Janathon Day 8

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Well, it was not any warmer today but the good news is, we got more snow.  Love snow!  My Michael decided to stop working and come with me.  It took us a little over an hour to walk the 5K route we usually go.  Once the snow gets a little deeper, we’ll get on the trails, but for now we stick to the campground roads.

I was pretty warm by the time we got back but I knew that was because my legs were numb.  I waited for a while and then jumped in a hot shower but still had a chill.  I grabbed my 30 lb kettlebell and did some squats.  That did the trick, I was warm.  I did 3 sets of 25 along with some lifting.

Tomorrow is our monthly meeting with a group of H.S. kids, counselors and a few community members.  It’s a volunteer group and we’ve been doing it for years.  It’s almost midnight and I am just finishing two batches of chocolate chip cookies.  Our turn to make snacks.  Bring on Friday!

Janathon Day 4

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Cold 5K walk today at 7F and a feels like temp of -3F.  I took out my winter coat, “Big Orange” and stayed toasty warm except for my cheeks.  Janathon Day 4 finished with squats and push-ups.  Tomorrow is my Dr. appointment at the V.A. but will get out there bright and early.  Temps tomorrow will not get above 0 until later in the day.  It’s all about the clothes!

1/52 – Selfie

Selfie

I have decided to post a photo a week.  My choice of prompts.  I like to be the boss!!  I may even use the same prompt more than once a year.  This week it is “selfie”.

This is a shot of My Michael taken last year before I had my new camera.  I didn’t even realize that I had taken a selfie until recently when I blew it up and made it B & W.

Ring of Fire or My Love of All Things Spicy!!

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I’m not sure when I had my first experience with spicy.  It may have been the weak “taco sauce” Mom used for her Wisconsin tacos.  Or, the fact that my uncle pushed me, or tricked me into trying new foods.  Like the time he gave me a bite of his “sirloin steak”.  We were a family of little money and many children, so sirloin was not on the menu.  I loved the new taste, even when he told me it was actually liver.  With that experience in mind, it may have been Uncle Willy’s trickery that began my journey of fearless food discover, including spicy.

Tabasco is my all-time favorite, with its vinegar taste, a definite plus.  I can’t imagine an egg without it.  It was a requirement when eating in the mess hall.  SOS with tabasco was one of the best parts of being in the Army.

When eating at a Mexican Restaurant, I’ll judge it by the salsa they serve when I first arrive.  It must be tasty, and have a bite.

I keep a huge container of pickled jalapenos in the refrigerator and add them to most things.  There is also a container of horseradish that is used regularly.  I know horseradish is not the same hot as a habanero, but I love its “heat”.

I have even been known to put a touch of cayenne in my brownies.  Just enough to have people wondering if there is something different about them.

I won’t say,” the hotter the better”.  I need to be able to taste it, but I do love spicy

Monday Morning Spring Snow

Last week we had temperatures around 50 – 60 degrees F. Snow was pretty much gone. But today we got one more taste of the beautiful winters here in Wisconsin.

Footbridge

The Footbridge

Robin in Snow

What’s going on?

Snow Skeleton

Snow skeleton?

Picnic Table Icicle

I saw a family having a picnic here last week.