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Weekend hike

Monday, March 09, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday, I went hiking with a couple of friends at a park I hadn't visited yet - Blue Mounds State Park. It was beautiful!! The weather was perfect, in the low 40's, but there was still a lot of snow on the ground. And we timed it to ... Read more


Sunday, March 01, 2015      14 comments

I think I've finished it...let me know what you think! ... Read more

Need help finishing my latest painting

Friday, February 27, 2015      9 comments

I decided to start with this picture as a model/base: Here's what I've got so far: ..... Read more


Saturday, February 21, 2015      13 comments

It's been a great weekend so far! Yesterday, I went snow shoeing on the lake, and today I went cross-country skiing. The place we went was a lot hillier than the place I went last time, so I KNOW I got a great workout! But I'm not sure ... Read more

Ten Pounds?!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      15 comments

Over the years, as I have gained, and lost, and regained yet more...10 pounds kind of stopped seeming significant. After all, when your entire goal is 10 pounds it's huge! When it's a quarter, or less, of your goal, you just don't feel like it... Read more


Sunday, February 15, 2015      13 comments

In early January, I fell off a bouldering wall. Badly sprained my ankle... I was in a brace full-time for two weeks, then I could only take it off at home for another two weeks... It would swell up just from a long walk for the first ... Read more

My First Painting

Friday, February 13, 2015      16 comments

It's been one of those really crappy weeks where I should have just stayed in bed! Actually, it started last week - when I went for my first run since hurting my ankle, and it swelled up and ached the whole next day. I iced it, babied it, and ... Read more

Finally got to SKI!

Monday, February 09, 2015      14 comments

This weekend, I finally managed to go for my first cross-country skiing trip! I was one of several beginners on the trip - and we had a REALLY hard time staying upright once we were going downhill! At one point, the guy in front of me fell... Read more

The Bathtub Antics, Continued... (video blog)

Saturday, February 07, 2015      2 comments

So, it's a fact: Miss Kitty is the cutest, sweetest, funniest, smartest, greatest cat in the whole world. You can trust me. I'm not biased! :) Her bathtub antics continue...and somehow, in spite of myself, I cannot stop taking pictures a... Read more

Winter Carnival

Monday, February 02, 2015      15 comments

Tonight was the outdoor club's big welcome back event...and coming on the heels of this weekend's blizzard, it was a beautiful night to get out and explore! It was also my first time walking on the lake - I've been so nervous that the ice will ... Read more

I met a nutritionist today...

Thursday, January 29, 2015      12 comments

Everything I've learned about healthy eating comes from what I've read - articles, recipes, books, etc. And one things I've learned is that the most dangerous thing you can do is assume that you know everything! So when I found out that s... Read more

Don't let this happen to you!

Monday, January 26, 2015      14 comments

Not sure I love some of the words in this cartoon...but you get the idea! ... Read more

Advice, please!

Saturday, January 24, 2015      14 comments

I've been struggling a bit lately, which is - sad to say - not outside the norm for me when it gets cold. I like being outside, and I NEED to be active. Yes, need. I go stir crazy when I can't get in a walk or run pretty much every day,... Read more

Miss Kitty the Conqueror (video blog)

Friday, January 16, 2015      10 comments

Since I haven't been able to play as much as usual, Miss Kitty has been improvising with my hair ties...and I've been so bored, I have WAAYYY too many new pictures and videos of her.... Read more

Prepping for a new semester...

Monday, January 12, 2015      14 comments

My roomie and classmates have teased me about my coffee obsession more than once...and have shared some fun jokes and pics over the last few months! So here's some caffeine addict humor! Read more

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