Archive for the ‘SHEva Amy’ Category

Tuesday January 4, 2011 11:06


A dear friend, Wendy, from my running club forwarded this to all our members. Here are her words, “Hi all … I think we all want to be of help and need to be helped at times .. it’s hard to figue out when and how. It came together for this lucky group. Thought I’d share this really cool [...]

Monday January 3, 2011 08:44

New Year’s Eve Plouf Style

For the last few years, my brother-in-law Chuck has been coming over to cook for New Year’s Eve. This is a true treat. Chuck is a chef of high caliber. We have compared his cooking to the work of a great musician. Watching him cook is quite a spectacular event. Of course I teased him [...]

Saturday September 11, 2010 11:38

Being Selfish is Selfless

I recently began a parenting class called Active Parenting. I completely believe in this parenting philosophy. One of the first practices they teach is taking care of the caregiver. We have all been on the plane and heard the flight attendant say,  ”Strap your mask on first”. Active parenting teaches that “you cannot do your [...]

Tuesday August 24, 2010 09:05

Eat Pray Love

SHEva Teri and I went to see Eat, Pray, Love this past Sunday. A decadent “special day” for me.  Jabie and I had decided going into the weekend that we would each take one day to do whatever we wanted. I like this idea so much, I think I am going to offer this Saturday [...]

Thursday August 12, 2010 12:05

Is Less More?

I have read two articles in two days about living happier with less. Here is an article from Whole Living, What Do You Value Most? Take the Ten-Item Test. Click here to read entire piece. The first was an article on Yahoo, which sadly I am unable to find again. A woman and her husband [...]

Sunday July 4, 2010 06:24

Will it Blend

by Amy Plouf Now that I am living on smoothies, I was lamenting that our current blender really doesn’t blend squat.  After showing Jabie my cup with all the frozen strawberries still intact, he suggested I need this. PS I love my iPhone so much, this almost hurts more to watch than the Herbst in [...]

Friday July 2, 2010 11:12

Should I Suck it Up or Give Up?

by Amy Plouf Hello, it is your long lost blogger here. And I want you to meet my nemesis . Now using a word like that is probably not the right attitude. But my attitude has gone a bit south since this was inserted Tuesday. Why you might ask, did I allow this to be [...]

Wednesday June 16, 2010 05:40

It’s Hump Day! Have a Little Fun!

by Amy Plouf Jodi has been telling me to post about my LA trip, so here is a snippet. As you know, I aspired to learn the moves to Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance for the FLCE Dance Party. I often like to take on goals that are perhaps a bit too lofty! Hah- to say [...]

Wednesday June 16, 2010 04:42

How Long Till It Feels Natural?

by Amy Plouf I remember learning at some work training that it takes 21 days to form a habit. According to Psyblog, that is a gross underestimation. Unless you are talking about a simple habit like drinking more water. Which come to think of it, might have been what the training was on. But I [...]

Wednesday June 16, 2010 04:04

Fast, Easy, Healthy and Yummy too

by Amy Plouf My parents live in upstate NY where Wegmans is a convenient treat. Wegmans is a supermarket that strives to make your grocery getting a real luxury experience. The other day I saw a picture of pasta in the window on the way out. You know how some women have cravings when pregnant- [...]