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February, 2010


Ashland, Day Three

Another great night of sleep, and a lovely breakfast at the Inn. Today we had orange-banana smoothies, followed by a melon cup with dried cranberries and sunflower seeds. The main course was a light salad of spring greens, toasted cheese bread and a souffle of asparagus, bacon and blue cheese. Quite tasty. We chatted with the innkeeper about restaurants and …Continue reading →

Ashland, Day Two

We began with another lovely breakfast here at the Inn. Today it was a berry smoothies, followed by grilled pineapple with a vanilla creme, baked french toast with cranberry-orange sauce and pork sausage. Yum. Then we headed across the street to the Blue Giraffe, site of our annual ‘couples massage’. This year we didn’t do a side by side (since …Continue reading →

Ashland, Day One Continued

We spent a quiet afternoon in our room, reading and relaxing. J. took Sasha to the dog park for a long run, and then we went out for an early dinner. We went to Liquid Assets Wine Bar, a cozy, classy place with Spanish-influenced food and an excellent wine selection (you hoped I’d say that, didn’t you?) I started with …Continue reading →

PhotoHunt: Daily

One thing about having a dog, is that you must go on daily walks. Here’s Sasha in January 2008 (approximately 4 months old), ready to go. PhotoHunt

Hats!

Given the upcoming hair crisis, I’m looking at getting ‘cute little hats’, which I have always liked. On Wednesday I stopped by Pike Place Market, and got a lovely green velvet and silk squishy hat that I like very much but fear may end up being too big. (Pic to come.) In Ashland, I went to Hatsetera, on Main Street …Continue reading →

Ashland, Day One

We drove in a straight shot yesterday, leaving around noon and ending up in our room by 7:30 — which is incredibly good time for stopping three times for food, gas, and/or liquids.¬† (Sasha, of course, went for a walk at each stop.) I’d made a torta from our leftovers, and it made a nummy meal. (That’s another post.) The …Continue reading →

The End of an Era!

Today, at a crucial moment, the end of an era arrived. My food processor, a sturdy though not-much-used workhorse died. I was pulsing flour and butter together for a few seconds at a time, barely starting the task to make dough. It just went ‘click’ and then¬† . . . nothing. Needless to say, I had to finish by hand. …Continue reading →

BLO Update: 1 Mo post surgery

It was exactly 4 weeks on 2/17, so it seems like its time for an update on the BLO and my health in general. Since getting the go ahead on 2/13 to start exercising, I’ve done a Yoga or Pilate’s workout everyday. So I’m pretty much constantly sore from using muscles that haven’t done much of anything for months now. …Continue reading →

February Facing North Update

Spring is coming and we’ve updated our offerings! To start, we have two articles. The first is from Connie Domino, MPh, RN, and talks about leaders and forgiveness. The second is from Lawrence Ellyard and disccuses the seven steps to recession-proofing your natural therapy business. Then we have ten new reviews, our usual mix of items of interest to the …Continue reading →

PhotoHunt: Cuddly

My cat, Morpheus, used to love to sleep on top of the cushions of our couch. Very cuddly. but he was so heavy, he’d start to sink . . . until he was nearly gone! PhotoHunt

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