Thursday, February 23, 2006

Everything, for a reason

What I am creating, it's important.
It's not something that can be done in days or even months.
To get it right one needs to have the correct ingredients, the right people, the right time, the longing and the need, wanting to do good, give and take.

It's something that the world needs in this time of darkness, fear and sadness.
It's all that I can give really, for now anyway.
I think I was put on this earth for this reason and want to help heal with others who feel the same, slowly they are starting to creep through the door but we are all so afraid of being hurt.

Time and faith eh?


"in delight and in regret"

i can see out onto the street
from this shambles, pretty on the outside,
the snowflakes escaping into the apartment on beverly

but everyone is too busy to notice
the little ex patriate
filling up the day by spreading out the chores,
lonely fingers longing for a piano

big cities lose me
and I lost you
but I try not to dwell on mistakes,
we are both who we are, in delight and in regret

forget, forge ahead
i don't subscribe to this self pity

so let me loose
out into the wide open fields
smattered with canola
in the albertan air

let me go
i will close my eyes when you drive too fast
on the saskatchewan highways,
it won't hurt a bit
if it gets me where I need, to b.c

Current Music: animus & singing to the bones by the lovely wendy rule
Current Obsession: listening to demos people have sent me

Monday, February 20, 2006

Peculiar Thoughts

Wow, sitting still is really, really hard!

I have been conversing with many musicians about the supergroup I am putting together but I can't say anything yet until things are finalised but I can
promise you wonderful music, humour and talent beyond compare!

Last night I went crazy and baked lemon and almond cupcakes and chocolate chai cake, oh as well as mint lemonade. The homemaker in me went on a rampage and this morning I am paying the price after eating waaaay too much :)

I am currently reading the Poisonwood Bible and I am having the weirdest dreams including goats and boats and huge freeways and beaches??? I don't know what's going on.

Current Music: drive by bic runga & winter light by tim finn
Current Obsession: cooking desserts

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Mmm Lemonade....

Last night we had a right ol cooking fest making carrot & couscous pie as well as raspberry mint lemonade and mint lemon iced green tea which were delicious!!!

I got the recipe for the pie from a zine called ripe by jae and changed it around a little bit.

The lemonade/tea was inspired by some recipes I saw on you grow girl, an awesome gardening site for every day people with some really neat stuff on it.

As you can see there wasn't much of the raspberry mint lemonade left but not to worry, I have two other jars full in the fridge.

Raspberry mint lemonade (makes around 2 litres)

4 lemons
1 punnet pureed raspberries
handful of mint leaves
1/3 cup - 1/2 cup sweetener (I used maple syrup)
ice cubes (5-10)
water (add to taste)

Puree raspberries then place in saucepan on low heat on the stove and add sweetener cooking for 2-5 mins.
Juice lemons then add juice, a few bits of pulp, mint leaves, raspberries, sweetener and ice cubes to pitcher and stir.
Then to finish add cold water to pitcher until full or until it tastes good.'

Leave overnight if possible to allow flavours to soak and mingle, mmmm.

* Word of warning, don't overdo the drinking as I had about 4 glasses last night and have a bit of a tummy ache now but it was worth it!

Current Music: Danny Michel, perfect on repeat
Current Mood: lazy
Current Obsession: cooking, eating, making stuff

Thursday, February 02, 2006

What The Hell Is Wrong With Us?

The other night I went to see a documentary in Toronto called "The End of Suburbia" and it got my head spinning about the future of our planet.

What is going to happen when we run out of oil?
Reality now people! There will come a time when it will happen and that time will be soon if we keep using the resources we have as fast as we are today. We all know the real reason that George Dubbiyah sent troops to Iraq, so why aren't more people out there shit scared? I know I am.

So I ask myself;
are there enough people out there who care about the planet and our future to do something about this?

A recent vegetarian (just over 1.5 years) I have been slowly investigating how we really treat the planet and have been trying to change the way I live and do things so I don't take/use more than I need. Eventually I would like to be a sustainable individual, growing and making as much as I can and teaching what I know to others. I am re learning how to use books to write in, instead of the computer, learning how to make my own paper to make my own books, looking into natural therapies and re using, recycling as much as possible and so many other things.

Some questions for you;

How many things are using electricity in your house right now? Do you need more than one light on?
Do you know where your eggs come from and how the hens who lay them really live?
Do you really know what is going on in Iraq? I am the first to admit that I don't know as much as I would like but here are a few good places to start to educate yourself about what's going on around you;
sleeping with the devil

Look out! I think something has switched on in my brain.

Current Music: danny michel & mia doi todd
Current Food: plum & walnut yogurt
Current Obsession: self education

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Read Me

Hey I am soooo tired this morning.
I have been staying up into the wee hours of the morning over the past week doing silly things.

Exciting news; I am a featured writer for online magazine Mosaic Minds this month.
They have included 2 of my poems and one prose including Lavish, In Truth, Poem For Australia so check em out.

Apart from that I have a few other features coming up for my photography/writing in the coming months. Also you can now buy a couple of pieces of my photography work in the store.

Today I am heading north to look after someones dog for the two days.
Will be a nice change of scenery and I hear it's a lovely apartment block.

First I must drag myself to the shower and eat something...

It's a hard life :)