Hi blog buds!
I can’t believe how fast the time has flown by since my last post! When I last left you I was getting the house ready for the impending arrival of my mother-in-law, and then in the blink of an eye the visit it already behind us! I had figured I might squeeze in a blog post or two during her visit, but we were having so much fun and kept so busy that it just never happened!
We were busy having Grilled Pita Pizza parties:
Posing for self-snapped pics:
Playing Wii games (even Mr. Potato-Head blinks for photos!):
Taking sunrise hikes:
Viewing the wildlife:
And taking in some of the AMAZING scenery Colorado has to offer:
Also, we shopped, we talked, we ate, we talked, we drank, we talked… there is a theme here. My mother-in-law and I love to chat. I think MSP’s ears may have been bleeding by the end of the weekend!
She was a great sport at trying some “Shari” foods, like green smoothies, black bean brownies, salmon cakes, Ezekial toast with almond butter, falafel plates – all of which she liked. The vegan mac-n-cheese? Not so much a fan. (For the record, neither was MSP. I love it for some reason…!)
We walked every day, did some Bob’s Yoga, and also danced ourselves silly to the Wii game “Just Dance” (which I still maintain should be worn with a heart rate monitor and counted as a true cardio workout). I was sweating and beat after an evening of trying to keep up with the crazy dance moves in that game. It’s so much fun and my abs hurt from laughing so hard! We all also suffered through “The Backup Plan” (J-Lo, what the heck were you thinking when you signed on to that movie??)
And then next thing you know, four nights had flown by and it was time to head off to the airport!
I know many bloggers still write posts while they are on vacations or having super busy times. I learned after being on the RV trip with my mom and grandma last year that I had missed out on some of quality time because my blog was new and I didn’t feel right about missing any days. It made for some stressful moments on my part when I couldn’t get internet access or when I was focused so much on my laptop and not on my family. I regret that now, as time with our families is so important. Other than an occasional email check and some work that I had to do, I’ve been UNPLUGGED since last Wednesday: no Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, WordPress. And it made for a very nice visit!
Do you find it nice to UNPLUG every once in awhile? Or do you get antsy without daily technology? I find that some days when I get started trying to catch up on Google Reader, Facebook, Twitter, etc., hours get “lost”. Meaning I may have intended on 5 minutes in front of the PC and then I end up at 16 different sites, or reading way more than I should and now that time is forever gone. Does this happen to you?
***Last week I made the spicy tofu enchiladas and the vegan mac-n-cheese and promised to post further info on them. I’m starting the mac-n-cheese one right now so you’ll see it post sometime today!
Have a GREAT day everyone! Thanks so much for hanging with me during my absence!
– Shari B. =)