Thursday, February 17, 2011


Darbo changed my header for me! I'm not quite "blog designer" talented enough but am working on it. We have "Caribbean beaches" on the brain and are counting down! I can't wait to have some good ole' Vitamin D beating down on me (with some strong sunscreen!) I'm a fair skinned redhead so SPF 50 is quite familiar to me!

Today was a teasing of "Spring". The temps got up to around 70 degrees. Before I left for work this morning, I opened the windows and let the fresh air roll in. When I got home from work, the smell of the air blowing through the house was MaRvElOuS! Hubby and I have a usual route we take in the Spring, Summer, and Fall for our walks. Yep, we are just "fair weather walkers" so when winter comes, we pass. Tonight we took it and it felt so good to breathe in that warm fresh air. Now I'm sure this weather is not here to stay YET but perhaps it won't be long.

It's the tail end of Basketball season at our house and I think both Coach Dad and Darb are ready for it. It will soon be Track season and that definitely signals Spring!

We have begun "Get in Shape/Stop the OverEating" at our house! Tonight I went to the grocery store and got stocked up on some healthier foods. We are all trying to get into some type of presentable shape to put on shorts/swimsuits/summer type attire for the cruise. Soninlaw is in the lead...he has lost 25 pounds. He has great will power. The rest of us are just getting started. Come March 1 I'm starting the Sonoma Diet. My sisinlaw introduced me to this and knew it would be something I'd like because I love the 10 power foods in it.

It has 3 Waves to go through. The first 10 days (Wave 1) is the hardest for me but where I see the quickest results. It is more of a change in the way you eat as opposed to counting calories/carbs/proteins. I really like the foods on it. So right now I'm mentally gearing up for it! HA! That's how I have to do it. Plus hopefully get in some regular walking. Is anyone else in the "get in shape" mode?

Can you believe planting season is right around the corner? It won't be long until we are tilling and digging and planting and watering! I'm so excited. One of my favorite days of the year is when the plants and flowers start filling the Walmart garden section. It gets me so excited! Have you been planning your garden?

Are you getting Spring Fever yet?


sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Love the new fun! And yes, I totally have spring fever!! Good luck with the Sonoma Diet...I've heard great things about it!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I love your new look.
I sure do have spring fever.
Wish I could go on the cruise too!

PBKISSES said...

Just the smell of the air yesterday morning said "SPRING" to me. Dakster actually went barefoot, and his quote was "The ground even feels like spring!" I wish I could gear up for Sonoma, but just not there yet - you can be my inspiration! Love ya!

Patty Sumner said...

I am anxiously awaiting for planting time too. I cannot wait to get flowers all around me!!!! Blessings!