Monday, December 28, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm not going to say much other than...
1) These are the best pumpkin muffins I've made so far
2) I miss Boston more than I can express
3) I love vases with flowers in it.
4) I love fall candles
5) I love my family
6) I especially love Erik.
7) I love cuddly puppys


Friday, November 6, 2009

40 Days and 40 Nights-A Tribute to the Sun.

What I've realized over the course of a couple years is how rare 'physical' peace is to come by. I don't know how many people suffer from stress which in turn affects the way you sleep, the way you feel, and probably your over all attitude, but I'm sure the statistics are high.
I've always been a fan of yoga, although I haven't ever practiced it regularly, because of time, lack of experience, well and motivation. My mind tends to jump around like a rabbit on lsd which prevents me from being what I want to do, which is to give a perfect Sun Salutation or maybe the perfect Paschimottanasana. Now perfect isn't doing the pose perfect, I'm sure everyone could do a Sun salutation with no problem. The goal is to fully be in tune with your self and your god, whoever that might be. The goal is to quiet the world, focus on what your body needs to be healthy. If people consider our bodies to be these miraculous gifts then shouldn't we treat them so? No matter our age or weight we need to turn around a love our selves and love our bodies and I think it starts with focusing on them, taking time out of our busy day to take care of ourselves spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa has a couple of good points that I want to point out. She said "No other animal sleeps through sunrise. The cows and chickens are up and about. But humans sleep in! Getting up early will keep you young." "And service is another great way to stay young. If you have no idea why you are here, if you are confused, you won't feel fulfilled. We all have a purpose. Ask what it is that you are supposed to do. if you serve you don't have to worry and you'll always be taken care of...Serving others is one of the best ways to stay young....try new attentive to what you whole foods and organic veggies and fruits. Having a garden and growing things keeps you connected to life. We have four dogs, so I think having pets is great. And stay social. Its important to celebrate and connect". "The yoga is just part of the practice Yoga is life cake with out the frosting: Somethings missing. you need meditation. Its the frosting. "Gratitude is another really important practice-seeing how even challenges are part of your path....Learning forgiveness is key. If you hold grudges and resentments, then you get bitter. It shows on your face and in your organs. And you get old in your mind. So be grateful and forgiving. Thats the only way to truly stay young and happy." " There are upsides to getting older. Now that I'm 67 I get a 10 percent discount on Wednesdays at Whole foods. thats great. And I really like getting the discount at the movie theaters too".

Anyways, with all this being said I conclude with a 40 days and 40 nights experiment and I encourage all those to join in as well. For 40 days I will begin and end my day with my normal religious practices a long with at least 20 min of yoga. I will focus on what I'm grateful for in a home made-grateful journal. And I will never end my nights on the computer or the tv.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Boston! Part two












ok, so in the City they have these really cool public restrooms. Its like this oval shaped little metal thing, and when you insert a quarter the medal door opens and when you done the whole thing gets disinfected and washed, like a dishwasher! Anyways, here's Erik in one of them :)


This is on our ferry to Salem to learn about the Salem Witch trials. Very cool. The little city is really pretty.

 This is the nice man we met on the ferry, he's from Austria

This is one of the mansions in Salem. Its one of the oldest in all of America.

On this street is where a lot of the 'so called witches' died, one of them wash crushed to death. Kinda crazy.

This is the graveyard where they are all buried. Years after the persecution of those who were thought to be witches, the city of Boston apologized for the death of those who were innocent. 

 Random photo of the day.

Boston! Part One

I don't think I've ever loved a City more than I loved Boston (and all the surrounding cities, like cape cod and Salem and some other ones I can't remember). We spent about 6 days there, which is a perfect amount of time. Boston has the most amazing restraunts and bakeries. We had such a wonderful time seeing my brother. I miss him so much and having to leave Boston was one of the saddest experience. It took me by surprise on how sad I was, i felt I was leaving my home! As soon as I got on the plane I looked around and told erik to please send me back to Boston. So if any of you guys get a chance to head out there make sure you 1) Go to all the historical places and graveyards 2) Walk the freedom trail and 3) eat at Moderns bakery.

Picture time!!

Ok, this is where the Twin Towers fell, but now there re-building it!

This is on the bay in NY

 Me and my cute hubby
My big brother Jerr :)

(up above-Grave yard in the middle of NY, has lots of founding fathers in it)
(food stand-below)

One of the neatest buildings (NY)
We went to go see a Broadway while we were there and this is before the show


 Cape Cod



Of our favorite games to play on the beach is to run as close to the water as possible with out getting wet, and as soon as the waves washes in everyone runs as fast as they can to not get wet. Its fun.

  (above-the first communicating coder thing, i can't remember the name, but the one that went from France to this tiny little shack! It was really cool)

 (above-bostons farmers market!)