So I don't think I have even mentioned this, it's sorta slipped my mind. After reading a crazy book that basically tries to convince its readers to become vegetarian/vegan for many reasons a few of which include the way our meat is processed (quite disgusting I must say), all the crap that is in our meat, and the effects it has on our bodies. After reading this book, and talking with a co-worker who is a vegetarian who swears she feels way better and lost about 10 lbs, I decided, what the heck...I'll give it a try. So all month I have avoided meat, tried new recipes, and gotten my fill on veggies. I must say there are plenty of great recipes...but it just seems to take a little more work/thought to quickly throw together a lunch or dinner. I can't claim I feel way better (I never really felt bad) nor have I lost any significant amount of weight. I do however think I maybe slightly anemic. I have noticed bruises that show up with the slightest bump. So is this for me? Probably not. I will stick it out for the rest of the month, and I will probably eat less meat in general (there are some great recipes out there) but I don't think I could give it up for good. I won't lie...meat taste good! Next challenge living on a $1 for food a day...I just saw a online news clip...hmmm I may just try it...I'll keep you posted.=)
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Dustin, Me, Rochelle and Tina
Jordan and Rochelle
The always exciting ugly sweater party took place last weekend. I hosted my first party in my new place. We managed to squeeze around15-18 people in to my living room. There were some great sweaters found as well as accessories. I borrowed some festive reindeer earrings from a gal at work. We had a blast playing Catch Phrase and Buzz Word (boys against girls) and a new game called Mafia.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Welcome! The Christmas decorations are finally up!
Rochelle, Tina (2 girls I met at my church) and I attended the New Life womens Christmas tea last weekend. Its was a wonderful night. Women from the church host a table which they deck out with their beautiful Christmas dishes. We enjoyed tea, sweet and savory appetizers, and a blast from the past! The theme this year was set around the 1940's. There was music, stories and delicious food!
Wendy was the host of my table, she did a great job with the table settings!
Some 1940's memorabilia
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So you might be wondering who's the sweet guy? Well I introduced you to him about a month or so ago...he the one I went hiking with...Dustin. Well it would be safe to say we have hit it off ever since that hike, and now were dating! So last Saturday I was treated to dinner and then to some Jazzy tunes at a club called Dazzle that is located in downtown Denver. The man on trumpet was Bryan Lynch who is a Grammy winning jazz artist. The rest of his crew was spectacular as well. These photos are compliments of another patron named Al Hood, who's camera was to die for and his eye for these shot is something else!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
It just didn't seem like it. So I had to buy em!
I found these beauties at a little store in the old CO district that my dad and I were in last week. My size on sale and already broken in...couldn't pass that up. And really the main reason that I've had boot envy is my friend Becca and her new boots that she just got a few weeks ago. I'm loving the knee high socks and warm tights(gotta be one of the best parts of winter!)