Sunday, January 28, 2007

Coffee Compost

I drink a cup of Starbucks coffee every morning with
a hazelnut fat free cream. I save the coffee grounds
for compost. I will use them for my large vegetable
garden next spring. Here is more information from
Starbuck's and click on healthier gardens.

Weight Loss Program

These are my life coaches from Healthy Inspirations.
From left to right: Kristi, Melinda, Kerry, Dawn, and Ann.
For five months I have lost 47 pounds and 27.6 inches.
I want to thank them for helping me to lose weight.

Monday, January 22, 2007


Yesterday afternoon, Dean and I took Jasmine for a winter
walk. I did not bring my camera along but later at 4:30 P.M.
I went for a long walk and photographed for about two hours.
It was good exercise to walk in the snow after a heavy snow
storm painted everything white.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Romantic comedy movie

" Fools Rush In " tell the funny, romantic story of
facted lovers trying their luck at the world's oldest
game : love. We watched it last night and we liked
it alot.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Fall Party

Fall is over but the party continues on in teardrops,
crystals, pearls, flowers, and leaves. The " Fall Party "
was an overnighter.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Jasmine

D.O.B : January 14, 2002 in Coon Valley
Favorite person : Jennifer
Favorite food : chicken
Favorite hangout : green leather couch
Favorite hobby : going for a bike ride
Favorite tricks : rolling over, sitting, turning around,
and barking for treats
Favorite Toy : Orange Nemesis
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASMINE ! It is hard to believe that
she is 5 today...

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Grilled Shrimp

I grilled shrimp tonite after taking pictures of it. My
daughter, Jenni gave us an electric grill for christmas
this year. Grilled shrimp are very tasty and better
than when boiled in water. I have used aspargus,
chicken and pork. It take alot of the fats out.
Thanks Jenni and Bill !

Porta Bella

For our 25th anniversary, my husband and I celebrated
with dinner
at Porta Bella. It is well hidden on a dead
end street in downtown
Madison. Their specialty is
homemade Italian pasta. Dean had
Lasagna and I had
Vegetarian Pasta Primavera- Artichoke and
ravioli topped with a medley of sauteed Parmesan
For dessert we shared Key Lime pie. The
waitress was also our
On the way home at Doctor's Park I photographed
the arborvitae
at night in their colorful glory.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

25th Wedding Anniversary

Today is our 25th wedding anniversary. We had a candlelight
wedding. It was 50 degree below zero when we got married.
We honeymooned in Ochos Rios, Jamaica for 7 days. I made
these digital pictures from my old slides. I used a light box
and close-up lense. I cropped and zoomed the pictures. They
are not too bad for a primitive process. We went to Dunn's
waterfall and raft trip in Montego Bay at the Blue Mountains.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Lake Monona

We rode our bike around Lake Monona this afternoon with
Jasmine. It took us about two hours. The trip is eleven
miles and the path hugs Lake Monona. On the east side of
Madison there are many parks and land on the water ringing
the lake that was set aside for the common enjoyment. An
Indian effigy mound quietly rests near the shore.