Journaling – 2020

“Your direction is more important than your speed”


Heading out to shop for a journal…

Hello, sweet friend…

It is the start of the first full week of 2020…

12 wonderful months ahead…

and several years since I have chosen a word for the year...

However the time has come…

I also admit that entering the roaring 20’s has inspired me…

Utilizing one of my new journal’s to work on this week’s post

after a bit of pondering

I chose the word “cultivate”

This word seems very apropos for me at this time in my life… Since there are many things that I would like to give more care & attention to. So recently I purchased a 5 year journal to assist & track my growth…those dream seedlings…nurturing them…taking that first step… then the second… and third. Reminding myself daily that even the smallest baby steps can lead to the biggest of dreams starting.


Healthy Easy Veggie Bowl

Veggie Bowl

If Joe and I are going out for lunch we often end up at a wonderful little vegan restaurant called the Tin Thistle café located in North Bend, Oregon. This recipe was inspired by several of their village bowls that they serve at the cafe. The recipe doesn’t really need any measurements…since you can make as much or as little as you want there’s really no wrong way to make this bowl… Here’s my version.

Fresh ingredients ready to slice and dice


1 head lettuce ( your choice) cut into small pieces

2 cups brown rice cooked

1 avocado sliced or diced

2 tomatoes diced

Preparing Harvest rice

1 can black beans

1 can black pitted olives sliced

cheddar cheese (optional)


1. Layer all the ingredients in a bowl.

2. Eat slowly

3. Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Journaling – 2020

  1. Donna Kelly says:

    Thank you for REMINDING me , once again to continue my journaling!!!! I have been so busy, more this year than before, with my mom and planning my time is challenging. Now that all of Christmas is packed away, and I even have my Valentines décor done, I will have more time…..ha ha , but the 2020 home projects have started too!!! But at least you have reminded again…thanks!!!

  2. Joe says:

    Thank you and the reminder of the value of journaling.
    The salad looks appealing and delicious!

  3. Jenny Bonynge says:

    This loose recipe sounds very like a “Yumm” bowl…similar to those served at our local restaurants here in Eugene from Café Yumm…delicious!

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