Monday, February 28, 2011

March Already!

I feel like I failed February's goal of appreciating my family. I did try. But some days I lost it. Other days I was really tired. Yes, there were also good days, but somehow I feel like I failed. Like I didn't appreciate my family enough. I should have done more. I should have kept my focus better. I think perhaps family is one of those areas in life where I will always feel like I could have been more patient, more helpful, more supportive, more positive, more kind, more...the list goes on. However, since I feel like I failed, I am going to continue with family for March. My original plan was to make organization my goal for March. I really don't want to give that one up, so I am going to try to do both. My list of goals for March organizing are:
-clean out closets
-sort through teacher materials (this will kill me because there is SO. MUCH. PAPER.)
-spring clean
-clean up office

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pedicure


I went for my first ever pedicure today. I don't know why I'd never gone since I've had facials and manicures before. Anyway, it was glorious. It was especially nice because I went with a friend and so we could sit side by side in self-massaging chairs, drink our Starbucks and chat while someone made our feet pretty.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

video
Matias has had three piano lessons. He seems very excited about learning to play. For now.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Why Aren't We Happier?

It's not that I am unhappy. But, could I be happier? SHOULD I be happier considering I have beautiful, healthy kids, a caring husband, a home, food, friends, two cars and pretty well everything I need or want? Plus I live in a truly free country. The short answer is: YES. I should be really happy and grateful and appreciative of my life. And yet, some days I find myself grumbling because I can't decide what to make for dinner. Forget the fact that I have cupboards and a fridge (and freezer) full of food, and therefore hundreds of choices. I am blessed and I should remember that. That's sort of what I got out of the book The Happiness Project. And that's why I am into month two of my year of appreciation. January's focus on health went really well. I even lost some weight! For February, I am focusing on family.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Zucchini Frittata



One of my new favourite recipes. Since I am continuing to eat a reduced-carb diet, everything in this frittata is permissible. It's easy and super yummy!
8 eggs
salt and pepper
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup chopped parsley (I left this out)
1 lb. zucchini that has been quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into 3/4 inch slices
1 chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 sliced tomato
2 tablespoons oil

Method:
  • Preheat oven to 400. Beat eggs with parsley, salt and pepper till well blended.
  • Add in 3/4 cup mozzarella.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over med-high heat and add zucchini, onion, garlic, a dash of salt, and Italian seasoning. Cook till tender about seven minutes.
  • Stir in egg mixture and cook until edges are set about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Top with slices of tomato. Put in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with 1/4 mozzarella cheese and bake for five more minutes.