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Just Be Kind

Monday, January 06, 2014      7 comments

It isn't January 1, but it is the first day that I can get back into a routine after my kids have gone back to their own lives after the holidays. Today I am taking a couple of hours this morning off work just so I can formulate a good, s... Read more

Timing is Everything

Friday, January 03, 2014      9 comments

I have been remiss is keeping up with my Sparkfriends, and for that I am so sorry. Life has been a snowball this past year, and as a result I not only let my online friendships slide, but my body has revolted. It is tired. It is gaining wei... Read more

Wildfires in Idaho. Sigh.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013      6 comments

For more than a week now we have been on the edge of our seats in the Wood River Valley of Idaho. Lightning sparked three huge wildfires across the southern mountains of our state. The Beaver Creek Fire, which started out innocently enough sever... Read more

Back on the wagon - what a ride!

Thursday, July 25, 2013      13 comments

I am back on the wagon, and it feels SO good! For months now I have been haphazardly treating my body with disrespect. I have been eating what I want, snacking, and maybe worse of all, not exercising. I've been doing everything wrong, and doi... Read more

Black and White Swap Quilt Finished

Wednesday, May 22, 2013      12 comments

Thought I'd just do a quick little post to show off my Black and White Quilt that I made primarily from fabrics exchanged through a swap with the Quilt & Lose Team. It was about two years ago, I believe! I finished piecing it in a relative... Read more

Spring is in the Air

Thursday, May 16, 2013      9 comments

Birds of all sorts have been flocking to our feeders. They love cracked sunflower seeds and thistle. A little expensive to keep this habit up, but we are getting great enjoyment out of it. Oh - the Orioles seem to be crowding out the hummingbird... Read more

The Bluest Skies You've Ever Seen Are in Seattle

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      10 comments

We lucked out! Arrived in Seattle yesterday, nice sunny day, today the same. Hoping for more of the same tomorrow, and maybe even Friday when we get to see a Mariner's Game! Crossing fingers. I've gotten a lot of steps in, walking up and d... Read more

Settled In

Sunday, April 14, 2013      11 comments

An update on our move. After 17 years living in the same house, and accumulating not only our stuff but stuff our kids left behind, we sold our home and moved to a new location in the valley. It's been one week since the movers finished moving ... Read more

When Quilting One Can't Eat

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      16 comments

The great thing about quilting is that you can't put food in your mouth when you're concentrating on keeping the quilting lines where they are supposed to be! I've been working on a quilt for a customer and got it finished yesterday. I can ... Read more

Big Changes

Sunday, March 10, 2013      14 comments

What a whirlwind the last week has been. We left on vacation last Saturday, and that Thursday evening, we got a call from our realtor that we had an offer on our house! After 4 months, someone wanted to buy it. So Friday we counter-offered, they... Read more

Hiking in the snow

Sunday, February 24, 2013      7 comments

It was such a nice Bluebird sorta day, that I just had to drop everything and go for a hike in the snow with some friends. This was the view from the beginning of our hike - not a cloud in the sky, a nice 30 degrees, and we were off! Read more

Hungry For Change

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      7 comments

I think I've been hungry for change for ever so long. But just haven't been able to put my finger on the how of it, let alone the why of it. And then this morning, something really great happened. I woke at 3, couldn't get back to slee... Read more

Love the scale; hate the virus

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      9 comments

Okay - think back to the 60's. It was either Franki Valli or The Four Seasons or ??? I just wish what I'm writing about today was a fraction as good as what they sang about in What A Night. Read more

Snow fun

Sunday, January 27, 2013      12 comments

Yesterday was a great day for exercise! We were up at our cabin and my husband, daughter and I decided to snowshoe back into Redfish Lake. We didn't have to break snow (thank goodness) and were able to walk on a path beaten down by snowmobilers... Read more

The Clock Starts Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      5 comments

I know I should just begin all my healthiness right now. And I know I should be living a healthy life each and every day. But over all, I'm not really going overboard. And our son is still here visiting and leaves tomorrow, so I'm casting my car... Read more


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