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“The Hill”

January Run3 1/2 miles up and down the mountain via 5th & 10th Streets with my two boys

My friends and I fondly know this quick ‘n dirty workout as “The Hill” and boy, does it hurt so good. I love being able to climb the 525 feet of elevation in such a short loop right out my front door. The first mile is perfect for warming up as it starts out flat and gradually inclines. Then it’s up-up-and away from there! The best part is getting a solid workout takes only 35 minutes (it’ll be closer to 30 soon, I promise). There’s just no excuse to skip out.

Who is up for the challenge with me next time??

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Weekend Nightlife

Hang on! I don’t think you’re ready for this kind of excitement.

Here’s an inside look at the weekend nightlife of a 24-year-old sick girl.

Definitely not very glamorous.

Mentally, I want more. Emotionally, I want more. Physically, this is it.

I’ll be honest, it’s taking just about everything I’ve got right now to procure enjoyment from the solitude rather than succumb to the isolation and loneliness.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my “me” time, but I’m so. over. it. now.

Fortunately, I finally picked up a book that could capture my attention in said state–Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks. This book was an all-consuming, quick and easy read. I could not put it down.

And a wee bit of bedside yoga to keep me from feeling like a total sloth.

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His and Hers

New Bike Love

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Roll With It

……… so it’s been an eternity since I’ve blogged.

I guess, to make a long story short, I’ve been on some sort of lyme disease-induced hiatus.

I still have a long way to go on my road to recovery, but I hope to at least start visiting this space here and there with a few anecdotes, recipes, and short musings to slowly start chiseling away at the HUGE barrier I’ve fortified in my mind–that whole “Where in the world do I start!?$%!??” monstrosity. Do I summarize what I’ve been doing for the last four months or so? Make an outline? Write a short story? Perhaps a novel? Hmmmm. Not feelin’ it.

How ’bout we talk about my dinner tonight instead. Meanwhile, you’ll eventually catch a glimpse or two of insight and get up to speed…perhaps…I think.

Feast your eyes on that! A homemade veggie sushi roll chock full of asparagus, spinach, cucumber and mushroom.

Normally I would much prefer my Japanese fare to include slick, cold, raw fish and mooshy, gooshy, fatty avocado, but my Lyme doctor has me on an ultra-low-fat, vegan, wheat-free, yeast-free diet in a last-ditch effort to expedite my unbearably slow recovery.

So tonight my husband and I rolled with it–literally!

We managed to cook up a rather disgraceful batch of (the wrong kind of) rice…

Sliced, diced, and “sauteéd” the veggies…

And sort-of managed to roll it all up in seaweed using a bamboo sushi mat.

Okay, so some were better looking than others.

But we simply doctored ’em up with a bit of seasoning and wasabi.

And ultimately, they were edible, pretty tasty, and doctor-approved. What more could you ask for?

Well, a recipe or instructions to share maybe, but I’ll get to that once we’ve mastered the technique.

It’s good to be back(-ish).

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Precious Life

Meet Maya!

Maya is my good friends’ Todd and Hallie’s beautiful, week-old baby girl. I’ve never been into babies, but Maya showed me what the fuss is all about. She is precious.

Congratulations T & H!

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Is this not the cutest window treatment you’ve ever seen?

 

Yeah, some days I draw for a living.

And once in a blue moon I get to design an adorable room for twin girls.

You’ll have to check back for the rest of the after shots. This room isn’t 100% installed yet.

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Finally! Some pictures. These are compliments of my sister Pam.

I decided not to “taint” these beautiful images and memories with commentary. Captions could not possibly do this day justice.

Enjoy!

Mr. & Mrs.

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