Monday, January 07, 2008

10 Things to Buy Organic

"I visit various food sites to read what they have to say and on Horizon Organics website, I found this article. Basically it lists the top 10 foods to buy organic and why you should. Here is the list:
3)Peanut Butter
4)Baby Food

One of my resolutions for this year is to be more environmentally conscious, so for my first step towards this I am going to buy organic milk. It will not only benefit our health, it will benefit the environment," I whisper.

Are you listening?

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Books I read in 2007

"I read all the time. Here is what I read in 2007.

  • Earth Democracy by Vandan Shiva

  • Tiny Dancer by Anthony Flacco

  • Trans Atlantic Slavery:Against Human Dignity edited by Anthony Tibbles

  • Extraordinary Railway Journeys by Tom Savio and Anthony Lambert

  • The True Power of Water by Masaru Emoto

  • How to Make a Garden: The 7 Essential Steps for the Canadian Gardener by Marjorie Harris

  • America's Women 400 years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins

  • The Procrastinator's Handbook by Rita Emmet

  • Gardens in the Spirit of the Place by Page Dickey

  • Outside Eden by Peter Short

  • The Colony - The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai by John Tayman

  • The Good Women of China by Xinran

  • On Truth by Harry G. Frankfurt

  • Relaxation by Sarah Brewer

  • Wildflowers of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & P.E.I. by Mary Primrose & Marion Munro

  • Bats by Tony Hus5ton

  • Palestine - Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter

  • No One Cares What You Had For Lunch - 100 Ideas for your Blog by Margearet Monson

  • Comes the Peace by Daja Wangchuck Mesto

  • Chinatown by Paul Yee

  • Spiritual:
  • The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

  • Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan

  • Finding Water by Julia Cameron

  • Celtic Goddesses by Miranda Green

  • Something More: Excavate your Authentic Self by Sarah Bon Breathnach

  • Why Good Things Happen to Good People by Stephen Post and Jill Neimark

  • Being in Balance by Dr. Wayne W. Dryer

  • God's Debris by Scott Adams

  • Ficton:
  • Black Wind by Clive Cussler

  • Dragon's Fire by Anne McCaffre

  • The Goddess Abides by Pearl S. Buck

  • Prey by Michael Crichton

  • Polar Shift by Clive Cussler

  • Countdown by Iris Johansen

  • Vertical by Joseph R. Gorber

  • Kiss the Girls by James Patterson

  • The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

  • Resistance by Daniel Kalla

  • Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid

  • All that Remains by Patricia D. Cornwell

  • The Hundredth Man by Jack Herley

  • Fox Evil by Minette Walters

  • Malice Intended by Ron Handberg

  • Crossing the Line by Karen Travis

  • Prayers for the Dead by Faye Kellerman

  • Over a Thousand Hills I walk With You by Hanna Jonsen

  • The Book of Names by Jill Gregory & Karen Tinteri

  • The Faithful Spy by Alex Baldwin

  • Seventy Seven Clocks by Christopher Fowler

  • Tropic of Night by Michael Gruber

  • Hide and Seek by James Patterson

  • Violets are Blue by James Patterson

  • The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson

  • Cat and Mouse by James Patterson

  • Aggressor by Andy McNab

  • See How They Run by James Patterson

  • Naked Prey by John Sandfor

  • Evangeline - A Tale of Acadie by Henry W. Longfellow

  • Mortal Prey by John Sandford

  • The Summer that never was by Peter Robinson
  • Movies I saw in 2007

    "In 2007 I watched some very good and some not so good movies. Here is the list for your enjoyment.

