Thursday, August 02, 2012
In order for hubby to be able to do some rare over-time around our anniversary date we have moved up the date of our out-of-town anniversary trip. Seven days from today we'll be up in the mountains.
We'll still get to tour the town, go to the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Museum of NW Colorado, and hike and even camp. Just 3 weeks ahead of schedule.
On our actual anniversary we'll still go out and do something special (I still plan to get into a new dress in a smaller size) and get our photo taken professionally. It has become a tradition to get one every 5 years.
The incentive survives!
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Here's the run-down of the first 7 days of the Olympics. I started off slow as it was a last minute idea. Not to mention the heat. I would have loved to do it up on Italian night, but at least the sentiment was there.
Friday, Opening ceremonies.
Fish & Chips. Frozen, I almost hate to admit.
Saturday, July 28
Mexican layered "dip", roasted jalepenos, tortillas
Sunday, July 29
Italian Meatball Subs; salad
Monday, July 30
Stir fry, brown rice
Tuesday, July 31
Thai Red Curry Catfish & Sweet Potatos (SP recipe)
Wednesday, Aug 1
Lamb gyros; garden salad with Greek dressing
Thursday, Aug 2
Slow cooker Swedish cabbage rolls (SP recipe); Swedish brown beans; Swedish Chocolate Spice Cookies (SP recipe)
I'm carefully planning the remaining meals. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
31 day countdown to my 20th wedding anniversary. We are going on a weekend trip to the Steamboat Springs, Colorado area. While we'll spend the first couple of nights at a motel. Then we intend to do one or 2 nights of wilderness camping.
My incentive is to wear a pretty, feminine dress in a smaller size on that special day. I've always felt "boxy" in a dress so have avoided them for years.
My 2nd incentive is to build up muscle for all the hiking we'll be doing. My exercise has to be tougher than my walks with Leslie Sansone barefoot. I'm going to need to dig out and put on my hiking boots and get moving on some rougher terrain.
We're in week 5 (or is it six?) of the 5% summer challenge. I'm also participating in the weekly challenge (Freggies from the Rainbow) on Feeling Fit Friends, and the 100 day (countdown to election) challenge on FFF and the Pueblo Sparkers.
With all that support it's going to happen!
Monday, July 30, 2012
I thought it would be fun to have suppers with a foreign flare while the Olympics are going on. Americanized, of course. My fish & chip dinner came frozen, but it was still a treat to eat while hubby and I enjoyed the opening ceremony.
My Mexi-American came in the form of a layered dip my co-captain recommended. It was easy and tasted great on a hot summer's night. Last night a touch of Italian - meatball subs and salad. I really Americanized that one using elk rather than veal and reg ground beef.
My version of stir-fry is on tonight's menu. We all know by now that what we call "Chinese" is really American, but it's the spirit that counts here. When I was trying to figure out dinner China happened to be ahead in medal count, so why not?
Upcoming: Canadian, French, Greek, German, and Mid-Eastern. This is a fun change of pace. It's challenging in some ways, too, because I am committed to my program and determined to find ways to make the healthiest possible.
Back to looking up recipes. I need a week's worth at least because Wednesday is shopping day.
(((hugs))) Spark friends
Saturday, July 28, 2012
A Minnesota couple decided to vacation to Florida during the winter. They planned to stay at the very same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday. His wife would fly down the following day.
The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an e-mail to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her e-mail address, and without realizing his error, he sent the e-mail.
Meanwhile.....somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He was a minister of many years who was called home to glory following a sudden heart attack. The widow decided to check her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she fainted.
The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:
To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived
Date: 16 May 2003
I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is not as uneventful as mine was.
P.S. Sure is hot down here!
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