Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Silent (Nearly) Night

Too busy being with the grandkids to photograph the grandkids, except for this one time I had them for the afternoon at the park last week, while Pat and Kate finished up some Christmas shopping.   On the drive from the park to CiCi's Pizza (where we don't eat but stay happily involved plunking tokens into prize-producing machines) they fell asleep.

Those are my headlights, as I sit debating about rousing them or letting them awaken on their own.  Problem solved when I turned off the car.  They awoke by themselves, and luckily, in good moods upon seeing we had arrived.

Vegan-Bound, "Julie and Julia"-Inspired

Ok, back from my son's house and a memorable 6-day Christmas visit (thank you Pat and Kate!) and back onto the vegetarian/vegan path.  Since I've been reading my daily emails from http://www.pcrm.org/ about the 21 Day Kick Off that I wrote about in a previous post, I am gearing up for this three-week vegan program. 

And I was about to go, "Oh, hell.  I've tried to do stuff like this before and haven't stuck with it.  Do I really want to expend the effort again?"  So, I took a break and went to read my email when, lo and behold, I encountered today's horoscope (oh, just humor me....I get them daily for fun): 

Tuesday, Dec 29th, 2009 -- You are usually able to cut your losses and move on because you have such a pragmatic outlook on life. But now as you face the prospects of not reaching your goal, consider talking yourself into trying one more time. Although the odds don't seem to be in your favor yet, they could dramatically turn around in just a few short weeks. If you don't give it one more shot, you'll never know what you might have accomplished.

Hmmm, see how I can immediately apply that to the subject of this post?

So I'm going to spend the next couple of afternoons at the local library, printing out what to stock my pantry with for this venture, along with many of the recipes listed at their site. If you want to join me, or attempt any of the recipes yourself, go to http://www.21daykickstart.org/.  And I'm going to blog about it, just like Julie Powell did in the Julie-Julia Project, her blog which inspired the movie (hence, this post's title.) 

Except I'm not expecting anyone to offer me money for movie rights.