Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Time...

"Aaah Summer, I love thee so!"

These first two pics were taken during one of my (very slow at the moment) runs... I'm still on the juicing plan (it feels like juice is coming out of my ears!) so I don't have that much extra energy for running at the moment. I do feel more energetic however! {smile}

I've lost the four pounds I wanted and seem to be stuck at that weight right now. Oh well, my main reason for following this plan was to gain a more positive and healthy attitude towards my daily cooking. I'm planning more meals on the basis of vegetables and I also want to make a weekly (or maybe even a two weekly) meal planner to keep the stress out of things. We'll see how that goes, but that's the plan!  <wink>

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Last weekend we spent an afternoon of fun at the lake (Lake Washington) at a friend's house. The water was waaaaaay too cold (for me) to swim in, but both kids went in nevertheless. Master C. had his first lesson in water-skiing (he did awesome!) and afterwards he and Miss M. spent some time on the paddle boards. How glorious! Below are some impressions...

Mount Rainier

Miss M.

Master C.

So I've been loving my new I-phone and especially all the photo editing options. (as you can tell I sometimes go a little overboard with the effects!) I'm using the Snapseed app. I must admit the main camera is staying in its bag for now...

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So yesterday we had a little bit of a get-together with Little Bit's Tuesday Ladies (as we call ourselves) at one of the Ladies' house. On our way to her little barn next door, I spotted these two beauties and she said I could have them!!! We will bring the pickup truck to get them this weekend, Yay!

One of the horses she owns is a 31 year old mini- horse called Gem and he truly was a gem! How cute is he?!

OK, it is time for Miss M. and myself to go out into the Valley once again to do some Blueberry picking this morning, can't wait!  {smile}


  1. Fijne fotoos weer en die stoeltjes zijn te gek!

    1. Ik liep langs die stoeltjes en riep meteen: deze vind ik geweldig! en toen zei ze dat ik ze mocht hebben! Yesssss!

  2. Hoi Marjan !
    Heeee dat paardje lijkt verdacht veel op mijn Blanche ! Hihi je moet eens vragen of Gem geen kleinkinderen in Europa rondlopen heeft ;-)
    De Iphone is leuk hé, en verschrikkelijk verslavend.... ik betrap er mezelf dikwijls op dat ik het vertik voor mijn blog om deftige foto's te maken met een fatsoenlijke camera, want die Hipstamatic app geeft toch zulke grappige fotootjes... en het is zóveel sneller (vermits ik meestal met camera in DNG werk, en dus nog een hele nabewerking op computer voor de boeg heb)
    Voorts nog een dikke proficiat dat je je sapjes-periode volhoudt ! Super, twee kilo eraf !! En goed dat je je maaltijden stilaan gaat veranderen naar groenten-als-hoofdbestanddeel. Zo eten wij hier al jaren, en geloof me, dat voél je. Meer energie, betere darmen, noem maar op. Bovendien is er met groenten ook enorm veel variatie mogelijk, je wordt het nooit beu !
    Geniet volgend weekend van je nieuwe stoeltjes - ze zijn leuk !!

  3. Ik at altijd al veel meer groenten dan vlees, maar nu wil ik dat dus nog eense extra veel doen. ook meer bonen en lentils etc. bedankt voor je fijne messages iedere keer! :-)

  4. Oh, that waterskiing looks wonderful. Reminds me of the stuff I did growing up in New Zealand...
    And well done on losing the weight - I eat loads more veges than I used to and feel so much better.


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