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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Ahhhh, do you see that?  Blue skies and...dare we say it...SUNSHINE. 

LOVE IT.  Although apparenly we are going back to grey and rainy fairly soon. 

Figured I better take advantage of it while I can.  I put on my walking shoes and hit the Centennial Trail.  I went to a part of the trail that I hadn't been to before.  I admit, I was a little nervous because its more of the secluded part of trail and not as populated.  But no one jumped out of the bushes and tried to kidnap me.  Always a plus!!!

I walked for an hour.  I even jogged a bit.  Okay, was only for a few seconds and it was when a bee was terrorizing me.  BUT HEY....I JOGGED!  Anyway, it was so nice to get out and move.  Its been a week and a half since I last walked!  I enjoyed the sunshine, scenery, occasional biker that passed me, and wildlife (NOT the bees!!!)  But by the time I got back to the truck, I was done.  My feet were a bit sore and knees a bit wobbly.  As of now, an hour seems to be my limit.  I shouldn't complain since when I started in January, I could barely make 20 mins!!!!

Afterwards I drove to Snohomish.  Went inside the Snohomish Bakery and got some wonderful Italian Bread for dinner.  Then picked up my veggies, from the drop off spot for Full Circle Farms.

Dinner tonight was a simple but delish Pasta Primavera, with whole grain spiral pasta.  Seems to be on our menu weekly since its a great way to use up veggies before they go bad!

Right now, I am sitting on the couch, basking in the stream of Sunshine that is coming through the back door!!!!  All while relaxing on the computer...waiting for my Wednesday night tv shows to begin.


Monday, March 29, 2010


Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that ISN'T you - all of the expectations, all of the beliefs - and becoming who you are.
-- Rachel Naomi Remen

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pasta Primavera

Sadly, I don't have a new camera, yet, to dazzle you with my fabulous meal. (just pretend there is a fantastic picture here that inspires you to make it TONIGHT!!!)

I had an abundance of veggies that needed to be used, and just happened to catch an episode of Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger, this weekend, on the Food Network.  PERFECT way to use up all my veggies and enjoy a healthy, flavorful meal!!!!

Pasta Primavera

I added zucchini,  a bit of onion and some jumbo shrimp. 

edit: (I've made it several times and each time have used diffrent vegetables. Very easy to adjust to what you have on hand!!!!)

Thursday, March 18, 2010


"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
Anais Nin

Sometimes we wonder how we got to where we are.  Not our surroundings, jobs or life around us.....but the person the world see's and accepts.  Because honestly, I don't think that person is always the person that we feel on the inside. 

I think we all make changes along our lives path that we don't consciously agree to!  We get married and give up a part of our freedom....we sometimes conform to what we think is the ideal spouse.  We have children and begin to behave in a way that we think is THE way that a parent behaves.  We don't always share our strong opinions because they are deemed NOT politically correct.  We start to dress a certain way, behave a certain way....and conform ourselves.   ALL so we can be liked by the masses.  So we fit in.  Molded into a cookie cutter image of what we think we need to be.

But what if that is not how we feel on the inside?  What if we want to be more true to how we really feel?

The RISK is: what if no one likes the person we are on the inside?  What if we offend someone?  What if they laugh at us?  What if they talk about us?  What if not EVERYONE likes us?

Is the RISK worth it?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

FIRST 5K ~ St. Paddy's Day Dash


I walked 3.8 miles in the St. Paddy's Day Dash.   THANK GOD for all my training!  If not for training, that 1+ mile on that slow incline would have kicked my ass!

Here is me and Kayleigh afterwards!!! 

Now on to the next one!!!!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ya know that old saying....

If you don't have anything nice to say....then don't say anything at all?

So yah....that's me today.