Monday, April 29, 2013

Going Green

After a year of surgeries and therapies (a broken wrist, double hernia,
 two knee joint replacements and two bladder surgeries), we're coming out of it.
 Hopefully, we're in better shape and able to pick up our real lives again.

It feels a bit like New Year's...a new beginning, a time for healthy resolutions.
Perfect for spring, our resolutions are going green.


...as in joining the YouFit that recently opened in our neighborhood.


Love the shiny newness of everything
and watching the Food channel while treading the treadmill.
I'm back to walking miles.




 We're growing green...as in a kitchen salad garden...


... cooking green...


...and nibbling away on greenery.



We're getting back out on cool, clear waters...



...closing in on green sea waves...



...and drinking green. Well, not that green.
Green tea. Something fresh, filtered and limey.
Pure Icelandic, Norwegian, or Washingtonian spring waters.
Maybe a little sauvignon blanc~~ the bottle is green:)

Time for a toast, my friends?
Maybe an Irish blessing...

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun,
And find your shoulder to light upon.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches,
Today, tomorrow and beyond.

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21 comments:

yaya said...

You have the right idea and the right way to get back to good health..good luck and stay active and healthy..love all the green goodies!

rosaria williams said...

Can't have enough green!

jmac said...

...sigh...such a calming post! the green relaxes me, just as I hope it does for you now that the issues are out of the way.
Happy Green Spring to you!

Nancy said...

And now I'm hungry. And want to invite myself over for those asparagus thingys and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.

Happy New Year to you--always good to have a fresh start, no matter what the calendar says.

S. Etole said...

That asparagus looks yummy. And everything looks so new. Hope you have wonderful days ahead.

Dewena Callis said...

I feel motivated just reading this post and looking at your beautiful pictures.

You have had a rough year but the best times are still ahead! I love that you are doing this with such a delightful spirit.

donna baker said...

This will be a better year, I'm sure of it. You certainly had your share last year.

Linda said...

I'm pleased that green says 'Go' for you, Becky. As always, 'Good health to you', dear blog friend.

tammy j said...

I LOVE THIS POST!
exuberant
refreshing
ice tinkling
ocean spraying
it just made me want to GET UP
RIGHT NOW!!!
i want me a green healthy life!
thank you dear heart.
xo

Dimple said...

After the challenges you listed, I'm glad your lives are greening up!

The Silver Bunny said...

Your photos are crisp and beautiful ; they (kinda) make me want to become healthy too. All the best and in French we'd say :"Tous mes voeux pour un rétablissement complet à tous les deux !".xo

Debbie said...

What an inspiring post, Becky!
Good for you, overcoming your obstacles, and moving forward.
Love all the healthy ideas, and "green" in your post.
Bless you, sweet friend.
xo

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Becky
Great image series you show, but shades of green a real May color ....... everything starts to turn green now. Wish you a good month of May :) Hugs Hanne Bente

RuneE said...

You certainly seem to deserve it! I wish you both a very GREEN spring :-)

Rachel Cotterill said...

The asparagus looks wonderful :-)

Leslie said...

lovely fresh greens in this post (and i'm so glad to hear you both are feeling better!)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I hope the rest of 2013 is 100% problem free and healthy for you!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

GREEN....the color of RE-vitality! To a healthy and happy "new" year!

helen tilston said...

Wishing you good health and the Irish toast is very special.

WE had asparagus the past two evenings and it is absolutely delicious.

Have a wonderful week

Helen xx

Cobalt Violet said...

Salute! Here to a healthy green year!
May you stay healthy and well and full of green goodness! :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The food looks yummy and the water looks beautiful!!!