CASSIOEPIA   194,156
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
CASSIOEPIA's Recent Blog Entries

Garden Project - April 12th

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I'm going to do a series on my garden, and watch it grow through pictures. I am so anxious for Spring to arrive, and to be able to get my bike out and to work barefoot in the dirt in my garden.

It's not much yet, but here is where my garden is today:




LOL, and if anyone knows how to upload a picture from an iPad so it's not upside down, please tell me (I've tried it twice now).

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BE-THE-CHANGE 4/13/2014 7:10AM

    I still look outside every morning to see if it snowed. Thank goodness it hasn't here. But what a rough winter! I hope your snow is gone soon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOANNA2 4/13/2014 6:53AM

    I don't anything about iPads. Your garden will be
great when all that snow goes away. You must be
truly ready for Spring by now. Have a nice Sunday.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSY455 4/13/2014 2:44AM

    With all that snow, I can see why you are anxious for spring! I hope it arrives quickly for you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SNOWYOGA 4/12/2014 11:11PM

    Nice picture and I would have no idea on electronic things Sorry

Report Inappropriate Comment


2013 Recap

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

I watched both boys leave the comfort of a secure job to stretch their wings and fly farther from home, and it has turned out well for both of them.  I had a wonderful fitness year, and obtained a challenging goal that I had set for myself.  My husband and I travelled to Phoenix and enjoyed visits from family and friends while we were there.  I got to travel to Alaska with three generations of family, and saw such remarkable beauty along the way.  Two nephews added spouses to our growing family, and a new great-neice made her appearance.  We had one of the best harvest seasons I can ever remember.  It was a year to remember, my "Lucky 13"!

My main fitness goal was 2013 miles in the year 2013, made up of 513 running miles and 1500 cycling miles.

My running mileage was accomplished in early July, and then exceeded by a couple hindered more miles, to finish out the year at 758 miles in total.

My cycling miles took a bit longer, and I finally hit 1500+ miles on December 30th, and ended the year with one last ride and Just over 1510 miles.

When I averaged out my combined running and cyclingmileage, it came to about 6.25 miles every day - which really makes me smile. It seemed like a huge goal at the beginning of the year, but by being consistent and chipping away at it, I was able to complete it.

Anything is possible. Just set a goal and go for it!!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GOANNA2 4/13/2014 6:54AM

    That is wonderful.

Report Inappropriate Comment
WORDGIRL830 1/8/2014 5:59PM

    This is encouraging. I set a goal for myself this year that I've never set before. I know I can do it a little at a time. Congratulations on making a goal and seeing it through!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SNOWYOGA 1/6/2014 1:01PM

    emoticon emoticon And a Happy New Years!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MTRACHEL 1/3/2014 10:43PM

    Nicely done. It's great to celebrate such success! Rachel

Report Inappropriate Comment
BE-THE-CHANGE 1/2/2014 5:59PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RANDI_JEAN 1/2/2014 12:11PM

    That's such a huge accomplishment! Glad you had a great year :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
WOODHEAT 1/2/2014 8:24AM

    Cassie (I still like Cassie), you have always amazed me and you certainly continue to do so! So proud to call you my friend! Thanks for the inspiration!
Life is good!
Wood


Report Inappropriate Comment
MIRAGE727 1/2/2014 7:54AM

    What a great year! AND I'm so happy for your great harvest! Outstanding, Judi! Wishing you the best in 2014! Happy New Year!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOANNA2 1/2/2014 5:45AM

    That is an amazing accomplishment Judi.
Well done. Just goes to show what you can do
when you put your mind to it.
You had an amazing year so let's go again
in 2014. emoticon emoticon
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DETERMINEDJANET 1/1/2014 11:53PM

    A year of blessings for you!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Is it a coincidence ....

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

.... That I decide overnight to make one of my goals in 2014 to walk more, and in my Step 2 of my start page is this article picked for me:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=1199


It's an article on the benefits of walking.

emoticon

So I had decided that I would still do my regular cardio in the morning, and just add a light evening walk after dinner. It doesn't have to be brisk, or make me huff and puff - this walk is for mental and digestive benefits.

I like this goal - anybody want to join me?

