Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Year/New Me.

I had a conversation with a friend recently about the idea of birthday resolutions. She was saying they make so much more sense then on the new year, because your birthday is all about you. I agree. I really wanted to kick it up this year, mostly because I have given myself excuse after excuse as to why not to work out etc. So this is the year. It's the first time that I've made a resolution on my birthday, so I'm a little nervous, but I feel much more attached to the idea. Basically, I want to be in the best shape in my life by my 30th birthday. That gives me one year. I think I can handle it. Not only that, but I also want to change the way I do things, starting with my hair. It's getting chopped off tomorrow at 2pm. I also received birthday money which I am going to spend on myself for once. Aaron told me, "Maybe this year you can spend your birthday money on yourself." So, as much as I hate doing that, and as much as I can see better things to spend money on, like putting more towards, or putting it in savings.. I'm going to go shopping. I'm wearing the same clothes I bought years ago, and I think the last time I went shopping (for clothes) was when I got the counseling job at FALA. (That was in December of 2006...) So I've bagged up three bags of clothes that I'm taking to Goodwill as the first step. We'll see how tomorrow plays out, but I'm kind of excited! Other things I want to do this year:
1. Run, and run enough to get to the point where I LIKE it... which may take awhile, but I'm willing to try it.
2. Drink more water, and less beer. More tea, and less coffee.
3. Become more organized... this is a loaded goal, but I have some specific things in mind.
4. Eat more fruit. I eat veggies all the time, but I don't feel like I eat enough fruit.
5. Eat less sugar. This is a little easier, as I don't have much of a sweet tooth.. but..
So here it starts. It's kind of funny that I'm sick right now... like my body is cleansing, and getting ready to become more "healthified". Here's to my last year of the twenties!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

April 22nd Happy Earth Day!

The last of the tulips..

Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 21st

Donny Darko.......

Monday, April 19, 2010

April 18th

This is on the grad campus. I had ecotherapy this weekend, we had all heard of what the undergraduates call "Narnia". We thought it was a myth, but one day last month, while also in ecotherapy, I was walking with a class mate who was complaining of the undergrads. He was saying they just pop out of nowhere, and they are infesting the grad campus. Just then, two students hopped out of a bush.. so we investigated and we found it. So on this day, I took some other classmates, one of whom first told me about it but never found it. It's pretty cool, just wide enough for one person to walk through.

April 17th

This picture is hilarious in so many different ways... I will not explain..

April 16th

The first rose in bloom in the backyard.

April 15th

Wait, wait, wait... FREE beer AND you get to try on hats?? Sign me up!


This is the official p.o.d.

April 12th

Coffee shop book club dog!

We had company during our first meeting of a book club I started. We reviewed Yalom's The Gift of Therapy. This was the most well trained dog... ever.. I mean... like ever.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hummus

Yum, yum, yum.

4 cloves garlic
2 (15 oz.) cans low-salt or regular garbanzos, drained
1/3 c. tahini (sesame seed paste)
1/3 c. lemon juice
1/2 c. water
3 tbsp. olive oil
1/2-3/4 tsp. cayenne
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika

Grind it up, eat it up, feel good.

Monday, April 12, 2010

April 11th

"Cecelia"

April 10th

April 9th

No, these are not artsy...

April 8th

Blurry... but Kona is in love with Erica!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 6th

I walk by this tree all the time, and I wanted to get the color before all the flowers fall off for the summer. I tried a few different views, and all were "busy". I could see someone in the house, and I didn't want to continue to try to find the right shot, as it would probably look suspicious.

Movie!

Homework? What homework?

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April 4th Happy Easter!


Many, many, many pictures to choose from, but I really liked this one the best. I am working on a movie, so I will post it when it's finished. I need to create a new hobby, and I'm thinking a movie is it! In the meantime, here is a cute video of her playing with an item from her basket...
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April 3rd


Easter Egg contest at Aaron's family's house. Who is the winner you ask?? Well there were two, Elijah and me! His is the rainbow one, mine is the tri-color with the glitter.

April 2nd