Compassion, Sledding, Baking and Having Fun!


Posted by Jill Whalen | Posted in Food, Things I've Learned | Posted on 12-23-2013


What I Learned Last Week (12/16/2013 – 12/22/2013)

When I’m not doing something physically active or cooking, I spend a lot of my time reading and listening to educational/inspirational videos. In order to try to remember a bit of what I’m learning (even if it’s just silly stuff) I decided to write down a few things that I learn each day.

In that spirit, here’s what I learned last week:

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

  • That there’s such a thing called the “Charter for Compassion.”
  •  That it was a really good idea to throw my Microspikes into my yoga backpack when I headed out to walk to the gym today in during the snowstorm. I was slipping like crazy on the  way over without them on,  but walking like a champ on the way home while wearing them.
  • mango-sausageThat fresh mango and spicy chicken sausages go really well together. (This had jalapeno chicken sausage, fresh mango, red bell pepper, diced jalapeno, cilantro, spinach and basmati brown rice.)

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

  • Sledding after not having done it in over 35 years is fun, but the bumps are killer!

  • There’s a bootleg FoxNews channel online with live streaming so that I can watch when my daughter Corie happens to be on…yay! (We don’t have cable hooked up to our TVs.)
  • Learned how to edit a YouTube video (at least figured out how to cut some off the beginning and the end…no idea how to cut in the middle though!)

Thursday, Dec. 19. 2013

  • That people are too uptight about baking ingredients. You can easily switch things up and still have good results.
  • That I’ve noticed how much I’ve slowed down the overall pace of my life and how relaxed that makes me feel.

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

  • How to fix my Yoast SEO WordPress plug-in so that it starting showing up again after a few weeks absence!

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

  • That my son Tim works so hard at Brown all semester that when he gets home for vacation he promptly comes down with something and has to sleep for a few days.

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013

  • When Corie says she can do her make-up and be ready in 15 minutes, she really can’t!
  • That life is supposed to be all about  having fun and enjoying every moment.


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