21 January 2014

2014 Goals

I think I might be crazy, but I've signed on to run the Hood to Coast in August. I just now ran a 14 minute mile, which is kind of sad because most people can probably walk a 14 minute mile, but you gotta start somewhere. I was on the cross country team in high school, so it's hilarious to think that my high school self would be running in circles around me if she were here now, hehe! I hope to at least close that gap a bit, shooting for at least a sub 10 minute mile by August. We'll see! My more short term goal is to be running the 10k distance by my birthday in April.

Here are the rest of my goals for this year. Some I came up with on my own, some I stole from other people's goal lists because I thought they were a good idea, haha!

Do you have any goals for the new year? Anyone else planning on doing something totally crazy? I hope so! 2014 has a lot of potential! :)

11 January 2014

A dish in the sink

Sometimes a picture gets taken and you think it's gonna be a throw-away, but then you look at it again and realize you like it. This is one of those.

03 January 2014

Happy birthday JRR Tolkien! I should have planned to do something fun in honor of the professor, but instead I am going to watch The Incredible Hulk tonight with Eli and Brian. We've decided to watch through all the Marvel Avenger movies and the ones with story lines that tie into them.

Happy birthday!

I've been feeling a bit yucky so I've been drinking tons of water and tea (not that I'm not usually drinking tons of water and tea, haha) and taking lots of vitamin C and Zinc. I'm really hoping this sore throat and achy-ness that I have doesn't turn into a full blown sickness because I have a big weekend in Portland planned. Seems like a lot of people have been sick lately, E was really sick around Christmas and is still getting over it. I was feeling pretty yucky last weekend but was able to stave off most of it although now that a sore throat is back so I'm not sure if the worst of it is behind me yet.

Yesterday was nice! I had a good, productive day at work and then went home for a big salad and some left over soup for dinner, and Gilmore Girls on the sofa with Scully and E. Oh, and I finished my library book finally, which is good, since it was due on Dec 7th and I couldn't renew it since I'd already renewed it 3 times, lol!

Salad with a little bit of olive oil, white wine vinegar and some spices for dressing.

One of my resolutions this year is to read more, so that should not happen again! :) The book was The Trouble with Magic, by Madeline Alt. It's the first book in a cozy mystery series about a girl who has empathic super powers, who can hear the voices of the dead, and helps solve mysteries! There are eight books in this series but I've only read 3 of them, and out of order at that. The first one I found was the 4th, and then I read the 6th, and then the 1st, ha ha! They are not super crucial to read in order, so it wasn't a big deal. They are super light but fun reads.

This is Scully's "why are you taking my picture" face.

02 January 2014

Happy 2014!

I had such a lovely day yesterday. Started the day with a little walk downtown to a coffee shop where I got some tea and read a book, and then walked to another coffee shop and met my folks for a cup of coffee. You'll never hear me complain about the abundance of great coffee shops in this town! :)

After hanging out with my folks I went home and sat on the couch for a while with my dog watching Gilmore Girls, and then made some yummy Black-eyed Pea Chili with Quinoa and Corn for me and E. Great start to the new year! I'm feeling super optimistic and looking forward to this year!

A nice winter's day on 7th Street.

Some sad looking Oregon grape hanging on a fence.

Scully trying to get comfy on the couch pillows.

Changing her mind and moving to the chair full of blankets instead.
Ignore Eli's soda in the back ground, he says he's gonna cut back on the soda's for 2014, yay! :) 

Black-eyed peas after soaking all night.

Black-eyed Pea Chili with Quinoa and Corn, super delish, I totally recommend you make this!