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Another picture perfect weekend (pics!!)

Saturday, October 01, 2011

My Michaelmas/Fall festival today was wonderful, quite a lot better than I'd expected. I have been hearing of this festival for the past few years, but have never been, until today. I was there 3.5 hours and didn't even see half of it! Many people were camping, and I see that would probably be a great way to go for next year. Great food, great music, fun contra dancing, lots of great kids activities, workshops, wonderful homemade goods, perfect weather good company...........yep, it was a great day. Plus, counting 3 hours at work before the festival, I was on my feet for nearly 7 hours today, that must account for some calories burned, and I stayed in my calories, while eating super yummmm/healthy goodies. (Butternut/goat cheese/carmelized onion pizza on organic soudough crust, oooowwweeeee!!!)

So many pumpkins!!!

Baby pomegranate, so pretty and small.

Pumpkins, and my sis

View on Full Belly Farm


More lovliness

Sweet cheeks (my niece) climbing the hay castle

She "drove" that tractor like it was her job!!!

Contra dance

Very fun day, never watched contra dancing before today, it was so neato!!! I will definitely try it next time I get a chance. Kind of like line dancing with an old European twist, very cool.

Hope your weekend is going well!!!

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EMRANA 10/4/2011 10:54PM

  More great photos! I'm glad you found me here on Spark!

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RIDMYCOCOON 10/3/2011 10:57AM

    This looks like sooooo much fun!!! What a fulfilling day!

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HIPPICHICK1 10/3/2011 8:21AM

    Fabulous photos! Looks like you had a fun day.

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ME_HERE_NOW 10/2/2011 1:25PM

    great shots :D

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/2/2011 1:53AM

    How fun, and what a beautiful day.

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My brain

Friday, September 30, 2011

I've been trying to focus on non weight things that give me motivation to move forward on this healthy path, especially when I am fighting the scale. And today I have been bombarded with the realization that my brain is really working better since I started on here!! I don't know if that sounds like a tangible thing to be able to measure, brain power? But wow, I am really thinking more, reading more, discussing things in greater detail, remembering everything, and following through on my daily tasks with feeling and meaning that just wasn't there a few months ago. I was discussing literature classics with two advanced placement high school students today, and I was following every book they were talking about. I mean, these are books I have only read once, and not since high school! (Metamorphosis, Ivan Illych, David Copperfield, Crime and Punishment, Tale of Two Cities, The Stranger, Lord of the Flies, 1984 and I'm sure there was a few more.) I remembered reading them, and remembered what they were about and really haven't discussed these books since testing on them back in the late 90's. I am really impressed with my ability for recall today, and not just today, recently. It's like my brain is ravenous, I just can't get enough of educational netflix movies, books, history, art, it's like all of the passions I once had and let fall to the wayside are really coming to life again. It almost feels like waking up from a coma!!! Anyway, that is my exciting new revelation for the day. Hope you are all having your own amazing realizations about just how awesome you are!

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RIDMYCOCOON 10/1/2011 11:53AM

    AAAaaaah. Food for thought.The best medicine. emoticon

Are you a teacher?

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CROOKEDLETTER 9/30/2011 10:52PM

    Yay for exercise boosting brain power. I really think (hah) that moving our bodies helps our thoughts flow.

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Today is Michaelmas, the celebration of Archangel Michael slaying the dragon (in Christain streams Lucifer). This is a HUGE celebration in Waldorf school, and I went to school to be a Waldorf teacher, thus celebrating this for a few years. Just thought I'd share this celebration day with you all. I am going to a harvest festival this weekend as part of the celebration. Hope you are all enjoying this lovely begining to fall.

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RIDMYCOCOON 10/1/2011 11:47AM

    Yes! I am lovin' Fall!!!! We are going to an Apple Festival in Fortuna today!! Yaay!

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CROOKEDLETTER 9/30/2011 8:22AM

    Always good to revive some of those old holidays. Thanks for the heads up! Hope you have a most lovely festival weekend.

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WENDYLEE15 9/30/2011 7:22AM

    Have fun!! You have a wonderful weekend!! Gotta love this beautiful time of year!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Black pepper shrimp

Thursday, September 29, 2011

This was so tasty and so easy:

6 oz cooked shrimp
4 cups frozen mixed veggies (I used broccoli, cauliflower, snap pea, carrott mix)
2 tsp black pepper sauce
2 medium tomatoes
1/2 cup onion
2 tbsp soy sauce

Cook frozen veg in soy sauce until warmed through, add shrimp, cook until firm, add tomatoes and onion at the end, with the black pepper sauce. Serve over 1/4 cup brown rice. Makes two servings, right around 375 calories.

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RIDMYCOCOON 10/1/2011 11:45AM

    Wow, I didn't realize I was hungary until now. Looks terrif! emoticon

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CROOKEDLETTER 9/29/2011 8:22AM

    Hope you enjoyed your own cooking!

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WENDYLEE15 9/29/2011 7:35AM

    Thanks for sharing.I will have to make it for the kids they love shrimp =] !!

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PURPLE_ROSE_3 9/29/2011 3:44AM

    Looks great!

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San Francisco weekend (pics!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Spent yesterday with my baby sister, who happens to be just a few pounds away from my goal weight, which used to upset me a little bit, but now just gives me major motivation. We got a late start, so we didn't see as much of Golden Gate Park as I'd imagined we would, but we did see the Japanese Tea Garden, and it was really wonderful. We also walked Fisherman's Wharf, we guessed ateast two miles of walking. The weather couldn't have been more perfect, and although I got lost a few times, I managed to steer us right to where we needed to be, safely. I thought I'd share a few pics from the day. I do so love taking photos and it was a really beautiful day for that.

Nice pond and sculpture

I love the contrasting greeens and reds

I wanted to rub the belly, but I couldn't quite reach it!

Veiw from the tea garden

My sis

Bubba Gumps shrimp

Never watched a cruise ship float by while I was eating before!!

Carousel, so perdy!!!

Last moments on the bay, so peaceful, such a lovely day!!

I really enjoyed my time with my sister, and I managed to get some exercise in and I didn't go over my calories!! So nice that I don't feel like I have to "cheat" when I go out for the day. Hope you all have a lovely week!!

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ME_HERE_NOW 9/28/2011 3:07PM

    nothing like an active and fun day hanging with someone you love, excellent!

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MAESTRACH 9/27/2011 5:28PM

    Nothing like a day in the city!!! You can actually track your exact meanderings on SP. Don't know if you knew that. I do it with our random trips all the time. I usually have to guess on the time, but at least I know how far I really went.

Glad you and sis had fun!


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CROOKEDLETTER 9/27/2011 5:01PM

    Glad you and your sister had a great time. Nice to see the photos of where y'all went and what you saw. Also glad to hear that you broke the plateau. Yay!

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SOULFISH80 9/27/2011 3:29PM

    I can't stop looking at my weekend pics, it was so fun and the photos turned out so pretty!! I love my camera!!! And after all that yesterday, I woke up and broke my ten day plateau!!! Yayayayayay, so happy!!

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WENDYLEE15 9/27/2011 3:29PM

    What beautiful pics!! You have quite a talent for photography!! I am so glad you had a good time..and you stayed on track too !! You have a lovely week too !!

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RIDMYCOCOON 9/27/2011 2:25PM

    Everything is so pretty!!! Everything. What a lovely time you had. Great Pictures!! emoticon

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THISISFORMENOW 9/27/2011 12:53PM

    Beautiful pics, sounds like a fun day!

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