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.)
-clean up office
Saturday, February 26, 2011
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
Monday, February 7, 2011
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
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!
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
- 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.