February Part Four, Taking it Through Leap Day

The last installment of my February Challenge. February 22 La Jolla Village. February 23 I spent my day at work until very late with little/no photo ops. At home, however, everything on my fridge makes me smile, sometimes it’s the little things that catch your eye. February 24 Sun, palm trees and the trolley, in downtown San […]

February Picture a Day: Week Three

February 13 Valentine’s Day Massacre Outrigger Canoe Race. First place winners received heart-shaped glasses. What?  Oh us? Don’t mind if we do.   February 14 Love. Apparently I was walking around looking for signs. February 15 Downtown sunset. February 16 Finding Hawaii back at home. February 17 Working too late. Where did all the people […]

February’s Challenge: Picture a Day Part 2

February 5 Chinese New Year in Honolulu’s Chinatown. February 6 Paddling with beautiful Noelle in gorgeous Hawaii. February 7 Sunday Funday! Celebrating a great week spent paddling and with friends. February 8 30 hours in San Diego to work, unpack from Hawaii, pack for San Francisco. Oh yeah, and sleep. February 9 Sunsets over Oakland while […]

February Photography: Starting off on Vacation

  I lined up February’s photo challenge to align with my Hawaii vacation (cheater!). There are breath-taking scenes all around me but I’m trying to take photos that mean something to me, or allow me to look at the world in a different way. January 31 – practicing with my phone February 1 First day […]

February’s Challenge

Four years ago I did Project 365, where I took a picture every day for a year. Time was going by too fast and I wanted a way to help me remember it. Writing every day intimidated me so I settled on pictures, using the logic that if a picture is worth a thousand words, […]

Toasting the January Challenge

What a Difference Coffee Makes! Wrapping up my January Challenge is a little tricky since I ran out the door this morning for my week-long vacation and forgot to take my body measurements to see what changed, if anything. I hope that after a month of being on a strict, healing diet, there were at least some […]

The Thirteenth Challenge

Lucky 13 is the reading challenge. Like a ninja, it is stealthy, and has been hidden in the background, waiting until it can spring up and kick my ass if I procrastinate. The 13th Challenge spans all 12 months. We have to read 50 books in one year, to fulfill categories such as: Award winning […]

January: Entering the Homestretch

Day 22-ish… Lately, a few of you have asked for more details about what I’ve been eating and how I’m managing to eat a severely limited elimination diet while traveling almost weekly. A few others have asked what my next Challenge will be, and even more have asked me to drinks. I miss drinks. More […]

January AIP Challenge – Traveling for Fun

Eating on an extremely restricted diet is challenging enough during a regular week. The food preparation required, as well as the additional planning is enough to drive me crazy. Add the travel on top of it and I mainly just feel like I need to run away (on one hand it’s exercise), have a drink […]

January Challenge – Nine days In!

Pre-Challenge – 10 Days Ago…. Getting ready to start an extremely strict diet creates it’s own challenges: Making a mental list of the foods I’ll miss the most Enjoying my lunch of sushi and dinner of tacos Shopping and filling house with healthy foods Removing/giving away/drinking the things I don’t want in my house during […]