Thursday, June 14, 2012

Adventures, Berries, Shrinking, and More...

It's been a whirlwind of a few days. On Sunday, me, the bestie, and my favorite travelling companion, little H (A's baby) went on an adventure to Calhoun County in search of fresh berries and peaches. It's a fun ride that involves a ferry and lots of beautiful pasture. It's almost like driving through a painting. 

Little H. Ready for adventure! She has the sweetest rosiest cheeks ever!
We stopped here for snacks and a potty break.
Mmm. Berries! When they were good, they were GOOD. When they weren't, they were TART!
The rest of the week has been a mixture of snuggling my chickens, scratching my various bug bites, work, and bad tv. I'm ashamed to admit, that while I don't watch much tv, when I do, it's often totally mindless crap. I'm too embarrassed to even say what they are, they're that bad.
My girl, Daphne.
Really effective for just a few minutes.
I took a few days off of working out since I did so much last week -- 15 miles of hiking and 6 miles of walking!!! My knees were really bothering me quite a bit and I needed some recovery time. I did do one easy one mile walk on Monday with the dog, but nothing that made me sweat.

I have noticed in the past week or so that I'm really feeling a change in the way my clothes fit. In fact, today, I put on my favorite pair of pants and with a few minutes they were stretched out and sagging to my hips. I remember not long ago when I was busting out of these. I've noticed with a few other things too including underwear. I'm going to have to do some shopping soon! This is a really nice problem to have. 

Today, I decided it was time to get my butt back in gear and get a good sweat going before I forgot what it felt like. After dinner I walked to the gym, which is about a mile from my house, worked out, then walked back. (David, if you're reading this, I tried the stair climber and nearly killed myself. I can't figure out how that sumbitch works! Do I have clown feet? I really felt like my feet were way too big and it was strangely slow. Bravo to you my friend). The walk home is mostly uphill, but I took it slow and enjoyed the breeze. It felt good to sweat! 
This part of the neighborhood actually has good sidewalks, which I REALLY appreciate! 
So that's my week in a nutshell so far. Well...almost. I've also had a couple really great dates this week. I'm not ready to share much of the juicy details just yet, but it's certainly been a bright spot. :) To be continued... 


  1. Awesome NSV! Go get some new underwear. You don't want saggy pants girl.

  2. hahahah! Saggy pants are no bueno. I'm totally going to get my shop on soon. Fortunately, I had a stash of things that were too tight so it's not an emergency, yet. Although, I look forward to the day when nothing fits. :)