Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Yes, I am fascinated by Samis and really would like to jump on the Hurtigruten and go North to see the Northern Lights and visit the lovely reindeers.

Here are some images from an exhibit by Fred Ivar Utsi Klemetsen that I recently saw here in Toronto:

Unfortunately, I missed the "Suddenly Sami" documentary but would loooove to see it!

Lastly, if and when I visit the Samis, I would like to present to them these dolls that I've made. ;)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Withdrawal List

The most interesting thing about being on the "whole30" is the amount of items I've been craving.  I crave things that I've never eaten, to things that I haven't eaten in years.  According to some friends, I must associate these foods with feelings of comfort sometime during the course of my life (perhaps even during childhood).

Well, here is the list to date (click for a larger view if you're curious..hahaa)...

and yes, drawing it makes it "better" for me for some strange reason. :P

Whether I choose to eat sugar or not, I will always love watching this. :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

My Paleo/Caveman "Cleanse" - Day 13 of 30

Please bear with me as I document my 13th day of being on a paleo "cleanse/experiment" out of the "whole 30". I am calling it a cleanse because I hate the word "diet" as I have issues with rules and being told what to do. :P The main reason for this experiment is for me to see if my energy levels increase (especially when I exercise).
To be honest, it has been challenging so far, as I still have periods of sugar and wheat withdrawal and I miss dairy and soy quite a bit. However! What I have noticed is that my ravenous hunger pangs are no longer out of control. It is also somewhat frightening how much vegetables I alone can consume and how much time all the chopping/cooking/cleaning is taking.
I often scoff at certain "diets" and "cleanses" because it feels like it's mostly a North American obsession, while the rest of the world are happy and unfussed about such things. :P

Well, let's see how the remainder of the "whole 30" days go.

As for now, the tinkling of ice melting in a glass of scotch, and a big ice cream sandwich are things that I will hold as possible treats awaiting for me at the end of the tunnel.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

** Speechless **

Months ago, Gemma and I decided that we were going to do a package exchange, and all I have to say is that this is one of the most loveliest collection of treasures I've ever received....

Thank you Gemma - for everything.  :**

Monday, August 6, 2012

Time Flies

I can't believe it's already August....
It's been a busy, busy Summer indeed!

This past week, I spent a lovely evening at an outdoor Sigur Røs concert...

and tried hard to find the time to work on my other job, even though I was slightly addicted to watching the Olympics... *sigh* :P

However, I re-listed the "Hibernating Black Bear" in my Etsy Shop - hooray! :D

Are you finding that time is flying by as fast as I am? Aaaahhhhh!  :O