Monday, April 9, 2012

Down time = play time?

I'm still on some down time from the marathon. Sounds good, except now I think I've become bored and lazy. It's easy to do when you take time off.  Before the marathon I was getting up early three times a week for yoga and then running for training.  Now yoga is in break period, as is my training.  On the plus side, I've managed to not eat a lot of calories. . .something that was not easy to do after my October marathon (Halloween candy called, then Thanksgiving gravy and pie, then it was Christmas and goodies!).

Last week was pretty normal in terms of food. I realize I need to post food pictures and finally have!

I know I said I was going to eliminate cheese. I haven't been able to do so. I HAVE been able to make the amount of cheese I eat more 'normal' and have definitely cut down on how much cheese I eat.  I think that's some progress!

Thursday we made Nachos for dinner. Heated up the pizza stone in the oven, cooked up some hamburger with taco seasoning, then layered the chips, shredded cheddar cheese, beef, tomatoes, black olives, onions, etc on and set the pizza stone in the oven for the cheese to melt. We just took the metal spatula and cut the nachos in half for lifting them off the stone and onto the plates. Topped with sour cream and guacamole.

April 1st we took a walk on the recreational trail near our house,  We had fun goofing around  in the chilly air. We'd come back from my parents' place at it was in the 80s there, but in the 50s at home. Brrr.

Deer trio. Mike spotted these first, as I was checking out the photos of the ducks.

One of the bald eagles that  hung out near our home in March. Most hung out at the state park or the county park lake, but there were about ten which chose to hang out on the trees near this creek.  This action photo was shot one morning when I stopped on my way to work.  Amazing to see so many bald eagles, when I was a kid (oooh, I sound sooo OLD) it was rare to see one, let along ten at once.  Now we have sightings of twenty, thirty, fifty on their migration to the north cold lands!  So amazing and so wonderful.


  1. Those nachos look incredible! I never thought to make them on a pizza stone but that's a clever idea, actually.

    1. It worked out very well. I wasn't sure which of my plates or platters could go in the over and potentially under the broiler (which was not used this time), but I knew the pizza stone would be a reasonably good choice.

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