Don't I know Better?

Isn't it the always the way. The one who should know better, for some reason learns the lesson again... Before I get started I'll mention that I received the results of my final for my Basic Nutrition course, I was so pleasantly surprised to hear that I got an A!!!  Yippy!!!

and now this news will only make what I'm about to say even more ironic.....

I'm sick.


Ok, so not "SICK" with the flu or cold, but definitely not well. There is a saying

"He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well." English Proverb

and that's what I'm about to do. For the past week (maybe even 2), I have noticed that my body is not 100% what it should be, I feel slower, my digestion and such is not optimal, and I'm eating.... well.... I'm eating delish food, but not extremely healthy food: Cake @ our fav. cake place (photo here), cheese and pasta, homemade ice cream sandwiches, etc.... See, it's really yummy food, but not what my body needs.
So, what am I going to do about it? 
Raw Food, Clean Food, Water, Tea, Water, and more Raw Clean Food. 
Sad actually, I just made a really REALLY yummy stew last night, but if I continue to put this off, it will continue to get worse. No one likes feeling unwell!

So that is it. Easy does it for me, clean raw fresh food and lots of water and herbal teas. Stretching and dry brushing will help rid me of some extra toxins, and by Halloween I should be as good as new! (good thing I don't like sugar and candy!)


Some more of my Fav Quotes!

when a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife    ` prince philip`

if women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning! (aristotle onassis)

The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions. - unknown

there's a fine line between fishing and standing on the riverside looking like an idiot! - unknown

history will be kind to me for I intend to write it - Sir W Churchill

you only need control over 1 thing in life, and if you do master control over your own mind and thinking, you have mastered the ultimate control! - unknown

‎"Nothing in the past is as powerful as what we choose to do in the present moment." - Louise L. Hay

‎"Love is more powerful than kicking ass."
Jet Li

dictate your own plans for the way you want things to turn out! -unknown

‎"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. --Jimi Hendrix

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we
leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before
we can enter into another!" - Anatole France

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.Only through the experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and
success achieved - Helen Keller

may you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten... - unknown 

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank











300 of my most fav cookies (and they're Gluten Free!)

So, for a few reasons, I have made over 25 dozen cookies this week. YES 25 DOZEN!!!!! Partly in preparation for the holidays, partly because when I start making cookies, it's just so comforting, and yummy, that I just don't want to stop. I have a recipe that I absolutly LOVE, and I wanted to share it with you all (is there anyone out there)? Anyways, I love this recipe because it's easy to make, it makes about 5 or 6 dozen per batch (depending on how large you make the cookies), and I love it because there is NO GLUTEN in them (my kids and I are gluten intolerant) !!!

So the following is the recipe (along with some photos taken with my new camera). Hope you enjoy the post (and the resulting cookies!)

Preheat oven to

Please mix in order given.
3 Eggs

1/2 cup Butter

1 1/4 cups Brown Sugar

3/4 cup Sugar
pinch of Salt

1 tsp Vanilla

2 tsp Baking Soda

1 cup Peanut Butter

aprox 1/4  cups of ground flax (I've added this to the recipe purely for it's health benefits)

4 1/2 cups Oatmeal

1-2 cups Raisins (or Cranberries, or Chocolate chips, or nuts, or ANYTHING U LOVE!!)

Spoon onto parchment lined baking sheet 

I can fit about 12 per sheet

and bake between 8 and 10 minutes

Let cool and eat to your hearts delight!


Hope you enjoy! (and let me know if there is anything you do differently with these!)



busy busy busy

Just making myself a cup a tea (wildberry delight with poppyflower) I've been really getting into tea lately as well as drinking way less coffee - strange, but nice. It's been a long week. Can't believe it's the 12th of October tomorrow.....
I've gotten my final exam in the mail, and am hoping to have it finished by Wednesday night. I'm a little nervous, I shouldn't be, but I am - this is pretty important and exciting to me! There was a slight mix-up before, they sent me some lessons instead of the final, so I was a little 'off' for a bit, but am ready to get'er done tomorrow and Wednesday. I don't have to help out at the school at all, and am otherwise on track for most everything else. I'm also pretty excited to restart my relaxation and stress management courses (funny how it seems that what ever I am learning is what I really need in my own life...) I have for a long time been stressed and think most mom's have trouble being relaxed. Give me some time and I'll help us all! :)
Thanksgiving weekend here went well. I'm so thankful for my boys (Chris, Callym and Oscar), and miss my family out west. It sounds like they're coming out for Xmas again this year, and that will be SO nice!!

I've been keeping up with my vits, and started adding in the D Vitamin (So important in the winter months, especially up north here!) Getting happier about running lately too, I'm pretty sure it has to do with the fabulous weather we've been having here, high 20's to low 30's, strange but wonderful for the month of October!!

Thanks giving blessings to everyone out there! Hope you are all well!


Yes, so it's been a while. What? Really, nearly a MONTH!!

Ok, Ok... I'm on it again... here we go!

Today and tomorrow are designated as "Nutrition Final Exam Days Part 1". In fact, I was expecting to take a week to finish it off, but am nearly done already! Yip Yip. I'm already excited to start studying the relaxation and stress management courses again. (A very VERY good friend of mine is having some problems with stress, and this is a great way for me to "practice" on her)

I'm still taking Q10 every day, no noticeable changes for the good or bad, so I take that as GOOD. Blood tests just came back, and as there is one little issue with my WBC, I am taking my results to my Naturalpathic Dr. to find out what it could be... suprisingly I'm not worried, hmm, that's COOL!

I'm not doing so well with the running, although I have been going out quickly after dropping the boys off at school, I guess that will have to do now that it's staying darker out later and getting a bit nippy out early in the morning.

Please don't forget that with the changing of the clocks, we must also start with our Vitamin D supplements. Don't know who much you should be taking? Go get a blood test done for it!

Still drinking 2-3 glasses of Green Tea, and every few glasses I've been adding some Tumeric and Cinnamon (Tumeric for all it's 1000+ good things it does for your body and Cinnamon for the taste!)

well, I think that might be it for now, I really want to keep the studying going, back again soon? I hope!