Friday, January 30, 2009

My best so far...

Hare's Ear

Egg Sucking Leech

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The price paid to run 26.2 miles....

I am seriously considering running Grandma's full marathon this summer. I finally feel that my body has had the necessary break from racing. My body is, thankfully, responding positively to longer distance runs once again.

That said, I have recently got to thinking about the monetary price of the race. I completely understand why I need to pay the $85 registration fee and I know where my money is going. I believe that spending money to achieve a great physical achievement is awesome! However, part of me still wonders why I need to pay at all to run 26.2 miles. It seems that is a feat that someone should pay me for.....

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Arrowhead Fly Fishers...

Luke and I have just joined the Arrowhead Fly Fishers. This is a group that is comprised of people who love fly fishing, the rivers and streams of Wisconsin and Minnesota, and conserving the fish and water they care for so much.

It is has been such a long time since I last belonged to a group or club that I did not realize just how much I missed the feeling of being a member. At the meeting last night both Luke and I were able to network with some wonderful fly fishers. I think Luke even meet some men who love it as much or even more than he does! I struck gold when I meet another women fly fisher. I was immediately all over her and her vice and her squirrel dubbing.

So, I tied a few flies, had a beer and $5 burger basket, and even walked away with a raffle prize: Hare's Ear Dubbing...

Let's just say that I am hooked and cannot wait for the next meeting.

Friday, January 16, 2009

What does a person do when it is too cold to go outside? Make snowmen cookies, of course! I hunkered down inside with my three little nephews yesterday. Pajamas were worn all day and snowmen cookies were created. These are two that were saved from the hungry mouths of the little ones....

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winter Break

My winter break from school ends Tuesday. I have had a completely relaxing and rewarding break. I am sad to see it end but am looking forward to getting semester two of four under my belt.

Some winter break happenings:

I was able to spend time with my brother's lovely lady Yee. When surrounded by the tall, fair skinned, blond haired Jensens it's not difficult to pick her out. She has a beauty and glow that is all her own.

Luke and I were able to get to washburn for a weekend of typical northern Wisconsin activities: snowmobiling, beer drinking, snowboarding, beef jerky making, and cross country skiing. It turns out Luke has some pretty impressive moves on his skinny skis.

Luke and I also enjoyed a few night walks on the beach. We happened to be out when the moon was at the fullest it will be this year.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

With the holiday season comes plenty of delicious baked goodies and even more glasses of fine red wine. I have also found that this time of year is associated with oddities. For example, I have discovered a very small bird skull and a russet potato that is shaped like a perfect little heart. Perhaps this is not a true representation of the holiday season but just a nice distraction from that plate full of cookies that keeps tempting me.

I have recently found myself needing some new form of escape from the cold weather and my green Sorel boots I have had for as long as I can remember. Perhaps blogging can fill this need that I have. Only time will tell....