Oh my! We are already into the dog days of summer and how quickly it is passing us by!!! As you may or may not know, one of my nicknames is "Green Queen"...more or less because I will recycle everything I can even if it means driving to another facility that only takes certain items (I get this from my Dad!!). I will do anything in my power to preserve the planet and all living things on it...and hopefully others will join me too! I am working to put together another gathering for some Seed Gathering in the fall in the northwest suburbs of Chicago...so, if you are interested in becoming a part of the process, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can get you on the information list!!
This summer started of with me, Tommy and a bunch of other girls from the Chicago Cathy Savage Fitness group, alongwith the Illlinois Prairie Stewards, planting a bunch of rare seedling plants that are so needed to keep up the natural flora, in addition to helping the local birds, insects and other animals! We had some perfect sunny, tempid weather and it rained just after we were done...amazing!! We all had a great time together and am, as I mentioned, looking to put together a second gathering, this time to collect seeds, in the fall. Truly rewarding!
This year has also seen me competing in several fitness shows so far (with more to come!) including the Illinois Natural ABA Show (featured in the August, 2010 Ironman Magazine!), the WBFF Fitness Atlantic Show and Fitness Universe! Not only are these shows fun but they're truly rewarding with the wonderful friends you make along the way!
While in Miami for the Fitness Universe, I was able to work with three great photographers. Natalie Minh, Eva Simon and John Atherton! Nice people, professional and gave me some outstanding images!
Most recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of abc 7 Chicago News for a fashion segment with Erica Strama and the Shops of North Bridge (on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago). The crew was truly nice and fun to work with. Erica? She's a blast! So eloquent!!