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SNOWYOGA 12/31/2013 10:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOANNA2 12/31/2013 10:19PM

    I think it is a great idea. I love walking every day.
Great goal. Have a fabulous 2014. emoticon
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DETERMINEDJANET 12/31/2013 3:36PM

    Gotta love it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WORDGIRL830 12/31/2013 11:26AM

    I'll join you. I just started reading Dr. Oz's book You on a Diet and he suggests taking a 30 minute walk everyday. You know us Texans don't really like cold weather, so I'm gritting my teeth and using the treadmill :-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAYOTIC 12/31/2013 9:07AM

    Great goal! I've been walking a lot this year (made it a weekly habit to walk to work a couple of times a week, depending on my gym/lifting schedule!) and I love it! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RACHELCHADDOCK 12/31/2013 8:51AM

    Nope, no coincidence - I'd take it as a message from the Great Beyond! emoticon

I'm walking a lot more too, although not on as regular a basis as I'd like - I'd be happy to join you for the new year.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Pretty lights

Monday, December 02, 2013

My husband and I went on a Christmas light tour on Saturday night, and enjoyed a really great display. It called the 'Enchanted Forest' and is at the Forestry Farm in Saskatoon (it's a zoo). I knew I would enjoy it, but hubby surprised me that he really enjoyed it too - in fact, it was his idea to go.



It's a driving tour, that takes about an hour to complete. There were so many beautiful displays. I will upload more once I get home.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GOANNA2 12/16/2013 9:51PM

    Looks wonderful. Glad you both enjoyed it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
RISINGBLUESTAR 12/15/2013 2:49AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CANDOK1260 12/14/2013 11:25PM

    nice pic sounds like a great evening

Report Inappropriate Comment
JACKIE542 12/3/2013 10:54AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SNOWYOGA 12/2/2013 9:46PM

    looks like a lot of fun Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see the others emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 12/2/2013 9:47:09 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
SNOWSNAKE 12/2/2013 4:49PM

    Goodie, Goodie!! I want to see too, I love lights on anything!! So festive and fun.....Ill be right here waiting for more!! emoticon ***SNOW***

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAYOTIC 12/2/2013 9:45AM

    How pretty....can't wait for the rest of the show!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Attitude of Gratitude

Friday, November 29, 2013



Those who know me, for sure know that I'm a huge fan of the sunrise and sunset. I snapped this one on my walk to work this morning. It was -23C, but no wind, so it was a nice refreshing walk. I was very thankful about the 'no wind' part of my morning as the winds have been crazy around here this month.

And that thankfulness got me to thinking that I need to get back into the habit of giving thanks for the wonderful things in my life.

So today I am thankful for:
1) That gorgeous sunrise that started my work day

2) My wonderful spouse who notices that the wind has picked up and comes to get me for lunch so I don't have to walk into the wind to come home.

3) Learning that a niece and family from far away will be with us for Christmas - what a joyful message that was to receive tonight

4) planning our 26th anniversary supper with friends for next week. They make me smile and are so much fun to be around.

Yes, life is good!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CANDOK1260 12/11/2013 6:48PM

    Hope you had a great anniversary.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KELPIE57 12/1/2013 11:48AM

    Lovely

Report Inappropriate Comment
SNOWYOGA 11/29/2013 11:20PM

    Thanks for your blog and love the picture! emoticon I can't wait

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARILOUIE 11/29/2013 11:35AM

    I love cold walks with no wind.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TATERCAT 11/29/2013 10:53AM

    The sunrise looks amazing, and your hubby sounds like a great man.
We do sometimes forget to give thanks to the things we take fore granted. Well said!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WOODHEAT 11/29/2013 9:36AM

    sunrises, sunsets, shooting stars and quiet dirt roads, an owl hooting in the mid of the night, the melody of a gentle breeze through the treetops, and friends and family both near and far. Yep Cassie, these are just a few things I'm thankful for. May we continue to be healthy and enjoy them for a long time to come.

Life is good!
Wood


Report Inappropriate Comment
KAYOTIC 11/29/2013 9:02AM

    Lots to be thankful for! Love the sunrise....we've been having some nice ones lately too!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BE-THE-CHANGE 11/29/2013 5:29AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROXYCARIN 11/29/2013 1:07AM

  emoticon life is good

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 Last Page