FRENCHIFAL   99,599
SparkPoints
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints
 
 
FRENCHIFAL's Recent Blog Entries

A Mind-BOGgling Saturday!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

I've spent the last six and a half hours chasing a 30-month-old!!

OMG, WHERE do children get their energy?!?!

I took little Luci to an event at the Lilly Nature Center - called the Mind BOGgling event - focused on Celery Bog. We spent several hours hiking, playing, and running around outside...we saw a nest of baby bunnies, which were SOOOO cute! And I carried Luci around or chased her for most of the afternoon, so it was a GREAT workout for me!

Then we went for ice cream, and read a book, and watered the strawberry bushes....all in all, it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

OUBACHE 5/30/2013 9:04AM

    I love celery bog park! I'm usually just running on my own, though, not chasing little ones. Either way, it's a nice place to spend some time, especially now that our drought seems to be over. I'm glad you enjoyed your day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
STFRENCH 5/21/2013 6:51AM

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Report Inappropriate Comment
STODD251 5/20/2013 8:21AM

    Sounds like fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment
EASTENDCLAM 5/19/2013 11:16AM

    That should cure the 2 AM wake-ups. She's so cute and who's under that huge hat? Funny!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANGELN325 5/19/2013 11:14AM

    Sounds like a great day with great memories for Luci!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHARJOPAUL 5/19/2013 8:54AM

    Sounds like a great day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKLINGHOPE 5/19/2013 8:45AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PURESTILLWATER 5/18/2013 9:33PM

    Fun

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOOKINGUP2012 5/18/2013 8:57PM

    There should be a place in the fitness tracker for that!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MLH148 5/18/2013 8:56PM

    They do run you ragged, don't they? Sounds like a great day

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIL.LU 5/18/2013 8:37PM

    Sounds like a great day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ARNETTELEE 5/18/2013 7:11PM

  Glad you could combine your activities into one great fun event!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LATTELEE 5/18/2013 6:57PM

  Busy!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Uh oh....Miss Kitty is MAD!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Following a very interesting experience bathing Miss Kitty, I've been running into a lot of work conflicts, trying to finish up my assignments and projects for the leadership academy, and putting in lots of overtime with the food cooperative.

Which means Miss Kitty is starting to feel neglected.

And when Miss Kitty feels neglected, she starts going out of her way to get attention. Which is why I've had a kitty climbing all over me at all hours of the night, waking me up to play and dragging her toys into the bed, and attacking my feet to try to get attention!

I'm making a concerted effort to carve out more time to play with her, but whenever Miss Kitty gives me attitude, I pull out my camera - she's so cute!!

Right after her bath last month:


Waiting for me when I got home from work today:


Miss Kitty looks MAD...I'd better watch my back tonight!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

STFRENCH 5/21/2013 6:50AM

    Wow!! That second photo? That is what I call "ATTITUDE!" emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JEWELMAKER1 5/18/2013 10:08AM

    What a sweet face!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARYBETH4884 5/16/2013 2:55PM

    Cats certainly know how to push our buttons! Play is a definite!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KPACE7 5/16/2013 1:46PM

    emoticon Too cute!

Report Inappropriate Comment
IGSBETH 5/16/2013 11:05AM

    LOL! Love it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHARJOPAUL 5/16/2013 10:57AM

    They sure let you know when they are upset with you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRFUZZ 5/16/2013 10:56AM

    She is so cute!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FRENCHIFAL 5/16/2013 10:42AM

    She did indeed have a plan...she hid under my bed and grabbed my feet every time I walked by last night! I pulled her out, and we spent a good 15 minutes playing with her mouse-on-string toy - until she laid down and stopped chasing it!! Hopefully she's sufficiently pacified and I'll get some peace and quiet tonight!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKLINGHOPE 5/16/2013 10:31AM

    :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRADMILL2922 5/15/2013 11:24PM

    Funny!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNING-TURTLE 5/15/2013 9:23PM

    Cute cat.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MNABOY 5/15/2013 8:44PM

    Cats can be great pets and great pests!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TANYA602 5/15/2013 8:43PM

    I loved the crossed legs - such attitude! Beware!

Report Inappropriate Comment
EASTENDCLAM 5/15/2013 6:51PM

    Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUTTERFLY-1976 5/15/2013 5:21PM

    She definitely looks peeved. lol. Good luck sleeping tonight

Report Inappropriate Comment
PENNSTATEGIRLY 5/15/2013 4:49PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GEMLADYONE 5/15/2013 4:45PM

    yep, I have of of those...his name is Booger. You had better watch out, you can see she has a plan!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Great start to this 5% Challenge!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers Day!!

I'm pretty tired today, but I've made a great start to the 5% Challenge! Yesterday began with a two-hour work day at the community garden (10-noon), then I headed over to the new cooperative grocery space (we're moving to a MUCH bigger space!!) and spackled, sanded, swept, and cleaned from 1-4. Then it was home to shower and change, and back to the cooperative for the first Mosey Down Main Street (downtown Lafayette festival) - I set up and tore down my table and supplies, walked about for about an hour, then helped a friend tear down his table.

And even though a big part of me REALLY wanted to go straight home and to bed, I went out to a bonfire with the guy I've been seeing. It was a lot of fun - but it was 3 this morning when I finally got home and went to bed!!

So Mother's day started a little late for me. I slept in a bit!

I got my mom a gorgeous orchid - pure white petals, and a pale bluish-purple center. And when I arrived at my parents house, she was just getting ready to pull weeds - so I got in yet more gardening this afternoon! We ate lunch and watched a movie, and I did some crunches and pushups and such, and now we're getting ready to go out to her BFFs house for a mother's day grill-out - featuring veggie kebabs!!

