|New Year Vision Board|
January has come and, almost, gone so fast. I kicked off 2020 with a fun ladies day of vision boarding at Miss M's place. It was me, Miss M and three other gals andwe chatted like crazy as we snipped magazine pics of things that spoke to us, guiding our next decade. It's all about my business(es) and having fun. Travel and feeling good overall.
As soon as I got back to my normal eating routine after the Christmas holiday, losing the sugar mainly, that weird rash disappeared from my back quickly. I got right back to the gym and learned that my trainer was moving to College Station Texas to be with his girlfriend. And in two weeks he was gone. I transferred to a female trainer named Lexi, who I am really digging. We do full body workouts each time, instead of leg day one day and arm day another, and she's doing more core work, which Ted never did. Did I mention I am REALLY liking the change? I am also settling in to the gym routine, enjoying the treadmill while watching shows and movies. My Zumba instructor returns from her 8 weeks away, ankle surgery recoup, this week and I'm thrilled to get some dance back into my world.
|Best Veggie Beef Soup ever|
BIG VEGGIE BEEF SOUP
2lbs stew beef
2 onions chopped
1TBSP crushed garlic
1 orange bell pepper chopped
1 yellow bell pepper chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 med head cauliflower plucked into small pieces
2 zucchini chopped
1 large carrot chopped
2c fresh green beans chopped
2 28oz cans fire roasted crushed tomatoes
2 boxes Beef Stock
1/4c cooking Sherry
1. In a BIG stock pot brown beef in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. When done, remove beef to a bowl and set aside.
2. Add a bit more oil into beef dripping pot and add in onions, peppers, carrot and garlic. Saute until soft.
3. Add in cauliflower, zucchini, green beans, beef, tomatoes, stock and Sherry and season well with season all.
4. Let simmer, stirring occasionally and taste testing, for 4-6 hours on low. Add season all as needed. (A few dashes of Tabasco before eating is so great for sass!)
Work is going great. This year has really kicked itself off with a bang and I've been a busy beaver. There's some fun projects and new clients. Older clients are still going strong and I'm thankful for them all. Norwex is hanging in there, still totally jazzed about the products. I did have a party yesterday and it felt good to get back in action, sharing with people how to get rid of chemicals. I'm thinking about an East Coast roadshow this year, Tennessee ad S. Carolina. I've got a few connections over that way and need to think about logistics. But it's out there in the Universe for stewing.
Shows I'm watching this month are The Bachelor of course. They finally added more Anne with an E to Netflix, which I ADORED. I re-binged all 5 seasons of Schitt's Creek with Kev since he hadn't seen it. We are now in the latest, and final, season 6. I'm catching my Hallmark Winter Fest movies, mainly when I'm on the treadmill, and Howard's End on Masterpiece.
That's what's happening round here, other than the face treatment I'm doing. It's a 4-6 week deal with peeling and dryness and expensive as butt. I didn't really evaluate what it would cost for the whole thing and I'm well into it now so will finish but sheesh. I can't use moisturizer or powder, and had to purchase specific brand of liquid makeup, so my whole routine has been turned upside down. I travel to and fro with the "rescue gel" and slather it on my face before going into any place, even the gym. If not I look like a lizard girl and people stare. It's really something. I'm hoping in the end for nice even skin tone with no redness. What an adventure! Updates next month.