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Finally, I’m not too cold for a smoothie this morning!

It was the usual suspects:

  • baby spinach
  • almond milk
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • frozen berry medley
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla sun warrior
  • ice

Let the Vita Mix whirl!

Yummy. It’s been a while since I added protein powder to my smoothies. Sun Warrior is good, but I find it’s important to add enough ice — that cuts the slightly chalky taste. I’ve been using dates as my sweetener, ever since I got the Vita (because it can pulverize ’em) and I’m really happy with that. They are more than sweet enough and add a lot of very good things in addition to that. This morning’s smoothie was definitely a keeper.

Hubs is back in town, although not yet home — he has a few meetings to attend — but I like knowing he’s close by! Today, as you may know, is the day of my LAST FINAL EVER. I’m very excited. But also a bit nervous. I’ve never felt so unprepared for an exam in my life, nor have I studied this hard for one. The plan for today is to continue with more of what I did yesterday: copious note-taking, watching How The Earth Was Made, and completing as many little sample quizzes online as I can. I have to leave here no later than 4PM, so that roughly gives me about 4.5 hours left of cramming. Boy, will I be relieved when this is over and I no longer I have memorize stuff like this:

Jeez Louise.

Before I leave you go to back to my rocky world, I wanted to bring your attention to the Simply Exercise tab at the top of the page. I’ve posted a month long workout there, which I’ll be starting on Friday. I plan to update you with my progress on that page. I did a little research on myself and discovered that the one and only time I had gotten the weight down and was actually toning up, was back in 2005 when I started working out with Hubs (who was Boyfriend at that time). He taught how to use the weight room in my gym, a place I would normally only walk through, at a quick pace, on my way to the cardio section. Anyway, I used to love pumpin’ a little iron, and I remember that I was getting really strong and fit too, I was almost into a size 4! The proof is in the pants, my friends. So, it’s time to get back on that. It’s universally accepted that a little strength training does the body good. I’m committing myself to this one month plan, and after that, we shall see!

Have a wonderful Thursday — I sure will be, after 7:30PM!


Today was another wonderful day of studying for my last final on rocks. I apologize in advance to those of you who might be geologists/know geologists/are fascinated with geology, but you see, I was duped into taking this class. The title of it is “The Earth and How It Works.” It was classified as a science course for non-science students. No pre-requisites. And I needed a science course to graduate — sounds great, right? And it sounded fun! I figured I’d learn about different eco systems and weather patterns and stuff. No such luck. When my professor said “the earth” he really meant rocks. All of them, in their various and intensely fascinating forms. Trust me, he is enthralled with them. I, on the hand, am not. And of course, this very odd course had absolutely NO required coursework due the entire time — except the final, which is your only opportunity for a grade. There wasn’t even any assigned reading. So basically, in an attempt to NOT fail, I’ve been watching episodes of the History Channel’s “How the Earth Was Made” hoping it will fill me with knowledge. It’s actually a pretty great series, and very well done – I’m actually understand stuff. So here’s to hoping that I get through that final on Thursday!

Things have been a little whacky around here. I think 89% of my brain already thinks I’m done with school, and me and the new Hubs have been partying a little too much… in the middle of the week.

Of course, we hit up Cinco de Mayo in a big way:

Oh yes. When I start with the self-portraits you know it’s a good time.

We went to a few cool events!

And got to meet Magic Johnson and feel SUPER short.

So all in all, no complaints! Except that Hubs is in Vegas right now and I’m not there… because of stupid Rocks. Sigh.

As for the eating, it’s been mildly disastrous, but I’m not sweating it. In a future post I’ll go into my new ideas around food in general, because things have been changing around here — and for the better. Alright, I’m back to volcanoes and earthquakes!