Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tulips In January

I got flowers yesterday. Tulips in January just make me smile. They are opening slowly and really brighten my day!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

101 Tasks

Well I've finished 10 tasks on my 101 tasks list. That means another $25 to charity. I went with the WWF and picked the meerkat as the animal to sponsor. It is fun digging around for people to give money to!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Here is what Bend thinks about packing boxes. He sure does love them!

Mike read about a site where you can ship your old CD and they give you ipods or cash and they also rip your whole library. I've packaged up our CDs. All 465 of them. I can't wait to get these back in MP3 form!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Vegetable Box Dinner.

Mike is out of town and the vegetable box showed up tonight. I'm almost done with last weeks box and trying to make sure I can get through this one as well. I had cilantro and tomatoes left over from last week. Rice and beans from dinner on Saturday night. The tortilla was terribly sad and dry ... but with some sauteed veggies from the box, some salsa, cheese and sour cream .... delicious dinner!

* small squash sliced
* red onion sliced
* tomatoes diced

Saute these in a pan with salt and pepper. Put on a tortilla with any other fixing you like.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Methow - Couch Princess.

New Family Member.

This past weekend I went with Courtney to Los Lunas to pick up her new puppy, Corbin Dallas. He looks like a bat to me. Fully grown he weights 4.0 pounds and is a snuggle machine. I'm hoping over time he gets more outgoing.

On another note I've been back on the yoga routine and even got a great 1.5 hour practice in on Friday (my back has never felt so sore). Fantastic!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day Zero Project.

Awhile back while reading Anne's blog she posted about the Day Zero Project. Basically it is doing 101 things in 1001 days. I came up with the list before January first and figured I'll try to work through them all in the next 1001 days. There is a link on the side of the blog with my list. The second item on my list is to send $5 to charity for every item I finish. I'm 5% done ... so my first check of $25 was mailed out. Feels good to get things done and give back.

Snowfalling ...

We are in the middle of our third snow storm. Mike and I went out for a bit of nice snowshoeing. The snow was waist deep at points and blustery with the wind. They are saying 24-36 inches might fall tonight. Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


As the snow melts the birds are loving all the water. They are up on the neighbors roof just bathing in it!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Woke up this morning to a good 3-4 inches of snow. More on the way. I'm hoping for a work close down.

Lemon Meringue Pie

When life gives you lemons ...

Monday, January 18, 2010

RV Remodel - Update

Mike has worked it hard this past weekend. I've still been under the weather - but he has been pushing it through. The pulls are up - most of the wood flooring is down - and the walls are painted. I think he'll be working on tile this week.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

RV Remodel - Painting.

It was pretty hard to get photos of the painted walls in the RV. We used a textured paint with granite and sparkles. We are waiting for it to dry to get the full color. We are 1/2 - 1 gallon short so we'll have to get more before I'd call it painted!

Sweets All Around

Ray gave me a suggestion which was to leave my carrots in the ground over winter and just mound the dirt up around them. I did that at the end of summer and just pulled these from the ground. He said that tops might get hard - but mine were perfect. Garden sweet!

Over the weekend Ian came over to decorate his birthday cake (dinosaurs fighting army men). It was a fun cake to make and has more sprinkles than any previous cake. Not garden sweet - but still super sweet.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RV Remodel - Update

The remodeling is coming along. We have finished primering the inside and all of the flooring is out. Mike's mom finished reupholstering the valences this past weekend and will be working on pillows over the next couple of weeks. I can't believe how fantastic the shades look without the creepy skanky old fabric.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Way Word Yoga

I haven't gotten in a practice in 4 days. FOUR DAYS. I'm feeling the need and not the time. I've got to get back onto the wagon.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Year.

You might be wondering what is happening this new year. Well it has already been busy. The RV remodel is moving along (slower than I would probably like) .. but moving along. We are currently painting the inside and waiting for things to dry.

