Sometimes you can't plan ahead, and today was such a day. With a weather forecast of fog and 30% chance for rain, we decided not to go to the beach. If it had been just me, I would have gone, but with kids it just wasn't worth it.
But, and I'm excited about that. The last weekend in February will be my beach weekend. I'll go to my favorite little motel in Lincoln City (nope, not telling you where that is) and spend two days in complete and beautiful solitude.
We did go for a long walk at the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland though. Winter reveals a whole different beauty in the Pacific Northwest. You just have to look more carefully. Between Toothless Fairy and myself we shot some pretty good pictures which I will post soon.
And finally... and I almost forgot about that... I made it through two weeks of Paleo living. In the past two weeks we never went out to eat, because I rediscovered my joy for cooking. I love to cook! :) I'm still a little slow (hello carb flu), but feel great otherwise. I've lost some weight, but have no idea how much, and I don't care to know, because that's not what it's supposed to be about. The fact is, we have eaten some incredibly delicious meals. Tonight we had Bison burgers (and the bison, I'm proud to report did not come from a little styrofoam coffin as a friend liked to call it). I used almond flour instead of bread crumbs, and the result was out of this world delicious. Toothless Fairy decorated our plates with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and olives, and I placed the burgers onto a lovely bed of lettuce, then covered them with two strips of bacon.
Not only did this meal look appealing, it also tasted absolutely divine.
I know I've made the right decision to start the Paleo Lifestyle, and fortunately I have friends who are very supportive of me. Sweet!!