Sunday, October 18, 2009
I went to the grocery store today with this recipe in hand. It turned out rather yummy, so I thought I'd share the recipe with my Sparklers!
AVOCADO AND GRAPEFRUIT SALAD
1.5 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp liquid honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 olive oil
1 chipotle pepper, finely chopped
2 Tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
8 cups baby salad greens, (or spinach & romaine mixed)
1 large avocado, pitted, peeled & cut into thin wedges
1 grapefruit, peeled & thinly sliced
1/2 pecan halves
Place first 4 ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Mix the chipotle pepper, cilantro and pepper. Add lettuse, acocado, grapefruit and pecans and toss to combine.
Divide salad between 4 plates, ensuring some ot the avocado, grapefruit and pecans decorage the top.
378 calories, 4.3 gm. protein, 33 gm fat, 22.9 gm carbohydrate, 8.8 gm dietary fibre, 28 mg sodium, 8% of your calcium, 14% of daily iron, 100% daily vitamin C, 49% folate
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Last week I was all excited about painting the wall in my kitchen. It used to be a dusty rose, which had been selected by the home's previous owner. We have chili peppers in the kitchen now, so the pink just wasn't working.
DH's sister came out for a visit and enthusiastically volunteered to color wash the wall in any 2 colors that I chose. I went with a brown and beige. The look was supposed to be a suede or parchment (mottled look.)
Did we get it right?
Friday, October 02, 2009
The girl reading this
is beautiful, classy and
strong, and I love her..
Help her live her life to the fullest.
Please promote her and cause her to excel above her expectations.
Help her shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love.
Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs you the most,
let her know when she walks with you,
She will always be safe.
Love you Girl!!!!
Friday, September 25, 2009
To those of you out there in Spark Land, who have been praying for me to secure steady, valuable employment, I send my thanks.
You have given me encouragement and boosted my enthusiasm to keep on going. I know that there is a quality job out there, possibly close to home and available in His timing.
There are so many of us these days who are being trained in the discipline of patience.
Have a good weekend to all my friends-- keep spreading The Spark!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Doesn't that title say it all?
I had a very positive & uplifting job interview on Wednesday. My blood pressure numbers were ferocious, but once it was behind me, well, OK, much later that night I noticed my BP numbers started to decline. Phew...
On Thursday afternoon, about 2:30pm my time, they called to say that they really like me (SOOOO Sally Fields!!) but they will be employing a gal who thoroughly knows a Mac computer already. I had said that I was up for the challenge and had already watched the Mac tutorials but didn't quite cut it, I guess.
I have to tell you that the 28 hours wait to hear the news seemed excruciatingly long.
The very kind lady who interviewed me and had to phone me back was a nice as nice could be. She asked if she could hold on to my resume for 3 months in case something else popped up. (She didn't even sound like a recorded message when she said that to me!)
Yes, I've been told that very line many times before.
Am I crushed? Feeling like I've crashed and burned??? Nope. Not one little bit.
And since life has gifted me with "lemons" I will, in my Karen fashion, go to the kitchen to make lemonade.
My first phone call was to the doctor for a blood pressure appointment. I've been told that I should have gone for that check up a while ago... so to my BP coaches, thank you, and I will be tested on Wednesday afternoon.
Anyone out there need a 50 year old receptionist with excellent phone skills??
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