2. My husband thinks that "fartlek" is a ridiculous, made up word. According to wikipedia though, fartlek originates from a Swedish word and fartlek training was developed in 1937. Does anybody have a good old fashioned dictionary? I'm curious if it is in there.
3. I bought some berries this week and it got me thinking about the strawberry patch I had in the backyard of my old house. I am starting to think about gardening. Prior to moving here 2.5 years ago, I had a pretty extensive vegetable garden (plus the strawberries). Since moving, all I've grown are tomato plants, but I'd like to get back into it. 1. I enjoy it. 2. The kids really want to have a garden. They are now at an age where they can "help" and their help will only make things take a little longer. 3. It's a great way to grow my own healthy produce, and much less expensive then the farmer's market.
I've got a bit of time to plan it. Last frost here is a close to the end of May. It is a challenging place to garden because of our short growing season. I want to start some of my own seeds this year, so I'll need to start a few things in about a month.
4. Speaking of fruit, does anybody else have a problem with brown bananas? I prefer my bananas in the squarely yellow category. Yes, I know that they actually get sweeter when they are a bit riper, but I don't like the texture. I like them pretty firm, not mushy. Lately, it seems like whenever I buy bananas that are still partly green, they go straight from green to brown. The kids will still eat them as long as the inside isn't brown, and then it's into the freezer for a future batch of banana muffins.
5. I'm back on the weight loss wagon. It's not something I've talked about lately on my blog, but I'm making a serious push. I gained a LOT of weight over Christmas. I referred to it on here once or twice as a "few" pounds, and that was totally inaccurate. It was more like a "dozen" (plus a couple). Anyways, the good news is, I've lost all of that weight plus a couple more. I've kind of hit a lull though, so I think the easily lost pounds are gone and now I need to work for it if I want it.