TGIF, I really need a break.
A wonderful night's sleep after my swim. Planning a busy weekend in preparation for a week away. But first, a day at work. We have had workmen at work since August, running a compressor outside our workroom as they painted the building. It look... Read more
And thoup for thwimming Thurthday
Green velvet soup made with home made chicken stock, silver beet given to us by our buddies, and some broccoli. Garnished with yoghurt and eaten with crackers and blue cheese. Very relaxed after an hour running up and down the pool, in the end t... Read more
It's Tuesday so this must be tacos.
You know I've been struggling with the food planning. So this morning I thought, One day at a time! So today is Tootin Tuesday, our day for the legumes family. For dinner tonight, we are having tacos with broccoli and black beans. That oughter... Read more
A few pix from the chicken show
Every couple of years we go to the chicken show. There wasn't a big showing this year becausue we have had such funny weather, and the moult has been unusual. Here are a couple of pictures of some charmers. Enjoy!
A fine fellow: ... Read more
Flying through the housework
I've been using the flylady baby steps method because it amuses me, and anything that makes housework fun is just fine with me. Today was my Flylady home blessing day.
I got dressed to my lace up shoes.
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A great day today visiting friends. My buddy has an awesome setup for growing micro greens, they grow all their salad greens, bokashi their leftovers and feed them to the worm farm, and sieve the result into the flats for growing the next crop o... Read more
Not my best week ever...
It's been a busy week and I haven't kept up with my usual exercise. I am feeling it! I've been a bit achy painy and not sleeping as well as I should. Next week I will not be as busy and I will make sure my exercise doesn't slip. I need to plan ... Read more
Dashed off before I dash off to Zumba
After a wonderful night,s sleep I feel restored. I need new workout shoes but the ones I have are good for two more sessions of Zumba. Shoe shop trip is on the agenda for Saturday. My 11 month Sparkaversary today.
So I am starting to reflect... Read more
Lies, damn lies, & statistics!
Yes, I will be doing my menu plan but first, some musings on weight.
I think some Sparkers will understand how I am feeling at the moment. I don't quite know what to think about my weight loss since I started Sparking and tracking my weight.... Read more
Menu moans and a plea for inspiration
I have been putting off the work I need to do on menu planning. I know it will be a great aid to me to pre plan my menus, and it will save me money, and I'll be glad when I have, and all that. It's just... I'm reluctant to buckle down to it. I'm... Read more
A new number
After quite a lot of mucking about, followed by some concerted effort, I seem to have reached a new number on my scale. And this isn't the kind of number that changes depending where in the bathroom I place the scale. Still a long way to go, but... Read more
Holey moley: sunscreen
Yesterday included my first ever mole map. Perhaps it is only something we have in the antipodes. It involves having photos taken of your body and a map being made on a (much better looking, in my case) model. Then the mapper examines all your m... Read more
Staycation in the Sun.
A beautiful day today. Walked around Oriental Bay then went to the farmers market for some gorgeous vegetables. Had a picnic lunch then home to tidy up the vege garden. A big pile of weeds for the chickens to investigate tomorrow. One more sessi... Read more
Taking the rest of the month off
I've been quite tired and not really enjoying work so much so I have decided to take the rest of the month off. It was a spur of the moment thing, because we have ANZAC day next week and I can take just a few leave days and get quite a good brea... Read more
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All gardened out
There is always more to be done but for the first time for a year I think I can say the garden is in order. Hedge trimming guys are coming in the next week or so, and I have a little bit of easy trimming to do. But mostly, all I need to do is pu... Read more