Weekly Photo Challenge: lunchtime #5

Am rushing off to a lunch meeting with two amazing friends. Made some nashi and ginger juice to keep our brains zinging while we solve the world’s problems.

Nashi and ginger juice; just the thing for Friday brain-storming.

Nashi and ginger juice; just the thing for Friday brain-storming.

Juicy nashi pears and ginger. Yum.

Juicy nashi pears and ginger. Yum.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime #4

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Apples, spinach, celery and mint. Wasn’t sure what this one would taste like.

Surprisingly good.

Surprisingly good.

I’m not sure if having dental work has made the juice fast easier, but I think so. Since I’ve had to have the temporary crown replaced, I’m so conscious of it, and drinking is much easier on my teeth than eating.

Weekly Photo Challenge – lunchtime: Why do they call it a fast, when it goes so slow?

Juice ingredients; apples, celery, mint and a little ginger.

Juice ingredients; apples, celery, mint and a little ginger.

This week I’m trying to do a juice fast to see if a) it helps me lose some weight, b) weaken my caffeine addiction and c) somehow, magically stop the pain I’m in from endometriosis.

Apple, mint and celery juice, with a little ginger and a squeeze of lemon. Yum.

Apple, mint and celery juice, with a little ginger and a squeeze of lemon. Yum.

So for the Weekly Photo Challenge, here’s today’s lunch juice. Not sure about the medicinal properties, but it tastes really nice.

Weekly Photo Challenge – forward

Always reaching; always moving forward.

Always reaching; always moving forward.

Raising a child is the ultimate act of moving forward. There is no way back, no return. And though all the sleepless nights (in their babyhood and teens),  the tears (theirs and your own), the arguments, lost homework, forgotten sports kit and left-behind cuddly toys, trips to the emergency doctor, mind-numbing nursery rhymes … well, you know all this. Through it all, your child moves forward – at a pace that never seems quite right – whatever it is. And you move with them.

“Forward” is a word that fits my son perfectly, and this photo is kind of symbolic of him. From birth he’s always wanted the thing that was just a little out of his reach. As soon as he could crawl he wanted to walk; walking was only a stepping stone to running. Every skill he has mastered has increased his desire to do more; better. He treats every day as a chance to move forward, and he amazes and inspires me with his capacity to master the new and look for more.