Feb 26

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Weekend update

The last week has been a bit of a roller coaster, but on the plus side I’ve been SUPER productive!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

For the first time this week I had three front-page features at the newspaper in one week.ย  I was really proud of each of them, too, which made it even it feel like a real accomplishment.

About six weeks ago my high school asked me to do some freelance writing for them.ย  Over the last week I turned in my first three pieces for them.ย  It’s a real honor to be writing for my alma mater, a place that had a significant hand in my personal development.

This weekend I was supposed to go out of town, but had to cancel due to high winds (my friend and I agreed that highway driving didn’t seem safe.)ย  That meant I had an unexpected weekend to work on a couple of projects.

I’ve been wanting to create an online writing portfolio for a while.ย  Now that I have some freelance writing work (and would love to get some more), it seems even more important.ย  It isn’t done yet, but here are the beginnings: http://www.themiraclejournal.com/writing-portfolio.

You’ll have to wait another few days for the other thing, but I promise it’s going to be worth it!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

As for fun… last weekend I spent a day with some friends and we made sushi for lunch.ย  That was my first experience and it was so much easier than I expected that I decided to make my first solo foray into sushi making today.ย  Last weekend we did all vegetables.ย  This weekend I used some cooked meats (nothing raw – I still prefer to leave that to the restaurant chefs!)

It was quite fun. Here are some pics:

Slicing steak to roll into the sushi for lunch

All rolled up (chicken and veggies)

I'm already excited about tomorrow's lunch! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify whatโ€™s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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  1. Wendy

    This really looks yummy but sad to say, my taste buds are not really good with nori. I really don’t like the taste of Nori even though it’s very healthy..

    1. Leah Carey

      One thing I’ve learned over the last week, Wendy, is that different types of nori taste different – the package we used last weekend had a really strong smell and taste. The package I used this weekend was very mild. I guess if you don’t like seaweed at all, none will help, but if you have some hope for it, I’d definitely suggest experimenting.

  2. Bobbi Quincy

    Congratulations on your 3 front page articles and yes this must have been a bit of a boost to your ego, but you deserved it after all you did the work. Congratulations once again.
    Bobbi Quincy recently posted at their blog…Alta White Reviews

    1. Leah Carey

      Thanks Bobbi. Very kind of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Denise Wolf

    Congrats on your new Journal page and all of the articles you get to put in there with more to come.
    Sounds like a great weekend!

    1. Leah Carey

      Thanks Denise! I really appreciate it.

  4. Liz Jamieson

    Hi Leah

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my site – I’ve come to see what your site is all about by following your CommentLuv link to your last post.

    The first time I had Japanese food was when I was working in Germany (Munich) for a week and we went out to an amazingly good Japanese restarant called Daitokai . All I can remember about it was that I drank too far too much Saki. The last time I ate “Japanese” food was at Paddington Station in London, at one of those bars where you sit on a high stool and the sushi trundles past you on a circular conveyor belt. I was sick for a week. Moral of the story – railway stations are not the best place to eat anything really…

    Liz Jamieson recently posted at their blog…Google Author Markup โ€“ New WordPress Plugin โ€“ AuthorSure

    1. Leah Carey

      Hi Liz,
      Thanks for your comment – and for your feedback on using CommentLuv well.

      Your story is hilarious!! I remember being in the New Mexico desert last year and joking that I wouldn’t trust eating sushi there. ๐Ÿ™‚

      My first sushi experience was at “Midnight Rock ‘N Roll Sushi” somewhere in downtown Boston. It was, as advertised, at midnight…with loud rock and roll music playing…eating sushi. And despite the hour and my ringing ears, I was hooked from the first bite! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I will now add to my list of unfortunate pairings of place and food… railway stations – any food at all. ๐Ÿ™‚

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