Monthly Archives: November 2010

Winter’s Chill!

Well, winter’s chill is in the air.  The other day I went outside and could clearly smell snow.  Yes, I can smell the snow and you know what the next day it snowed.  Nothing crazy but a bit of a dusting.  It was Halloween though and it was freezing.  Luckily the little ones are happy going to a couple of  neighbors houses and they think they have a big loot of candy.  So we got in the warm car and went to Middletown where we had to exchange my nearly new laptop for another.   I have been going through laptops like crazy lately.  Thankfully we have the Best Buy Black Tie Protection Contract.  We hit Target with our lion and monkey and remember we had been in Target last Halloween.  As we drove home in the evening we saw that the parked cars had a nice dusting of snow on them.

This week I have even had to ask Jimi to start a fire in the fireplace, I just could not get warm.  Winter before the holidays is not so bad.  I mean we have visions of a new snowfall with our family all gathered inside warm and cozy and celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It is after the holidays that it gets old fast, especially when you have to drive in it or can’t drive in it.  Black ice is the worst, no one is driving in that!  So anyway Halloween is over, Thanksgiving will be here before we can blink and Christmas is so close I can taste the eggnog.  Let’s hope Spring will come as fast.

 

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Loving the Vitamix!!!

What can I say?  I think it has been a week and I am loving drinking raw green smoothies at least once a day.  I am thrilled that I am eating things like Kale, which I have never eaten before.  I cannot believe the health benefits in Kale, and it is all in its raw form so nothing is taken away through cooking.  I feel like my skin has more elasticity, that I have more energy, less sugar cravings and feel  healthier in general.  Jimi has been enjoying them too and even Luke will sip from my glass.   I made pizza dough in it the other day in the dry container and it worked out great and we had homemade pizza.  I love that we are eating more food we make from scratch than processed food with who knows what in it.  There are so many recipes we want to try and I just love the machine.  It is a cinch to clean too, you just add a drop of dish soap and some warm water and crank that baby up.  It works in a jiffy and with a quick rinse you are all set for the next time.  Some of the concoctions I enjoy are kale, fresh cranberries, kiwi with skin, orange, fresh organic baby spinach, organic baby carrots, apple, banana, grapes, pomegranate and broccoli.  Some may say that sounds gross, but it isn’t.  It is surprisingly good and so healthy for you.   Well, off to whirl that baby up again!!!

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