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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

Introducing new dog!

Monday, May 30, 2011      6 comments

We will be welcoming Mitzi into our family on Wednesday, June 1st! ... Read more

Making a different kind of change

Monday, May 30, 2011      2 comments

This Saturday dh and I adopted a dog from a shelter. She is a red heeler--Australian cattle dog. I don't have a photo yet as she's not officially home. The shelter will get her spayed on Wednesday and I will pick her up Wednesday night I think. ... Read more

What is bliss?

Monday, May 23, 2011      4 comments

Bliss for me is a number of things. 1. Hiking up in the mountains. I do loads of that when I am in Santa Fe and it's one of the reasons why I am okay with moving back there in a few weeks. I will miss the daily contact with dd and family bu... Read more

May 14 - wheeee!

Sunday, May 15, 2011      4 comments

I weighed in this morning -- 134!!! One and a half pounds lost this past week. And that is with eating within my calorie range every day and exercising. No big binges, no fasts. I am soooo happy! I haven't seen 134 in a year!! Fat % was 27.6%, a... Read more

May 13 - my idea of running a marathon

Friday, May 13, 2011      3 comments

Well, I have just completed a week's worth of teaching Grade 7 Math. I have rewarded, coached, reproved, corrected the equivalent of 100 students each day. So today I started eating chocolate at 10 a.m. because I could feel myself flagging. Coul... Read more


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