I found what turned out to be a fantastic roast turkey recipe online; such a juicy bird having cooked it breast down instead of the traditional back down. The turkey was also one of the ones we had ordered from McDonald Farm, and boy was it delicious!
As part of my wife's Birthday this year (she's born on Christmas Day) I decided to take her out for diner and a movie.
We first stopped of at Tony Roma's and had a fantastic meal; they really worked hard to try put something Paleo together for us!
The movie playing this evening was the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in 3D. I haven't been to many 3D movies, and can say that I did enjoy the extra dimension overall. My wife had hoped to see more movie about Smaug, so was rather disappointed with how quickly into the movie he exited. Dragon's aside, we did enjoy the story and were very entertained by the final chapter.
|You find your old high school graduation suit in your closet, and it actually fits again?!?! Thank You Paleo!|
My wife and I discovered The Preferred Perch today. While the majority of their store is centered around bird feeders, supplies, and outdoor ornaments... they do have a wonderful selection of crystals, stones, salt lamps, bath salts, candles, etc...
We found an excellent Encyclopedia of crystals and stones that we purchased, as well as some of the best bath salts my wife has ever used!
Inspired by Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth video series, I've been finding myself drawn more and more to investigating various forms of spiritualism. I guess you could say that I'm on a journey to "find my bliss", as Joe would say (among other notable quotes).
Over the last month or more, my wife has been attending some spiritual-based courses/workshops with Kristel at Divine Clarity, and tonight's open house was the perfect opportunity to see what synergies there may be for me.
What I found myself connecting with were the (core) spiritual and Shamanic based workshops, as well as the class to make my own drum! I'd been looking to buy a drum, and found that it was cheaper to make my own in Darcy's (Kristel's husband) class than it was to buy one... paying for the knowledge, experience, and walking away with a drum for less!
Went to see the MTC (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre) production of The Heart of Robin Hood tonight with my wife and sister-in-law. While I'm generally not a fan of musical-type plays, I did rather enjoy this production in its entirety.
Only thing that didn't quite click with me was the reasoning behind choosing a hill-billy band to play with the theme of Robin Hood, but it was quite entertaining nonetheless.
After only eight months of marriage (thanks to twelve months of eating Paleo), I have had to resort to switching my wedding band over to my right hand. Apparently within the 100+ pounds I lost, there must have been a rather significant lost from my fingers as well, because the ring can now easily fall off my finger.
I've visited a few local jewelers over the past couple weeks, and none can size the ring without creating a seam in its design; something I'd prefer to avoid. They are giving me options like springs and soldering in bars or blobs of gold... all of which would make it lopsided. I'm no goldsmith, but it sure sounds simple (coming out of my mouth anyway) to ask that one lay a nice even layer of gold inside the ring to convert it to my new size. I've gone from a size 12.5 down to a 10.25, and can envision a simple mathematical equation to figure out the delta in the radius of the before and after circles... which should indicate how thick the new gold layer needs to be.
Does anyone know of any goldsmiths that believe like me that adding a layer of gold onto my ring should be straight forward to do? If so, please reach out and let me know.
|Tonight was Howie Mandel's comedy show at the Club Regent Event Centre. The show started with an annoying video that kept looping over-and-over for what must have been 15 minutes. It was part of the show and meant to get people annoyed and then relieved that the show was starting. The opening act was good, but Howie was fantastic. He had such energy on stage that you knew he loved his career. I could tell that many of his jokes were inspired by the moment (adlib), and my sister-in-law pointed out that all of his shows aren’t scripted...which made it all the more impressive of a show. Excellent job Howie! We were rolling in our seats and had a great time.|
A nice smooth road has been a long time in coming for my street... so glad to see it!
...and my finger apparently.