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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Morning folks, I had planned on blogging last night but after my AKB I had a bit of a fever and felt like CRAP! Before I went to class I was at the local Target where it was a MAD house, I only had to get a few things thank God because the lines were wrapped around the store. I am so glad I am DONE with my shopping, I wish you all good luck who are going out today to shop:)


Well first I will start with the definition of the word Soul:

Definitions of soul on the Web:

So in short the soul is something that no one can touch. It is deep inside a person which no one can  feel or see. My husband once gave me the best comment I have ever gotten, he said, “I love your Soul”. At the time that he said it I didn’t really understand what he meant, but the more I understand about the soul, the more I am so amazed about how powerful that statement is.

So now that I have skimmed the surface of what the soul is, I would like to challenge you all in ways that you can FEED that soul. I believe everyone needs a healthy, balanced life, and a part of that is feeding your soul.

“Most of us make a list every week of what we need to fill our pantry. How about making a weekly grocery list for your soul as well?” I love this statement. It’s so true! It’s so easy, and so much fun! Making a Grocery List for your soul is a great first step toward honoring the needs of your inner self. Have anyone of you done this?


First, give some real time and thought to the activities or things you need in order to continue nourishing a conscious lifestyle.

“Now make a “shopping list” of the things you love, the things your heart and soul need. A morning set aside to garden? An hour alone? A long, hot bath? A half-hour to read poetry? A massage? Fresh flowers in your bedroom? A visit to your spiritual home, be it a church, synagogue, or spot in nature that inspires awe in you? A simple meal and heart-to-heart with a close friend? A trip to a museum or art gallery? A long walk in the woods?” –Green Living

All these ideas are wonderful ways to start feeding your soul, for a healthier and happier YOU!


I can’t believe there is only two days left until Christmas! I am getting so excited, with the scare of being sick last night I started to get stressed about being sick for the Holidays. I could tell I was getting sicker and sicker in class last night. I am so surprised I even made it through the whole class! When I got home hubby was the best doctor got me to take some medicine ( I hate taking medicine) and I felt so sick that he even blow dried my hair so I wouldn’t go to bed with a wet head! HOW AMAZING IS HE! When I got up this morning I felt 99% better! I slept in till 8!! Haven't done that in forever!

I made a yummy bowl of Pumpkin Almond Roca Oats:

  • 1/2 c oats
  • 1/2 c skim milk
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 banana sliced
  • pinch of pumpkin oats
  • a piece of almond roca ( mashed up in a ziplock bag)
  • handful of flax granola
  • spoonful of apple butter
  • 1 tsp of chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of pumpkin

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    I finished wrapping all the gifts before I went to AKB last night and made out our Christmas Dinner Menu. I may be making a few changes today.

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    I so badly want to go to the gym but I am afraid that I might get sicker. Sometimes I wonder if going to the gym helps sweat out the sickness?? My Aunt invited me to go tubing in the mountains ,I so want to go but I am trying to be smart!!! arrrr….

    • GO GET COFFEE ( I am out!)
    • finish all baking
    • clean out fridge
    • clean out guest closet
    • clean out office drawers
    • shop for Christmas Dinner
    • put together grandmas frame
    • READ!!!
      Have a Terrific TUESDAY!!!!!


    Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

    Wow look at all those presents! :D Your dinner menu looks awesome, how are you making the stuffing? That sounds yummy!

    I hope you feel better soon! I'm telling you, emergen-c is the way to go. :D

    Love the soul post and how true is that! Not many people take time for themselves.

    We are so excited for Christmas! Whee!

    Lacey Nicole said...

    i agree with andrea- i swear by emergenC. i got sick after running on the treadmill on saturday (so weird-- i started sneezing and nose-running as soon as i stopped running and it didn't stop for 48 hours)-- but i'm already better!!!!

    i think if you have a fever DEF don't exercise. if it is only a cold, play it by ear. but if it is the flu or something related you really need to rest!!! drink a LOT of water esp if you are drinking coffee :)

    I LOVE THE SOUL-LIST. i would put go read at the library with a latte and just lose track of time. i never do this but i always wish i did.

    Anonymous said...

    Glad you are feeling better! So sweet of your hubby to take such good care of you!!

    Your Christmas menu looks + sounds great! I love menus! :)

    Enjoy your day!

    Meghann said...

    Target was a mad house yesterday, I can't imagine how it is today.

    Can I come eat christmas dinner at your place?!?! That menu sounds AMAZING!

    Anonymous said...

    Get better Bobbi! I am sure you will, Christmas is here soon and it has its special power haha!
    I am LOVING your recent posts!!

    Anonymous said...

    Glad you are feeling better. Very sweet of your husband to dry your hair. Now that is love.

    Enjoy the holidays. Your menu looks fantastic.

    RunToFinish said...

    what a fantastic idea to feed the soul.

    Your Christmas dinner is really putting mine to shame.. oh well!

    HangryPants said...

    I love the idea of a list of things to feed your soul. I think it's very important to be mindful and reflect and this is a great way to accomplish that.

    Your first Christmas together is going to be AMAZING!

    Get well soon! Oh and I love EmergenC as well.

    just me said...

    that menu looks so great! everything sounds yummy!

    hope you feel better soon!

    Mica said...

    I like your shopping list for the soul idea. Sometimes I think stuff like that is hokey, but it seems like a good thing to do!

    Sorry you're getting sick. It's nice that you have such a good home doctor/hubby.

    Anonymous said...

    I'm so sorry you've been sick! It sounds like your hub is doing a great job taking care of you. :) I don't know if it's the right thing to do, but I usually continue working out because I think it helps me sweat it out, too! Take good care of yourself bobbi!

    Anonymous said...

    delicious looking bowl of oatmeal!