Saturday, May 25, 2013

March Against Monsanto, Boise

Two million people marched in protest against seed giant Monsanto in hundreds of rallies across the U.S. and in over 50 other countries today, and Boise was no exception. I joined several hundred people to march from Julia Davis Park to the capital for a rally. We wanted to make people aware of the dangers of GMO foods to our bodies and to the environment and to support our local farmers.

In the bottom pic, I am the one in the black sweatshirt holding the sign that looks like a giant ear of corn, shaped to look like a grenade to the right and down from the podium. Unfortunately, my head was turned.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday at the Market

So, Saturday morning we hit the market downtown, and did some local wine tasting-Idaho has some of the best wineries. Bought a bottle of Viognier from Davis Creek Winery. Gina Davis is the winemaker and her parents are at the market every Saturday selling her wines. They are absolutely phenomenal. My husband's favorite is their "Up a Creek" Syrah. We wanted something a little lighter for the warmer day, so we went with the Viognier this time. Bought a bunch of starts for the garden, finally got it cleaned out and ready to be planted, thanks to one of the older sons. Bought some organic heirloom tomatoes, chard, peppers, basil, cucumber, eggplant and yellow squash. Still have to pick up a few more.

After the market we went to Ann Morrison park for a picnic. Didn't get to open the bottle of wine though, we forgot the wine key. Figures.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Boise Bike Week

This week is Bike week in Boise. It is a celebration of cycling in any form. Get out of the house and ride, start using your bike for transportation instead of your car. Just get out and have some fun. Here is a link with information and schedule of events for the week.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bad Bad Blogger!

Been quite the while since I have posted anything. Went back to work and by the time I got home gimping around with the stupid boot on my foot I was thoroughly exhausted. Then in August, school started back up and literally kicked my ever living ass. Anatomy and Physiology, Technical English, Fitness Foundations, Humanities, CPR and my fun class...bowling. Next semester isn't going to be much better. I have two computer classes that I need to have before I can take Accounting, I have the second half of A & P, Math 143 (this is going to be my scariest class-I so suck at math), and Child Development. Really looking forward to winter break. I have 3 finals next week and then I will be done with this semester. My grades are definitely not where I want them by any means, though. We will have to see after next week how I did. Keep your fingers crossed for me-I need it bad!

Toe has never completely healed. I still have pain (also pain on the incision site, too, weird) and still can't touch the floor with it. According to the doctor the X-rays look okay, but he thinks my tendons are too stiff and wants me to do a little physical therapy on myself. Am trying, but it does not really seem to help. I think he had the pin angled up too high and the bone healed that way, but what do I know-I am just the suffering patient. It also didn't help that my youngest daughter accidently slammed into it the other day (it was hiding under and blanket and sticking off the end of the couch. She felt so bad, she cried along with me.

Unfortunately, I gained about 20 pounds being off my foot for so long, so this week I have started back at the gym. I can't really run, but the recumbent bike, the elliptical machine and the weights are okay on my foot. Don't think I will be doing yoga again anytime soon, though.

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