Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Time flies

Can you believe it is already the end of October? Of 2010? Where has this year gone? Even more disconcerting is the fact that it's almost my birthday again. The good news is that my detox is over. It was totally worth it. I am eating healthier and fresher and feeling great. However, did I mention that I am having a birthday again? Eek.

In a preemptive strike against the annual birthday blues I have decided to make a list of some things I am looking forward to in my next year of life and beyond:

1. PARIS. Our trip is coming up soon. I cannot wait to see Kelly, and Yann, and their cute little Parisian apartment, and Paris. Justin and I haven't been there since 2003. So excited to spend time with a couple of locals, eating and drinking and seeing Paris through their lives.

2. Snowboarding season. It is predicted to be an epic year in the Pacific Northwest and there is already snow in the mountains. Fingers crossed.

3. Finishing my first quilt. It's still in progress (or rather frozen progress), but I hope to have it done this winter. As soon as I start working on it again.

4. My niece and nephew. All the time. Those kids are adorable. First birthdays and second birthdays and little tiny voices on the other end of the phone. I love them.

5. Top secret project. Yep, I just did that. I'm not telling yet, but here's a hint:

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Fall

Things have been going non-stop since I got home from the road trip. I flew down to California to meet my nephew Nolan a couple of weekends ago, and got to see my niece Avery too, along with my parents, grandma, sister & brother in law, and my brother & sister in law. Sadly my Great Uncle Pat passed away the week prior to my trip but I was able to go to his memorial service, and visit with the aunts, uncles and cousins there. Big family time. Here are some photos from the trip.

I know I promised recipes, BUT I am currently in the middle of a health detox so I doubt you want to replicate any of my experimental recipes. I won’t get into the complicated details of my self-inflicted torture, but I will say that just removing salt from the diet necessitates some creative thinking. Lots of garlic, herbs, and fresh veggies are my world right now. And luckily the bounty from our garden means free delicious goodness every day.

Back at you next week!

P.S. I intend to make myself a delicious blackberry birthday pie when this thing is over.