Friday, May 28, 2010


As my brother would say, all smashed together like that, no time for spaces!  lol....  Today is the last day of my busy May work season, I am off to work after completing my 100 morning push-ups, grabbing an iced coffee, and packing my gym clothes.
David has said that he will give me $200 to complete 100 push-ups each morning before I am off on vacation to visit my friend Carrie in Vegas.  Pretty good deal right?  lol....  lets just say I asked for some specifics and then agreed promptly.  Yes, I will be buff, and he will pay for my spa time while in Vegas!  
I also am trying a new workout from the most recent issue of Oxygen Magazine.  Basically that cardio I have been killing myself at?  It is taking a back seat to some timed (light) weight lifting.  I will post more on this after I have tried it a few more times, but so far I am loving that my workout is done in half the time and I am twice as sweaty!  I am going to be doing Oxygen workouts 5 days a week during my lunch hour, and then on Saturdays David and I are going to get into some more CrossFit training.  I have been struggling with loosing fat lately, so I am trying my attack from different angles!  :)
Also, I had a comment requesting information on Jodi Picoult books, I didn't forget you, I promise!  :)
I, like most of the other women in my office have become addicted to these books, I trade them back and forth with my Mom, and love that they offer something that we both can get into.  My favorite of her books has been Plain Truth, a story about a young Amish girl who became pregnant, had the baby in the barn, and then woke up to find the baby no longer there.  The book tells of Amish life, belief, system of justice, and a mother's love.  It also included quite a bit of German/Pennsylvania Dutch, so it was fun asking David how to pronounce words properly.  :)
All of the Jodi Picoult books tell a sometimes tragic, sometime just traumatic story.  They have a legal twist involving jail time/a court case, and end leaving you wanting more, maybe hating the ending, questioning what really happened, or what you would do in that situation.  It took me two books to really be hooked, but now I have pretty much read them all.  lol....  If you liked John Grisham books, you would like these, they teach you something without you even realizing it.  :)

And one last thing!  I only have a month more in my Project 365!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


'Yummy food in my tummy!' Hummus
(Hummus recipe from my boss, crazy title, but you may seriously want to lick the bowl clean.  Just warning you.)  :)
2 cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup tahini (sesame butter, ask your grocer if you can't find it, sometimes with hummus section, sometimes with peanut butters)
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne
pinch of ground black pepper

Put all ingredients besides garbanzo beans in your blender or food processor (I used a magic bullet and just mixed in batches).  Blend for 5 seconds.

Add garbanzo beans gradually, blend to desired consistency.

Dream of all of the delicious add ins, olives, red peppers, herbs......
I may never buy hummus again.
:) Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


1.  Yesterday I accidentally left my phone at home.  It's absence left me somewhat uneasy all day.

2.  I am semi-obsessed with my fingernails at the moment, I wish they always looked so nice.

3.  My Mom and I have been reading a lot of Jodi Piccult books lately.  It is her fault, she got me hooked.

4.  How are your 2010 goals shaping up?  I have had to really work to lose weight (I am a calorie tracking Queen!  ...or at least my iPhone is), but I have been dropping inches like crazy!
January and May:

5.  Tuesday also marked the 1st sandal day of the year.  :)

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ballard Bike Ride

How was your weekend?  Perhaps the best weekend yet this year?
Our Sunday started with a bike ride,
included a picnic,
a walk on the beach,

and ended with a nap!  lol...  I feel refreshed!  :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Full bloom

I'm sorry to have been absent, I haven't been feeling well...  I'll give you a few hints as to why:

Seattle is in full bloom, and I am ready for summer.  :)