Wyoming Trip Aug. 2012
Ok, Westie friends, here is my late trip report... And for those of you who thought the San Francisco trip was impressive, I actually outdid myself on this one - 2,700 miles in 5 days!
Amy and I left on Aug. 23, 2012, for our road trip to C... Read more
Seattle to San Francisco and Back Again
...in four days! When I mentioned that I'd driven 1,978 miles total, one of my Westie team friends noted that that was almost 500 miles a day! Well, all I can say is that Amy and I packed a lot of sights, laughter and fun into those miles. I ... Read more
Bathing Suit Philosophy
So, my son's girlfriend accidently shrunk my bathing suit in the dryer last week. My silent rejoicing at the fact that I wouldn't ever have to squeeze into another one was quickly extinguished when my daughter exclaimed, "We'll have to go get yo... Read more
I Should Have Stayed in Bed
Some days would be better spent in bed. This was one of those days. After finally getting to sleep around 1:30 a.m., my alarm went off at 6:30 (unusually early for me) and I crawled out of bed to get ready for an hour and a half drive south in... Read more
The Pacific Northwest According To Jeff Foxworthy
I was weeding out my email today and came across this. For those of you who live in the Pacific NW, you know how TRUE these are!
The Pacific Northwest According To Jeff Foxworthy:
1. You know the state flower (Mildew).
2. You fee... Read more
First Weigh-In Since January
Well, I went to the doctor today for my annual exam. I was actually due for my annual exam last December, but I kept putting it off until I finally got tired of my mom nagging me. Amazing that no matter how old I get, my mom still nags me. Fu... Read more
What a Miserable Night (or, Does Anyone Want a Dachshund?)
I always thought that once my children were out of their grade school years that my days of sitting up all night with them while they were sick were over. I would finally have years of wonderful, sleep-filled nights (at least once I knew my eld... Read more
Nothing is Easy
It should have been simple. Record temps in Seattle, so let's pack our bags, hop in the car and head up to join hubby at our mountain cabin for a couple of days. HA!
The packing went ok. Andrew, Abby (Andrew's girlfriend), Adam, Amy, and... Read more
I Miss My Endorphins! (*Warning* - Griping Ahead)
I admit it - I am all-out, 100%, no-holds-barred CRABBY today. In fact, this morning it was bordering on tears and depression, but I slapped myself out of it and had some more caffeine. I am realizing how important it is to my mental well-bei... Read more
One Year on SparkPeople and Have I Ever Gained!
May 29 was my official One-Year SparkVersary. I can't believe a year has gone by so quickly. It must be because I've been having so much fun. People always talk about how much they've lost on SparkPeople, but I was thinking about how much I'v... Read more
Photos (For the West Highland Terrier Team)
I gave my daughter some words of wisdom this morning before church and I hope that she will remember them for the rest of her life: "When you get a terrible haircut, just grab a tube of gel and an attitude and pretend that you did it on purpose... Read more
Yum, I'm in Heaven
I'm not an emotional eater, but sometimes I get emotional about the foods I CAN'T eat: chocolate chip cookies, pancakes, cupcakes, birthday cake, etc. Basically, anything with gluten. Sure, I can buy muffins at the gluten-free bakery that tas... Read more
I'm sorry, but I just need to let some crabbiness out and I figured instead of yelling at my kids (which, I hate to say, I've already done today), I needed to do it here where it's safe. I'm almost never in a bad mood, but I've been in one for ... Read more
Do It Anyway
This morning I looked out at a sunny sky and thought, "Wow, I should go for a walk." And then all the other thoughts started bombarding me. "I need to do schoolwork with the kids." "My oldest son is having a group of people over tonight - I n... Read more
A Visual Tour of My Walking Trail (Soos Creek Trail)
Since I'm always talking about my "trail" that I walk on, my friend Kathy suggested that I post some photos. So, today Ailie and I walked from one end to the other and took some photos to share with you.
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