Thursday, April 28, 2016

Notes to self regarding the Lenten Journey

things to focus on:
1. Morning prayers and lenten hymn with kids
2. Time by myself for lenten readings (10 mins in the afternoon.)
3. Alms giving several times throughout the fast.
4. A project with the kids to do something for others.
5. Discuss lenten fasting with spiritual father

Other tips:
6 make a meal plan and do some prep ahead of meal times.
7. Don't buy a bunch of meat at Costco right before lent.
8. There are okenty of good paleo vegan recipies on Healthful

Foods to serve:
1. Sauted chard with garlic and onions this can be eaten for breakfast too. Good with grated cheese on top
2. Cauliflower cooked with curry paste and coconut milk also good with chard cheddar grated on top
3. quiche
4. lentil soup
5. Garbanzos with kale and preserved lemon
6. serve smoked salmon to C for breakfast
7. C also likes leftover curry veggies for breakfast
8. PB on celery
9. P.B on apple
10. barbeque tofu
11: BP H sandwiches
Mac and Cheese
fried plantains with refried beans
butternut squash soup
cream of tomato soup
veggie burgers
fish sticks
soy glazed cod
almond scones
muffins with ground pumpkin seeds
veggie chili with blackbeans and corn
almond meal pancakes
sourdough doughnuts fried in coconut oil
cabbage salad

Monday, March 23, 2015

you walk to the computer,
sit down
wiggle the mouse
why am I here?
look at email.
this isn't it.
Was I going to look up ...
You walk away
it comes to you
you sit down to business
someone interrupts
will you ever get back to it?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

don't come.
Where are you poem?
Surely a poem a day is not too lofty a goal...
Write yourselves down!
Make yourselves
hide at the back of a dusty shelf
five long droopy days of summer in March have passed
given way to glorious spring.
A cloudy morn
it's cover blown off at noon
cheery sunshine smiles down on the garden
of many colored nasturtiums

Monday, March 16, 2015

poetry #1

Thoughts at night
about fierce

about peace

about life

active, moving
walking, jumping
doing, making
bumping, thumping
to the rhythm of our own life,
our own drum


sometimes leaves me
piles on tables
papers everywhere
books, toys, materials
scattered, utilized
tossed, dropped
not put away

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

rainy day poem

Our gutters are rushing and fuller and fuller
the leaves are wet and smashed to the ground
the new garden greens are growing and drenched.
Wet jackets and tights litter our entryway and
galoshes and open umbrellas cover our porch.
Cats are hiding hunkered down in dry spaces
droplets race down our windows
coating of car dust is gone.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

morning poetry

Breakfast Together
I get the carton out
she selects two brown eggs
and cracks them 
while I hold the bowl.
I take away the shells while
she teases them with a fork till the yolks disappear
I plop a spoonful of bacon grease into the black skillet and turn on the fire
she continues teasing while the grease melts
I pour them sizzling into the pan and tilt it
We watch them puff up.
In a minute or two I slide them onto a small china plate with roses on it
because it is her favorite.
She asks for salt and pepper then digs into puffy egg bliss.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

 Raccoon puppets. I made owls too (not pictured)
 Re-usable sandwich wraps and snack bags.

I've been sewing feverishly for a local holiday bazaar. Cats and raccoons are made from felted sweaters.
Check it out if you are in Los Angeles Saturday Dec. 1, 2012 Memorial branch Library 11-4
 4625 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019 - (323) 938-2732