Monthly Archives: March 2014

Italian Green Fig–My newest houseplant

My friend sent me a fig tree as a gift–for what, I’m not exactly sure.  But when it arrived a couple of weeks ago, it was still dormant.  I transplanted it to a larger pot, and the leaf buds are … Continue reading

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Blueberry almond chocolate chip cookies–the perfect pick me up

Man, it was a beautiful day of spring skiing on the Hill!  My co-workers and I decided Tuesday, during our Happy Hour break, that we should skip out of work on Friday to go ski.  Work this week has been … Continue reading

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Homemade roasted garlic powder

This quite possibly the best spice to have in your spice cabinet.  I cannot get enough of it!  And because it’s so easy to make, I keep it (and raw garlic powder) on hand at all times.  All you need … Continue reading

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Happy Hour Tuesdays

Yesterday was a bit of a sour day.  Something came up at work that not only frustrated a couple of my co-workers and me, it put our morale in the dumps.  By 1:30pm we were in a bad place, and … Continue reading

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Creamy pasta with roasted asparagus

It was a good Monday.  I had a very productive day at work, and I finished listening to Billy Crystal’s book, “Still Foolin’ ‘Em.” I listen to a lot of audiobooks at work, and I enjoy autobiographical books, especially when … Continue reading

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A lazy weekend (but with good food)

Another weekend come and gone.  Time to get things done around the house, right?  Ha!  Not this weekend.  It’s not like I was a total waste, I got caught up on reading the paper (including the article about raising urban … Continue reading

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Girls night

Every few weeks or so, my girlfriends and I get together for a night of just us girls.   This involves food, wine, and sometimes playing games or music.  It’s so nice to relax with other gals where we can talk unimpeded … Continue reading

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Why play hooky from work? To go ski!

I got a text from my co-worker last night:  “The Hill got a foot and a half of snow Monday.  Want to ski tomorrow?”  Let’s see…my surgery was 1 month ago, immediately after my surgery came the biggest snow dump … Continue reading

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Off running again

Tonight was my first run since before my surgery, almost 1 month ago.  And it felt soooooo good.  Over the past 2 weeks I’ve been gradually increasing my physical activity.  First I began walking to work again, which is 1.25 … Continue reading

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Egg-laying season is finally here!

I haven’t collected fresh eggs from my girls since October, so it’s been a long winter of eating store-bought eggs again.  Unfortunately, we haven’t been feeding them enough calcium, so their eggshells are thin and brittle, and I’ve had to … Continue reading

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