Monday, April 25, 2016

My Everyday Life [Week 17]

Week 17 was a great one! 

I was off on Monday and Tuesday, so I was able to try meditating (twice). Once with Dan Harris's podcast's guided meditation. 


And another time with the Calm app. I liked both and I'll probably stick to using Calm moving forward.
One of my lunches at home. I don't get lunch snatchers trying to steal my food at work. Oh Pema, he's always sitting right next to me as I eat.
It was Earth week and Waukesha county offered some great (free) programs! My mom and I took advantage of a green cleaning one and made creamy soft scrub, which works great by the way! I'll do a post on green cleaning soon and share the recipe we used, as well as some other green products I have enjoyed recently.
Retzer Nature Center had an excellent program on raptors of Wisconsin. I am a total bird geek, so this program seriously made my week. The educator was from the Wildlife in Need Center and she was one of the best presenters I have seen in a while. I even reached out to compliment her directly because I was so impressed.

Anyway, Craig and I were lucky enough to see a kestrel, great horned owl, screech owl and a red tailed hawk. I was totally fascinated with them all and now I want to volunteer to feed the baby birds at the Wildlife in Need Center.
Tried to get a little fresh air and take a quick walk at work when I needed a break.
Craig ordered some lovely solar lights that shine cool designs! He was coming down the stairs after putting them all together when I took this photo. 
I received these yummy Russell Stover sugar free bites through BzzAgent and they were tasty!
We had a work retreat at the beautiful Eastside library on Friday afternoon. This was the room we retreated to.
The ceiling was so cool and the furnishings were modern and white, which made me happy.
Also, I was a bit in love with this wooden sculpture and bench in the library. 

I went to Pewaukee on Saturday morning for a haircut and color!
My hair was getting too bleached looking, so I asked for a more sandy color. I think it turned out pretty great! It looks reddish in some lights, but it's only demi-permanent, so the color will fade in about a month. I want to start growing it out and stop coloring it again so I can donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths again.
I stopped by the Pewaukee library (um, total library geek right here) to pick up a book on hold and two lovely pint glasses I won! I entered their library week giveaway by saying why I love their institution and they picked my name.
Shortly after I returned, we headed to Oconomowoc to try a new-to-us Indian restaurant, Mantra Indian Bistro. It was delicious! We asked for medium spicy and it sure was--yay! 
Shadows at Oconomowoc city beach.
Sitting at the beach, enjoying the beautiful day.
The (closed) beach bar had margaritas on their menu and we need to return when it is open in the summer!
Shiva is so cute when he sleeps on our pillows.
Sunday afternoon was spent celebrating Craig's cousin's upcoming wedding at her shower! It was a fun time and I enjoyed being photographer for her.
Phew, quite a busy week! 

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