Sunday, March 30, 2008

Morning Beauty!

Just wanted to share my early morning view with the moon still up there.

Earth Hour - March 29, 8 to 9pm

I did my share. Did you do your? At precisely 8pm last night, I didn't only dim the lights, I shut off all the breakers! I continued doing work on the computer, but battery-powered and enjoyed the candlelit atmosphere. I didn't even turn the TV on after 9pm.
Did I make a difference? Sure! In my small world. But maybe not in the bigger scheme of things. It was not just about dimming the lights but rather to be more conscious of our wasteful ways. I'm already looking forward to the next one.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I Feel Lucky!

Today, I’ve been dumped by my Irish beau, ended up being nothing more than the flavor of the month. That sucks. It’s not the lucky part but can’t dwell too much on the sucky parts of life. On my way from work, I saw a Roadtrek 190 on a used car lot! That’s the small RV I’ve talked about before ~ just what I need to hit the road! This must be a sign of better things to come, so I bought a lottery ticket for tonight’s draw! You never know!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Denver, CO

Wow! Today must be a lucky day for me! First I got an exit aisle seat on the flight from Sacramento to Denver without asking. So much leg room! AND I got a US Air Force pilot beside me! Easy on the eyes to boot! Could not have asked for better!!! We chatted all the way about California, Illinois (his home base), Canada and motorcycles! He showed me videos taken with a lipstick camera mounted on his bike. Fascinating! He showed me how to do sudoku games; is that the right name? I've never done that before so I learned something today! And he was curious about all the items I dog eared the pages in the Sky Mall catalogue. Got to go, we're boarding now! Denver airport is great: again free Wifi access!!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sacramento, Sunny California!

I'm in Sacramento right now with 2 hours to kill at the airport before my flight to Denver, then on to Toronto. There was no traffic this morning so I got here earlier than expected. It's a very small airport (and Sacramento is the state capitol?!!), very 60's looking, BUT there is free public WiFi access!!! At every other airports I've been too, you always have to buy a time package. So this is really impressive!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Magnificent Mango Salad!

I got this recipe from the Chatelaine magazine a few years ago, but couldn’t find it again on their web site to share with you. I used the same dressing, fish sauce/lime juice/sugar/chili pepper flakes but I’ll have to find a new kind of fish sauce; the one I have in the fridge has 52% of your daily sodium requirement in 1 tablespoon!!!! Much too much!!!
Anyway, the end result was delicious: a huge mix of mangoes, shrimps, sweet onions, bean sprout on a bed of arugula greens, sprinkled with chopped cilantro and crushed still-warm roasted cashews. I often change the recipe, depending on what I have in the fridge! Avocado is also very good in that mix, so is fresh grapefruit chunks. I still have a mango left so I’ll do a repeat this week with chicken. So good, I wish I could share with you virtually! !