  • Children of Men

  • Catch and Release

  • Bridge to Terabithia

  • Braveheart

  • Man of the Year

  • Pan's Labyrinth

  • Erogon

  • Pursuit of Happyness

  • Scared Sacred

  • Music and Lyrics

  • The Painted Veil

  • The Holiday

  • Because I Said So

  • The Queen

  • Temple of the First Born

  • The Guardian

  • The Last Mimzy

  • Number 23

  • The Contract

  • Disturbia

  • Fracture

  • Astronaut Farmer

  • Perfect Stranger

  • Georgia Rule

  • Away From Her

  • Wild Hogs

  • Knocked Up

  • Mr.Brooks

  • Tears of the Sun

  • Stardust

  • The Kingdom

  • Eastern Promises

  • Hairspray

  • Rescue Dawn

  • Shattered

  • The Sentinel

  • Amazing Grace

  • License to Wed

  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

  • Ratatouillr

  • Archangle

  • Jindabyne

  • Breach

  • Freedom Writers

  • Are there any here that you enjoyed? Are there any good ones I missed?" I whisper.

    Are you listening?

    Friday, January 04, 2008

    2008 New Year's Resolutions

    "I like new beginnings. They give me hope and this year there are so many new things in my life, my granddaughter, my mom living with us and my son's very serious relationship with a lovely young woman. So this year I feel very positive about my life. Here is what I hope to work on this year to make my life even better!

    1) Find ways to make my life more spiritual.
    2) Be even more environmentally conscience.
    3) Be more health conscience.
    4) Be more productive.
    5) Be even more involved in my community.

    I hope that everyone everywhere has a good, productive year and uses this wonderful life to grow and learn, not just about themselves but about the world we live in and the other inhabitants, both human and otherwise that inhabit it," I whisper.

    Are you listening?

    Wednesday, January 02, 2008

    Review of 2007's New Year's Resolutions

    "Here is what I planned on working on in 2007 and how I did.

    #1 Work on my spiritual life - I feel that I didn't do too badly on this, I read a number of very good books, participated in group spiritual events and intragated more of my beliefs into my daily life.

    #2 Build an even stronger relationship with my daughter - Feel very good with this resolution. My daughter and my relationship has never been stronger or better.

    #3 Continue to work on improving my health and therefore my weight - Didn't do to well here, in fact slipped a lot.

    #4 Having built a tenous relationship with my eldest sister, I will continue to nurture it's growth and developement. - This went nowhere. I have found if someone doesn't want a relationship, you can't force one.

    #5 Actively work within the Peace Building Community here in Fredericton and help to change the attitudes towards peace as a way of life. - Involved myself more and will continue to do so even though it seems it is an uphill battle to change beliefs about war and violence in a city where most peoples' livelyhood is dependent on the military.

    #6 Enjoy time with my partner and actively involve myself in the building of our model train layout. - Spent much more time with my partner, doint lot's of things, but didn't get much done on the railroad!

    #7 I will finish things I have started. I will again aim for one a month and see how I do. Next year I will be cheering instead of rolling on the floor laughing! - Here I am, rolling on the floor laughing!!!!

    #8 I will continue to encourage the growth of my relationships with others. I will keep in touch with those whose company I enjoy. Did well with this resolution.

    #9 I will work even harder at being myself in ALL situations, not just those where it is easy or convienent. Did well here too.

    #10 I will actively work on my genealogy, including talking to my mother about her past and recording what she tells me. - Didn't get much done, but with my mother now living with us will hopefully get this done.

    #11 I will write letters to all those in my life with whom I correspond in a prompt manner. Okay, so I have some things I need to work on more!

    #12 I will find every opportunity to bring creativity into my life. - Some small success here, lots of plans for this year.
    What are your goals for 2008?" I whisper.

    Are you listening?

    Tuesday, January 01, 2008

    Happy New Year

    "Well, another year is here. I can't believe how quickly 2007 passed by. It has been a wonderful, momentous year. My little granddaughter Riley joined us, my mother came to live with us, my son finished his cook's apprenticeship and my daughter went back to school giving me the opportunity to take care of little Riley. I am loving it all!

    Wishing our whole world a Happy New Year and hoping that 2008 is a good year for everyone. I know it will be if we all treat everyone with the love and respect they deserve, regardless of their skin, their sex, their religion or their nationality," I whisper.

    Are you listening?