And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

My Walking Partner

This is my walking partner. Can you see how energetic she is? Actually, I am glad that she falls asleep on our morning walks, because then I can get her in the apartment and take a shower before she wakes up. Poor little thing is so bundled up she can hardly move, but it is in the low 30's this morning, and I don't want her to get frostbite or anything! She really seems to like it while she is awake. Little Sprout just loves to be outside. I don't remember Big Sprout being quite this excited about the outdoors.

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I am up to my ears in reading material. I am still working on Voluntary Simplicity, but have now added "Your Money or Your Life", "Sink Reflections", and "Body Clutter". Oh, and I bought a Corel Photo-Paint book so that I can figure out that stinking program.

I also bought some nice, fuzzy material to crochet myself a scarf, and have been spending a lot of time on my cross stitch. I am hoping to have photos soon, but keep forgetting!

Oh, and I am searching for low-cal recipes that my family will actually LIKE in my spare time. I am trying to get more veggies hidden in foods so that Big Sprout will eat them, and also trying to lessen the amount of meat we eat. I am all for getting protein and all, but we go through a LOT of meat at my place. Not only is it expensive, but it can't be very healthy, either. I just want to get it down to the recommended serving size. No more 48 oz steaks for us, thank you.

Just don't tell DH.


Kathie said...

Such an adorable walking partner! I loved, loved, loved "Your Money or Your Life", I read it at least 8 or 9 years ago, but it still tops my list of most recommended books to other folks.

Deb said...

Hey BG- I was in your neighborhood today and of course I was thinking of you! But, are you east of 65? I could not see any apartment that looked like it might be yours in the sprawl in the western end of your town. :) We were on our way to a pond where we unsuccessfully tried to raise muskies. We had to break 1/4 inch of ice in most spots. Ugh! I hate muskies.

Glad you have a sweet little walking partner who will sleep while Mom takes a shower. :)

barefoot gardener said...


Thanks! Trust me, she is much sweeter when she is asleep than when she is awake!

I am really liking "Money", and hope to be able to follow through on the ideas within.


Nope, I am west of 65, but just barely. When I lived on the 3rd floor, I could watch traffic on 65 go by. Not usually pretty, but almost like christmas lights in the winter!
Now we are on the other side of the building, so I can actually look at grass and snowdrifts. Much better!

Deb said...

Grass and snowdrifts...definitely much better. I lived a block away from I35 when I was in Stacy, and the traffic noise was hell. Anyway, I was hoping to see the Barefoot Gardener residence! :)

Burrus Boys said...

Beautiful walking partner! I've not read any of these. Isn't Sink Reflections from the Fly Lady?

barefoot gardener said...

I am lucky that I am just far enough from 65 that I can't hear the traffic (unless it's something REALLY loud).


Yup, Sink Reflections is by Marla Cilley aka Flylady. I don't know how happy I am with it, though. If you go on the website, just about everything is there. I was hoping for something new, but it's all there on the website. Still, having the book is nice. I do much better when I have the actual book in my hands. *smile*