Spring sprouts and seedlings!
A few weeks back, I started the process of sprouting seeds.
The lettuces didn't sprout, so I'm currently attempting round 2 of lettuce sprouting. SOME of the herbs sprouted - I tried 3 each of basil, cilantro, parsley, and oregano. 2 ea... Read more
The Annual Climbers Cleanup
Yesterday was the Annual Climbers Clean-up at Devil Lake...and the mountaineering group I joined sent a group for graffiti removal!
I REALLY questioned whether or not to go. I ran an Earth Day 5K that morning (of course, I questioned wheth... Read more
This week...the NACHO debate
It's been one of those weeks - between the back-to-school blues, heavy workload and deadlines, cold and rainy weather...I've really been craving comfort food.
Which for me = NACHOS! I gave in and had some last night, but this is how I've... Read more
Where I recommit...
One thing I've learned is that I never really start over...
I have all of the extra weight I gained, but also the extra experience and knowledge. I never have to go back to square one. So instead of starting over...I recommit.
As I... Read more
4 Things I Learned on Today's Bike Ride
Today is the first day of spring break...and after two very challenging weeks of midterms, project deadlines, paper submissions, and data verification, I am really excited to be slowing down and taking some time for myself!
So when I was ... Read more
Yesterday, I went hiking with a couple of friends at a park I hadn't visited yet - Blue Mounds State Park. It was beautiful!!
The weather was perfect, in the low 40's, but there was still a lot of snow on the ground. And we timed it to ... Read more
I think I've finished it...let me know what you think!
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Need help finishing my latest painting
I decided to start with this picture as a model/base:
Here's what I've got so far:
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It's been a great weekend so far! Yesterday, I went snow shoeing on the lake, and today I went cross-country skiing. The place we went was a lot hillier than the place I went last time, so I KNOW I got a great workout!
But I'm not sure ... Read more
Over the years, as I have gained, and lost, and regained yet more...10 pounds kind of stopped seeming significant. After all, when your entire goal is 10 pounds it's huge! When it's a quarter, or less, of your goal, you just don't feel like it... Read more
In early January, I fell off a bouldering wall. Badly sprained my ankle...
I was in a brace full-time for two weeks, then I could only take it off at home for another two weeks...
It would swell up just from a long walk for the first ... Read more
My First Painting
It's been one of those really crappy weeks where I should have just stayed in bed! Actually, it started last week - when I went for my first run since hurting my ankle, and it swelled up and ached the whole next day. I iced it, babied it, and ... Read more
Finally got to SKI!
This weekend, I finally managed to go for my first cross-country skiing trip!
I was one of several beginners on the trip - and we had a REALLY hard time staying upright once we were going downhill! At one point, the guy in front of me fell... Read more
The Bathtub Antics, Continued...
So, it's a fact: Miss Kitty is the cutest, sweetest, funniest, smartest, greatest cat in the whole world. You can trust me. I'm not biased! :)
Her bathtub antics continue...and somehow, in spite of myself, I cannot stop taking pictures a... Read more
Tonight was the outdoor club's big welcome back event...and coming on the heels of this weekend's blizzard, it was a beautiful night to get out and explore! It was also my first time walking on the lake - I've been so nervous that the ice will ... Read more
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