Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
On Thursday, Jason was able to go hiking with a friend and harvest some chantrelle mushrooms from among the redwoods. I was skeptical, having never had this kind of mushroom and also having never eaten anything that my husband has picked up off the ground in the woods.
Jason assured me that I would not die of toxic mushroom poisoning, and after a bit of internet research I agreed to try them on our regular Friday pizza night.
I sliced the mushrooms and sauteed them with some garlic and onions in butter to get rid of some of the moisture, then placed them on some Trader Joe's dough with cheese and sauce. The pizza turned out deliciously.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Last week, I cruised down to the harbor and was suprised to find several pelicans that were not shy at all. Apparently, the same little shop that sells bait fish and crab also feed the excess supply to the pelicans at night. No wonder they're hanging around.
Nonetheless, I was thankful to get some excellent shots of the big birds.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
I've decided on two daily goals for this blog in 2009. First, I will post at least one picture a day. Second, I have to also mention at least one thing I'm thankful for in my life. I often use that as a trick to fall asleep at night when I'm stressed -- instead of focusing on the negative, I try to list things I'm thankful for until I fall asleep.
I'll start with an easy and obvious one. I'm thankful for Jason, my loving and entertaining husband.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Welcome to the new year. Hope you and your near and dear ones are weathering the storm at least, and prospering at best.
I've done much better on updating this blog in '08. Since joining facebook recently I know my readership has increased slightly. It is motivating to know that people consume what you produce, even if you are pretty much doing it for yourself anyway. I do like to read over what I've written -- I never fail to be suprosed at the fuidity of my own writing. What felt choppy and rushed at the time often reads very succintly or poetically. Sometimes it's lame crap, through.
For 2009 I'm staying positive but keeping my expectations low. Here are the things I'd like to focus on an accomplish this year. See how your own resolutions compare.
- Spend less money
- Work out 3x week
- Eat mostly local, organic, unprocessed food
- Maintain positive work/life balance
- Lose weight
- Finish this round of grad school
I'm willing to bet that 90% of Americans have at least one similar item on their "list".