I've just started my fourth week of yoga everyday. Yesterday was a lackluster practice ... but today was forward bends and twists. I'm trying to always stay positive about the practice (even if it isn't the longest or greatest of my life).

In my better-vs-well living I'm progressing in watching what is important. While at the hardware store I really wanted 4 new pots to replant some African violets I have. I picked all 4 up and then thought, "Do I need to re-pot them?" The answer is no. I really just wanted matching pots. This is an interesting experiment ... but I'm not sure how I'll feel after 4 weeks.

All in all ... 2010 has started off really well!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Day 1 ...

Well in my better vs well experimenet this is what I've found.
a) Hanging out with family and friends - eating and crafting and watching football isn't bad (and as a matter of fact sort of rocks).
b) There is always a sale somewhere.
c) Once you decide not to buy stuff the book that you have been looking for (for the past year) will go on sale from $22 to $3. Go figure.

I'm sure I wont update every day ... but today struck me as strange with the after holiday sales pinging me like mad!

2009 Movies In Review

Most of these films would be rentals. But, still a good year for film watching (reviews are out of 5 stars)
Half Blood Prince (4)
G.I.Joe (2)
Avitar (5)
Drag Me to Hell (3)
Terminator: Salvation (4)
District 9 (4)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (4)
Inglourious Basterds (3)
Night at the Museum 2 (4)
The Good Shepherd (3)
Passengers (1)
Skinwalkers (2)
Duplicity (3)
Adventureland (3)
The Haunting in Connecticut (3)
The Rocker (4)
Couple Retreat (5)
Choke (4)
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (5)
The Unborn (2)
Rush Hour 3 (2)
Soul Men (5)
Unaccompanied Minors (5)
Race to Witch Mountain (2)
Push (5)
Outlander (5)
Fanboys (5)
The Uninvited (3)
Bride Wars (3)
Knowing (4)
New In Town (4)
Igor (5)
Taken (5)
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (5)
Yes Man (5)
City of Ember (5)
Body of Lies (3)
Meet Dave (4)
Max Payne (4)
Quarantine (4)
Mirrors (3)
Death Race (4)
Babylon A.D. (4)
Eagle Eye (4)
Code Name: The Cleaner (4)
Factory Girl (4)
5 Children and It (4)
Wanted (4)
The Longshots (5)
Nanny McPhee (4)
WALL-E (5)
Disaster Movie (3)
Sweeney Todd (2)
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2)
In Bruges (3)
The Sentinel (3)
The Incredible Hulk (3)
Mad Money (2)
My Best Friend's Girl (5)
Kung Fu Panda (5)
The Prophecy (4)
Ghost Town (4)
Blood Diamond (4)
The Deal (3)
Henry Poole Is Here (1)
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2)
Doomsday (4)
Happy Endings (4)
Feast of Love (3)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (5)
King of California (5)
Step Brothers (4)
1408 (2)

2009 Books In Review

I realized that it appears as if this past year I read a lot of vampire books. Yikes. Maybe I should change that in 2010 (reviews are out of 5 stars):
Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality (3 stars)
Aunt Dimity's Good Deed (5 stars)
Any Way You Want It (5 stars)
Sucker for Love(4 stars)
Aunt Dimity and the Duke (5 stars)
Sex and The Single Vampire (5 stars)
The Host (5 stars)
Deja Demon (4 stars)
Dead and Loving It (5 stars)
The Atlantis Revelation (3 stars
Aunt Dimity’s Death (5 stars)
Sushi for Beginners (3 stars
Undead and Unwelcome (1 star)
My Sister is a Werewolf (5 stars)
Sucks To Be Me (5 stars)
Demons Are Forever (4 stars)
The Vampire Diary (5 stars)
A Tastes For Red (5 stars)
Fish Out Of Water (5 stars)
La Vida Vampire (5 stars)
Swimming Without a Net (5 stars)
Dead Until Dark (2 stars)
Dead Over Heels (5 stars)
Persistence of Memory (1 star)
Fool (1 star)
Vibes (5 stars)