Your weekend task.

On Friday, I gave you a task:
A new blog?
A local restaurant or store?
A winter stroll?
A new ingredient?
Something else?

Enjoyed SMBC at Blackbird (the review is coming soon, hopefully).

Strolled through Wild Rumpus.

 Had dinner with my nephew and mom at Pizzeria Lola.

Cooked up some barley.

Added zucchini to my smoothie.

Took at winter walk with a special lady.

Made a new recipe and enjoyed it with a group of friends.

And you?



Go on. Get out there.

I have a weekend task for you.

Set an intention to...

Explore a new blog
Support a local business
Try a new recipe
Buy something old and make it new
Taste an unknown food
Bundle up and walk outside

Expand beyond the above list. These are just thought-starters.

Go on. Get out there.

We'll talk next week.

photo credit: a cup of jo



There are worse things...

than the vending machine eating your dollar.

I was greeted at the gym this morning by a lady complaining that the vending machine had taken her dollar.
The worker explained that she didn't have access to any cash drawers at the moment and before the worker could say anything else, the lady left with a huff.
She strolled into spin class and proceeded to test out three different bikes with none of them being "just right."
Finally, she picked a bike. Right. Next. To. Me. Yay.
Her negative energy was slipping into the rest of the classroom.
A different worker interrupted class about 10 minutes in to ask who had lost their money when trying to get a water bottle because she had brought that person a bottle of water.
With a huff, the lady lifts her hand and says "me!". No thank you. No smile.

Next time, try a smile. Try saying thank you. Don't carry that negativity with you - others will sense and feel it too.

Have a good day, blog friends.

Plus, I'm not sure why she needed a bottle of water when she had a reusable bottle in her holder. Over it.



A healthy tip per week.

I happened upon a new blog today.
This blog is offering 52 ways to live a healthier life. One for each week in 2011.
Here are the first two...

I'm interested.
I've added it to my reader.



I've got bikes on my mind.

It is cold in MN. Very cold and snowy and icy. I'm dreaming of days when I can just hop on my bike and see what I see.

Until then...

One of my 2011 "to-dos/incorporations/dreams/goals" is to get my three bikes out on the trails and roads more often.

photos via: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.