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Last year I participated in the #reverb10 December blog prompts.
I did okay, like anything, I appear to have a short attention span. Anything that requires my attention or dedication for more than a day or so can sometimes get pushed to the sidelines (yoga challenge anyone?) but I’m going to do my best to follow through with these prompts.
12/01: One Word (here)
What is one word to describe your 2011? Why does that word sum up your year?
When 2011 started out I was convinced it was going to be so much better than 2011.
And then? Life happened.
2011 had so, so many crazy ups and downs for The Cowboy and I. I really do think the best work to sum up 2011 is tumultuous. It wasn’t a bad year, all-in-all it was pretty good, but we were definitely taken on a crazy roller coaster ride for the year.
The craziness started out in January when we listed our condo, then my grandma was diagnosed with terminal cancer, BIL went to drug rehab, I visited amazing people in Halifax, my grandma passed away, I visited family in Winnipeg, went back to my old job, traveled a TON for work, traveled some more for fun, sold our condo (twice!), unsold our condo (twice!) and finally decided to take it off the market. (y’all will get the links to these stories – and more! – in my 2011 round up post)
Ups, followed by downs. Definitely a roller coaster year.
While 2011 has been crazy and awesome and sad, I’m not sorry about the year. I grew so much and am so much more certain in who I am as a person, so I can’t wait to see what that means for 2012.Read More
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Yesterday ended up being a very red and purple day.
I swear I don’t plan these things, they just happen.
First up, our CSA (community shared agriculture) pickup from yesterday.
This is totally the best thing ever! for $110 we get a HUGE amount of winter veggies every other week for 16 weeks. Very, very awesome! We’re hoping they have room for us to join the summer CSA as well.
Our entire haul – all these veggies for only $13.75 – and it definitely lasts us for 2 weeks!
Definitely the most amazing carrots – EVER. They’re a million times better than supermarket carrots.
Purple item #1: beets. Mmmmmm. Beets. I see some beet-carrot juice in my future!
Purple item #2: Russian purple garlic
Purple-ish item #3: red cabbage. I’m not terribly good at cooking cabbage, so I’ll need to do some recipe searching.
Purple-ish item #4: red potatoes. Okay, not entirely purple, but close enough, right?!
Purple-ish item #5: red onions.
Seriously, that’s a heck of a lot of purple/red items in one CSA box. The only thing that didn’t make the cut were the carrots.
Speaking of carrots, I roast up some of the carrots from our last CSA pickup and oh my gosh. Best. Dinner. Ever.
Dinner: fried tofu with sweet chili sauce; kale sauteed with garlic, onions and white wine; carrots roasted with olive oil and vegetable seasoning. Mmmmmmmmmmm.
My next purple venture was yoga last night. It was the last day of my (failed; miserably failed) 30 day yoga challenge (I made it 13 out of 30 days) so I thought I should probably go.
Also? They had cupcakes. The icing was pink so I didn’t take a picture. I also may have been too busy shoving it into my piehole to take a picture.
Purple yoga items #1 and #2: tank top and water bottle
Purple yoga item #3 – towel
Purple yoga item #4: mat strap
Purple yoga item #5: hoodie. Perfect for wearing to and from.
My final venture into the land of purple was my breakfast this morning.
Thankfully my poached eggs weren’t purple…
…but they were delicious! 50 seconds in a microwave egg poacher results in the most perfect medium poached eggs. Mmmmmm.
My purple adventure was the coffee much I purchased when The Cowboy and I were in Disneyland in October.
My final thought for the day: How the heck is it December already?!