Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Look what finally came in the mail!

Planting my seeds for summer. Yes I am a little late, but at least I got them planted. I kept waiting for these to arrive and they are finally here. Homemade jarred marinara here I come!

(San Marzano seeds from Amazon.com)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I have been reading...

I have been checking off my goals! Can I just say there is no feeling in the world quite like checking off your to-do list.  A sense of relief and accomplishment all at the same time.  Just checking in on my goals thus far...

1. Buying a state park pass and going on fun hikes
       - I researched the costs and the parks and am waiting until I have a little more money in my bank.
2. Visiting/catching up with long lost friends
       - I am playing phone tag with a few people but today I am going on a run/hike and chatting on the phone with on of my friends so I consider that a step in the right direction.
3. Signing up for another running event
       - See #2.  I am just starting to get back into the grove and have looked at a few events.  Working on it...
4. Making more Donna Hay meals
       - Waiting for my sister to come back from Russia as she is always there to support me and give me her honest opinion.  Plus, she is a great dinner guest.
5. Going to an art gallery, concert, or museum
       - I have a few events scheduled on the horizon!
6. Picnic in the park
       - June gloom set in on the day I was to picnic but there are more opportunities ahead.
7. Putting a ceiling fan in my bedroom
       - Called the guy to come and put it in...haven't heard back yet.  Maybe I should call someone else.  Hmmm....
8. Reading the books that people have given me to read (I have about 20)
       - I have finished 2 since my last post!  One of which was over 700 pages.  Yikes!  Just finishing up this last one before moving on to my book club book.
9. Finishing books I have started and not quite finished
       - See #8
10. Reading my book club book before book club! (Last one I did not finish)
       -See #8

Okay, now I am off to research some fun, healthy picnic recipes while I am on hold for a client....I hate being on hold but hey, multitasking makes it work!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Here is my post

So, how are you?  Me?  Oh I am fine.  Just keeping on keeping on.  I realized it has been quite a while since I posted and I fully blame Ireland even though I got back a week ago.  How was Ireland?  Beautiful landscapes, friendliest people, perfect weather, and a lot of driving.  I am still reflecting on the trip and making some personal notes.  And yes, I have pictures.  Lots and lots, just that I have not yet printed them.  Soon. And when I do you will be the first to know!

I am currently working on summer goals.  Goals?  What can I say? I am a goal-oriented kind of gal.  One of them is getting back on track with my exercise and eating now that my stressful season is over and that I have had a vacation.  I have been dabbling with Tony Horton and Nike+ again not to mention my favorite, the Lose It! app for watching what I eat.  Might I just say, portion size is everything and Tony Horton's P90X is kicking my butt and I am still doing girl push-ups!  Besides getting my health back in line I also have little goals that I want to check as complete.  Goals like:

1. Buying a state park pass and going on fun hikes
2. Visiting/catching up with long lost friends
3. Signing up for another running event
4. Making more Donna Hay meals
5. Going to an art gallery, concert, or museum
6. Picnic in the park
7. Putting a ceiling fan in my bedroom
8. Reading the books that people have given me to read (I have about 20)
9. Finishing books I have started and not quite finished
10. Reading my book club book before book club! (Last one I did not finish)


Okay, that is just the beginning but I think they are pretty doable for summer.  I know I will have more goals and my priorities will change, but at least I have my jumping off point.  To be continued...