Sunday, January 25, 2015

W84: Shots for Love

This week David and I reluctantly did something
neither of us had ever done before...

I don't so much have an issue with the shot itself.
I don't have any problem with needles.

David, on the other hand, gets squeamish
watching Grey's Anatomy
which I'm sure he's thrilled you now know...

Sunday, January 18, 2015

W83: Pasta Alternatives

 I love pasta!

And, carbs in general...

But, I am always looking for ways
to incorporate more veggies into my diet,
so this week I thought I would check out
some healthy alternatives to pasta: 

zucchini noodles
spaghetti squash.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

W82 : Winter Wanderings at Kickapoo

One winter's day in East Central Illinois a young woman found that there was absolutely nothing going on in the vicinity.  She researched events, shows, classes, movies for hours on end to no avail.  There is absolutely nothing to do here, she thought in frustration.  How is that even possible?

Then inspiration struck.  She remembered Cheryl Strayed and her treacherous hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, and she knew that she must turn outward.  If there is nothing to do inside, I will simply have to go out.  Luckily there is a heat wave of 23 degrees.

So she proposed the idea to her brothers that a hike would be had in the far off land of Oakwood, Illinois where a small State Park stood by the name of Kickapoo.  One brother was immediately on board with no questions asked, while the other, true to his nature, remained stubborn and hesitant.  Eventually the two eager siblings wore him down, and he ran off to don his layers.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

W81: To New Beginnings

 The beginning of a new year always seems to inject me
with a new sense of hope and motivation, 
like we're getting a fresh start and, darn it, anything is possible.