Monday, March 31, 2008
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Swimming 2-3 times a week at LTF and Grandma's house ( on a Lake)
Golf / driving range 1 time a week
Bike or horseback rides in Blueberry Park (Garrett name for Maybury) 1 time a week
This on top of me teaching 6 time a week plus art fairs and festivals.
We should be okay...
If you have any good ideas for keeping kids intrigued, please let me know!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Time to get de-funked!
Chrysanthemum greens, pea sprouts, jalapeno peppers, napa cabbage, baby bok choi,
Yam noodles, udon noodles,
pork, rib eye, shrimp, calamari, scallops, every type of fish balls and fish cakes,
King Oyster mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, shitaki mushrooms,
All simmered in two types of broth (chicken and beef). Chinese barbecue sauce.
Friday, March 28, 2008
I'm really looking forward to teaching this weekend, and have new music and new play lists made. That makes me happy<)
I went to Lush in Twelve Oaks and got some Karma powder, it smells so good I want to wear it every day. It's a nice blend of patchouli, citrus and really fresh, mellow undertones.
Think a happy thought for Me!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
We went to our favorite sausage shop in Detroit. It has been a family tradition to get our sausage for Easter and Christmas from Markevich European Meats on Michigan Ave since before I was born. The proprietor's wife was into sport fishing and everything she caught was mounted on the walls (Sharks, swordfish etc,) so I grew up going to this obscure little shop with it's white tile walls, stuffed fish and the delicious strong smells of smoked meats, garlic and long lines of people clutching their white butcher shop paper wrapped packages as they left. The feeling is almost like the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld. You bring only cash, you never ask what anything costs and you know what to order when you get to the front of the line. This place has not changed since I was a kid and hopefully never will. I have a reputation for being a strong and assertive person, until I get to Markevich's shop. Without fail I always get yelled at due to my children touching the merchandise. I quietly cower with my cash in my hand and hope she (the eldest Markevich) doesn't single me out. Last year while at the counter I looked back to ask my son a question and she poked me with a pencil on my hand and asked "What do you want?" This time went fine and the boys were on their best behavior. I got the goods and left. I brought my camera to take a picture for the boys to look back at when they take their kids to get the sausage. Three generations (my mom, mother-in-law, me and my boys) and the thirty old fish on the wall.
We went onto the Rouge Factory Tour at the Henry Ford. The kids loved seeing how trucks are assembled.
I'm tired and ready for a nice quiet night.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
http://www.savetibet.org/ or International Campaign for Tibet
P.O. Box 910
Oxon Hill, MD 20750-0910
Donations are tax deductible
Monday, March 17, 2008
Be present and full of peace!
Don't be distracted with competitiveness, jealousy or anger. Enjoy the bliss of living with thankfulness in your heart.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Namaste ~ Tricia
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
My Chinese Family
I love getting feedback from my fellow yoginis! I love the comments on the blog, I hope to have more people participate so we can share our energy! I had a nice discussion after my class last week with several students. We are all different religions, ages and come from different backgrounds but we all have so much in common. I was so surprised to find this truth when I went to Hong Kong. My brother-in-law married Maggie, who was born in Northern China and moved to Hong Kong as a child. I was nervous to meet her family at the wedding, they did not speak English and I don't speak Mandarin or Cantonese. My son immediately "clicked" with his new cousins despite the language barrier and I felt immediately connected to her family. Our mutual kindness and respect for each other's cultures transcended the lack of a common tongue. They are basically just like us, very family oriented, loved to cook and eat and took pride in their traditions. I am always respectful of other religions and cultures, and strive to instill these values in my children. Instead of looking at differences, look for common ground to build a foundation of mutual admiration and knowledge.