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Twice More Up the Butte!
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      8 comments

Linda and I have hike up Pilot Butte twice! We are very thrilled that we are able to hike it again (both of us had health set-backs this past year), and it is a very good training hike. ... Read more
Thanksgiving with Family in Arizona
Tuesday, November 28, 2017      6 comments

Very nice Thanksgiving holiday in Arizona with my brother Geoff and SIL Mary (plus my sister Mindy from Houston)! The weather was very warm, mid 80s during the day (about 30 Celsius), and I LOVED seeing flowers blooming, and beautiful cacti and ... Read more
Being Thankful!
Monday, November 20, 2017      6 comments

Over the past weekend, I dealt with some minor frustrations. I found the perfect Christmas gifts at a holiday crafts fair; and I promptly dropped (and broke) the most expensive item as I was getting out of the car trying to juggle too many packa... Read more
WOO HOO! Hiking Goal Met!
Saturday, November 18, 2017      7 comments

I'm thrilled that Linda and I made it to the top of Pilot Butte today! Here we are very happy to be at the top! (sorry I'm not too good at taking selfies. But at least you can tell we are happy! ... Read more
Slower Eating. And Larch Trees!
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      11 comments

SparkCoach suggested blogging about slowing down the pace of eating; consciously slowing our tendency to inhale large quantities, and enjoying and savoring the tastes of healthy foods. I have had a LOT of practice at slow eating for the past 5 w... Read more
Beach Walks and Celtic Music Festival in Yachats
Monday, November 13, 2017      7 comments

I went to Yachats Oregon with several friends, to hike along the beach and attend the Celtic Music Festival in Yachats Oregon (pronounced yah-hots; which several of the Irish musician found confusing or amusing!) We stopped at beautiful Ona... Read more
Nice hikes in Columbia River Gorge
Sunday, October 29, 2017      22 comments

My college friend JR & her husband invited me to spend a few days at their home on the Columbia River Gorge. I am SO glad that I went! Fall colors were lovely. And she has become a master gardener, her garden is very lush and prolific. ... Read more
Fall Color at Home
Monday, October 23, 2017      11 comments

Here are a few photos of fall color from today, beautiful clear day! All these photos are taken from my yard. Barberry ... Read more
Making Adjustments (to Make Life Easier)
Saturday, October 21, 2017      11 comments

I fell and broke my wrist and a rib less about 2 weeks ago. The wrist is in a hard cast; unfortunately it is my right hand and I am very right hand dominant. The fall was in my own back yard; I was carrying a large sack of pine needles down the ... Read more
Kerby and Mill Creek Falls. And SparkCoach
Saturday, October 07, 2017      9 comments

Today's SparkCoach lesson is about talking to ourselves the way would talk to a friend using Support, encouragement, and strategies for success -- NOT negative name calling or frustration. I think this is one of the most important lessons I ever... Read more
Fall Hiking at Oregon Caves National Monument
Friday, October 06, 2017      12 comments

My friends Barbara, Don, H & I enjoyed a mini-vacation at Oregon Caves National Monument in Southern Oregon. It's about a 5 hour drive from our home in Central Oregon, and Don drove us in his big truck. On route we stopped for a short hike... Read more
Fall hike along the river
Saturday, September 30, 2017      12 comments

Linda and I went for a nice hike along the river yesterday, it was wonderful to get out and exercise with a friend. I'm still struggling a bit with coughing, but I am over the pneumonia, WHEW! Doctor thinks my continuing cough is due to allergic... Read more
Adjusting Financial Plans
Wednesday, September 27, 2017      10 comments

I've been spending TOO much time thinking about money lately! First of all is the whole Equifax debacle. It is outrageous that a company that you never hired or did business with -- can track your financial data and then LET IT GET HACKED!... Read more
Getting Back on Track!
Sunday, September 24, 2017      13 comments

Well, I always hate to admit I need to change things up to get back on track. But getting back on track is a LOT better than being totally derailed! I think the key is recognizing WHEN I need to get back on track, and to take the baby steps I ne... Read more
New Profile Picture?
Thursday, September 21, 2017      14 comments

I'm debating changing my profile picture and would like your input. My earlier photo (below) isn't that old; it was taken in February. But it was right when I stopped coloring my hair. I look different now. (And I've lost a bit a weight, probabl... Read more

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