Wow 2017 is going to be over in a few hours and I have had some time to think about the last year. I have gotten in better health! Walked not one but two 10ks this year! Went on a great vacation for Sanibel Florida! Planted a wonderful garden. Made better choices for my eating! Kept my blood pressure under control. Had family come and visit at my house for the first time ever! And my business did pretty well this last year as well! I have had a pretty blessed year really!
As 2018 comes rushing in I want to take a few minutes and share what my plans are for the new year.
Business wise I am taking a Master Class and learning more about portraits and getting more candid photos of my clients. Try and get there natural appearance. Even going to work on selling some of my work. Reading the Photographers Market 2018 book and going to get my work out there a bit! Starting January off with promo photos of a client for her new radio show…so exciting!
Still going to work on my health. The gym a few days a week and then some added stretching at home. I plan to walk the Air Force 10k again in 2018 and walk it a bit faster than in 2017. A few 5Ks I’m sure are going to happen as well. Plan to keep taking inches and weight off my body and continue to cook more at home for me and the family.
Going to spend time with friends and family in 2018. Going to try and make a schedule to see people that I have missed this last year. Even if it’s a FaceTime chat. Life is to short not too!
I am taking time for me in 2018. Whether it is a walk, a trip to the gym, some quiet time or what ever I am adding this to my life in 2018. It will help my mind to me healthier as well.
May 2018 be blessed beyond all our imaginations. May we all be healthier than we have ever been and may we be doing what makes us happy!
Bring in 2018! I’m ready!
This spring I planted tomatillos in the garden. I went out to the garden and got all the ripe tomatillos off the vine. So I gathered the ingredients I needed to try and make Verde Salsa. I got out the blender and the food processor to help chop things up.
Here are the ingredients you need:
10 cups of tomatillos
1 Med onion chopped
2 teaspoons garlic
1/2 cup cilantro
1 tbsp of lime juice
A little bit of a jalapeño pepper
(But wait there is more)
I cut the tomatillos in half and roasted them cut side down in a pan that I covered with aluminum foil. I figured there would be juice and I was right.
I put them in the oven on broil for 7 minutes and checked them. Ended up putting another minute and a half on them.
While this was going on I sautéed some yellow onion and garlic.
Cooked till it was translucent and then sat both the tomatillos and the onions aside to cool off. I put them in a bowl. After taking the tomatillos off the pan I poured the juice into a bowl just incase I need to make the salsa more saucy.
Then I put it all in the food process (was gonna use the blender but didn’t think it was big enough.
Tasted it and it needed some help…I added 1 ripe mango, 1 medium size yellow tomato, 1/2 of a grilled peach, 1/2 a grilled nectarine, 1/2 a lime, 1&1/4 tablespoons course salt, 1 small roasted red pepper, 1/2 of a green onion, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder, another small magi and another yellow tomato. Then and only them did it Taste good enough to eat.
Then I canned some of it!
We will have some for this winter!
Sorry for being away so long. Life has a way of getting in the way of taking a few minutes and regrouping….yeah know.
Anyway…Life is good. My business is picking up which is a good thing :0)
The weight loss journey has had it ups and downs but I do have this to share:
In January these were tight and now I can say that I am down pretty much 4 pants sizes. Scale hasn’t changed much but when I saw this picture it gave me the faith to keep on keeping on. People tell me all the time that it looks like I am dropping weight….Now I believe them!
Still struggling to give up pop. Need to work at that a little harder. More water. More exercise. Its almost the cold months so Hopefully I can get back in the grind of things!
Anyway thanks for stopping in!
So I have been walking again. I know its bout time but I am doing this and feeling good about it again :0)
Last week I logged 28.74 miles and 66,620 steps. I feel good about it too!
One step is better then one more second on the couch for me. I was going to skip it today and just sleep in but God had other plans. I woke up from a crazy nightmare and thought well I’m up I might as well walk it off and I did! Saw a beautiful sun rise. I am blessed.
I am drinking more water again and eating better and am feeling good! Started measuring again this week so I will get back caught up with that on my next blog. Watching my BP. I am on meds but my BP is way low compared to what it has been to get me on said BP meds. I go to the Doc in 3 weeks and I am going to talk to her about that. If it stays low I may have to adjust by calling her. We shall see. My BP after a 1.5 mile walk and a 25 minute bike ride in the humidity was 117/63 that seems a bit low but Im watching it.
Other then that life is what it is.
I made zucchini bread from scratch. Let me tell ya it was WONDERFUL! Neighbors liked it and I am taking a piece to my dad and sister the rest well….its mine :0)
well that is my update…..till next time…….
I can’t even believe that it is 2014 all ready. Where did last year go?
I accomplished several things last year…..Another year of school over, deans list both times, 2 homes painted and re organized, moved, walked a lot more. Mostly tried to be better to me. I am looking forward to what this year has to offer.
I want to continue taking better care of me. I am going to be a college graduate by May. Im going to travel a bit this year. Going to get back to walking more and riding my bike!!
Im going to continue my bog. Maybe not every single day but i have enjoyed doing it. It also appears that Mr P is a hit amongst my friends.
The snow is coming down today in the 937. It looks beautiful outside. I have been out and about and the roads are not too bad really, side street are bad but if you take your time you can get where your going with little trouble.
My wish for you is that we continue on this journey. Keep our heads up high and take on every day a breath at a time.
Welcome to 2014!
Let do this!