Friday, April 26, 2013
All in all it was a very good day. The first warm day this spring, I was able to walk, ride my bike, do some heavy cleaning, take my parents to the doctor and grocery shop. Not necessarily in that order. It was busy but I was very happy to get rid of my jacket. I found out on my bike ride that I am just as strong as I was last fall when I stopped riding for the winter! I am holding the cardiovascular capacity I gained after I started biking last summer. That is very reassuring. Sitting around all winter didn't seem to hurt a bit.
My husband just came in the house and said he hears frogs down the road. They're 1-2 weeks late, as we would expect for a cold spring.
There is only a little snow left, in slivers along the shady edges of woody areas. Also in some ditches and where the snow drifted especially deep.
I will post a goose photo or two on my page. I seldom have success loading photos into blogs. In the blog or two it did work, I don't know why.
I'm still sticking to the vegetarian diet very well. I like the cuisine because it forces me to eat a larger variety of foods and increase my antioxidant intake. The recipes are very good and I don't mind a little extra planning that goes with it in lieu of getting some exciting new dishes to try out. I hope my guys will start eating some of them. My husband says we should eat less meat. He doesn't like hamburgers anymore. He's in favor of meat as a condiment. Not bad for a hunter guy.
I'm thankful to the Vegetarian Spark Team for sharing great websites such as Oh She Glows for inspiration and guidance.
Also, I'm still working on genealogy, even starting new trees for people. By now I realize that it's just something that I have to work into my life. Last fall, I intended to make a tree and that would be the end of it. But it's going to endure as a hobby for me. And it will be kept in its place. Which is underneath my exercise. Without that balance, I won't enjoy life as much. As much fun as genealogy is, it doesn't compete with the satisfaction of doing the right thing for my body.
This is where I stand now on my Spark journey.