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Martin Luther King Jr and Gingerbread Waffles

We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and relationship to mankind.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr day in the United States. Here in Canada we don’t recognize his contributions that spread much further than just America by honouring him on his day of birth.

Why don’t we?

You all know how much I LOVE quotes! I feel like someone out there said something about what I'm feeling that is so profound, that I could never say it better than them. So, in honour of MLK Jr. I would like to share some of MY favourite quotes from the great civil rights activist and leader. His words are so uplifting, meaningful and needed. Although he spoke them over 50 years ago, his words still provide guidance, empathy and dedication to human rights even today. Sadly, perhaps even more so today. Thank you Dr. King for speaking out and providing us with a voice of reason, compassion and love that will resonate with the masses for as many years as needed before we, as a whole begin to love and respect one another equally 

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
“Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.” 
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." 
“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.” 
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.”
“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right.”
“You will change your mind; You will change your looks; You will change your smile,laugh, and ways but no matter what you change, you will always be you.”
“Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better. ”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” 
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”
“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”
“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
“Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.”
“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”
“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
This week, hang out with with How Was Your Week, Honey? While we chat about Cocktails, Robes, Cross Country Skiing, Parenting, Beefs, Goals & Sex Clubs on Ep 102: It’s my Drink in a Box Check it out HERE!

This past Christmas morning, Ninja and I made special waffles for the Girls. Gingerbread Waffles topped with maple syrup and whipped cream! These waffles were like eating the most delicious gingerbread cake ever! It is dessert for breakfast! I made a few extra so we could freeze them but they were gone in a day! If you are looking for a special breakfast that is sure to WOW and takes zero time/effort, look no further!

Gingerbread Waffles
Adapted from Sincerely, Mindy

4 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1 cup milk
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons ginger
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Beat the eggs until they’re light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. 

Add the sugar, molasses, and milk and mix until blended, about 1 minute more.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, spices, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in the butter.

Cook immediately in a waffle iron until golden brown.



This week I was lucky enough to tag along on HBear's field trip up the mountain to do some cross country skiing! The weather was great, the scenery was magnificent and the kid's laughter was infectious! What a fabulous time! I haven't X-Country skied in decades so I was a bit worried but I had a great time and want to take the whole family up to try it out in the the near future!



Ninja packed my lunch 💕


The same time we were up at Nickel Plate skiing, I got this Facebook memory of 6 years prior, up in the same place with HBear but she was stubbornly putting her "skate" down and refusing to participate. OMG I LOVE this picture! 😂💛

On Saturday, Ninja and I were so excited to go see 1 of our favourite Canadian podcasters, Taggart & Torrens, at the Dream Cafe. Unfortunately just hours before the show was set to start, we got an email saying the show was canceled. Apparently all their gear was stolen out of the back of their van after their show the previous night in Vancouver 😞 So we made the best of it and went for a drink at The Nest & Nectar then out for dinner to Earls. Making sure that I am being accountable to my 2019 Goals!

Did everyone see the blood moon, wolf moon, full moon, eclipse? I think that's what they were calling it, right? 😂 I just got a bad picture with my phone but it was pretty spectacular! The Kids were BLOWN away. Pretty cool!

SBean got these super cute earmuffs for her birthday and she loves wearing them! We are growing her hair out for the dance recital and we are at a bit of an awkward stage, so she is happiest in her kittymuffs!

Finally, after a pretty great week... I stepped up my FitBit game! I haven't won a step challenge in awhile but Ninja was sick in bed this week so I took advantage and made my step goal every day and won my 1st challenge of 2019! 


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