Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sun Kissed

In his new job. Bob scouts the area for places he and I can visit or take a picnic.  The weather is hindering our outdoor picnics, but we squeezed in a few rides to pretty places.  Here's the Brunner Covered Bridge outside the western end of our county near Hundred, West Virginia.  There were colorful farm antiques by the still traveled bridge.

November 2014 

Though I don't normally buy "stacks" of paper, these "Cork Mat Stacks" from Die Cuts with a View stamped easily and when cut out, really stand out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pirates

The quote was part of a nautical display at Hobby Lobby. . . and I love it.

That's us-when we're at work, we lead, take our mission seriously and stay on top of it.  When we're off and not "working", we're spending time with each other seeking our treasure.  Here we are a few weeks ago at a nearby wildlife management unit finding the treasure in a pretty location, harvest heirlooms and free time side by side.

White Covered Bridge, November 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wheelin Feelin

Wheeling, West Virginia is where the state was formed, the home to Brad Paisley, the Jamboree and one of the largest Christmas Light Displays in the countryWe visit most years and this year we went on the first day of the season. 

"It was the first day for the Festival of Lights and we enjoyed the food and an overnighter."

That's me eating at the Soup Shack for lunch at the Center Market.  We had dinner at Later Alligator (which specializes in crepes).  Bob had fun taking slow exposures while driving through the light displays.  Our motel was new.  We enjoyed HBO movies and a hot breakfast bar.  And we never mind coming home.......... 

 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Things I Love: Swimming

As I'm changing the covers to prepare for winter bedding, I decided to do a feel good page about "Things I Love".

This photo was taken in August on the last weekday of the summer that the city pool was open.  This year I got a season pass and stopped after every workday I could to swim 20 minutes of laps.  Some days I was the only person in the pool.  I usually arrived in time for the 10 minute "adult swim" when I could swim laps without worry.  After that I did what I could to watch out for the young folks and some days I just treaded water.  When I got up the nerve, I dove off the diving board.  One day a bunch of kids clapped!

"Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved to swim.  I enjoy swimming under water, diving into the deep end, swimming on my back and looking into the sky.  I am a summer girl."

Oh, by the way, I don't have a string bikini as depicted in the photo.  My Lands End 1 piece suit works just fine:)

 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Market Mates

This year I conducted 7 culinary demos at the local Farmers Market.  Bob was right there with me at each one!  2014

The pictures on the top and bottom borders are of the people who shared in the fun.  The demos were a huge success and brought recognition in the community to registered dietitians. 

To see more, visit my food blog:  cindyshealthymeals .

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Skyview Atlanta

My professional organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, met last week in Atlanta for the 2014 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo.  Bob traveled with me, driving 610 miles each way.  We were here in the summer a few years ago when the weather was 110 degrees.  This trip the weather was fall-like and very pretty.  On this day when my last session was over at 3 pm, we rode the newest attraction, a 20 story Ferris Wheel overlooking Centennial Park.  What a view!

"We'd been here before
And done the tour
This was for us
In our own gondolas
20 stories high
My best friend and I
Above Centennial Park
We left our mark!"

October, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Biddie's Pride

The portrait is another priceless photo received via Ancestry.com from a distant relative of Bob's.  That's Bob's Dad in the back right.

"Biddie Ann Given raised 4 children on her own after divorcing Jim Gay's Dad.  Shown here with Reva, Blanche, Cecil and Jim.  c.1922"