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Monday, Mar. 10, 2014
Update on all things food, fitness and life
Posted Monday, November 4, at 8:22 AM
So, after realizing I hadn't had a blog entry since June, I quickly started working to put together an update about life in the "real world." On top of life continuing its whirlwind of work, events, work events and the occasional down time, I have taken a whole new approach to getting in shape and eating healthy. ...
What is 'free time?'
It took less than two months for me to kill one of my herbs and all the romain lettuce, strawberries and spinach. I've decided indoor gardening is not for me. I'm moving the containers outside and I hope mother nature is better at this than I am. I was worried about having the containers outside because I didn't want the various wild animals in my back yard to eat all my plants. ...
Here's to hoping I have a green thumb
I have successfully purchased kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, strawberries, cilantro, basil, oregano and thyme for my garden. After discussing potting arrangements with my mom, I bought terracotta pots for everything except the strawberries. Those will go in a hanging basket...
Cooking and cleaning machine
Lately, I have been buying all kinds of healthy food, but because I'm always on the go or running late, I never have time to prepare it and it goes bad. I've read so many articles, or looked at pins on Pinterest, claiming if you prepare everything a head of time you're more likely to eat it...
Gardening 101: Where do I start?
I realize it's been ages since I've posted, however, it's with good reason. After the new year, we began working on our annual Progress editions (you know, the inserts in Friday's paper for the past few weeks telling you about everything that has changed in the last year or so?). On top of that, I was also in charge of She magazine this spring -- which was a blast. I was just a little preoccupied and got behind on blogging...
I must be half crazy
My last semester of college was spent studying, completing projects, enjoying the fact that it was my last semester of college and training. I completed the 39th annual Hospital Hill half marathon in Kansas City on June 2, 2012. It was my first half marathon, and it was hell...
Snack food is my specialty
While I may not be the greatest at planning meals and preparing a week-long menu, I am great at snack food. Today, we had a "food day" here at the MDN. It's Shelly's last full day and on food days everyone brings in food to share to celebrate the time someone spent here...
I am absolutely horrible at knowing what to get at the grocery store. Sure, I go and get milk or bread when I am out of it, but I am terrible at planning a meal or making sure I have everything for the week. I also tend to just get what I know I need for one or two recipes and then I have no way to make anything else the rest of the week...
Resolutions: to change or not to change?
I've always heard of everyone making New Year's resolutions (that typically don't last past March), and have made them myself a time or two, but how practical are they? Everyone goes on and on about losing their holiday weight, saving money, etc., but life always seems to get in the way of what they hope to accomplish...
The definition of a weekend
It's funny how the definition of the weekend changes as you get older. When you're a child, its a reprieve from school work and a time to do nothing. As an adult, there are (it seems) countless things to be accomplished on the weekend that the work week doesn't allow for...
Time is everything
You learn shortcuts quickly when trying to be thrifty with time. Whether it be preparing everything the night before (clothes, coffee pot, bag for work), or minimizing the amount of dishes done in an evening. Hand washing dishes in my tiny sink is a perpetual chore during the preparing, cooking and cleaning up of any meal. ...
And so adulthood begins
As a 22-, almost 23-year-old college graduate I'm finding that life on my own is much different than anticipated. There's a lot more to being an adult than I thought. I am a bit embarrassed to say, but I haven't been financially responsible for myself until recently. ...
I am a 23-year-old college graduate going through the ups and downs of learning to live on my own and be financially responsible for myself. I suspect it is going to be an interesting ride.