Friday, October 31, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mid week Wonderful ~ 29/10/14

I'm grateful for the fun times the kids are having with my dad.

I'm thankful to be inspired by... seeing more of this cool city.

I'm savouring....days with adventure on a relaxed timetable.

I'm loving... seeing Tama interact with Grandad.

I'm looking forward to.... a big day out tomorrow.... so long as we get back in time for Hockey!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tiny Tales from Week 41

Have you seen this puppy?

T for Tama!

Prescribed Burn


Legless Lizard

Ant nest

365 Week 41

Monday, October 27, 2014

This week on the web....

An abridged version this week as I was sick last week so lots of bed and very little computer!

Preventing Cancer through good food and exercise.... it's a no brainer but so many people struggle with it, me included.

The Secret to a happy life revealed.... yet again. Love, be loved and feel grateful for it. Simple, right? This quote struck me:
Vaillant [says] positive emotions make us more vulnerable than negative ones. One reason is that they’re future-oriented. Fear and sadness have immediate payoffs—protecting us from attack or attracting resources at times of distress. Gratitude and joy, over time, will yield better health and deeper connections—but in the short term actually put us at risk. That’s because, while negative emotions tend to be insulating, positive emotions expose us to the common elements of rejection and heartbreak.
 Learning How to Exert Self-Control was an interesting read... I'd love to know what I would have done with the Marshmallow, though I suspect I already do.

Black Burgers? The picture in itself is worth the look- the psychology is interesting too and not all that surprising.

Hmmm... A Growth Mindset I actually have this about most stuff... but not where it counts at the moment.

How Play Wires Kids’ Brains For Social and Academic Success.. 

“The experience of play changes the connections of the neurons at the front end of your brain,” says Sergio Pellis, a researcher at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. “And without play experience, those neurons aren’t changed,” he says.
It is those changes in the prefrontal cortex during childhood that help wire up the brain’s executive control center, which has a critical role in regulating emotions, making plans and solving problems, Pellis says. So play, he adds, is what prepares a young brain for life, love and even school work.
 I spent a reasonable  amount of time laughing at Crap Taxidermy! There's a sentence I never thought I would write.  

How kids bodies are wired for 'Bloody Owies' loved this post from Teacher Tom. It's a reminder that I need- I worry far too much about the kids hurting themselves particularly Tama as he runs hell for leather over concrete paths!

My Dad decided to come visit us and we have my sister-in-law visiting before the end of the year as well so it sent me into a bit of a spin knowing everything that happens and needs to be done before Christmas so this post from Simple Scrapper was well timed.

This post from Dr Libby on sugar was a great simple explanation about the whys and wherefores of this highly controversial subject.

Talking about diet stuff this list is a great one- basically everything we've ever been told about food and diet research now suggests needs to be turned on it's  head.

Looking at food the way the writer does in this article makes it even more appealing than usual.

Talking about food looking good I'm keen to try this Coq au Vin.

And while we are on recipes I found Doodle La last week and I want to try her:
Kale Quiche
Homemade Hashbrowns
Squash Fritters
Grilled Potato Salad
And Blackberry Scones except I'd use Mulberries because we have heaps... I'm not sure what I'd do about the sugar though.

Mindfully Monday

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Presently- 26-10-14


~ looking at the little boys both eating toast with avocado for breakfast... Grandad is here.
~ listening to Will discussing the colour of titanium with Grandad.
~ relieved that I am feeling 85% better than last week seeing as we are having adventures with Grandad.
~ hoping that it stays away.
~ seeing the map for the Swan Valley our destination today.
~ wondering about balancing the needs of the little kids and big kids today.
~ loving fridge full of food.
~ thankful that my Dad is here.
~ inspired by lots of photos.
~ savouring time spent together- all .
~ reading Carry On, Warrior.
~ going here, there and everywhere this week.
~enjoying a change in pace.
~ feeling tired already.
~ tasting new and fun things... steak sandwich, Dukkah tasting plate yesterday... chocolate and ice cream on the plan for today.
~ trusting the week will go off without a hitch.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014