Sunday, June 5, 2016

All's well on the porch...

Inspired by O magazine's contributors questions. I love these creative minds.

I feel my best when...I walk the Atlantic Ocean beaches with Izzy the dog and various grands. I walked for thirty days in a row during February this year. I have the sea shells to prove it. I know, I know, two days were in January!

The strangest thing I've done in the name of wellness...Wii FitMarching Band. It is so hard! Marching and arm movements to Jon Philip Sousa, oh my. (I love it)

My favorite healthy snack...Gala apple slices and unsalted peanuts taste like a caramel apples. I also love homemade kale chips and...

The one unhealthy indulgence I can't give up is...really good ice cream with rhubarb sauce.

I am listening to Brit-Marie Was Here. Very quirky but I love Fredrik B. Reading The Queen of the Night by Chee. Having a little trouble getting into it. Strange story. I finished Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleve. So much better than other WWII books I've read. Cleve is brilliant as usual.
Sherlock fanfic is just entertaining...who knew??
Outlander was so good. Jamie is quite a violent man but very sweet in comforting Claire. Lord Gray makes a youthful appearance. Also watching The Girlfriend Experience with Elvis's granddaughter.


  1. Oh, I think I will give a stab at your O Magazine questions:

    1. I feel my best when..I am doing something with my girls. Whether it is playing a game, such as "Pokemon Monopoly" or going to a movie with them or even just have a conversation over dinner, that is the time I like my life the best!

    2. The strangest thing I've done in the name of probably when I had "high" colonics to clean my colon. That was many years ago when I lived in Bay City, but I am sure that is the weirdest thing I have ever done in the name of my health!

    3. My favorite healthy snack...probably is celery hearts. I love them! Carly loves celery too, so she gets the outer stalks while I get the tender center stalks of heart!

    The one unhealthy indulgence I can't give up cream! Right now, my favorite is root beer float popsicles from Schwan's!

    Hannah is leaving for France and Spain in a couple of weeks and Alyssa is working hard to save money for school. She will be going to Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids. She will be living in an apartment with Tessa (she is the friend that has come to a number of our family gatherings) and another friend named Sarah. We already have paid the deposit on the apartment and we are gathering things up to set her up. I am not sure I am ready for this!

  2. We have so much in common! Great answers! Wow our kids are travelers! Iris will be in Nepal for a month! Good luck Alyssa!