"We have to love until it hurts. It is not enough to say, I love." We must put that love into a living action, and how do we do that? By giving until it hurts." Mother Teresa

Monday, October 31, 2011

It's been a long time...

Since I got my lazy ass to the gym, but I got there today! I have several friends start the Couch to 5k running program. And today I finally started.

Week 1 Day 1: 1.41 miles 30 minutes

I am feeling pretty good. I downloaded a very helpful podcast that keeps track of the times for me. It is a British woman named Laura who tells the listener when to do what. I think what I enjoyed the most is that the whole thing took less than an hour! Perfect commitment for me right now. The music isn't too bad.

My goal is to be able to run the 5k Race for a Cure in April for my first official 5k.

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Fourth!

Happy 4th of July Everyone! I had a very low-key Fourth with my family. We watched movies I love "The Birdcage" and "Independence Day." And as always had great eats: flank steak, mashed potatoes, muenster mac and cheese, and bread. Yea we aren't afraid of the carbs at our house, but surprisingly no one ate the bread. I also made low-cal chocolate chip cookies. No fireworks this year. Actually I don't normally go to fireworks. I have been fighting a head cold/sinus infection thingy (very medical terms) for a few days so I wasn't up to sitting in the heat and crowds.

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Reading

So I was reading a friend's blog, and she posted her summer reading list. I have decide to copy this idea, only I don't have my entire list planned. I am not a planner, and I tend make lists that I am not fully committed to. Instead I have at least three books selected that I hope to read and not abandon (insert commitment issue here :)).

The first book up is: "The Redbreast" I haven't started it yet, but I just got it from the library yesterday. It is part of a series, but my local library only has this novel, and the next on my list.

"The Snowman" if you didn't know I really enjoy thriller/serial killer books. I don't know what it is about them because they totally freak me out, but I can't stay away from them. I am hoping they are both winners.

The final book on my list is "Step on a Crack". I loved reading James Patterson a few years ago, but after awhile I stopped. I really liked the Women's Murder Club series, but they got boring. I was also reading the Alex Cross series, but again I felt they got boring. Hopefully I will like this series.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wine Wine and more Wine

So last night I got a text from my good friend Megan asking me if I wanted to go to a wine festival. Little did I know that she was talking about the 2011 Vintage Indiana Wine Festival, and also little did we know that it had been going on for 12 years! I then passed along the invite to my mom who responded with, "Is the pope Catholic?"

So I slathered on some sunscreen and off we went. Yes it was 90+ degrees, and we were melting. There was a breeze every now again, but there was plenty of what we went for-wine!

Lots and lots of ones to taste. There were 20 wineries from around the state each with at least 7 to try. My personal favorites included a raspberry wine, a mango wine, and one called "Blue My Mind." I am hoping that I can find some of these here in the city.

Yay Wine!

Friday, June 3, 2011


8 more days before my summer starts. I feel like we are the only school in the city still in session. It is exhausting, especially with the heat and not having A/C at work, and the kids just being ready to be done. I couldn't agree more.

I have been slacking in just about everything. I haven't been working out like at all, but I just signed up for a class so that will motivate me. I also haven't been reading. I don't remember the last name of the book I read. I will start and then just leave the book in the middle of it. I know... I am restarting "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." I start and stopped it about 5 times last summer. Then I found some books that I am on the wait list for at the library, "The Redbreast" and "The Snowman." Both are serial killer books by Jo Nesbo. I have never heard of this author, and a friend of mine did some digging and he has published a series. Of course the Indianapolis Public Library only has the two I have requested. I am number 8 on the list for "The Redbreast" and 65 for "the Snowman." That gives me a lot of time to start and stop the Stieg Larsson book.

Where I have been lacking in working out and reading I have been making up in the kitchen. I have tried a couple new recipes for different salsas, and made some classic standbys. I made various quesadillas, which I really have not had since college, and many salads. I LOVE adding fruits to my salad. I have lots of recipes earmarked for my down time-most of them being of the dessert variety.

I never now how to end a blog. Do I need some sort of sign off???

Monday, March 21, 2011

I really hate coming up with titles

According to my blogger I have not blogged since November. Let's just blame my ADHD.

I still have Loki, he is still a moose and is still looking for his next sock or other clothing item. He is over the moon when anyone rubs his ears, and he will even purr. He spends a lot of time sitting or laying in the sunlight, until he is panting.

I am still teaching, seriously nothing has changed in the past 4 or so months. Now we are all just counting down the days until Spring Break (9 school days). This year I decided to get healthier. Not a resolution-just a decision. I in fact hate new year's resolutions. I have yet to make it to the gym, which I have joined, but that will hopefully be changing soon. I am down 15 lbs. I am having committment issues (not surprising). Mostly it is very inconvient to track my food. I thought I could do it from my phone, but the 'berry is being less than friendly in this. I am due for an upgrade in less than month, bye-bye 'berry.