Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I Am Adventurous
I am Adventurous. This is one of my favorite descriptors and one I find I can apply without discomfort. I find it the most empowering! I am adventurous because: I have taken a kayak to go whale watching and got really close; I have parasailed off the top of a mountain in Colorado; I will go all kinds of places and do all kinds of things, even solo; I got nearly-nude in a traditional Turkish bath; Hell, I went to Turkey - just me and my kiddo - and not with a group. I am Adventurous.
Hmmm. That was an interesting exercise and I realized something that I hadn't really thought of before - now I did take Pebbles with me to Turkey, but every other adventurous thing I've done, I've done by myself. Not alone, obviously, but not with a group of people whom I know saying "Hey, let's go do XYZ". These little adventures have been things I've done on my own. I have always known that I find solo travel so amazing and empowering (lord, I hate that word - help me think of another that means the same thing but doesn't sound so Oprahized!).
Looks like I'm getting bad news about Grandma's condo. The seller has several offers (if I believe my agent) and mine is not the highest. So, it was not to be for me, apparently. I can now quit decorating that place in my mind!
I must confess to not getting to the gym yesterday and for having a pisspoor reason not to - it was raining and I didn't want to go out in the rain. I wasn't wearing the shoes for it and I didn't want to get my hair wet! So there will be no such excuses today!
Last night's dinner was just wonderful! Such an inventive menu and Talia is such a dear. We tend to make tapas out of everything - rather than order entrees, we are more likely to order a couple of appetizers, a couple of different salads, share all of that and then split a dessert. Last night we had: roasted beet hummus on rye bread crisps, roasted winter squash and cheese casserole on toast points, warm winter vegetable salad with cornbread croutons, roasted green bean salad with bitters, pears, farm raised boiled egg and house-made cheese curds. We topped it off with a shared banana pudding dessert. Totally scrumptious! I've got two more Groupons to this place and lots of menu to plow through. Now there's and adventure I can sink my teeth into!
Talia has taken up bike riding and just got a bike about a month ago. So on Saturday, I'm hitching up Cha-Cha to MalibuKen and I am heading out the wilds of Parker county to go on a rails-to-trails ride. I am so looking forward to it.
And I never write to inspire anyone's jealousy, but I am right now. On Friday night, in celebration of my Sis' birthday, she and I are going to fulfill a lifelong dream. We are going to see this guy in concert. Little pink houses for you and me! I must admit to always being a complete sucker for a smart ass in an FFA jacket! You can take the girl out of the country and all that.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Do something you can be proud of.