Monthly Archives: March 2012

What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) 3.28

My What I Ate post.  And you get to join in on the fun.  Just click on the button to take you to the site and see what others are having.  Or add your own!  It will be Tuesday’s food.  Enjoy.

Breakfast: coffee and protein bar.  Danactive drink.

Lunch: Out with a friend.  Half of a steak sub and a homemade pretzel.

Snack: Carrots and Strawberries

Dinner: Turkey breast filet, tzatziki sauce and half a sweet potato.

Let’s hear it for bad pictures, taken in the dark!!!!  I really need to work on this.



Travel Tuesday: Passports

Application for U.S. PassportI was reminded several times last week about passports.  First, a funny story about one of the players on my hockey team showing up for the team flight and then remembering that he needed his passport cause the team was going to Canada.  And he almost missed the flight as he ran home to get his passport.

And then because we took a whirlwind trip last week.  And for about 8 years now, even before all of the new travel requirements, I have traveled with my passport as ID on any trip.  NO TSA ever questions a passport.  But drivers licenses can be confusing, especially out of state.

And then I realized that my passport will need to be renewed next year.  So I started wondering what that process looks like? Do I get a new picture?   I remember applying for my passport the first time.  Michael was “renewing” his at the same time.  Mine came WEEKS before his.  So why do renewals take so long?

Just remember that many countries will allow a US citizen in with just a drivers license and a birth certificate, but the US will not allow you back into the US without a passport. Even from Canada.  Or the Bahama’s.  Or Mexico.  Just something to think about if you are planning an impromptu trip anywhere.  Allow the proper lead time to get your passport.  They are good for 10 years and you won’t ever have to worry about coming through immigration again.

Apply online for a passport here.

Daily Mood Alert and Food/Fitness: Mon, March 26 - I'm sorry you're stuck inside a shitty office on a beautiful day while I'm outside walking my dog.This was too perfect not to use.  Because I did in fact walk my dogs this morning and it was beautiful.

Mood is still too crappy to discuss.  Let’s move on.

Food:  Coffee.  Egg beaters, turkey sausage and an english muffin.  And then I snacked.  There was a pudding, some ice cream.  Carrots and a nectarine.  Oh, and one chocolate covered pretzel.  Not sure what dinner will be.

Fitness:  I have walked 3 miles so far and will do one more loop for a total of 4.5.

Weekend Recap - That would be karma, slapping you in the face. Get it yet?You should all thank me for not blogging much this weekend.  The weekend sucked and I didn’t want to get all of the suck sauce on all of you.  But I am grateful for my happy dogs.  For the birds in my yard.  And that I have another opportunity today to get it all right.

Friday night we had pizza and watched hockey.  Nothing too exciting.

Saturday we went to the gym and then worked around the house.  And saw the Hunger Games (late).  It was good!  You can read it here.

Sunday was Sloth Sunday and I did make it to Lowes for picture hangers and flowers.  You can read it here. Beware, it is philosophical.

What are you grateful for today?  Do you believe in karma?

Sloth Sunday and Cleaning… - Karma - the gift just that keeps on giving.Today will be a sloth Sunday, although there is work to be done around the house and errands to run.

I have been exploring the concept of karma this weekend.  I was slapped in the face with an unbelievable lesson yesterday and wanted to know more. It is generally the concept that you get back what you put out there.

From  Karma is the energy that surrounds us and, depending on your actions, attitudes and outlook on life. It can be generally negative or positive. Those with negative karma will feel the consequences with agonizing situations, negativity, resentments and a feeling of bad luck or that the world is against you.

The article then lists several things that you can do to improve/cleanse your karma:

1. Be grateful

2. Act with love

3. Check your motives

4. Watch your attitude

5. Forgive

I think the first step in this is actually accepting that your own actions have something to do with the situation.  Bad things don’t always “just happen.”  Sometimes it is a lesson.  Karma will keep slapping you around until you learn the lesson it is trying to teach you.  Be open to the lessons as they are presented and things should turn around.

I hope.  And remember, sometimes your karma is impacting the people around you.