These hand buttons are really silly, simple little things, but I thought they would be terrific for those kids layouts, where they are finger painting etc!
Thanks for sharing Sue – what a pretty layout.
I would love to feature some pictures of where you live here on my blog too?
Thanks to these designers, Pimjv, Barb derksen, Gina Cabrera, Kessy, S Whetsel, MS, AC. Font Film Cryptic and Scriptina
“Reach high for stars lie hidden in your soul, dream deep for every dream precedes the goal.” Pamela Vaull Starr.
My son and his partner, Christmas day 2006.
Thanks Astrid – Very Nice! Did you vacation here, or do you live here?
If you have good eyes you can see Saas Fee (Switzerland) in the little picture.
The big picture is me and my hubby at the top of one the cablecarstations
Icicles by Barbara Derksen
snow flakes by Robin Ackler
sandra covert sweet pea
Miles gave me the hugest compliment yesterday – at school, he called me his personal “Jenny Craig” - now I don't know her – never been on her program, and neither has he, I can assure you, but he was actually bragging that I meet all his nutritional needs and provide gourmet, low-fat meals for him. In fact, this was before he came home to find that I had prepared my own version of Spanikopita – a much, much lighter version than the usual one. I love working with phyllo pastry. Its delicate but forgiving. It looks fancy. Sprayed with no-fat cooking spray it makes a nice crunch surrounding some healthy filling. Let me know if you would like my recipe!
For dessert, I tried the Pumpkin Spice Cake which was submitted to my blog a few weeks ago by Kerie. I turned out totally yum and Miles was allowed to have a nice small slice of it, garnished with a tablespoon of low fat cool whip and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. He weighed in at the gym yesterday and has found he has lost another pound, so he's a happy man.
Today, because I will be short on time during the supper hour, I will prepare dinner ahead, which we can eat hot or cold. We will have a grilled chicken and snowpea toss with oriental noodles. Will serve that up to you on my blog tomorrow!
Many of you requested my recipe for healty wraps - so here you are. Even though they do contain tomato and cucumber, I still freeze them - they seem to be really nice. I pop them in the microwave before I serve them so they make a satisfying lunch even on a cold day!
BARB'S HEALTHY WRAPS
I package Dempsters white made with whole grain tortillas
3 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups canned black beans (rinsed)
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped mushrooms
½ cup chopped cilantro
½ cup chopped tomato
½ cup chopped cucumber
1 cup low fat cheese or a good sprinkle of parmesan
½ tsp cumin
5 tablespoons prepared salsa
squeeze fresh lime juice
lotsa pepper ( I'm addicted )
fresh ground sea salt, to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Fill each wrap and roll up. This should use up at least 9 of the rolls if you put about 2/3 to ¾ cup in each.
Makes 10 or more.
I spent an enjoyable morning with my friend Rose, and Theresa in Rose's Painting Studio. While they had the luxury of 'inspired' painting – I attempted to layout a family tree on a huge slice of paper. This was a project given to me by a friend who asked me to pull it together off of an old one that had many names added to it over the years. Yesterday convinced me that its an impossible task to try and do something by hand. I also attempted to build it in Photdoshop, but after entering several hundred names in I had to come to the conclusion that would not work either. Soooooo.... anyone know any really nice, easy to use genealogy software? I would love some help on this one!
Most smiles are started by another smile.
See? Its not so hard!
Ok – I am going to go ahead with JAMMIES DAY on January 31 – thats next Wednesday. So, won't you please start sending me your jammies pics? Like I said, I don't need your faces even. Your jammies can be doing their own thing. You can send your pics to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I think it will just be fun to make a slideshow of what type of jammies are happening out there! I will prepare some nice little gift to say thanks...
Best Excuses If You Get Caught Sleeping In Your Cubicle
* It's okay... I'm still billing the client.
* They told me at the blood bank this might happen.
* This is just a 15-minute power-nap like they raved about in the last time management course you sent me to.
* I was working smarter, not harder.
* Whew! Guess I left the top off the liquid paper.
* I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm!
* This is one of the seven habits of highly effective people!
* I was testing the keyboard for drool resistance.
* I'm in the management-training program.
* This is in exchange for the six hours last night when I dreamed about work!
* Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem.
* The coffee machine is broken....
* Someone must've put decaf in the wrong pot.
* Boy, that cold medicine I took last night just won't wear off!
* I was cross-training for telecommuting.
* Ah, the unique and unpredictable circadian rhythms of the workaholic!
* I wasn't sleeping. I was trying to pick up my contact lens without hands.
BARB'S HANDY TIP #182
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