Friday, May 20, 2011

Rambling and a Thank You to Sara

Another great day. 

I walked to my Weight Watchers meeting this morning, breakfast in tow.  I cannot possibly get weighed after I eat.  And it was a good breakfast too - oats, half banana, Balkan yogurt, and cinnamon - and a good meeting, wherein we talked about breakfast ideas.

I was so surprised to hear that many people eat the exact same tbreakfast every morning.  I cannot imagine that.  I mean, if it was a time consideration, I could perhaps understand, but these gals are pretty much all retired.  That is the kind of town I live in when we are on the boat.

And after I walked back to the boat, where The Captain had been having too much fun slaving away, washing the canvas that covers the cockpit, I put together a new salad combo for our lunch.  I called it Sunshine Salad and it was delicious.  The Captain takes a long time to eat crunchy veggies but he made it through, finally, and said he liked it.  Phew.

The Captain went back to his water play work, and I got organized and walked into the village.  My first stop was the post office where I picked up some mail and posted some letters - yes, I do still write them, albeit short and sweet.  And then I headed to the market where I purchased some dark chocolate chips and rolled oats to make up a recipe that has been rolling around in my head, for our evening sweet treat tonight.

I stopped at the library on the way back to the marina and borrowed some books that I had put on reserve a few days ago.  As I made my way home, I was enjoying the beautiful day and the Spring flowers, and I was thinking about all the things I want to to do over the next few days, and about how particularly happy life is lately.  I am generally a pretty upbeat person, but lately I am almost giddy with happiness.
Important things first.

Sara, from Words to Run By, was kind enough to send me a training log and one of her bumper stickers.  I love this sticker and am going to put it to good use.  Ditto the log book.  Sara has become a real inspiration to me through her writing.  I so appreciate her generosity to me, a complete stranger.  Thank You, Sara, so very much.

The free eyeglasses that I scored on the clearlycontacts web site promotion on Tuesday arrived already today.  So I am wearing them right now and testing them out.  So far so good, and they are cute.  Jones New York burgundy metal frames, prescription lenses, and all I paid was the shippping.

Here is the sweet treat I made tonight... melted chocolate chips, peanut butter, almond milk and oats... stir it up, spoon it onto a plate and cool in the fridge.  Mmmmm.  Sweet chocolatey peanut buttery mounds.  Messy, cause they kinda melt on your fingers, but wonderful.  I think the next time I make them I will add dried crans or raisins.

And my weekend to do list sorta goes like this:
  • Pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, prepared by The Captain.
  • A 6 km run with The Captain a couple of hours later.
  • Stretch/pushups - drink lots of water
And these other things in no logical order....
  • Wander around taking pictures of the Spring flowers and flowering trees I am enjoying around town right now, before they all disappear.
  • Find those darn goslings at the neighboring bird sanctuary and get The Captain to photograph them, too.
  • Spend some time reading these books I checked out of the library

  • Make sure my main laptop hard drive is backed up completely as I have a feeling...
  • Get caught up on my email.
Okay, I am off to map us a 6 km run for tomorrow morning.


  1. Sara really is a true inspiration! I love reading her blog.

    Sounds like a busy weekend ahead! Have fun! Pancakes sound delicious for breakfast in the am :)

  2. THANK YOU! Your words are so kind, they brought a tear to my eye! COMPLETELY MADE MY DAY!!!!! :)

    I am reading your blog now to get caught up and so far I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! How cool is your Galley? I am so intrigued!

    Can't wait to follow along with your adventures...

    Talk to you soon! :)

  3. training log!? I have been writing my stuff down on stickie notes, definitely going to check out her site. Sunshine salad looks sooo good, yum!

  4. That's so weird! I just made a chocolatey oatmeal "cookie" like yours earlier this week too :)

    And your salad looks so pretty and fresh!


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