"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" ~ Seneca

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Baking Extravaganza

So now that round 1 of baking for teachers & acquaintances is complete- now it's on to round  2. These are to share with our friends as we visit throughout the next week.

These are a few of my favorite recipes this year:

 Pomegranate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Tartlettes

Chewy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

All are easy to make and delicious!!

Friday, December 21, 2012


Whew, made it thought the kids last few days if school. We are now it the run up to Christmas. I've done 'some' Christmas shopping, but enought to say I'm set.
I'm not thrilled about the deep-freeze weather that is setting in, but hey it's mid-December in Canada.
What's more intriguing to me is the number I'm seeing on the scale. I'm guessing the last time I saw this number was high school. What is even more curious is that it's lower than it was at the start of December. The number is: 144.6

I've got a lot of mixed emotions.  It didn't help when I saw an old acquaintance who looked fabulous & I told her so. She said she had lost 20 kg (44 lb)! How awesome is that?! No, it was when she said I was her inspiration. I was at a loss for words and mumbled some sort of thank you.  Several hours later it is still kicking around in my head, I'm an inspiration?
Do you have difficulty accepting compliments & praise? I know I do. How do you work through that to become more accepting of yourself?