listening to: natural mystic.bob marley

new love = green smoothies

i realized after being apart of the soul veg community that i don't consume a lot of veggies (i'm a vegetarian). starches are the majority in my diet, so to add more veggies i've been experimenting with green smoothies. my green smoothies mainly consist of kale and some kind of fruit mix like pineapple-apple, strawberry-pineapple, banana-strawberry, mango-apple. i also add some protein powder (like spiru-tein), powdered spirulina, soy milk, and a little crushed ice. it has been SO good. it's filling too. when i drink a smoothie in the morning, i find that i don't run to the coffee stand for my regular chai tea and apple fritter. i've got a crazy sweet tooth y'all and i'm working on losing it.

i'm making it a point to buy more fresh vegetables though. i started making excuses for why i couldn't eat fresh veggies everyday and lack of money was always the excuse. but the truth is, it's really unexcusable not to eat foods that will benefit me. i just have to make a few adjustments to my budget so i can buy my yummy kale (i love my greens!) on a weekly basis.

enjoy the day!


i am trying with every fiber of my being not to buy this wrap. i really love the pink one. i don't own a lot of pink. i gotta hold out though because i'm planning a trip in july and have to save every penny i get. it's so yummy though. ugggh!

i didn't sleep well last night. sometimes i wake up and my arms are numb. that can't be good right? anyway, i didn't sleep well and spent most of the night staring at the ceiling. i hate nights like that. i hope i can maintain a high enough energy level where i don't feel like i'm about to collapse at work. that's the worst feeling.

anyway, this weekend i was able to get out into the sunshine. lil miss and i met some friends at a park and stayed most of the afternoon. i realize that i don't take her out of the house much. i don't even have friends with kids her age so she's been limited to play with the kids from her school. she loved the park and she loves being outside. i have to say i enjoyed it too. yesterday, we got her bike out and we went around the block (she rode, i walked). then we put her bike away and went for a long walk. it was nice. i definitely needed it.

i gotta step outside of my comfort zone and do something different for a change (for her and for me).

may your day be productive.


yesterday, the sun came out.

my day was glorious. it was one of those days where i had a little 'pep in my step' and a smile on my face. i kept laughing! i think it was the dress. my wonderful dress that i had thrifted the night before. the best thing about this dress is that it got the attention of a woman i met in my building's cafe. the pattern reminded her of woven fabrics and from there we chatted aways. she's a weaver. she spins too! once i told her i had been working at spinning, she got really excited and offered her help. she said she believes in passing the tradition of spinning along to anybody who's willing to learn. this woman is so awesome. today she brought me enough of her own fiber stash to keep me busy for some time. i can't wait to hang out with her. she's truly a wonderful person.

that's been the most exciting part about my week. lately, i've been a little down in the dumps. i expect that to happen when one is in transition. i'm just working on getting a plan together.

but the sun is shining, the leaves are budding, and the grass is turning green. that's enough to lift my spirits.

peace & blessings.