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January is Blue

trees winter snow

Blue and green are next to each other on the color wheel, but around this time of year, they couldn’t seem more opposite to me.

When I look outside right now, I see white, gray and, if I’m lucky, a blue sky (and sunny sparkles). Still, even when the sky is also gray and white (as it usually is… this is Michigan), the world has a bluish cast to it.

Even the cat is feeling the lack of outdoor green. It’s been an ongoing battle to keep him from eating my houseplants.

Fortunately, I like blue. While its paler incarnations invoke icy landscapes and wintry skies, the deeper, brighter blues put me in mind of exotic climates and sensual fabrics.

Still, without any green (or red), blue is just kind of cold, and I’m already dreaming of March with its glimpses of Spring and St. Patrick’s Day decor.

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Anticipating copious amounts of parade candy…

Turns out March is about as busy as December around here.

But that’s no excuse to not wish you and yours a season bursting with music, good food and every beautiful shade of green there is.

So far we’ve had Family Day, the parade and a solid Saint “Practice” Day. The 17th itself will be a nice combination of third birthday fun and shenanigating down at the pub.

Over the last week we’ve had a lot of sun and no new snow, and there’s nothing so lovely as seeing grass and wide sidewalks as we head out to the festivities. Just makes everything that much better.

Whether you’re celebrating or not, take a minute to enjoy the waning of winter… it can never come too soon.


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Daily Bread

mother toddler girl eating food

Getting a little social time in this week, and it’s lovely.

Enjoying the lush and budding green happening on my street, and in love with this perfect time of year.

Sticking with a good routine of Zumba, yoga and running, and feeling like a maternal powerhouse after successful toddler shoe shopping with Iris.

Lusting after the bounty of fresh fruit and veg, hummus, guacamole, LaCroix and seitan occupying my fridge after a weekend of Mother’s Day and deliciousness.

Fascinated by this photo project depicting citizens of the world and the food they eat every day. It’s fun, educational and not always what you’d expect.

Be healthy. Be happy.

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Quinoa Meal for a Greenie

Halloween dinner table set food

My sister came over for the evening last night, and it struck me that our meal was quite green in color.

While she is not a vegetarian, my sister makes a point of eating very healthfully. Since we have similar taste (in just about everything, it seems), having dinner with her is usually awesome. Sushi, Indian, vegetarian sub sandwiches and seafood pastas are among the favorites, and we do well eating in or out.

This time, we stayed in, and threw together a hearty but healthy meal with ingredients I had and a few things she grabbed from the store. Oh, and wine. We were raised (responsibly) with the idea that a nice dinner simply isn’t complete without a glass of wine.

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Warm, Green

ice on green leaves

The trees look better with leaves

and the grass looks much better when you can see it.

The roofs should be black;

the sky should be blue.

I see you, pretty winter

and raise you

no glass.


…sorry, just not feeling this cold front and snow thing. On a positive note, the days are definitely getting longer!


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