It's been a tiring - but EXCELLENT - weekend, and a great way to start off the 5% challenge!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

EASTENDCLAM 5/13/2013 6:17PM

    Awww, it's all sweet.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHARJOPAUL 5/13/2013 3:23PM

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
WALTERSLOSA 5/13/2013 10:42AM

    A great job on being active all weekend!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNING-TURTLE 5/13/2013 8:31AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
STODD251 5/13/2013 7:48AM

    Good for you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRADMILL2922 5/13/2013 12:01AM

    Sounds like a great weekend and a great start to your 5%! Keep it up!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUTTERFLY-1976 5/12/2013 10:07PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CRUISEBOUND2014 5/12/2013 7:10PM

    emoticon You're on the right track emoticon

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DMEYER4 5/12/2013 4:35PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon you did a fantastic job this weekend Keep up the good work

Report Inappropriate Comment


Kicking off the next 5% Challenge!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

This will be my third 5% challenge!

The first challenge, I started at 160 pounds - my goal was to lose 8 pounds. I lost 2, so just a little more than 1% of my body weight emoticon

But the challenge ran through Thanksgiving, and I did overindulge. So I know how it happened. Of course, I didn't fix the problem during Christmas and New Years - I regained the weight I had lost, plus another 7-ish pounds!

Which leads me to the second 5% challenge - I started at 166.7, aiming to lose about 8.5 pounds. And this time, I got down to 161 - I lost 5.7 pounds, about 3%!

April was rough on me, but I'm starting the third challenge in almost exactly the same place as I finished the last challenge! My goal will be to lose about 8.5 pounds.

I'll be doing my first official weigh-in, and measuring, this Saturday - I'll post the results, and we'll see if I can lose 5% this time around!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

STODD251 5/10/2013 8:18AM

    You can do this!

Report Inappropriate Comment
VOLARI52 5/9/2013 10:26PM

    This is my first 5% challenge and I'm looking forward to it with all my fellow butterfly's. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KALISWALKER 5/8/2013 8:13PM

    I know you can get your 5% this time! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MLH148 5/8/2013 8:51AM

    Good luck! We butterflies will soar this spring!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TANYA602 5/7/2013 8:09PM

    Three's a charm! And you WILL meet your goal. This will be my 3rd time with the 5% Challenge, as well, and I am excited to get it started! Ate a donut just to gear up - ha! That's my bad attempt at humor.

Comment edited on: 5/7/2013 8:09:50 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHERRYTOMATO 5/7/2013 2:19PM

    You can do it! You are making continued and growing progress... that is something to celebrate!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNING-TURTLE 5/7/2013 1:30PM

    Wishing you lots of luck. I'm starting my first 5% challenge on Saturday, it runs through July 6th. I'm also aiming to lose about 8.7 pounds I think it is.

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CRUISEBOUND2014 5/7/2013 12:34PM

    Any loss is a good loss! I am sure you will do better this time! Look, you lost 1% the first time and 3% the second time. So, this time is might be 6% emoticon

Good Luck! We CAN do it!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOOKINGUP2012 5/7/2013 12:05PM

    Best wishes for a successful challenge!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BUTTERFLY-1976 5/7/2013 10:58AM

    We can do it fellow emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Vacation Day 2: Walking, Walking, Everywhere!

Friday, May 03, 2013

This morning, I had to take my car into the shop to get some work done. So I decided that I would walk while I waited!

The mechanic's shop is only about a mile away from my parents' house, and then it is only a couple of blocks to one of the pedestrian entrances to Happy Hollow park...so during the time when my car was being fixed, I hiked out to my parents for a bottle of water, hiked the entire length of the park, and was almost back to the parents house when I got a call from the mechanic that my car was ready. Perfect timing - and I made it almost 5.75 miles in the slightly-less-than-two-hour wait!!

Plus, the park is beautiful!



































Then I went home and finished up the the raw walnut and mushroom stuffing for today's potluck at the food cooperative. It's pretty simple, but there are specific instructions on how to mix in the food processor - so lots of pics!



























Once I finished, I refrigerated the stuffing for a couple of hours while I took a nap! Then I stuffed the stuffing into romaine leaves and headed to the potluck! It was a vegan-themed potluck - there was bread, a garlic mustard and lentil stew, beans, and an entire buffet of different sprouted beans and grains...YUM!!









  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

STODD251 5/10/2013 8:22AM

    That sounds like a great way to use the time waiting for the mechanic! I wish my mechanic was near a place like that, but alas they're in the middle of a city with nothing pretty around.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EASTENDCLAM 5/7/2013 4:02AM

    Beautiful park and the pot-luck offering looks delish.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHERRYTOMATO 5/5/2013 12:21AM

    Wow, that stuffing looks YUM! Love that idea. ANd I have a huge bag of walnuts from the neighbour.... I should try it! I think all I would need is mushrooms.

Report Inappropriate Comment
IGSBETH 5/4/2013 4:22PM

    Awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKLINGHOPE 5/4/2013 11:44AM

    Very nice!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHARJOPAUL 5/4/2013 9:27AM

    Looks like you had a great day!!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ADVENTURESEEKER 5/4/2013 8:53AM

    The walk looks lovely, and the food looks so delicious!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOOKINGUP2012 5/4/2013 8:01AM

    Lovely walk! the stuffing looks so yummy. This was a fantastic day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MLH148 5/4/2013 7:14AM

    You are my idol! How many peoplw would just sit and read or go for coffee during that 2 hour wait?
Stuffing looks awesome! I am sure it will be a hit at the potluck-- so much more impressive than a bag of chips or a cream cheesy dip!

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  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 Last Page