Sunday, February 28, 2010


Hello, Reader! It's been a little while since I last posted. We have gotten more snow in the last few days, so the ground is all white, or dirty white where plows have scraped into piles. However, I smelled skunk last week. My grandfather says that is a sign that spring is around the corner. They quasi hibernate and when we smell them a lot around here, it's a sign that they feel it's safe to come out, that warmer weather, bringing their favorite foods, is on the way. Usually his farmer predictions are correct-more so than the weather men! :)

I've been running-around 3-4 days a week right now, and yoga on Tuesdays-very nice to get back to it! :) I haven't gone any further than four miles, usually stopping at 3.5, but I'm out there. I've lost a pound. A small hurdle, but I'm happy. I haven't had chips of any kind since Lent started, nor any alcohol. I gave them both up because they'd become bad habits as evening snacks every night! No wonder I gained weight! :) I haven't had evening snacks most nights, with crackers on a couple occasions. I've also been thinking about cutting back in other food areas, too! :)

I haven't picked up a book to read other than school items, and mostly it's been to grade or plan. It definitely keeps me busy. But, I'm hoping the greater the effort, the greater the reward and the more kids who learn what they need to know! :)

Not much more for now. Snow, work, family time (both girls have been busy with winter sports and activities!) and trying to get a run in.

I tried some new recipes this past two weeks. I will try to post them later today. I loved three of them, and was not fond of two. :)

Hope that you are well and under some sunny skies!


Thimbleanna said...

Sounds like you're getting into shape! I've been trying to watch what I've been eating -- I think I lost a little, but now I seem to be stalled and I want cookies and cupcakes LOL! Keep up the good work!

Isabelle said...

Goodness me, PM, alcohol every night!!!! I'm absolutely shocked! I imagined you drinking pure apple juice made from home-crushed organic apples grown by sweet rustic maidens. My ideas of you are altering as I write....

Molly said...

I've heard of all kinds of signs of Spring, but this is the first time I've heard about knowing Spring is coming by smelling skunk! Mmmm! Glad to hear things are going well up there in the snow!

iJuls said...

Build a stead base and pick it up when the skunks come out.