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Sunday, November 15, 2009

live together

“The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.”

wow.. this hardly seems another sunday. i can honestly say i am loving this exercise in chill that i am doing. i feel rested and i feel like i am spending time in my home. both of  these seem good things to me. as you can see it has been snowing for a few hours. my satellite is not picking up and that is a bit annoying. but it did give me a chance to hang a mirror that i have struggling with on several walls and in a couple or rooms.

no doubt i will have a whirlwind week. the days have been flying by since i starting the friday group. as i've mentioned, i am cooking for this group - nothing elaborate, just hearty- and i think it is nurturing my own soul and keeps me a bit more occupied than usual. i am now working in 4 locations during the week. it's a lot of bouncing around and it appeals to my flibbertigibbot sensibility.

sadly, this week has shone a light on some weakness of mine. i spent at a least a day thiinking really in negative terms about almost everything. "the mirror cracked" is something i had enjoyed living in denial from  for a while. but i do know that selective memory  is not a viable working solution to my life's issues. the phrase "a daily reprieve" can really makes sense sometimes.

i somehow see myself in a different light today. it's not very flattering, but it's also not unkindly judgemental. i see that i have difficulties in many of my interactions and wonder just what part of all that belongs to me. if it's fairly universal, then it is also fairly reasonable to assign myself as the common denominator. and the crazy thing is i have no decipherable idea of how to address this. ask for and make room for willingness is the first start.

i am hoping to do some kind things today. i will shovel the walks, and i will hope to make a casserole to last for the week. i was thinking about quiche. ( no real men jokes please) maybe red pepper and artichoke quiche. reecipe from

Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Quiche

1 prepared pie crust

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheese

1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese

1 15 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered

1/2 cup chopped roasted red pepper

1 cup egg substitute or 4 eggs

1 1/2 cup light or fat free cream

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

3/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. sugar

PreparationPreheat oven to 425.

Line 10" pie plate with prepared pie crust. Spread cheese over crust. Place artichoke hearts on top of cheese. Spread chopped roasted red pepper over artichokes evenly. Mix egg substitute, light cream or fat-free cream, and spices. Pour over vegetables. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 and bake another 30 minutes until set. Let stand 8 minutes or so before cutting.

as i  was looking over the song list on the carl cox cd, i was trying to decide which song to accompany this post. sometimes the music inspires the post. sometimes it's not that way. i was looking over the video for timmy thomas's version of his song and it had this chick in a fringe bikini with fringed boots dancing.. it was really quite campy. but somehow it didn't really fit the bill. as i perused the youtube similar offerings, i came across a version by shaun escoffery with a video by an independent. he has mixed in parts of a couple of speeches by dr king and spliced in some african native life video. i love this vibe. i dig dr king. and i absolutely love shaun escoffery with "why can't we live together"



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