01 July 2015

Day 3 | Giving Thanks

I'm sure some of you are wondering what I am up to with all these posts, but it's nothing really. Just me sharing. Learning to be thankful for the things that I have in my life. Lets see where this little 7 day challenge for myself will go.

I know I mentioned Ruby in my Day 1 post, but her she is again :) Honestly, I have never had a pet for as long as I have had her…Its coming on 2 years on July 10th. She almost didn't make it to me, the airline lost her and it took some time for them to figure out where she was.

She is my running buddy, my very silly girl. She falls asleep in the living room and when I wake up in the morning, she is next to my bedside.

30 June 2015

Day 2 | Good Food With A Twist

Hmm….should I start blogging about food? Not to toot my own horn, but I have been known to cook some pretty awesome foods. I think I am going to start sharing some of my creations here. Sometimes I follow a recipe, sometimes I don't. I have been doing this whole 'eat at home' thing, and its mostly successful. I just have to work on eating more healthy. Which I do for the most part, but…I know can do better.

The first dish is pretty simple. Cucumber and tomato salad. With a bit of red wine vinegar. Simple. Easy. Good. You really can't get any better than that.

The second dish is a concoction I made with what I had in the house. Its a bison chili with red and black beans, corn, among other things. First time ever having bison and I must say, it is delicious!!! I am just over eating chicken and beef. Especially after my trip to El Salvador where I got to taste the real thing without all the extra fillers that are added to our meats here in the states.

Cucumber and Tomato Salad
Cucumber and tomato salad

Bison Chili
Homemade bison chili--super yum!

Bison Chili

29 June 2015

Day 1 | My sunshine

My dog Ruby loves me unconditionally. She always knows when I am down, when I am happy. She is my very special girl. Her silliness and intelligence is definitely one of a kind.

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” 
― Milan Kundera

09 June 2015

A Few Updates!!!

I made the Dean's List again.

I recently came back from a work trip to El Salvador and it was an amazing trip, but I came back sick as a dog. More pics on that later when I start feeling better :)

I am going to Texas for 2 months starting next month and then start my final semester of school for my BA in psychology.

I won 3rd place in the research competition at my college. I was pretty happy about that win because the 1st and 2nd place winners were groups, while I was solo. So technically I won first place…right???

Okay, more later when I am feeling better, but here are some photos from a trip into the San Salvador area of El Salvador!

09 April 2015

Photo Roundup!!!

I know I have been MIA, these 16 units are kicking my butt this semester. After next week I will have 3 more weeks left of school! I am so ready for it to be over already. One thing that I have done is gotten better at not at not procrastinating. Every semester I get a little better at it, but as a result, my time is a bit short and when I have downtime its probably being spent lounging around the house, being lazy.

At any rate, here are a couple of photos that I have taken over the last several weeks. I have lost a few pounds (hope to loose more and build some serious muscle), went to Las Vegas (so much fun!) and recently conducted my first experiment :) Anyways, really not too much to tell. Post more photos later.