Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Well, the end of January has come upon us once more and I find myself another year older. If you follow this blog, you know that my sister and I celebrate our birthdays with themed gifts and this year she went all out with her selection of "Turn Over a New Leaf" inspired by my resolution word of 2010 which is Turnover.
Each gift had a little leaf tag with written clues as to what was inside the package. For example, the eye mask shown above had the leaf clue of "Turn over a new leaf...rather than turning over in your sleep."It was delightful to open each package and try to guess what could be inside...I ended up with many items that will help me in my quest to be a better person inside and out for this year of 2011 including brown rice products, leaf earrings, exercise power cords and even a recipe book with 500 low carb selections to prepare. Way to go, Sis! Then we headed out to eat lunch. How perfect was it to eat at the Basil Leaf Cafe in Lincoln Park? The food was divine. Following lunch, we walked over to the Lincoln Park Conservatory (get it? lots of leaves there) and had our own personal docent tour us through the indoor plantings of palm trees, ferns, orchids and special exhibit.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Turnover, of course, is a sweet little pastry. How I love sweets, treats and carb-laced eats. But, due to certain factors, I have been given a yellow light - almost ready to turn red - regarding these foods. Thus I need to turn over/turnover a new leaf to get healthier.
Certainly the word turnover has other implications as well. Sports, employment, pancake flipping, and restless sleeping all involve this action. But, for me, I hope I can turnover to a more healthy eating/exercising way of life and leave the other kinds of turnovers on the bakery racks!