Sunday, February 06, 2011
Hi..I'm having beer tonight ..not with the super bowl as hubby has the remote and he's not really a football fan..I've seen the score about 4 times..hubby's a real channel surfer..like 20 channels a minute!! That's why I'm usually on the lap top in the evenings..there's never a chance to watch a whole show!! Oh well..there's probably stuff I do that drives him crazy!! haha!
It got quite cold here again..I was out helping hubby with chores..swinging the gate to the bulls and not letting the bulls out or cows in..I also dumped the kitty litter, and the scrap recycling pail. My less garbage plan is working really great..it takes way longer to fill the garbage when I sort out all the recyclables and hubby doesn't complain about the wet garbage not burning :) March is usually my month to think green but it's never to early to recycle more!!
I rode my bike for 40 minutes today and then went out for some fresh air and lots of walking and a bit of snow shovelling since it snowed over night. Breakfast was oatmeal, lunch was eggs on toast with salsa, V8 and grapes. Super was a large salad and a couple chicken wings and oven wedges..then for dessert.. a small cherry tart and a dab of ice cream...
I spent the afternoon sorting through some gardening books, magazines and articles and finding tons to put in the stove and recycling bin :) I also made up categories in page protectors so I can find the articles I want to keep way easier :) It helped me think of spring and gardening :) I might try some new things in the garden again this year..last year I grew kale for the first time..this year I might try eggplant and some squash..any body have any luck growing those?? Can you even grow eggplant in Saskatchewan?? I'll have to look into that.
Well hubby flipped to catch the end of the game and Green Bay did win..see karma and my shirt..haha :)
Tip #6 is Slow down..for a healthier heart..meditate, yoga, journaling, talking and exercise are all listed as ways to unwind and relax for a healthier heart..those all sound great..this blog is my journal, I did lots of exercise today and ,of course, my share of talking!!haha :)
I should go work some more on my garden files or play a computer game..so glad you stopped by for a chat..keep on Sparkin'
LIVE WELL LOVE MUCH LAUGH OFTEN
Saturday, February 05, 2011
The 5th tip from the calendar is boost your HDL..with exercise and eating nuts, olive oil, flax and fish oil :)..
How's everyone's weekend so far? We went to a neighbor's for coffee this afternoon and had a really good visit :) Then we stopped for water at the local well..just a couple miles from our farm...we really don't live very close to any towns..The town we get our mail at is 20 miles away. Our usual shopping city is Weyburn about 10,000 pop and around 70 miles away. So it is kind of an all day journey to shop..and an hour's drive to get the mail, round trip.
I had an egg and cheese bagel for lunch with V8 juice and for dessert a left over pumpkin pancake..tastes just like cake :)..Supper was grilled steak, noodles, peas and cauliflower :) and a tossed salad with romaine, radishes and mushrooms.
I rode my bike for 30 minutes this morning. I made some fire starters for our wood stoves... with coffee grounds in cup cake liners and wax poured over. When I was sorting yesterday in the basement I found some candle making supplies and candles from one of my daughter's crafts stash. I actually found a Green Bay Packers t-shirt in with her stuff, too..she always loved to go to Plentywood, Montana and shop the second hand stores. She lives in Alberta, now. Anyway I'm wearing the t-shirt for the super bowl all though I don't have a favorite team, just can't believe I actually found a team t-shirt in my basement?? Karma, anyone...
We're watching a hockey game tonight on tv and I'm soon gonna get a pot of tea going and grab my square of my dark chocolate..Hope you're finding something fun and special to do this Saturday and Sunday...
I was down one pound when I weighed this morning so I was very happy with that..over the holidays my weight crept up and I managed to get back to pre-December weight and now this is the first time to be down from then..it feels good..can't wait for my spa weekend :) and my new bathing suit :)
Well, thanks for all your comments and for stopping by for a chat and a cup of tea..what kind are you having? I'm making Raspberry thriller..yum raspberry and chocolate :) Take care, have a great weekend and keep on Sparkin'
LIVE WELL LOVE MUCH LAUGH OFTEN
Friday, February 04, 2011
Hi..I have a red t-shirt on today and Valentine undies with red hearts (too much info..haha)
I am focusing on having a healthy heart this month, too..with improving my diet, exercising, and thinking and reading about other ways to get healthy :)
Today was a great day..mild and melting..hubby blew snow so the fuel truck could get in the yard !! I actually sorted junk in the basement..how does all that accumulate down there? I really wish I wasn't so housekeeping impaired!! Oh well we can't all be good at every thing, haha!!
I enjoyed my chocolate fix today;, brought hubby breakfast in bed..usually he's up way before me :) part of my romancing haha...The last couple mornings I've had pumpkin oatmeal yumyum, for lunch we finished the hamburger soup and had beef sandwiches. Supper was grilled halibut, corn, mashed potatoes and tossed salads.
I made some phone calls, read some magazines, rode 30 minutes on my bike..on the 28 day calendar today's tip was exercise for 30 minutes..I plan to ride my bike for at least 30 minutes a day in February!!
Now I'm relaxing with a cup of that pomegranate superfruit tea and watching a hockey game.
I watched Dr. Oz and he had another use for tea..to get rid of dark circles and bags under eyes apply a small amount of olive oil then hold damp, chilled tea bags on your eyes...neat hey! I read three more uses for tea in one of the magazines I bought yesterday..one use tea as stock..add brewed tea to broth; as a rub ..grind loose tea or open a bag and grind and add to spices to rub on meat; as a marinade..warm 1 tsp black tea in 1 cup orange juice let stand 5 minutes then strain or remove bag..good with seafood :) I think I already shared to make oatmeal in tea..I read that awhile ago, too!!
Well, I'm almost done my tea..so glad you could stop by for a chat and a cup of tea..I really appreciate all your comments!! Hope your weather is improving like ours is..we're in for another cold spell on Monday but at least we'll have a few nice days. I was really happy to spin 25 points today..woohoo!! Keep on Sparkin'
LIVE WELL LOVE MUCH LAUGH OFTEN
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