Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A treat

I cannot claim ingenuity on this one, many mothers before me have discovered the wonder of the blender indeed, but Corrina and I experienced it on a NEW level tonight! You know how evenings are, tiring, long, messy.... after bath time comes snack time which I usually rush through because it is followed by bedtime... while Corrina ran around the house in her daip-er (funny little way I say it sometimes) I began to brainstorm snack time.. we like variety in our house, and tonight I had settled on a little milk, a little yogurt, and a little banana... protein calcium fiber potassium here we come! Well, I quickly realized that we didn't have any fresh bananas, only frozen ones (yeah, you can see where this is going), so i dumped it all in the blender and we shared the most delicious smoothies! Corrina thought she had died and gone to dessert heaven, and I was just happy to suck back something that tasted sweet but lacked the sugar (I really have been trying to have less sugary, empty calories.. its HARD!). I guess because the bananas were so ripe when I froze them they had a powerful, delicious flavor in the drink. Snack time made happy!

I have done three crafty &/or sewing projects in the last week! I will share them very soon, I promise, and you will love them, i know!! School has been very demanding lately and is just starting to pick up even more. I have a number of major papers and assignments (videos of me practicing counselling skills... yikes!) due very soon. I am so excited to delve in and start my research, but it also means fewer evenings filled with creative things. However, when the daytime rolls around and I encounter different people in different ways throughout the day I am so thankful for the moments when I did sit down and study (social work, therapy skills, theories of counseling, human behavior, and theology too!) because I feel empowered, I feel helpful, I feel able to understand the world to a better degree than if I had spent the night with fabric in hand. So, from here on in I believe that sewing and crafting will become my reward for diligent studies, and not the other way around as it has been! Off to book land I go (I should have dave draw a picture of bookland for me that I can hang around the house for inspiration!!! See, i just can't get crafting/creativity out of my head!).
Lots of love to all my readers, near and far


dr riptide said...

Blenders are a blessing! We don't have one, but we're borrowing one... and I'm loving creating things in the blender as well. We are trying to eat more raw vegetables, so I made a cold chili for lunch today. I threw into the blender: celery, red pepper, carrot, fresh cilantro (coriander), fresh mint, lemon juice, olive oil, cayenne pepper, cumin powder, tamari?(soy) sauce, garlic cloves, onion, tomatos, and salt. I blended that up, and then mixed it with some beans I had cooked the day before. It was delicious. I served it with slices of avocado, a blop of sour cream, some shallots, and a little piece of parsley in the middle of the dish. It looked beautiful and tasted fantastic. I should've taken a picture and posted it like you do!! Oh well. You can imagine it.

Hope all is well!

Much love,


p.s. I had a job interview yesterday for the Refugee Case Coordinator job, and it went very well. I find out early next week!