Variety in All Things

This week I broke out of my shell and tried some different things.   I did a little yoga, always good to be more flexible right?   I also tried eating crickets.   Yep  crickets.

exo_bar_blueberry.680w I had one of these.  Surprisingly good. They are made by Exo Protein.  The company only uses cricket flour.  They come in four different flavors.  If you see one try it you will be pleasantly surprised.

I also tried plantains for the first time.

20150522_084630 Sliced, fried in coconut oil, sprinkled a little cinnamon on then enjoyed.  They were delicious.  I can see making them often for a little variety in the breakfast department.

I am still playing a little WoW, however; I am not having the fun with it that I used to.  All my friends and my husband are no longer playing, this makes it not as much fun to log in and accomplish stuff solo.  I have started playing a little Heroes of the Storm.  This is Blizzard’s version of a moba.  Moba stands for multiplayer online battle arena.  Teams of three to five try to take out the other teams base, around obstacles and enemies.  I never thought I would like a moba but, this one is fun, at least against the computer.  I have not played against other people yet so my opinion could change.

Lastly, I want to tell my hubs Happy Anniversary!  It has been a wild and crazy 18 years together.  Thank you for choosing me to spend these years with.  I am the luckiest girl.


Healthy Girl


In my quest to be healthier and the best me I can be I have started weight training again.  This means that I am sleeping better and feeling better.  Today I set a personal record in the deadlift 130 pounds for a 5×5.  My current goal is to deadlift my body weight.  After that goal it might be 1.5 times my bodyweight.  Regardless that is the most I have ever deadlifted .  Go Me!!!

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The hubs and I are trying to get out 2 – 3 times a week to disc golf.  We take the dogs and do at least 9 holes.  Sunshine, exercise and family time.  The down side of being outside is my allergies are off the charts.    Not exactly sure what caused this latest snotfest, but it is a doozy.

The garden still sits there waiting for me to get to it.  I am quickly running out of time.

Enjoy your Sunday.





I usually have some motivation and or/drive to accomplish things.  Right now my drive is gone.  The hubs and I have lots of outside projects that we need to start

  1. finish cleaning garden from last year
  2. work on the raised bed idea
  3. start working on the sprinkler system
  4. get bark for front yard
  5. weed front yard

This is probably just a small list, at the moment it seems daunting.  The weather has not been cooperating either with wind, rain, and snow in the last 10 days.  When the weather is good the hubs and I would rather take the dogs out to the park and play disc golf.


Maybe it is not so much procrastination as being selective in the projects we accomplish.  Today it is raining this is a good day to stay in and play some video games or read a book.  Next week is soon enough to start the outside projects, right?

Where do you find your motivation?




I am still playing World of Warcraft…………maybe not as much as I used to but, the game is 10 years old and I have to diversify.

Our guild/raid team just slowly melted away.  All the people that I have played wow with over the years are now doing something else.   Because of that I transferred my resto druid to another server.  To join a large guild and put myself out there as a healer looking for raids.  I did get to raid with a fun group of people on Tues.  We did not kill a boss, however; we did unintentionally clear lots of heroic trash.  I am hoping I get invited back…..if not then hopefully there is another team out there looking for a healer.

I am also playing some SWTOR.  One of my friends went back there and with all the hype surrounding the movie this coming Christmas  Star Wars the video game may see some new players.

I am getting outside and playing lots of disc golf.  So glad the kids made us go with them.  The hubs and I have been out a few times on our own and every weekend we get together with the son to play at least 9 holes.  Yesterday I was sick and it was raining, I was a tired, disgruntled puppy but, pushed through and finished all 9… the mud. 

disc golf This was the hubs and two dogs last week before the weather turned to snow and fog.  This is a game we can play anywhere and it gets us out of the house and walking some.

I have not heard of any new MMO’s on the horizon and some of the free to play just aren’t really free to play.  I understand that the companies want to make money after all that is why they are in business, some of the practices of charging for every little upgrade or bag space just seems overkill to me.  If you hear of a new game let me know.

Do you disc golf?


Biggest Bully I know…………..


Have you ever noticed that there is a bully in your life?  This bully has been with us for as long as we can remember and we should all do something about it.   Our self talk is the biggest bully around.  How often do we say good things to ourselves?  Never or rarely right?  It is time to put an end to this. 

beautiful These are the words we need to focus on. 

worth it These need to be our new self talk and not all the negative. 

you can I like these words much better than the I can’t, I am not worthy, I am ugly.  We as people need to start treating our selves better.  We would never speak to another person the way we talk to ourselves.  It is time to be nicer to the one person that is the only one we will get.

Let us love ourselves.

You all know I listen to lots of podcasts on my drive, I have recently found one by Nia Shanks the Lift Like a Girl podcast.  She talks about motivation and how we should be the “most awesome us we can be.” 

be the best So here is my mantra for the week to see if I can stop the negative self talk.  

If you get a chance follow that link to some of the best information out there on the web, then go be the BEST you possible.

How do you avoid negative self talk?


Busy Weekend Fun


Last weekend I missed a post due to too much activity.  OH my GOSH!  What a busy weekend.

The Hubs, BIL, SIL and myself went to Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary and spent the day tiling a 20’ x 18’ office.  The boys did most of the hard work of laying the tile, the SIL and I were the grunt labor, moved tile boxes moved furniture if needed, grabbed beer for the guys, stood around looking pretty that was the hardest job.  By 5pm we were still not finished with the job but, finished for the day.  We anticipate going back this next Saturday.


We both brought some of our dogs and they were great little helpers.  My minion could jump through that window like a pro.  By the end of the day he was sitting on the windowsill watching.  Teddy is a BCAS alum, he was a little freaked out going back there probably thinking his people don’t want him anymore.  He probably felt great relief when they drove away for the day.

We then got back home to a house full of adult children for a night of cards and alcohol.

card night

We had pollo asada, which had been cooking all day in the Crockpot, beer and family time.  I love spending time with the kids.  We also played Cards Against Humanity.  Check it out and know that it is the most fun game.  I laughed so hard my sides hurt.  We all stayed up late then got up fairly early on Sunday.  Went out to brunch, then came back home so the kids could pack up their stuff like the 3 room tent in the backyard.  Yes really a 3 room stent, my son camps in style.  Then it was off to the park to play Disc Golf.  The hubs was feeling sore and was generally grumbly about going, I made the decision to go.  I am so glad I pushed us to go with the kids as we might have found a new outdoor exercise/entertainment.

After all that excitement we went home and just lazed and played video games.

Do you have busy weekends?