooked oatmeal..so far it's been my new favorite.. oatmeal date cookie which is just 1 cup water, 1/2 cup oatmeal and 1 or 2 chopped dates.. microwaved for a couple minutes or til oats are done..yum yum. I bought a huge bag of pecans for Christmas baking and another favorite is oatmeal and chopped pecans. I've been collecting recipes for some variety..what's your favorite oatmeal? Ones I've found to try are carrot cake, zucchini loaf, apple pie, PB & J, Blueberry oatmeal, Pumpkin pie oatmeal, and Oatmeal raisin cookie..also Dr Oz suggested sprinkle cocoa powder on cooked oatmeal...they should keep me going for at least part of November but I'd love to hear your favorites :)
I'm tired tonight from so much running around and tomorrow hubby wants to go to Regina so I should make this a short blog...I helped with chores this morning and did lots of walking outside and inside..no dancing yet lol...
Thanks for dropping by and for all your comments..hope you enjoyed tea time..keep on Sparkin'
Reading tea leaves...
In the November RealSimple magazine the article about tea said...
What your teacup can do for you..black..may lower cholesterol and reduce risk of stroke
...oolong..may aid in weight loss
...green ..may lower risk of cancer and heart disease
...white...has potential cardiovascular and cancer-fighting benefits
...herbal...chamomile tea may promote sleep, peppermint tea helps calm the stomach
...flavored...has the some benefits as black, green or white depending on the type used.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Hi..hope you've all had a great Halloween!..it's quiet here as we never get any trick or treaters way out here..too far off the beaten path..literally out in the middle of nowhere! Home sweet home which of course means all the candy for us..haha..I made 2 caramel apples with chopped peanuts for a treat for dessert after lunch..yum yum :)
Hubby went down to the neighbors to help him this morning..while I did some housework, laundry, rode my bike and worked at cleaning up the garden some more..the corn stalks all got hauled to the weaned cows that are still in the corrals..bawling for their babies...then we hauled some bales after lunch..
..for lunch we had hot dogs,sauerkraut, and tomatoes...supper was crepes with raspberries and saskatoons...
Tomorrow is off to our cattle auction so I'm hoping the prices are good :) We'll do a bit of shopping and out for supper after the sale while we wait for the cheque..then Wed we're off to Weyburn for banking and business...now we are also going to Regina on Thursday..not much time for anything else with all the road trips...it's always fun to go on a road trip tho the work will wait..
On to October's re-cap...
refresh spark page..done
lots of exercise..between the daughter's house and grandkids and the cattle here and back to my daily bike rides..done
small servings and lots of fruits and veggies..done
Spark daily, blogs, points..got 1000 points..done
didn't log in a couple days and didn't blog everyday...
enjoy nature..fall colors etc travelling back and forth to daughters and all the cattle round ups and bale trips..oh yeah lots of nature :)...done
nurture my family..while daughter recovered, granddaughters and hubby I'd say I did my best...done
embrace and promote change..beside on my blogs and all the changes around here I'd say done
try to find balance..still working on getting my life back in balance but I feel pleased with the progress..done
find humor in all situations..tried my best..life is funny...done
continue Beauty is Soul Deep workshop...yes followed all the e-mails and put them in a file to work on more later,too..done
My weight is inching down so that makes me happy..woohoo..it's been a different month with lots happening and lots of changes..hope you've all had a great October..now it's on to November...stay tuned for new goals...
Thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin' keep on changing
a friend on fb wrote ..the leaves have fallen..and they can't get up :)
Every beginning is a consequence - every beginning ends something.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Ha ha I like my quote for tonight..quite fitting for the night before Halloween!!
Well the calves have gone to market..we`ll go watch the auction on Tuesday...Up way before sunup today and since it was chilly I added lots of layers but it didn`t take long to throw off a few!! An hour of sorting cows from calves, then which calves go to market...had me soaked in sweat so Yeah a great work out...then drove to Assiniboia to watch them weigh and we`re happy with the weights..should be a great sale..we had lunch out..had a egg and veggie wrap and a coffee...did a bit of shopping...
Worked with the herd when we got home..treated a sick calf, helped hubby fix a water bowl, put in a keeper calf t¸hat escaped....then I made a late mini thanksgiving supper since hubby missed his (but he`s not fond of turkey and didn`t mind too much) We had chicken breasts, homemade stove top stuffing..ala Rachael Ray, sweet potatoes, corn and cranberries, and frozen pumpkin pie..yum yum..a great way to finish off October.
I`m busy working on the November plans and I`m quite pumped to get the November goals blog posted..stay tuned ....
October recap will hopefully be tomorrow`s blog....after blogging I`m going to give out some goodies tonight...
Hope you all have the Spookiest, Happiest Halloween!! Thanks for dropping by ..Keep on Sparkin`and Keep on changing..even if it`s just your costume for Halloween!!
Here`s another installment of Advice from Nature....
Advice from a bat....
Trust in your senses...
...Spend time just hanging around with friends...
.....Don`t be afraid of the dark...
........Get a grip...
............Enjoy the night life....
................Sometimes you`ve just gotta wing it...
by Ilan Shamir (c) www.yourtruenature.com
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