Showing posts from October, 2012

My 31st Year

I used to think that 31 was old. Now I realize that life is only just beginning. The strange thing is that I still feel so young. Does that stay with you your whole life? 

I had 4 hours of vacation to use up by the end of the month so I decided to take a 1/2 day of work today and have a little fun on my birthday. First I'll hit up the thrift store and see what kind of treasures I can find. Then I'll head over to the Aveda spa for an hour-long massage. I had enough points saved up for a free massage so why not treat myself? My legs are still tight from backpacking last week so I'm looking forward to being loosened up. Then I'll probably fit in a little more free shopping (gift cards!) before picking up Christian from work and going to dinner at a hibachi grill. Yes, it's going to be a great day. 

I have a feeling that my 31st year will bring someBIGchanges. Change can be a little scary but it's good - oh so good.

Meeting a Famous Author - Just a Typical Saturday Morning

Wisconsin author Michael Perry was in Waupaca this morning for a book festival so Christian and I drove through the cold rain and fog early this morning to hear him speak. If you ever have a chance to hear this man speak, go! I wish he would record some audio books because I could listen to him talk forever. I love Perry's books because they are honest accounts of what small town Wisconsin life is like. I picked up his new book Visiting Tom and got it autographed. When I asked for a photo, Michael said with a chuckle, "Sure - but it won't be worth anything!"

I can't wait to dive into Visiting Tom. Check out this book trailer and I bet you'll want to read it too!

Enjoying Autumn

Last weekend we had gorgeous weather for this time of year so we spent as much time outside as we could. We both had off on Friday so we went hiking at Maple Hills Rec Area. We had the trails all to ourselves.

Then on Saturday we did something that was on my to-do list for the year but I honestly didn't think we'd get a chance to do it with how busy we've been. We biked the 26-mile Green Circle Trail which circles around the outer edge of Stevens Point.

Seriously, I can't believe I've lived in Wisconsin my whole life and just found out about this trail this year. What a gem! The trail winds it's way through wooded nature preserves and parks, quiet neighborhoods and along peaceful rivers. With fall colors at almost peak, I was in heaven.

The trail was very well marked and we only had to consult the map once. The above were the only photos I took because I was having such a blast cruising through the trees on my bike. It took us close to 3 hours to bike the circle a…