Sunday, January 2. 2011
My blag, it was getting a little old looking. Bags under the eyes, crows feet, wrinkles. So, I did what any self-respecting Real Housewife of Beverly Hills would do and gave it a little refresher. It got yanked and plucked, pulled and tucked and presto! It’s looking renewed and refreshed. Hopefully it won’t show up on Awful Plastic Surgery.
I didn’t intend to spend my two week vacation working on the blog, but that’s pretty much what happened. I have no idea how many hours it took, and quite frankly, I don’t want to know. Let’s just call it a butt load and be done with it.
Anyway, just a quick fly-over. There’s some new stuff in the sidebar - weather info, random images from my gallery, posts by category, quick search and a few new pages dedicated to my photography, exercise gear and favorite links. Hope you like it, but if you don’t you’re going to have to live with it. This was way too much work for me to do more than once every two years.
Friday, December 24. 2010
Look what FedEx dropped off yesterday - a box of goodies from Larabar! A week or so ago I entered a give-away over at Megan’s blog and lo and behold I won. I never win anything, so I was beyond thrilled. In the box were 16 coconut cream pie Larabars, a water bottle, a bandana and a super-cute t-shirt.
I've had a few of the other flavors, but I haven't had coconut cream pie until now. Hooboy, is it ever good. Sweet and coconutty (is that even a word? probably not, oh well), I had to check the ingredients to make sure I was actually eating something healthy, and I was. The only thing in this bar are dates, unsweetened coconut, almonds, cashews, and extra virgin coconut oil. That's it. I'll take this bar over a Milky Way any day. Even a Dark Chocolate Milky Way.
The other thing I like about Larabars is that none of their non-peanut flavors have peanuts in them. Being allergic, this is a big score for me because it seems like I can never find a fruit and nut bar that doesn't have peanuts in it. What a serious pain in the butt that is, especially on road trips.
A final bonus is that the company is always coming out with new yummy flavors (carrot cake!), so there’s always something new to try.
My biggest challenge now is to stop myself from eating the entire box of bars in one day. On second thought, maybe it’ll be keeping them away from Josh. Hmm, I think I need to go find a good hiding spot.
Tuesday, October 26. 2010
The freighter Herbert C. Jackson is spending a few days anchored out in Portage Lake until the big old November storm that’s hitting the Great Lakes passes. Josh and I took a drive out to Chassell and took a few photos after work today.
It was cold, rainy and really windy (check out the white caps on the waves) but I managed to get a few good shots which are over in the gallery.
Yay, telephoto lens!
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