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May 30, 2013

Ten things to be happy about 5/30/12

I haven’t written one of these posts in a while. I’m not really sure why. But I thoroughly enjoy them and it’s a good practice in gratitude, which everyone can use a healthy dose of every now and then.


1. My  brother is bringing me Starbucks! I can’t wait. I am seriously dragging today.

2. Tonight is yoga! When we started, I was nervous about the heat because the place we go to basically only does classes with some amount of heat. It’s been okay, though. I’ve actually been really enjoying it.

3. This weekend is my friend Stephanie’s bachelorette party! We rented a house and we’re spending the weekend relaxing, eating delicious food, and doing all sorts of girly fun stuff.

4. I am almost finished editing photos from Jim’s dad’s wedding! And they turned out pretty great. I’m happy with them. This is one of my favorites so far.

jim and nancy

5. My friend Reanna and I are Costco shopping for the weekend today. I know maybe that makes me kind of lame, but I love Costco!

6. Jim and I are going to Alaska this year! We’ll be spending the 4th of July there as well as attending a wedding of close family friends of mine. I’m beyond excited! Below is one of my favorite photos from our last trip in 2009…too long ago.


7. I joined a new book club! Two might be a bit to keep up with, but that’s okay. Just another excuse to read more! And I’m really excited about meeting and getting to know a new group of girls. You can never have too many friends…or read too many books!

8. We got a new juicer! Not that there was anything wrong with our old juicer. We’re donating it to a friend, and we upgraded. Our new one can do more greens and also can make almond butter and ice cream, which is really exciting!


9. I made a really yummy quinoa salad two nights ago. We’ve been eating it for dinner the past two nights, and I have it for lunch today. Just another hour and a half! P.S. I’ll be posting the recipe soon!

10. I got my wedding ring cleaned yesterday! And its so shiny and pretty today.  It’s an amethyst, so it’s purple, and when it’s clean the stone turns to such a dark color. It’s almost like a different ring.

Your turn! What are some things you’re really happy about today?

June 18, 2012

Weekend Highlights

I’m writing to you today from the serene comfort of my couch…rather than the far less serene location of my desk at work. Why, you ask? Day off? Vacation? No, nothing quite so exciting or fun. You see, I’m pretty much confined to this couch…to our apartment anyway…because I was a complete dummy and evidently make poor snap decisions that, on occasion, leave me unable to drive myself anywhere.

But let’s start from the beginning. It was a warm Saturday morning, perfect for a trip to the lake.

Yes, my rod is pink. 🙂

There weren’t yet too many people on the lake, so the water was nice and calm, the breeze still felt refreshing on your cheeks and the day was young and full of hope. Even the geese were out for a morning stroll.

don’t they look like they’re strolling?

Jim was at the helm.

And I was in my usual spot at the bow.

It was a lovely morning….until the hoards of other people found their way out of bed and to our lake, which happens pretty much most summer days at this particular lake.

We even caught a fish.

And then we both posed with him before throwing him back. We decided his name was Oscar.

It was a pretty good day….until it wasn’t anymore.

Let’s just say a combination of things created a less than ideal situation where I needed to think quickly, and somehow lunging for the boat as I felt it slipping away from me, my feet on the dock and my hands still holding on to the boat, seemed like a more favorable idea than just falling into the water.

Fortunately, I didn’t need stitches and I didn’t break anything, but I think given the opportunity again, I’m going to choose the water.

I could barely walk the rest of Saturday. Yesterday it was…better. I could bend it, and move it a little. But even today, I can’t lift it on its own. To get onto my bed, onto the couch, into the car I have to lift it up with my hands and put it where I want it. It makes it quite hard to push in the clutch and drive.

So here I sit, catching up on recorded shows and trying to “relax” and heal. Eventually I’ll try to take a shower. Yes, I know it’s gross. I haven’t had one since…Friday night? Yuck, right? But maybe the dip I took in the lake after gashing my leg counts?

Later I plan to make myself a citrus salad with lunch, like this one I made Friday afternoon:

It’s so simple: a grapefruit, an orange, a few mint leaves and a splash of my favorite olive oil, scented with lime.

It’s a local company that makes a ton of different flavors of oil. The garlic is my favorite overall. But they also have the lime, orange, jalapeno and a variety of unflavored ones as well. They have a store in downtown Placerville, and my mom and I always make it a stop when we are there.

Well, two episodes of Pretty Little Liars are beckoning, so I am going to go fill my brain with someone else’s drama for a while. Have a wonderful Monday!