There are challenges galore: The No/Low Spend January, the Live on the $70 in my Wallet Challenge, The 10 Pound Weight Loss Challenge, the Biking to See a Whole Whack of my Blogging Friends Challenge and the Sealed Pot Challenge. So let me see if I've got this straight:
I can't spend, I can't eat, I must excercise and I must save.
Thank goodness I have a great support team - YOU!!
Obviously I love a challenge, always have, so it's a matter of matching wits with myself to not only achieve my goals but have fun in the meantime. And believe me, I have more than enough ways to have fun: I LOVE playing with my new iPad, I have the "7 Money Rules for Life" by Mary Hunt to read(thanks for the loan Carla!) along with "Plum Island" by Nelson deMille (I'm about 1/2 way through and it is SOOOOOO GOOOOOD!(thanks Secret Santa!!) and two books on making the most of my introvertedness (thanks to Lisa for that new word)! AND I have two other purchases I will tell you about soon made in December so they don't count in the No/Low Spend January though they do cause me a few guilty pangs once in a while (rarely!)
So onto adding more FUN into the day - here are some more Winter Camping in a Yurt Day Two pictures for your viewing pleasure:
|A sneak peak at some of Michael's |
inspirational words for his vision board.
|The campsite looks a little forlorn |
with a smidgen of snow, but no worries,
there'll be a blazing fire later in the day.
|The temperature has fallen from +7c to -2c |
but nothing that Michael's super duper coat
with how many was it dear? 9 pockets??
|At the start of the Cedar Trail, |
about 2.3km each way.
|Dear, how many times have I told you |
to hold the camera HIGHER!! No one
needs to see all of my chins!
|Although it's called the Cedar Trail it is |
largely covered with oak trees - a slight
change in colour from grey and white.
|OK, you didn't tell me there were STAIRS, |
lots and lots of STAIRS on this trail!
|We persevered on all of those stairs to reach |
just down the road about 30 minutes
from Bayfield where my, well
not mine anymore, trailer resides.
|Pretending the wind chill isn't minus 50!!|
|When in Rome...|
|Right after this shot a big wave got him!!|
|Leaving our mark|
|Heading back - I snapped this photo |
hoping to get the waves in the
background - I got more than I
bargained for lol!
|I know, I know, we can be pretty |
sappy sometimes...Michael more
than me of course:)
|Ok, I told him to look "sexy"...|
|It was a pretty gloomy day weather-wise; |
snow pellets off and on all day.
|This is where you go to rent a canoe etc; |
closed for the season.
|Ahhhhhhhh, stirring up the fire and |
loving every minute.
|Chef Michael warms up some chili to go with |
our sausage on a bun - YUM!
|He wanted to take a lot of pictures of his |
Blundstone Boots because you can
send the photos to the company
and possibly win a trip:)
|We rang in the New Year...again...|
with a bottle of bubbly -
it was chilled to absolute perfection
with just a few ice crystals in it.
Freixenet is best
very very cold!
|Oh no, not again!|
|I improvised by putting tinfoil over |
the top of this lantern so the wind
wouldn't blow it out - worked great!
|Popping the bubbly!|
|Nothing better than a |
paper cup of cold bubbly...
|...unless it's a paper cup of cold bubbly |
in the middle of a snow pellet storm
by a roaring fire! Yes, I actually
enjoyed this immensely...
|...and so did my fearless partner!|
Happy Birthday Michael! (Jan. 17th!)
|Keeping the home fires burning...|
|Twirling in the snow on my way to the |
washroom hut (it was actually really nice
- warm, clean and most importantly
not too far from our yurt!
|And of course the night wouldn't |
be complete without
creating snow angels!
|I wonder what Day 3 will bring...besides |