April 30, 2010


I'm tossing this out there because the more people that know the less likely I am to go back on what I want to accomplish ... or at least that's my hope.

NO ... I do not want to begin training for the Tour de France. Although I wouldn't mind seeing it live. That would actually be really cool. As long as I could sit on the side of a French country road and eat a baguette with a hunk of lovely cheese whilst sipping a cafe au lait.

I DO ... want to get out on the bike more this season. That starts with the bikes needing to be tuned up next week. Last year was a total loss (and my waist line is proof) ... what with the wedding ... the renovating and the back problem that lingered through most of the summer.

I AM ... starting Lance Armstrong's LIVESTRONG DARE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE. I get to track what I'm eating and it's easy. I just had a Yoplait Vanilla Tango Yogurt. Plug it in and it tells me the cals, the fat, the carbs etc. I set up my goal. It starts me out with the specified CALS for the day and subtracts from there. It also logs Calories burned too. Did you know that 15 minutes of Wii Boxing burns 110 calories? ;)

So there you go. Laying it out there. Onward and upward. Wagons Ho! Here we go.

April 15, 2010


I know ... I know ... it's been a while. And this post in no way is a declaration that I'll be back to regular posts. It might happen that way, but I'm not going to make that commitment. ;)

I was digging in my garden after work today. This is the first Spring that we've been in the house and actually had the time and focus to work on the garden. Spring 2009 was consumed with wedding plans and then honeymoons and then renovating the basement in-law suite for mom's arrival the end of August. The garden became an overgrown mess.

Now I'm able to take care of things in manageable chunks. And my downstairs gardener does her bit too. Although we have determined that diminishing vision and electrical cords and my mother are not in sync with one another. So lawn cutting will be me or the husband (I'm leaning towards the husband).

So in the digging I found this dead ol' thing that, from my estimation, hadn't seen life in a couple of springs. So I determined to get rid of it. I had one of those ah-ha moments in the midst of that.


There are some things I'm praying about ... waiting for them to see the blossom of spring.