Fancied something to eat.....wasn't sure what.....but then finally decided... I am going to make myself a nice spicy mexican mix and have burritos 😍 will get the garlic and chilli started
Swipe⬅⬅⬅ Add in my chopped veg...this is gonna be a wicked mix of texture and colours 😉
Swipe⬅⬅⬅ Add in the mexican flavouring....Woohooo easy meal 👍
Swipe⬅⬅⬅ Ahh let me throw in these cherry tomatoes, add some freshness to it 🍅🍅🍅 Swipe⬅⬅⬅ Oooh just spotted this edamame & mung fettuccine. ..🤔 is it too late to change things up?
Not too late .....get the water boiling to cook it up🔥
Swipe⬅⬅⬅ Oooh lemme add some sweetness to this veggie mix..... sweet tomato chutney, in you go 😆
Swipe⬅⬅⬅ Right.....fettuccine cooked...throw it into the mix.....Oooh what about a dollop of peanut butter? ??🤔 This really isn't mexican anymore ..... Swipe⬅⬅⬅ Ta'daaaa 🤗
Tasted AMAZING..... Creative Cooking. .😘 The End x
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Sunday Soulwork calls for story time..
I swear I looked exactly like this little girl as a child, same chubby cheeks, wispy hair, always standing on the edge ready to jump into my next adventure. At an early age I already had an understanding what adults said I'd understand when I was older.
I wore big fluffy dresses, with my pink high top sneakers almost everyday so I could feel pretty but still run, jump and climb. The boys and I always had an unspoken mutual agreement that I could play like an equal but they were by no means my equal. I began facilitating female circles in grade school, I'd spend recess sitting in a circle with my prepubescent friends encouraging each other by a game I created called "truth". We'd each say one truth we felt about that person...turns out all of us were jealous of one another at some capacity, it was a scary experience yet empowering for each of us.
I haven't changed much as an adult, some of my closet friends are male, I've also facilitated several female circles through homeschool, Girl Scouts and now my growing Full Moon Goddess Circle. I still wear summer dresses paired with my Chucks. But most of all I still see the world with childlike wonder, I don't let my perceived age limit me. I'm tiny I fit in all the small spaces and I own it, I'm not that mom on her phone on the playground, I'm climbing the obstacle course, swinging from the bars smiling hard as I go down those slides. I've got all these visions of goals to accomplish that I'm looking at through my childlike eyes.
I'm going to do this I'm going to jump. .
Went to take Aurora to go potty this morning. An old lady in her PJs yells at me from across the way asking if she's a chihuahua. Comes to me - tells me how she lost her chihuahua, Willie. She picks us some flowers. Tells me about how she makes potpourri. I walk around with her making some small talk trying to find her dog. Finally on the way back I find him chilling under a tree. One eyed chihuahua! She hands me her cane and flower so she can put his leash on him - almost falls on her old lady face. I had to get a little bossy and trade her jobs. She was ever so thankful. Good deed done for the day. Nobody gets anything else from me today. #gooddeed#rescue#flower#storytime
#StoryTime Cuando era pequeña tuve dos lindos patitos 🐥🐥 Pancho y Poncho. Cuando me cambie de casa en la adolescencia pues no me los podía llevar conmigo porque iba a vivir en departamento y ellos pues vivían en mi casa con patio. Tuve que dejarlos ir y fue de lo más duro de mi vida. No tienen una idea de cómo los extraño 😭💔 Esta foto la tomé porque estaban bien sucios y aún así se veían bien chulos. #laurasad#patos#duck#lovethem#missthem
“Ahh. New year, new me! Right?” I think to myself as I walk through the gates to get into the heavily restricted school yard. “I mean, how much of me can be new when you are under probation, I still have a record behind me. That’s why we are all here.” I go through security to get into the building to see a ugly unfamiliar face. Not ugly as unattractive, ugly as in I have an ugly past with them, the reason I’m here. But who am I to blame them for my problems, I did participate in the ‘actions’ -as they call it- with her. One thing is for sure, she does blame me, everything is my fault.
I wave to hopefully make a fresh start and not start this senior year off terribly, as expected she gives me an nasty face and turns to her twisted bitchy friends and boyfriend. “Man, this shit-hole as turned more into an insane asylum more then a jail school don’t you think?” Says my chipper friend who is in for something stupid, like running through a private property. It wasn’t even his fault he was being chased by some thugs and he took a short cut. Unfortunately the douche watching in his fancy security cameras from his bunker room paid the school to keep him here even though the cops wouldn’t have pressed charges cause they knew it wasn’t his fault. “I guess so. . .” As I look around and see some kids shaking and others screaming and acting freaking psycho!
We walk to class to see cops standing in the room as normal but there was so many compared to normal. “Ms. Harris, come with us.” “Oh no I’m screwed!” I said under my breath as I got up to walk with them. The cops took me down the hall and past principle Marlin’s office. They brought me outside behind the building and behind some dumpsters where kids would sell drugs if we could get them in the building because there is no security cameras facing here. Officer Gomez and some other twisted cop swung out their batons and started beating me with it.
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When I'm able to define a goal, I put my head down, work for it, and execute without hesitation. The only time I pause is when I truly don't know if it's something I want for myself. I've come to learn that there is a reason why the choice is not apparent. A few months ago I turned down something big. Something I dedicated my time and energy to and truly wanted. However, I wanted to move to Stockholm to further my education before I even started the job I'd already landed in California. I created a way out if things didn't go as I had hoped. The acceptance letter came in after living in California for a couple months. When I didn't immediately confirm the acceptance I had to discover what was holding me back. I never felt so conflicted. What I came to understand was that I am in a state of peaceful happiness living in my little beach apartment filling up my days with the activities and people that excite, energize, and challenge me. This is the life that I've literally always dreamed of - I just snagged it earlier than I thought. If it's everything I want, why let it go to search for something else? Because I am content somewhere doesn't mean that I am settling down or becoming complacent. It means that I have the fresh foundation of a new home from which I can start working on the next goal. I am exactly where I need to be to achieve it. I can continue to travel the world - and visit the charming Stockholm I love - while having steady home and life to return to.
#youngnotrestless#contentnotcomplacent#stockholm#sweden#happyplaces @igsweden @stockholm_insta
Book Title: The Giving Tree!
Author: Shel Silverstein
Age: 0-99+ years
Rating out of 5:🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁
Overview: OK… If you haven’t read this book yet, STOP reading this post, get off Instagram and go order this book right now! It’s a timeless classic to say the least! You might think that ‘its just a children’s book’ but trust me its one of those children’s books that will stir up so much emotion in you (probably more than your children at this point) but they will come to appreciate it equally as they grow older. This book teaches us everything from selflessness, love, empathy, the gift of giving and human greed all in one go. In this material world that we live in, and being busy with achieving bigger goals all the time, we often forget to appreciate the simple things in life, and the things that bring us joy (which are often right there in front of our 👀).
Take your time when reading this book... sit back, with your hot chocolate and enjoy its pace, flow, illustrations and message.
PS. This books makes for a GREAT baby shower gift... write a special note inside… and it could easily be the perfect and most sentimental gift the new baby will receive! 🌳
PPS. Can't wait to post about my other favourite book from the same author... Can you guess what it is?
🌳 HAPPY READING!🌳