Sunday, July 25, 2010


Last Thursday evening, I went at my cousin’s house and her mom, taught us how to sprout our own vegetables. My aunt has been sprouting for a while now and she just loves it. She orders the organic seeds in bulk online, so I was able to buy the seeds from her. When I left that evening, I was so excited. I am really looking forward to eat my own sprouting in my salads. To start off, I am going to try, red cabbage, lentils, broccoli, garlic, green peas, alfalfa and clover. When I got home, I was so looking forward to start that I woke Victor and explain to him what I was going to do my sprouting and gave him a lesson on the benefits of eating sprouted vegetables. I almost didn’t sleep that night. I wanted to start my sprouting right away. I woke at 5am the next morning to start the soaking on the ones that needed to soak for 12 hrs.

Today I can say that I finished my first batched of sprouts. I was able to add the lentils and green peas in my salad. It was delicious! The rest of them are still in progress.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Update on Haiti

On July 12, 2010, we just hit the 6 months anniversary of the Earthquake. Since the earthquake, there haven’t been many children coming in to the O to be adopted. You would think that more would be coming in now because there are still over 1,200,000 people in Haiti that are still living under tarps and tents.

A few weeks ago, Dixie posted on her blog that parents will have to travel to Haiti 3 times to complete the adoption. On top of that, she mentioned that the Canadian Gov. was considering stopping adoptions in Haiti for 3-6 months. Here is her post “Now parents will be required to come to Haiti 3 times. They will come at the beginning of the process to appear in front of the local Judge, they will have to appear at the Civil Court, and then come at the end of the adoption to take their child home. The law does not require this civil court visit, so now Mrs. Cazimir is making up new rules. The Canadian government is considering stopping adoptions from Haiti for 3 to 6 months because of the adoption process being so disorganized right now.”

I contacted my Province and was told that she has not heard a thing about the Canadian Gov. Suspending adoptions for Haiti. We’ll see what the upcoming weeks are going to bring. In the meantime, I continue to read Dixie’s updates and hope to see more of the new babies coming in... Here is her latest post.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hot Week

We just finished a week long of high 30 degress. It was a heat wave. Lucky for us, there’s always a breeze in the evening because we live by the ocean. We open the windows in our bedroom and I sleep like a baby. Each day, when I got home from work, I put on my bathing suit and off the beach with the dogs. It’s so much fun to come home from work and be able to go for a nice swim. The water was like walking in a bathtub.

Yesterday, I dropped off the dogs at the daycare. I knew we were going out in the evening and I did not want them to be alone all day and night. When I picked them up, they were tired out! We got home and went for a quick dip at the beach and then they slept like babies. We left for an evening boating with friends. We had a great time. The breeze was even warm after sunset.

I am still off the caffeine! I was 2 weeks yesterday. I am so proud. In 2 weeks, I can honestly say that I only had 2 days my mind was telling me that i needed my cup of coffee.