Chelsea King

March 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm 3 comments

Today’s 7-mile run was o-k.

There has been a recent disappearance of a young teen, Chelsea King. From what I have read she is an excellent student, athlete and all around great person; she went missing last Thursday when she went out on a run. I thought about her disappearance and her family and loved ones the entire time I was on my run today.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Chelsea King.


Coming home from my run I had left-over soup (from last night’s dinner) some crackers and an orange.

After lunch was gardening time!

This is so bubblegum of me, but I LOVE wearing my rubber gardening boots πŸ™‚

Today I planted the newest addition to my garden, my purple basil plant.

I also checked on the beet seeds that my mom planted last week….

No sprouting…yet!

But our strawberries are slowly beginning to grow… πŸ˜€

Growing food takes time, love, and care. It brings you closer to your food and closer to the earth that provides for it. It’s such anΒ  organic relationship for humans to embrace, something a lot of us have forgotten.

I was afraid of starting my garden because of the little knowledge I have. It didn’t take long for me to realize how silly it is to be afraid to just dig in. Months ago, I was also afraid of the thought of running a marathon, and I never could have imagined myself training for one the way I have been.

In life, we have to forget our fears and not be afraid of trying new things!

Well! I’m off to see what the rest of the day brings..

~*~ Please keep the family and friends of Chelsea in your thoughts today.~*~


Entry filed under: All, Garden.

Recipe: Basic Green Smoothie Technical Difficulties…

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Camille  |  March 2, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    When I was just at the gym like, 30 minutes ago, I saw on the news that they found a body in Lake Hodges 😦

    So devastating. I feel so torn up about this girl that I didn’t even know!

  • 2. Alexandra  |  March 2, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I know. It’s a tragedy 😦

  • 3. Carla  |  March 2, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    1. Special shout out to the family of this lovely teen was indeed thoughtful and necessary – tragic.
    2. You got crazy garden swagger.
    3. That’s some sexy purple basil.
    4. Holla at us when those strawberries are ready to be picked – Bella and I will help you πŸ™‚
    5. We enjoyed our gardening experience and thank you so much.
    6. Good night – we love you!


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