Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Out with the Old In with the New! Happy New Year! 2012

































Hello Sunshines and a very happy and healthy 2012 New Year to you and yours! Today I'm sharing some of my favourite pictures I've taken this past year and a couple stuck in there from previous places I've lived that I just love.

I always love the old song "auld lang zyne" and the meanings however interpreted at the end of a year, so I will be singing at the top of my lungs this evening! :) Won't you join me? :)



































And an important decision; less stress this year and forever for me! I must remember I can't fix some things and life goes on doesn't it! :) I'm not going to stress myself out with resolutions this year but take each and every day as it comes, feeling blessed, thankful to Him for my strength and health, and loving each day, never looking back, being kind, with actions and words and smiling as much as I can!













With love on this New Year's Eve!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE 
Kat =^.^=

Friday, December 30, 2011

2011 End of Year Thoughts































Hello my Sunshines! well this year of 2011 is almost done! It was a WILD RIDE for me at times, a true and complete year of FIRST's!

A very surprising, sad, happy, confusing, emotional, shocking, nervous and very enlightening all around year for me. Wow is all I can say I guess, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and some very surprising lessons learned.  Personally, I can say I have learned so much about people, how they think, how they treat others, and mostly about respect or the lack of it.  All I know is life is short and not worth some of the senseless drama we all experience now and then.

I will tell you now that I have so much planned for this coming new year and am looking so forward to sharing with you!

I've had such fun in my First year of blogging! I never knew it would be so very rewarding for me and have other like-minded bloggers chime in with so much passion and ideas.  I have learned so much and most importantly that we are not alone, ever, with whatever happens in our lives.

Thank you to all of the lovely bloggers that have stopped by to say hello, that have decided to join me in this journey and sharing your comments because I read each one, and love to hear from you! You guys are awesome!

Inspiration, Compassion, Love, Support, Passionate Friends, are just a few of the words that describe bloggers! You have so inspired me!

I hope you will continue on with me as I will with all of you in this beautiful journey of thoughts, lessons and love. I learn so much each day!

When I started blogging, it was at the suggestion of my sister Max, Maxine. You need to start a blog, how fun she would say, you have so many ideas it would be a blast, you need to do this you should do this! You are retired now, DO IT DO IT!

My thoughts were always one should "never SHOULD" anyone :) but she was right! And I thank her so very much from the bottom of my heart for hounding me and helping me set this thing up! All of the late night phone calls, hey how do I do this! I can't do it! I am so frustrated! and on and on and on :) If you read my first post ever, I dedicated this blog to her! And I will tell you I have the best sister in the whole world! I love you Max! xo

So Sunshines, my wish for you and yours is much happiness and health in the coming New Year and always! Blog on!

PS if you ever wondered why I call all of you Sunshines, when I was very little my Mother would sing "You are My Sunshine" my only Sunshine" a lot, a popular song way back when, there were times when Dad would play the guitar and they would sing together, and it always stuck with me I guess. So my loving term for all of you are my Sunshines :)

Hugs Kat =^.^=

Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 Final Week countdown- Pantry Dinner

Hello Sunshines! Happy last week of 2011! WOW this year has just flew by and I am in a rush this week with tons of stuff to get done! So, with that said, and being too lazy to go anywhere today, I had to feed myself from the pantry! Also this was all I could find! (besides cleaning Pantry and the fridge, I found stuff to cook! lol)






























So let's get started! I always have Bob's Red Mill Dry VEGI Soup Mix in the pantry, in fact, I keep it in a glass canister on the counter, with a scoop!

 It's fast, and way good! Homemade meatless soup on a cold Winter's day!





 All of this in one hours time! Here goes! Note: The can of Peach Slices is my dessert!




Follow the directions on the package, basically one part soup mix to four parts of water or more, I always add one extra cup of water! (this soup mix can be found at local health food stores and some of the larger chain super markets like Albertson's or Smith's and also Von's.)
































Add the soup mix, water, freshly ground pepper, a couple of Knorr Vegetable Bouillon cubes, spices to taste; I also added fresh garlic; set to simmer, and set the timer for 60 minutes! About half an hour before done, I drain the canned veggies and run clear water over (don't want that liquid) add them and the roasted maters, liquid and all, cover and continue cooking (at simmer) remainder of time.

This is an easy and adjustable recipe, you can add left over meats, chicken or beans, or eat as is,your choice. This is just one of the many staples I keep in the Pantry in a pinch!
Let me tell you, it was delis! And, I now have lunch and dinner tomorrow as well!

Almost done! Let me get that bowl!

Ta DA! Wow that was so good, fast and easy and I had to have two bowls! LOL I added my fresh herbs on top and some Parm cheese! Fresh ground pepper and that was it!
Enjoy your evening Sunshines! Hugs Kat =^.^=
The countdown begins!
Week's end parties! Wo Hoo :)
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to you 2011

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!













































And I wish everyone a grand last week of 2011! Hugs Kat =^.^=