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Moroccan chicken
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I cleared out the fridge and made Moroccan chicken with whatever veggies I had left. I added half a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) - it was delicious. ... Read more
Early morning walk
Monday, April 23, 2012      5 comments

My walking buddy has gone back north for the summer and DH kindly offered to walk with me instead. He didn't want to wait till 8:30 so we got up at first light and were walking at 6am watching the sun come up. He walks at a slightly faster pa... Read more
Nopal tortillas
Sunday, April 22, 2012      7 comments

On my shopping trip yesterday I found nopal (cactus) tortillas! Sallie, you have been talking about those for a while and this is the first time I ever seen them! I was so excited to try them. They are 7" diameter and 92 cals each. ... Read more
Great time on the water
Saturday, April 21, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday we went to El Colorado to go sea kayaking. We ended up taking 2 kayaks of another couple and the back of the truck was full with now 4 kayaks. It was a warm, calm morning and we paddled quite a way, 2 bays over. On the high rocks th... Read more
New plants in the back patio flowerbed
Thursday, April 19, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday the gardener came with 4 new bougainvilleas for the flower bed. The first lot was doing so well, we wanted to fill in the gaps. It won't be long before the new plants are a good size, they grow so fast. ... Read more
Making the most of it
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      5 comments

Next Monday my walking buddy is going back north and we're making the most of our morning walks. We did the long route this morning and shaved off 5 minutes off our time. Door to door it took an hour 5 minutes :) I had started my day with a c... Read more
Ready for a new week
Monday, April 16, 2012      2 comments

One set of friends have gone back north after wintering here in San Carlos and Saturday evening we went out to a local steak house for their goodbye dinner. We had a great time, the food was fabulous. My dinner was on plan, what wasn't was the c... Read more
Salmon and spinach salad with strawberries
Thursday, April 12, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday's lunch: Grilled salmon, spinach salad with mushrooms, strawberries, walnuts, chopped onion and feta cheese with a drizzle of honey mustard dressing.... Read more
Finished the next one - on to the third
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday I finished the 2nd book in "The Hunger Games" trilogy and started the third. I love my Kindle! With the weekly library and monthly book sale (Nov-Apr) being the only source of fresh reading material the Kindle is a blessing. The libr... Read more
Ahhh - peace and quiet
Monday, April 09, 2012      4 comments

After the busy Easter weekend, yesterday was a lovely quiet day. I sat outside and read "The Hunger Games" in one sitting. I wasn't sure I was going to like but I really did, so much so, I bought the next 2 books on my Kindle and I can't wait to... Read more
Chaos and mayhem
Saturday, April 07, 2012      7 comments

Yesterday was the first really busy day of Semana Santa (Easter celebrations) This is a beach town, so think spring break on steroids.... From 3pm onwards town and the are packed, traffic everywhere and it's best to stay home. All side roads are... Read more
Getting ready for the madness of Semana Santa
Thursday, April 05, 2012      6 comments

There are Navy boats in the bay - keeping an eye on the jet-skies, pangas and kayakers, not to mention the youngsters on the beach. DH took this one yesterday afterno... Read more
April goals
Monday, April 02, 2012      7 comments

March is over - welcome April, new month, new start! Goals for April Exercise: - keep up with yoga 5-6 days a week - walking (30 mins at least) 3 days a week - weights 2 days a week Food: - eat 4-5 small meals a day - limit... Read more
March reflections
Sunday, April 01, 2012      7 comments

This last month has been hard in many ways. Living in a "snowbird" community, this month is when everybody realizes they go north soon and the social life ramps up. Most social occasions involve food and not much of it is on plan... ... Read more
Salad with store bought shrimp
Friday, March 30, 2012      4 comments

Yesterday we went to Guaymas and stocked up for the coming week. We normally get our shrimp straight from the fishermen but at Sams they had a tray of cooked shrimp, ready to eat. I prefer the freshly caught ones but sometimes it's nice to have ... Read more

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