Apr 10

No Place Like Home

Posted by Katie on Apr 10 2014

Hello my lovelies!

I absolutely must take this time to speak with you about my beautiful bestie, Janet.  What I am about to say won’t do her justice but I feel compelled to share with you a piece of her story.

Janet has recently given up her comfortable, high paying communications job with a very reputable company, to pursue her life’s passion, which, in and of itself is nothing short of inspirational.

The truth is Janet has the sweetest soul and the kindest heart of anyone I will ever have the opportunity to know in my lifetime.   In short, she makes those around her strive to be better.

Janet’s life passion is to serve the Senior Citizens in our community in whatever capacity she can.

All too often we witness intolerance, unfairness, abuse, etc aimed towards Senior Citizens so to be a witness to someone giving their whole heart to such a neglected cause is remarkable.

Janet’s new company, No Place Like Home, focuses on helping seniors live life to the fullest while remaining in their own homes AND!  She’s recently started her own blog, which I love!

The link to her blog is HERE and I think you will find the content relevant, sweet and very interesting.

Miss Janet, you are such an inspiration and I look forward to being a continued witness to your cause.

AND because I’m an emotional gal who loves all things musical, here are the lyrics to one of my favourite songs from the musical Wicked.  I think of you every time I hear it :)

For Good

ELPHABA

I’m limited:
Just look at me – I’m limited
And just look at you -
You can do all I couldn’t do, Glinda
So now it’s up to you
(spoken) For both of us
(sung) Now it’s up to you:

GLINDA

I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s true
But I know I’m who I am today
Because I knew you:

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes a sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good

ELPHABA

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend:
Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a skybird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
But because I knew you:

GLINDA

Because I knew you:

I have been changed for good

ELPHABA

And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I’ve done you blame me for

GLINDA

But then, I guess we know
There’s blame to share

BOTH

And none of it seems to matter anymore

GLINDA ELPHABA

Like a comet pulled Like a ship blown
From orbit as it Off it’s mooring
Passes a sun, like By a wind off the
A stream that meets Sea, like a seed
A boulder, half-way Dropped by a
Through the wood Bird in the wood

BOTH

Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?
I do believe I have been changed for the better?

GLINDA

And because I knew you:
ELPHABA
Because I knew you:

BOTH

Because I knew you:
I have been changed for good.

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Have a great weekend!  I will see you next week!

Apr 07

Unable to Let Go.

Posted by Katie on Apr 07 2014

Happy Monday my lovelies!

Did y’all have a wonderful weekend?  We sure did!

The absolute highlight was driving out to our cottage to spend time in our soon-to-be bathroom!

Can you picture it?

I’m going to have a ginormous window!

We spent yesterday afternoon sitting on my parents’ deck in the warm sunshine.  I loved every second of it.

On the food front the highlight was the Thai chicken bites I made (it’s a tedious process but SO worth it!)

Sadly, we are all caught up on Scandal.

But I just couldn’t let it go so what did I do?  I started watching it again :lol:  It’s THAT good!

This morning I woke up, worked out with Leslie Sansone and then made breakfast!  Today I craved Oikos Vanilla greek yogurt with fruit!

Lunch came all too quickly today but when it did I watched clips of The West Wing and ate this rainbow of goodness:

Once home from work I roasted some cruciferous and heated up some salmon that I made yesterday:

Another thing I’m unable to let go:  Roasted cauliflower and broccoli!

Gotta go.  Olitz calls to me.

Apr 04

Addicted.

Posted by Katie on Apr 04 2014

It’s the weekend!!!

Ours is going to be filled with spring cleaning and Scandal.  Scandal is by far the most addicting show I’ve ever watched.  We’re going to be completely caught up by the end of the weekend  though :(

We also get to spend time with Jeff’s cousin and her man.  We haven’t seen them in a few months and we miss them dearly!

My day began with a much anticipated sleep-in followed by a bm bullet and fruit!  Friday mornings rock!

For lunch I jumped all over a slice of leftover pizza and some “gramma vegetables”

I had a CRAZY work day *which was marvellous* so the end of the day came quickly.

On our way home we made a detour out of town to my cousin’s place where Jefferson fixed the technology that allows MUSIC to play in their humungous shower!  I think their shower is the same size as our bedroom :lol:

Once we got home we were absolutely famished so I whipped up some butter-free alfredo sauce, pasta, chicken, broccoli and garlic toast!  It was a feast:

Well that’s all she wrote for Friday.  Well, almost.

I might just whip up a batch of cookies ;)

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