Jan 20, 2016

Drink Treat

When I get sick of tea and water, I have this new little drink I make where I mash up a few berries in the bottom of a glass and then pour a can of sparkling water over it.  Yum!

Jan 16, 2016

Homemade Chipotle

Spring Mix, Pico De Gallo Salsa, Steak, and Wholly Guacamole.

Jan 15, 2016


In therapy I have learned that I do a lot of negative self-talk, and one of the keys to that is to replace the negative internal dialogue with a positive one. The goal is to repeat positive affirmations that are the opposite of what I believe about myself until they become ingrained and a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts takes place as you start to believe what you're telling yourself.  My affirmations are above, written on my bathroom mirror so I can repeat them in my head whenever I brush my teeth or wash my hands.

Jan 14, 2016

Rainy Zoo Sunday

Last Sunday we went to the zoo to get some steps in (and I proudly broke 10,000 steps for the day, shattering my previous record of 7,000 as most steps in a day since I had ankle surgery!).  As we walked in a certain child couldn't resist hamming it up on this lion statue.

The ham doesn't fall far from the tree.

Tucker and I at the koi ponds.

It was raining, but that didn't stop us from jumping on the second level of the uncovered double decker bus to take the tour.

Waiting for the bus to start.

Once off the bus, we did some walking around.

Richard's favorites are the giraffes.

This docent talked to Tucker about the Outback animals, and he got to feel this kangaroo pelt.

We recently picked up annual passes because the zoo is an excellent place for me to walk and build up strength, as it has paved paths with both flat and hilly areas, and I can do short jaunts and build up to longer treks, so there will be many more zoo trips in the coming months!