Wednesday, January 26, 2011


So I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I've been so busy.  School is intense this semester, I have a part time job, and I've also been skating more. I don't mind, but, it leaves me very little time to socialize and sometimes I feel guilty about that. My school is extremely small, so almost everyone in my cohort knows each other and they have regular get-togethers out side of school. I've only attended a couple of these because usually it just doesn't work out with my schedule and I'll admit that I just feel awkward around groups of people. But, I don't want to be known as the girl who never does anything and I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings... How do you guys handle busy schedules and social obligations?

And I have another dilemma. Since I've been skating more, I've been wanting to test a certain ice dance. To do this I need to skate with a guy acting as a prop or partner. Originally, I was practicing with my friend R because he's tested this dance and because he let's me trade bread for lessons (don't ask lol). I've found out, though, that he doesn't really do the dance correctly and that the judges probably don't like his style of skating. So now, I'm going to test with S who IS a true ice dance coach and has taken dozens of skaters through this test. My problem is that I don't want to hurt R's feelings. I know he assumed that he would test with me, even though I never expressely said I was going to do it with him.  I just don't want to be rude or mean, but I do want to pass the test!

So that's my life right now. Other than that, things have been going well.  I've struggled a bit with eating especially at school, but not to the point I can't handle it.  I've really been trying to slow down and stop worrying so much, like I said in my other post. I figure if God thinks I can handle whatever is thrown at me, than I can. :)

I have been a bit uninspired with writing lately, so if you guys have any questions or suggestions feel free to weigh in! I will do a tasty food themed post soon though complete with pictures. ;) And thanks so much for all the comments! I really appreciate it. :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words Its True

So I don't have much to write about today, are some recent, random pics! I finally uploaded them off our camera.  :)

Chocolate-caramel cake from a Martha magazine:

Pretty close if I do say so...;)

My sister's homeade Panettone:

A delicious Indian meal:
Tandoori chicken, naan, something w/ eggplant thing that I can't remember the name for... (I'm not sure how the calendar snuck in there.)

A huge Cobb salad:

Consumed w/ a waffle and maple syrup not shown here.

And for some non-food related cuteness:

Where are the presents??


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tagging Fun

So the delightful Katy tagged me with the Stylish Blogger Award and I am ever so honored. :)
Not sure if my peace sign covered robe qualifies me as a fashionista, but I love the chance to get to know my fellow bloggers better!

7 Things About Me:
  • I'm obssessed with peace signs, pirates, and cowboys.
  • I don't swear, but it doesn't bother me when other people do.
  • I'm studying to be an acupuncturist/Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner.
  • I love learning about other people and just observing the world in general.
  • I was homeschooled before I went to college and I loved it.
  • When we were younger, my little sister and I couldn't go a day without someone asking if we were twins.
  • I actually enjoy writing research papers.
I know alot of you have probably already been tagged - deal with it, lol! I love stalking you guys. ;)


I'm quite sure I'm forgetting some wonderful people, but don't worry all of you guys rock in my book!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Don't You Worry Your Pretty Little Mind

It feels like I haven't posted in forever!  I've been sooo busy, but I've actually not been too stressed.  I've really been trying to take everything in stride and not get ahead of myself worrying.  It's HARD!! But, I think it's worth it.  It's silly that I think that if I relax a little bit, I'm going to get lazy.  Or that if I allow myself to eat something "unhealthy" I'm not going to be able to stop.  Or if I have self-confidence, that I'm going to get overconfident.  Or even, if I let someone get too close, I'll end up losing all my independance.  All of that is irrational, I know.  Arg!! Black and white thinking - it gets me everytime.

BUT, this post is not supposed to be about negative broodings.  It's about naan and tandoori chicken.  Ice skating and croquet (yes, I played croquet with an actual club and it was fun!).  A surprise dinner for a friend and volunteering at a competition.  Of course, it's about savory oatmeal with cheese and sweet cocoa krispie treats.  Because, quite frankly, my life has been wonderful, lately!  God has given me so much and I sometimes feel guilty, but why shouldn't I deserve to be happy?  I know I sin, but I'm only human and I know that I am loved (by Him and by my family) no matter what.

Sorry I have no pictures!  I really wish I could post more, but I don't have a personal camera and phone pics are not very pleasing lol.  Someday! Although I was thinking about posting one of the pictures of myself from the Christmas show, but I'm not sure.  It's a good picture, but I'm kind of nervous about it, idk why, lol.  We'll see...

Anyway, I've been trying to read and comment as much as I can.  I love reading all your blogs because I can relate to all of them whether they're recovery blogs or food blogs or just life blogs.  :) Love you guys!  Have a good weekend everyone!


Saturday, January 8, 2011

My, Me, Mine

So I'm doing this a little late in the game, but here you go: =)

Four Words/Phrases I Might Use Too Much:
That’s ok
I don’t know
That’s hilarious!

Four Things I’m Passionate About:
Respect and love!
Being environmentally friendly
Figure skating
Helping people

Four Things You’d Discover Upon Meeting Me:
I’m clumsy
I can be either really quiet or really chatty with no apparent pattern
Green is my favorite color and I’m probably wearing something with green on it
I laugh alot

Four Things I’ve Learned from the Past:
Treat people well and you will be treated well
Let it go, God provides every time
Love and the people you love are more important than anything else
Things always seem less stressful after the fact, so try not to let it get to you (I’m still working on this one!)

Four Things I Eat that Freak People Out:
Brussel Sprouts
Grilled cheese dipped in ketchup
All sorts of Asian pickled vegetables

Four TV Shows I Love:
The Today Show
Anything on FoodNetwork
House Hunters
The Office

Four TV Shows I Loved:
Liberty’s Kids
Kratt’s Creatures
Iron Chef (the food is too crazy now-a-days)

Four Things I’m Looking Forward To:
Striking it out on my own
Graduating and, hopefully, opening up a clinic
Snuggling into warm blankets with my cat tonight

Four Ways Poor Nutrition Destroyed My Body:
I’m always cold, even now that I’m weight restored
I have irregular cycles
My hair is thinner
I probably stunted my growth

Four Things I Love About Winter:
Sweaters! My favorite article of clothing ever!
Crisp, fresh air
The rain where I live now and the snow when I leaved back east
Snuggling down into cozy blankets

Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

But I Believe in Whatever You Do

I've been a bit behind on blogging and commenting lately.  School started again (too soon!) and I've been getting back into the swing of things.  This semester promises to be challenging, but very interesting and even fun.  I actually survived the year-end exams and passed everything so now I can take higher level classes.  It's kind of funny because I was so sure that I'd have to retake something, even though, looking back now, I know I didn't really have to worry.  Which make me wonder why confidence (or lack, thereof) is such a struggle for so many people.  I definitely have confidence issues.  Even though I get good grades and I've never done anything disastrous (except for not eating), I always think that I'm not up to par, that I'm some horrible person who can never do anything right.  Which, of course, is RIDICULOUS!  We are all capable of wonderful things. No matter what we do, as long as we have the best intentions, we are doing enough.

I don't want to be cocky or anything, but many people say that I'm extremely smart.  Often I don't believe them.  I'm always worried about doing MORE and trying HARDER.  But, really, that doesn't accomplish anything except for more anxiety and tears for me.  I'm not saying that we shouldn't work hard and push ourselves, but we also need to be kind to ourselves and not worry so much about what everyone else says is "good enough".  We are all good enough.  :)

Here is a link to a wonderful blog that I follow.  She wrote a post about loving ourselves that I think is great advice and something I need to work on.  I hope you enjoy it!

Well, my dears, I'll probably write again sometime next week, but I will try and comment as much as I can!