Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spring is here!

The weather is officially beautiful in Minnesota and it has ignited new motivation and optimism in me:)  It is a Saturday morning and I am drinking my coffee before I go to Yoga class at 9.  A good friend teaches at a gym about 2 miles from my home and I love making Yoga fit in my schedule.  Three years ago, Yoga was waaaay too intimidating to me.  I thought it was for dancer-types or super fit people.  Last June, I tried it for the first time (heat version!) and fell in love.  It gives me the best stretch and flexibility and is a welcomed break from cardio and weights.  It also relaxes my anxiety and relieves stress.  I love it!  

Tom and I have been talking about composting for a couple of months and how I really want to recycle all of the fruit and veggie waste I put into the garbage.  Last year, he built me a garden and I had a lot of fun experimenting with tomatoes and zucchini but this year I am going for a full service veggie garden of bell peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, zucchini, carrots, beans, peas, and onions!  These are the vegetables I eat the most so I figured having them in my own backyard would be easier on the bank account and taste better since they are grown organically! I can't wait to get started!  Hoping the ground unfreezes soon and the frost stays away for good!  For now, I have my plants started in the house.  This composting thing will be a great adventure! 

A couple of weeks ago, Tom brought home a huge 60-gallon compost!  We are going to keep it in the backyard, and I will take all of my veggie scraps and eggshells out there every time I cook!  It is amazing how much I throw away since I eat eggs very regularly and am constantly chopping up veggies.  Can you tell I am very anxious for summer to begin so I can devote my time to gardening, composting, and eating!:)

The other great Spring news is that I was accepted into University of St. Thomas Education Masters Program that begins at the end of August.  I am SO pumped because the program is through the Murray Institute and it is tuition-free.  That is incredible news on this girl's teacher budget:)  I feel very ready to go back to school and feel this is the right time in my life to further my education and become a better teacher while doing it.

I hope this beautiful weather continues and everyone else is finding a reason to celebrate the day.