Monday, February 8, 2010

Not Quite A Food Blogger

Food Blogging was fun. I like food. I like reading other food blogs. I like getting ideas for new recipes, finding out about new products and it was fun to participate. But, I’m finding that I just can’t keep up with a daily food blog at the moment. I’m not saying never again, but for now it’s just not working for me.

That doesn’t mean that I won’t still post food pictures sometimes…


Like this Red Thai Curry that Husband and I made on the weekend for example.


Really not difficult to do, and oh so good. In that bowl there was chicken, sweet potatoes, red bell peppers in a coconut milk based red curry sauce, served over Jasmine Rice. Leads to much contented-ness in the JavaChick household.

And, of course, I will be keeping up with my workouts…


Like the Tabata Intervals that I really didn’t want to do today. I kept puttering around, finding little things to do, putting off getting started which was silly. The faster you get started, the faster you’re through, right?

But at least I was well organized with my GymBoss to time the intervals, and my spare kitchen timer to time my rest periods.


I have to say, the GymBoss is a helpful little gadget. I’ve used it for other workouts, but today was the first time I used it to set up two intervals – 20 seconds of an exercise then 10 seconds of rest. That interval was used for 8 sets of an exercise, then I would rest for 1 minute, then move on to 8 sets of the next exercise. 

After my Tabata Intervals, I did 25 minutes of Steady State Cardio. I decided to save Abs for tomorrow.

As for the rest of whatever spare time I can find…For as long as I can remember I have wanted to take piano lessons. I finally have a piano again, and now I’m finally taking lessons. I’ve had two so far. The first lesson there was a lot of skipping through the book to figure out where to start. As far as musical notes go, I read piano music fairly well. But I’ve never learned any of the theory, never learned proper fingering technique, so there are definitely things for me to learn. So far, I feel like the lessons I’ve had are helping me to focus my practicing which is good.

Don’t worry though, garden season will get here eventually, then I’ll be back with pictures of [cats in] the garden .


Jackie said...

I'm sooo jealous of your piano. I used to play growing up and loved it. I took lessons for many years. Sadly there was no room in my old house(and my ex-husband didn't really want it in the house) for the piano so my parents sold it.. boo hoo!! It's been so long since I played, I don't even know if I could read the music now.

Sagan said...

Sounds like things are going just super!

Mmmmm curry.

The Merry said...

It's true, there has been a serious lack of cat photos lately. This should be corrected :)

A friend loves to send me pictures of her cat playing the piano. Do your cats exhibit any artistic tendencies like that?

Missicat said...

Piano lessons? Had them as a kid and hated them. As an adult it would probably be different. Unfortunately no place for a piano in my tiny condo!
Are the kitties looking forward to gardening season too?

JavaChick said...

Jackie - I was surprised at how quickly it came back. I'm sure if you had access to a piano you'd pick it up again in no time.

Sagan - Yes, things are good. Curry, also good. :)

Merry - Right. More cat photos. Felines will be instructed to start striking cute poses, post haste.

Missicat - Funny how that goes; so many kids are forced into lessons and don't like it, I wanted lessons and my parents couldn't find anyone to teach me. And yes, the kitties are definitely tired of winter.

the Bag Lady said...

Good for you for taking some lessons! I hope you will have many years of pleasure from your piano.

And I look forward to gardening pictures. I am SO ready for spring!

MizFit said...

we are in the process of trying to figure out if we can afford a piano, if we have the space for a piano and if I would actually make the time to get back into playing were a piano in the domicile :)

sometimes the clarinet assembling is seriously a deterrent for me and I think Id love having my instrument sitting there and waiting for me...ready to go!


Jaime said...

I feel your's a freaking job to do the food blogging.

I can't wait for your gardening...I live vicariously through you!

JavaChick said...

Bag Lady - I'm enjoying the lessons! And yes, spring can't come soon enough. :)

MizFit - It is definitely nice to be able to sit down at the piano whenever I feel like it/have time!

Jaime: Yes, I don't know how you keep up with the food blogging. It's time consuming. Though, I got used to taking pictures and now it almost feels like something is missing whenever I sit down to eat.