Day 22: May You Live in Interesting Times
Well, I have to say, I had my doubts about the effectiveness of mass demonstrations the day after the inauguration....but WOW! Thousands and thousands of people, not just across the US, but on every single continent. That really sends a messag... Read more
Day 21: Tired Legs
Took another nice long bike ride today, I'm beat! I was feeling smug the first part of the ride because it was feeling pretty easy...then I changed direction and realized oh boy, now I'm riding INTO the wind and wow, does that make a difference... Read more
Day 20: Stormin'
Ugh, storming again - Paul and I both got woken up by it around 4am and never really got back to sleep. Every time I'd start to doze off, a big gust of wind would come up and slam a bunch of rain against the window!
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Day 19: More Rain...
Whew, this weather is crazy. Major rain and wind yesterday! Our Italian class is in a very old building (community center) with single pane windows, and every once in a while the wind would just howl and slam a bunch of rain against the window... Read more
Day 18: Remembering Mom Today
I'm a little sad because it would have been my mom's 80th birthday today - she passed away almost three years ago. Time really does fly.
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Day 17: Running and Ruminating
Only 35 degrees when we woke up today, I soooo didn't want to go outside, but there's lots more rain and wind starting tomorrow so I knew I'd better get a run day in! And it actually wasn't too bad - maybe I'm getting used to the dang cold, LOL... Read more
Day 16: Opt Outside
Just got back from a walk out at the river - the River Bend park area of the American River Parkway, about a 15-min drive from my house. The river is rushing like crazy, it's sooo high! Really pretty out there, it was a nice walk. My "map my ... Read more
Day 15: Stop Wishing, Start Doing
We just got back from seeing "Hidden Figures" and OMG, it's sooooo good! I highly recommend it!!! So well done, and such a great (true) story. (For those wondering, it's about three African American women who worked at NASA in the '60s). My ... Read more
Day 14: Ding Dong, the Drought Is Over!
I took a 9-1/2 mile bike ride this morning to go check out the river. I debated a bit, because it was only 40 degrees out, and thick tulle fog, but I decided to just dress warm and try it and turn back home if I was too cold after 10 minutes. ... Read more
Day 13: Owie
Can I just say ow? Sheesh. So, yesterday I did some running, and today I ended up actually just going for a power walk on my own. Which I never do anymore - basically, when I exercise outside, I'm either running or I'm walking the dog. And w... Read more
Day 12: Psych! No Rain!
So, irony of ironies...it poured again last night and was supposed to be raining through noon this morning, but I decided when I went to bed last night that I really needed to get some running in today because I hadn't run in a week! So this mo... Read more
Day 11: Rain, Rain, Rain
Lots of rain and wind here yesterday - lots of street and creek flooding all over Northern California, though nothing too terrible yet I don't think. Our city crews have been busy, trying to keep all the drains clear!
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Day 10: More Rain, More Wind, More Ugh
Lordy, what a day this has been. I was re-stocking the bathrooms this morning and dropped a brand-new roll of tp right into the toilet. Arrrrrgh. Fortunately, the entire day hasn't gone like that, though I did go through the hassle of getting... Read more
Day 9: Back to Reality, for Real
Well, thankfully no rain or wind this morning, though more storms are coming. My shoes and workout clothes from yesterday were still damp this morning! Had to throw everything in the dryer for a while for fear it would all mildew or something.... Read more
Day 8: Not Fit for Man nor Beast!
Well, the long-promised storm has definitely hit - lots of wind and pouring rain today! It was raining so hard in the middle of the night, it actually woke me up.
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