About Me, Health, Reflections, Self Care


Spoons are used metaphorically a lot in my life.

Tonight I have no more and do not wish to lick any…

Sometimes I do not have the spoons to deal with others and the emotional labour required to keep them afloat.

Yet I feel guilt because of it, even when it’s not my fault.

Emotional labour is a difficult and when you hit your breaking point sometimes the emotional labour is just not worth it. Is it worth it to expend your energy propping up another person with no benefit? Will it pay off in the long run? How long do you participate and support someone with emotional labour before pulling the cord? Do you wait until you realize… you were actually licking the spoon?

So many questions fill my head this evening because I am done. I am enough. I am me. I do not need to do the emotional labour in personal relationships to be worthy of them.

Social justice can take alot of emotional labour. To weather the storm you are going to need an inner circle in which there is an exchange of emotional labour and not just a drain.

Remember to take care of yourself and DO NOT do emotional labour for others who do not deserve it.

  • Read a book
  • Get a massage
  • Paint your nails
  • Take a bath
  • Go for a walk
  • Meditate

You are important! You are valuable! You are special! Just you is worthy, without any added extras!

Always remember, “‘No’ is a complete sentence.” ―  Anne Lamott


About Me, Autumn, Health, Self Care, Thanksgiving

Painting Pottery

Yesterday, I went to Crankpots with my bestie (emerald_giraffe)!

Here’s what I made, a pumpkin jar! In the background is my bestie’s sea mug! The pumpkin will fit in just perfectly with my favorite holiday – Thanksgiving!

My Pumpkin!










I found the painting oddly therapeutic! I think it has something to do with doing stuff with your hands. Maybe I should do this more often.

Cheesepalooza, Nightshade Free, Ricotta, Vegetarian Food


I’m a bit behind in my blogging. August’s cheese was Ricotta. My cheese making partner’s and I attempted to make cow and goat ricotta.  The goat failed miserably but the cow ricotta was a success.

Here’s some pics from our process.

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A big shout out to Shift Mama for her awesome cameo hand pics during cheese making!

Thanks to Untamed Feast, I turned my ricotta into a forest blend mushroom ricotta spread. I used their forest mushroom blend and their morel mushroom spread recipe to create my spread. My family loved it, but I forgot to take pics of it.

September is upon us and the cheese for this month is Chévre. I am greatly looking forward to this one and thinking of doing a peppercorn Chévre.

About Me, Health, Reflections, Self Care, Veg*ns of Alberta, Wedding

It’s November……

So after an extremely high stress month of October and a miserably failed “every day” blog post month.  I am still blogging away but there is far too much going on.

I missed all of Veg*ns of Alberta‘s events for World Vegetarian month.  But have promised myself there is always next year and next year I will rock world vegetarian month.  I have gone dress shopping and can’t decide on a dress.  I feel torn between two dresses I want and keep wondering why are they so expensive and should I spend this much on a dress/why am I not an amazing seamstress.  I have continued to be a Sparks leader even though it was alot more work than I had thought it would be when I first signed up, but I am loving it!!!!

K has an amazing report card.  She blew her classes out of the water!  I am so proud of her!

I am off to the lower mainland on Tuesday to visit family and scout out ceremony/reception locations and to look at renting a dress (which seems like an amazing option right now).

Through out everything this month my friends have been amazing and have been there for me through it all what I would do without them is unknown cause I’d probably just completely fall apart!!

Even with everything going on I am extremely happy and have a positive outlook and I know it will all fall into place and I will find my rhythm again it might just take a little longer than I thought.

Allergies/Intolerance, Autumn, Thanksgiving

Lazy Saturday Fun

I slept in this morning, it was nice.  Then took K to tap class and then we went out for lunch at Kyoto.  We had a bento box 🙂  Warning to all with nightshade allergies……Tempura Eggplant looks suspiciously like Zucchini until you bite into it 😦  I know, I know I should have asked….Life on the food wild side is probably not for me.  Then we ventured to Kingsway Garden Mall and sauntered around in home, bath and body stores looking for a house warming gift for J & R.  They just bought a house and their housewarming is tonight, so I am looking forward to that!

Now I am blogging as a tool to avoid house work …..  We are having thanksgiving at our house this year and have many friends coming over.  So I should get going, so far off the list is laundry and dusting.

About Me, Vegan Food, Wedding

A missed blog day

Sorry I missed yesterday, my internet was down…..thanks Shaw……….

Yesterday, I went to my very first bridal show and then out to lunch at Joeys, with some great friends!!!  We went to Bridal Expo!!  It was wonderful lots of good stuff to check out! Entered lots of draws and have my fingers crossed that I win the honeymoon in Barcelona 🙂

Tonight I need to work on my save the dates, It’s my goal this week to have them out before Friday.

Got my butt kicked today by my personal trainer.  Pulled my hamstrings pretty good …… Can’t really sit or do stairs.  Here’s hoping I am in much less pain Wednesday when I have to take my Sparks group selling cookies around the neighbourhood!

Off to eat my dinner for tonight – Sesame Orange Portobello Mushroom Pasta *YUM*  Then off to watch Lost….Yes I am behind the times.

About Me, Autumn, Seasons, Vegan Recipes

Fort Edmonton Park, Friends and Fun

Sunday, we spent the day at Fort Edmonton Park, thanks to an awesome invite from our Friends SB&S along with R.  We have a great day and it was 32 degrees Celsius outside!!!!!

Fort Edmonton was busy, but not too busy and lots of fun!!  We had ice cream and pickled eggs.  Although, there are better pickled eggs out there!

Later we packed for TREX for a prep meeting for a canoe trip down the North Sask. next weekend!  Then dropped K off for her TREX meeting!

Once K got home we had a spinach salad!  It was heavenly!

Spinach Salad!

  • Spinach
  • Almonds
  • Vegan Bacon Bits
  • Strawberry vinaigrette
Then J and K sat down for a grueling homework session. They made it out alive an hour and a half later!