Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Running, update on goal #7

I am working on those goals posted to the right, they are not there for decoration!
I have committed myself to losing weight (I am counting my calories!) and yesterday was able to run 8 minutes straight! My only strategy is to increase my run time by a minute each run, though I do have to admit to sucking down a bit of coffee directly before yesterdays success, so perhaps a caffeine induced success, but I am calling it a success none the less! :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Brunch with the girls

How is it that time spent with friends is so relaxing? I got together with a couple girlfriends for brunch this morning (at the always wonderful 611 Supreme) - a coffee, bloody mary, salmon crepe, and an hour of chat; a few chores, groceries and a walk around the neighborhood, and I am ready for the week! I hope you all had an equally lovely weekend! :)

FlorAbundance and a Banana Tree

David and I made a trip out to the FlorAbundance Plant Sale yesterday, it was amazing! They had a good selection of trees, flowers, and native plants, a ton of tomatoes (though they were small, ours already have flowers!), and a few other edibles. The weirdest plant we found was this spiny creature:

I did not buy that crazy thing, but I did buy a banana tree:

This is a Dwarf Orinoco Banana, and I think it is actually supposed to grow bananas! (We are pretty excited at the prospect!) Also check out that small pot on the left, that is the Fuji Apple! it is about an inch tall!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Condo Gardening

Quick plant introduction: Rosemary (two kinds), Thyme, Tomatoes (Roma and Cherry), Peas (Sugar Snap and Snow), Anaheim Chillies, Basil, Lettuce, Chives, Cilantro, Avocados, Fuji Apple, and Sunshine Blueberries. (I think that is everything!)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Animal Vegetable, Miracle

I love this book. Love it. I am about three quarters of the way through and want to start again! A friend at work and I were discussing the author and her writing style (I have also read and enjoyed the Poisonwood Bible), and while yes, I would agree that her writing style is at times difficult to follow, the subject matter (a family that takes a year off from processed food, and eats only what they can purchase locally) is so interesting! It is about family, working together, gardening, chickens, and cooking really good (and good for you) food. I love it, you should read this book!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day one...

As I've been told, I'm 30 now...
Which means, there is no time like the present right? I want to DO things, travel, spend more time with friends, PAINT, run, lose weight, be healthy, happy, and just work on myself.
I am going to use this space to post goals, pictures, plant info, tidbits that I read, and whatever else I find interesting. Thanks for reading.