January Lists for All the Right Reasons

So far so good on the  resolutions to pursue good health on a daily basis.  MaraBella and I go out at least once daily, I have reacquainted myself with my Orbitrek and watch Spanish TV while I push those pedals  around and around.   No doubt I indulge  myself with feelings of anger at the current political climate and allow myself to be entertained by a good movie and good food.  I continue my postings at Trip Advisor, Buen Provecho being the latest.  Aaron provides good company and expert analyses of our selections.   To compensate for the delicious dining out indulgences, I try to be extra careful at home and even made my own Beef Bone Broth.  I hear that stuff is very good for you… And I add garlic to almost everything.  I used the broth to bring health and good fortune to the Black Bean Soup I made for my brother.

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can you smell it
can you smell it

#Dogwood52week Advanced Challenge moved to flicker and I cant say I like the environment there and the associated  facebook chatter is mostly the beginners and confused people.   If anything, Ill make it a  personal challenge and just try working the images and not too much talking.  hahahahahahahahahahah   One post a week to flickr, work more diligently on my blog and photography.

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I’m doing the best I can to keep up with my lists…Pennington Market, Black Bean Soup, 10 thousand steps OY!  Find a primary, find a pulmonary, make this weeks image, schedule Marabella 3 year with us and annual VET VISIT, go to the bank, don’t forget to pick up some wrapping paper while you are out…..

Raspberries in Winter

Have you been invited to participate in a woman’s march?  I have!  Will you go?    The United States of American with the support of Russia has elected a man who I can see going mad before completing a 4 year term in the white house.   He wants to make friends with Russia…What about Mexico our south of the border friend.

Me gusta Mexico.   Me gusta raspberries in winter.   Raspberries from Mexcio.  I want my raspberries….

Driscoll Berries from MEXICO
Driscoll Berries from MEXICO

I don’t want to be political…I just want to eat raspberries.

#Dogwood52week Challenge continues with an advanced challenge…moving to flickr.  Not sure I like it.  flickr that is.  I will play along for a while and see how easy it is to navigate before deciding.  Picked up an off camera flash and want to try working in Raw this year.   Working on #dogwoodweek2 straight out of the box…or SOOB in photog terms.  Maybe this one.

Honey Tea Time
Honey Tea Time

I used to save all received holiday cards.  Now I just take one picture of them all……Happy Everything…I like that Trisha.

 

 

 

A New Year in Jersey

I have lived in Pennsylvania for almost half my life, yet I cant help  thinking of myself as a Jersey girl, after all that is where I was born.  So when it looked like New Years Day was going to be a bright sunny outside kind of day I had the urge to go to the Jersey coast and commune with the Atlantic Ocean.  I was not the only one.

There are some very crazy people who are willing to wait behind a yellow tape in their swim suits in winter for their interaction with the water.  We arrived just in time to see them.  Sunny and bright and about 49 degrees, these ocean loving folks were waiting to plunge into the 47 degree water.

Waiting to take the plunge
Waiting to take the plunge
The plunge
The plunge

They were hilarious

Freezing
Freezing

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It was a great way to start the New Year with the sand under our feet, the sun on our faces, the sky so blue above.  And that is how we said our goodbyes to 2016….

Goodbye 2016...away with the tide
Goodbye 2016…away with the tide