GG’s Power Protein Shake = A+ I make this at least three mornings a week. It’s my favorite Saturday breakfast right before going to the gym for a nice long weekend workout. It tastes much more sinful than it is. It only takes a couple of minutes from start to clean up too. I’ve also… Continue reading Breakfast in a Blender
GG’s Hummus = A+ Yes, I gave myself an A for my own recipe. You’ll taste why when you try this. Want a guilt-free dip that is actually very good for you? This is soooo easy to make. I whip this up in about one minute. I never buy store-bought hummus anymore because, honestly, this… Continue reading Hummus to Hum About
I’ve heard many line openers at the gym but the title to this post particularly sticks out in my mind.It certainly is more creative than “Can I work in with you?” Or these . . . Line Openers at the Gym ·I like your shoes/ Did you get new shoes?/Those are interesting shoes. – (For… Continue reading Diet, Exercise, or Act of God?
Timing is everything. Time is ours to spend but we can’t keep it. We can’t see time but we can feel it. We can feel time but we can’t hold on to it. Time never stops but keeps going and going. Time can’t be rushed yet it can’t be slowed down. Once time is lost,… Continue reading Timing
Feeding my all-things-mini obsession, I purchased my second set of these adorable bowls. Yum Yum Dishes™ measure four ounces, the perfect size for portioning snacks. They come in a set of four, one of each color. In this American “Super Size Me” society, it’s hard to stop munching after one serving, let alone even know… Continue reading Yum Yum Time
New ‘Nana Bread = A+ What’s a (grading) girl like myself to do when I come home from a great workout with papers ready to grade, new blog pages ready to fill, and a sweet tooth that won’t subside. Well, I found a solution this evening that won’t waste those hours at the gym. I’ve… Continue reading (Ba)Nana Bread
Love, love, love this movie. I’m blogging on another subject, but had to take a detour to share a favorite as my daughter and her friend play this in the background. Serendipity is definitely my second favorite movie of all time. The title is such a happy word! This movie embodies those little fortunate accidents… Continue reading A Fortunate Favorite
Mini-Lesson 2 is brought to you by American Idol. This evening as my daughter and I watched one of our favorite shows,American Idol , Grading Girl couldn’t help but hear some grammar goofs. Granted the contestants are chosen based on how they sing, not how they speak, but perhaps they could be a little more cognizant… Continue reading Idol Grammar
Let’s review the English language, shall we? (adapted from an anonymous handout lying around, waiting to be rescued from the recycling bin) Grading Girl concludes that English is a crazy language. I can think of many examples to support this. . . some are from an anonymous essay sent my way, others are GG’s own… Continue reading Do fingers fing?
GG Mini Lesson: Quote vs. Quotation Let’s set the record straight, dear readers. I hear students and teachers alike mistakenly use these interchangeably. There is a difference between quote and quotation. To quote (verb) is to repeat the exact words of another, providing acknowledgement of the original source. GG’s example ~ After talking aloud to… Continue reading A Quotation is Not a Quote
First T.L.C. review! Body Language Sportswear is my latest workout attire obsession. A self-described gymrat, I arguably wear workout clothes more than street clothes – particularly in the summer; consequently, I’m constantly on the lookout for durable yet stylish sportswear. A couple of weeks ago, I paid a visit to the small but lively… Continue reading T.L.C. first review!