Friday, April 24, 2009


I just feel like I've been run over by a very. large. truck! Not really, life is just so crazy, wonderfully busy lately! I've been teaching, cleaning, shuttling, typing, reading, learning, grading, sneezing, birthday-celebrating, organizing--and that's the abbreviated list! My daughter just had her 11th birthday--where has the time gone?? I am enjoying watching both of my kids grow up, and all the ups and downs (but especially the ups!) that accompany these times. We got to spend some time in Calabasas, CA with my phenomenal sister and her family. I always return inspired to take better care of myself--she's in incredible shape and always puts good nutrition as a top priority. One of my favorite Michelle-isms is from awhile back. She was talking about the importance of the right combination of food in a meal;I think this is how it went.
Me: What combo./ratio of protein to fat to carbs are good together?
Michelle: Well, for instance, if you are going to have carbs, you should always have protein with them. You would never want to eat fat and carbs together--that's a bad combination.
Me: Oh really? You mean like a SNICKERS BAR? Yeah, that would be wrong. I'd never want to do that.
I guess that's why she looks like she does, and I look like I do! Damn you, Snickers.


Lori said...

What's life with out snickers? Enjoy and run a few extra laps/minutes/miles...whatever makes you feel better.
I hopped over from What a Trip. Like what I've seen and am looking forward to getting to know you.
Have a great day.

Mary said...

Glad you're still with us! And I agree with part of the advice, at least--eat your carbs with protein, yes! It's just that, well, some nutrients in some carbs can only be used by the body when eaten with some fats, like cheese or butter (fats) on broccoli (carb). Of course, I drown my broccoli in butter when only a small amount of fat is necessary, which is why I also do not look like your sister!

Looking forward to hearing more from you now!

Bee and Rose said...

Hooray! You're back! I have missed you! the candy bar pie on my blog is bad??? a good way???

I am getting in the busy mode around here actually feels pretty good!

Happy belated Birthday to your daughter!