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A litte late with the 50 questions but I feel like doing them anyway

Thursday, July 14, 2011      4 comments

I guess these were going around a few months ago. I love answering questions so here goes: 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No, my mother found my name in a baby book in the hospital. I was originally going to be called Laurie but then she... Read more

Working hard at eating better - Jully 13, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      2 comments

Finished another day with good Nutrition results. I only went high on one category--Protein!!! THAT was amazing. Took another very long walk with Mitzi this morning, over 4 miles. I chose a trail that had slight hills to it so that I can ge... Read more

Walking and talking - July 12, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      4 comments

This morning Mitzi and I went for a walk with a friend of mine along the Arroyos trail. So interested was I in our conversation that we walked 5 miles without my even noticing it! Of course it was all flat and all paved, a lovely city trail that... Read more

Doctor's visit - pre-diabetes and lactose intolerance

Monday, July 11, 2011      4 comments

Yep, that's what the doc told me this afternoon. Now, the pre-diabetes is just slight. But she is sending me to a nutritionist to work out a different way of eating. I know that I eat way too much sugar. In fact, I had thought a few days ago--as... Read more

A dangling string of pearls - July 7, 2011

Thursday, July 07, 2011      1 comments

No I am not into jewellery right now :) My spine is the string of pearls, according to Dave, my trusty friend, hike leader and qi gong leader. In our hour long session yesterday he urged us to think about our spine as a dangling string of pearls... Read more

Back from mini vacation - July 6, 2011 (updated)

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      4 comments

Dh and I took off last Thursday morning on a spur-of-the-moment holiday to Alberta and to Glacier Park. Dh's work was closed because of the fire--thankfully now reduced from the huge menace to a snarl--so we decided to take advantage of that. Dh... Read more

Strange world - June 28, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      3 comments

I haven't blogged these past few days as once again I have been faced with the power of wildfires. The Los Conchas fire is burning outside of Los Alamos, which is about 15 miles away from here as the crow flies. There is little danger of the fir... Read more

Calming down - June 23, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday I took my first hike with Mitzi Read more

Taking stock - June 20, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011      2 comments

Monday morning, back in Santa Fe. Woke up at 6:00 a.m., brought Mitzi downstairs for a quickie, then back upstairs. Looked at the suitcases of clothes and spent 45 minutes unpacking and hanging. Checked for fire news--no recent news--then had br... Read more

Back in Santa Fe - June 19, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011      3 comments

Sunday morning, sitting on the balcony at the condo, enjoying the cool weather. I just cooked a healthy breakfast and we actually sat at the table and chairs and ate and talked. Too much of the time we sit in front of the TV. Anyway, we had a lo... Read more

Fire on the mountains - June 13, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011      5 comments

A few weeks ago I posted this photo after picnicking on Coronado Peak with the family: The area was tinder dry and a week later the Forest Service closed it to all hik... Read more

My silent partner -- June 7, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011      3 comments

Mitzi and I continue to get along splendidly. Even though it is very hot here we manage to get our 5 miles in every day. In the morning and in the evening. She is a lovely dog. Still doesn't bark, walks at my pace, affectionate and friendly. Not... Read more

A new routine - June 4, 2011

Saturday, June 04, 2011      1 comments

Mitzi came home with me on Wednesday afternoon. I made some silent promises to her (and to me) -- to walk with her every day for at least an hour. Maybe not all at once, but at least half an hour in the morning, half an hour at night. Also to le... Read more

June! June!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      6 comments

As my friend Ellen writes, the North and England get so excited over June after the long winter. A friend of mine in Wyoming is still having snow. Here we have had warm weather since January of course. And I have been fussing over my plants on m... Read more

45 minutes of Zumba!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      3 comments

I received some Zumba DVDs yesterday. So today decided to do the Basic, learn-the-steps, segment. Oh my gosh!! I am sweating like crazy! Ginger Rogers may have danced backwards in heels but I'll bet she'd have had a problem coordinating her hips... Read more


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