A free glass

4 01 2010

It wasn’t long ago that a certain Mama told us about a Free glass with every jar.  Well I finally got my free glass!!

So tasty too!!!

And what might this beautiful juice be???  That would be carrot, apple & cranberry thank you very much!!   It also had a handful of spinach thrown in because you can never have too many greens…  I still don’t think I’ve gotten my juicing legs yet because I still feel a little chicken to stray too far away from carrot/apple & either orange or cranberry.    I have done some romaine with carrot/apple and that was good too but the time I tried adding ginger- WOW!  I didn’t really like that one as much.   Tonight when I put the spinach in the juicer it kinda flung around and I’m not really sure how much of it actually became juice.  I think I will save my spinach for smoothies.

My kids laugh at me and my juicer-  they think I’m funny.  It turns out my girls can be bought though.  They both have agreed to take cold hard CASH in exchange for them taking a drink of my juice.  The boy on the other had will not.  It may or may not have something to do with this excerpt I read to him from The Juiceman’s Power of Juicing book:

“Beet juice is potent stuff.  Never drink it solo.  Always dilute it with a milder juice such as apple, carrot or cucumber.  Pure beet juice-from the bulb or the greens-may temporarily paralyze your vocal chords, cause you to break out in hives, increase your heart rate and give you alternating chills and fever.”

Even I had to laugh at that one!!!

So, me and my best girl did some shopping yesterday.  She had a giftcard burning a hole in her pocket and I will use any excuse under the sun to go to Barnes & Noble so off we went.

This lovely lady managed to stay within her $20 gift card budget…. mommy on the other hand swiped the old debit card like I wasn’t even breaking a resolution.

I’ve given myself a deadline of the 15th to get the “budget” buttoned down and from then on out I will be on a self imposed “cash only” basis… to avoid the old debit card swipes that I don’t give a second thought to.

I also got this DELICIOUS tea while at B&N

pretty darn tasty….

Over the past few days when I’m not out running around swiping my debit card like it’s going out of style, I’ve been thinking about my resolutions.   It may also be that I’ve been reading alot about resolutions and goals this week too…some of us are doing Green Smoothie Cleanses,  but I’ve been thinking (uh oh), that while the list I’ve made is purely personal and really only I will benefit from them, it might be fun to do a monthly challenge that will benefit anyone BUT myself.

So, this month my monthly challenge is for me to take my re-useable cloth grocery bags with me on EVERY single shopping trip.  No more leaving them hanging on the kitchen doorknob, no more leaving them in the trunk of my car…No more plastic bags in the landfill from ME this month… I declare January RE-USEABLE shopping bag month.

Wish me luck!



a sweet day…

25 11 2009

Well today was a relaxing day filled with some shopping (for ingredients), baking, hair cuts and photo ops.

I thought we’d get an early start on the baking this morning but when girlie got up she had a completely different idea.  It seems the cousins were all over at grandma’s and that was where she wanted to be…

at least until they started playing with tennis rackets and there weren’t enough for everybody.  I guess she drew the short stick, was born last or was the only girl… who knows what those boys used to decide she didn’t get one.  All I know is it sent her back home with tear filled eyes…

Good thing mom always has a Plan B!!   How about we go get your hair cut??   Woo Hoo!!  She was in!

Please try to ignore the longish bangs… seems Mom was too engrossed in a magazine when the nice lady tried to trim them and girlie politely said “not the bangs…my mommy trims those”…   I didn’t even notice until we were driving away and asked… she cracks me up!!

Well now that we’ve been spit shined we can head over to Sprouts for some ingredients!

Because Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies is what we have on the agenda for this afternoon.

I don’t understand why we can’t just eat oatmeal cookie dough for breakfast…  I mean it’s got all the ingredients of a good breakfast.  Oats, eggs, butter… ok so there’s some sugar and flour in there but it tastes sooooo good.

Oh happy girl!!

And for all you non meat eaters out there… here’s a little turkey even YOU can enjoy!!  Crochet with love by an elderly customer for my daughter.

Gobble Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!   May your day be filled with delicious food, enjoyable company and plenty of love, laughter and wine to get you thru the day!!

xoxo, Berni