Monday, April 18, 2011


Mondays are busy days around here - there's preschool in the morning and ballet in the afternoon, plus the usual re-adjustment to the work week - they always seem to be a bit bumpy. I had grand plans this morning that were out the window by noon, but I did manage to get a few things accomplished.

I've been trying to stick to the theme of "Meatless Mondays" for our Monday dinners, and I did have success with that tonight - we had stuffed red peppers which were quite tasty. I mixed cooked white rice with feta cheese, olives, cherry tomatoes, parsley, red pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, stuffed the peppers, and baked them in the oven. Gabi helped me a lot, which was nice, although I don't think she ended up even tasting any once they were done. She did eat all her fries though, plus mine, so there's that (I guess that worked out for both of us!)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

So here we are . . .

Sustainability. Health. Purpose. Connection. These are things I've been pondering lately. How to live a purposeful life that nurtures my children, my husband and myself. How to do it in a way that is sustainable, not only in the macro (world) sense but also in the micro sense of our daily life. How to instill healthy habits now that will continue into the future. How to foster the basic sense of connection between ourselves and the world and people around us. I think that if we work on it a bit each day, we'll end up building something important in the end.

I feel like my little family is on the cusp of big changes, and I'd like to document them - have a place to put things down, or throw up on the wall to see what sticks. Keep track of what works for us, and what doesn't. If, along the way, I can connect a bit more with other people engaged in the same type of journey . . . well, that will be a welcome bonus!