February 2nd – “Work pressures are mounting, but don’t let your personal life fall totally by the wayside.”

Work pressures are indeed mounting and I’m not going to let my personal life fall by the wayside. The astrological planner I got last month is great at reminding me about this.

At the bottom page of each week, there’s room to write down my other goals for the week that’s not work related (i.e. spiritual, personal). I haven’t it used it very much yet, but it does help me think about these other aspects of my life more often than I normally would. It’s easy to neglect my other responsibilities when there’s work to do.

Weeks ago, I committed to hanging out with my friend tonight, so it would be very disappointing if I didn’t show up. Even though I’m busy, I’m glad I made a point to plan ahead and set a date with her. I haven’t seen her since last spring. One month turned into two, then three, and now it is 2017! It’s easy to get wrapped up in my own stuff and forget that the rest of the world is still going on without me. Don’t we all do that? It gets even more scary when I see children grow up, making me wonder what I’ve done with my time! Tomorrow is her birthday and I surely would have missed it if I didn’t make a commitment.

For dinner, I’m making vegetarian curry with coconut milk. I don’t know how it will turn out, but the ingredients look sound. My foodscope advised that “Small things can deliver big results. For instance, just a pinch of cinnamon…can actually help you burn fat.” I don’t care if cinnamon burns fat or not, but the other myth is that it helps with circulation. That’s good enough for me. There’s some cinnamon in my recipe, so I’m all set!

Coconut Pumpkin Curry

½ small onion

½ can of pumpkin

½ can coconut milk

½ cup water

½ tablespoon curry

¼ teaspoon of each: salt, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric

½ container of tofu, cubed

½ sweet potato, cubed

Some peas and spinach

I would love to add tomatoes to this, but my friend is allergic.

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