Carson Is Calm and Complaisant

Daily Horoscope:  Alluring is one way to put it. Devastatingly entrancing is another. No matter how you describe it, one thing’s for certain: Your charm is at unheard of levels right now. Go ahead and work it.   

Yep, that would be me.  (And also the cat although he doesn’t have to work so hard at it.)  Good thing too that I’m that damned charming because I haven’t shut up since getting out of bed today.  Really, my sister and I could save the world if anyone would just take the time to listen to us. Here’s my tarot reading for the day if you have any doubts about that.

Your intuition or a sudden insight could be healing or helpful to someone you love in a way you could never have imagined. You may have wild and unusual ideas and inspiration today. Keep an open mind, and don’t be afraid to share information about healing alternatives.

If only we’d communicated better BEFORE I got here, I would have known to leave the twenty odd packets of protein powder shake mix at home because there are two full unopened huge plastic containers full of it here.  The very same stuff.  I don’t think we’ll be able to consume all of it in two weeks, but we made a good start on it this morning. Since then we’ve done pretty much nothing but talk.  We won’t run out of that either.

There was a very heavy frost last night – almost looked like it had rained with everything being so wet, but now the skies are blue and the sun is shining and I’m trying hard to get over being jealous that everything here is already beautiful and green. 

I’m also completely covered in pet hair.  There’s a very friendly dog and three orange cats who will sit on the furniture first and then reluctantly give it up to you so that you can have a turn.  I could probably go through a few lint rollers a day but it would be a losing battle.  Raven is black so I can remember her name and recognize her from her size.  The three cats are harder to figure out.  They are Harry, Carson and Baby Rastus.  I have no idea which is which, even if they’re all standing there staring at me wondering why I’m so clueless.  The picture is of Carson lazing in the sun, but I know that only because I asked.  I like his laid back attitude and think we could all learn from it.

I forgot to mention yesterday that I tasted peanut butter pretzels for the first time and was pleasantly surprised at how good they are!  They’re probably even vaguely good for you if you don’t consume too much beer at the same time.  Or too much pet hair.  I don’t think there’s any nutritional value in that.  I’d ask Carson but he’s in some kind of cat trance until the sun goes down.

A Recipe!

I’m so excited!  I’ve never posted a recipe on my blog before!

It’s Sunday and work doesn’t start until 11:00 so I’ve got some time to kill and I’m sitting here enjoying my breakfast shake and thinking it would be a brilliant idea to share it.

So here’s the ingredients.

1.  A cup or so of some kind of healthy fruit juice mixture, the more purple and weird the better.  (Blueberry and Pomegranate is my favourite, but if boring old orange works for you, that’s perfectly okay.)

2.  1 banana (but not the skin, for those of you who don’t cook a lot)

3.  2 scoops of Arbonne Essentials Vitamin/Mineral Shake Mix (Vanilla).  Or you could substitute your choice of protein powder, but the Arbonne stuff is the absolute best.

4.  Some frozen fruit, like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries.  Obviously I’m partial to berries, but any fruit works, as long as it’s frozen.

5.  A big glob (sorry, I don’t measure) of greek yogurt.  (Yes, if you must, you can use whatever yogurt you like, but the greek stuff is VERY good.)  I use plain or vanilla.

6.  Anything else you might have hanging around that you’d like to get rid of.  I’ve added some orange sections, a couple of carrot ends, and a sliced apple – but not all at the same time.  Don’t get too carried away.

Method:  Place all ingredients in a blender and mix it up on the highest setting.  Does anybody ever use any of those other buttons?  I do everything on Liquefy because that’s the whole point of blenders.

Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.  It should be smooth and cold and delicious.

Now all it needs is a name.  Like Liquefied Lunch, because it doesn’t have to be limited to a morning meal.

There’s a girl at work who mixes up skim milk with a banana, peanut butter, and four cups of spinach.  I can’t comment on how it tastes because I’ve never tried it, but I can tell you it is extremely GREEN.  So it’s quite amazing the things we can consume when they’re all smushed up and unrecognizable.

But if you’re new at this, my advice is to start off with purple first. It doesn’t look like it’s good for you even though it is;  whereas green is not fooling anyone.