Thursday, August 20, 2015

Banoffee Pie Sundaes

What's for dessert?  Always handy to have something you can throw together without too much effort.  What's not to love about a banoffee pie?  This one has the flavours without so much of  the fuss.

sour cream
brown sugar
chocolate chips

Crumble the cookie into the bottom of a glass.  Top with a scoop of vanilla icecream.  For the easiest caramel sauce, in a separate bowl, mix equal amounts of sour cream and brown sugar and heat in the microwave on high 30 seconds  or until melted. Drizzle the desired amount over the ice cream.  Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate chips.  Enjoy.

Around here

I's about time I posted here.  I have said it before if I'm not here it is because I am busy living.  I write posts all the time, in my head and they never quite make it.  I have so much to tell but the telling never quite gets there.  I need to start writing like it's my job.

As I write this we have been three weeks although it seems like much more of sickness.  This one is really bad.  This couch has been home on a number of occasions to boys who need rest and cozying up by the fire.

I read post after post of summer stories from afar and dream of warmer days while mine are filled with trying to get washing dry and keep warm.

Among it all I know that if the bed is made then it will be okay. 

As for the cozy fire, it is nice but it sure makes a mess

and then........ I read this post and was reminded of those everyday things that we do and keep doing. "Sometimes you must cease endlessly striving for what you want to do and learn to love what must be done" Goethe.

And the sun came out again. The kitchen is about the only place that it actually comes into our house in winter.  There is joy to be found in doing the dishes.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

One Little Word 2015

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 My one little word for 2015 is story.

And there is quite a story to it.  As I come to the end of the year I start looking back at where I have come from and looking forward to what is ahead.  My words seem to come naturally through what I am doing.  Sometimes it is something I have read or maybe heard.  Other times it is through things that I see.  The more I engage in the process the more aware I am of how my word comes to me.  Last year my word was brave.  And I needed it.  I am really only starting to process what happened through our building adventure that went terribly wrong and took over my life.  I wrote it all down.This year sees me looking at that story.  Am I ready to tell it?  It has made me see the importance of story.  Everyone has one.  One of the big purposes of our studio building was for me to develop my scrapbooking and help others tell their story. Now it is complete I am looking forward to seeing where my one little word will take me.

Back in 2010 I chose my first word for the year.  I came across the concept through Ali Edwards.  She explains it really well here

"Essentially the idea is to choose a word (or let it choose you) that has the potential to make an impact on your life.
Maybe you want to invite something or maybe you are hoping to subtract something. Maybe your word will be practical or hopeful or creative or fanciful. Maybe you need a big word, something in-your-face that will challenge you everyday. Maybe you need something smaller and quieter that will whisper gentle tidings as you make your way throughout the year."  Ali Edwards

You can read about her One Little Word Journey here.

Here is a look at the words that I have chosen

2010  Breathe
2011  Be
2012  Define
2013  Enough
2014  Brave

As I go back through my words I recall just how much they have each become a part of my life as I have worked with them in different ways.  A lot of times they have been what I needed and I am thankful that I came across the concept as it has changed my life for the better.  Just one little word.  I wonder where my word will take me this year?

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