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A question of identity
I just visited a dear friend who's struggling with cancer. (She's doing very well at this time.) I hadn't seen her in several months, and when she asked me how I was doing, I answered, "I'm fat". She answered, "YOU are not fat. Fat is not who yo... Read more
New Year's evaluation
I usually take advantage of this time of year to reflect on the past year, and plan for the coming one.
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Going on a SparkDiet
I enjoy using SparkPeople.com a bit too much - reading and commenting on blogs, writing blogs and receiving feedback, earning SparkPoints, etc. I especially love interacting with my SparkFriends. I need to cut down on the amount of time I spend ... Read more
Walk on Mount Belleview
My sister has been asking me to go walk at Mount Belleview with her. But I've been avoiding it because of that little word "mount". It's not a big mountain, but with all the extra weight I'm carrying, it's a challenge. Just last March, I could b... Read more
Walk at the Open Air Base
Rain was forecasted for today, but it turned out to be a sunny, humid day. When my sister 1st called me to go for a walk, I'd just gotten home from work and hadn't had lunch yet, so she went alone. I was surprised and happy when she called me ba... Read more
Walk on Fer-de-Lance Trail
I was thrilled when my sister called early this morning to go for a walk. We were hoping that the Fer-de-Lance (Spearhead) Trail, at Orford Park, was now open. It was. ... Read more
I understand what happened
In my last blog, I wrote about the ugly nature centre that was built at the Cherry River Bog. As we were approaching the centre, I told my sister: "I'm so anxious to see how the nature centre is coming along!" She said, "You mean you haven't see... Read more
Walk at the Cherry River Bog
The forecast today was rain, but the sun came out at about noon. I called my sister and we decided to brave the forecast.
There were dark clouds on the horizon when we got to the Cherry River Bog.
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A very different walk... with grandma!
My sister was babysitting 2 of her grandchildren today, a 3 yr.-old grandson, and a 6-month granddaughter. It was an absolutely gorgeous day, and she knew that I had taken one of my vacation days today. So she called me and asked if I wanted to ... Read more
Walk at Andre Nadeau Open Air Base
My sister and I went for our regular walk at the Andre Nadeau Open Air Base today. We didn't attempt more than that because I was sick this morning. (Turns out to be a reaction to a natural supplement I started taking. Second time I'm sick. I'm ... Read more
Vandalism at Nadeau Open Air base.
My sister and I enjoy walking at the Andre Nadeau Open Air base. It takes us about 75 minutes to walk the entire circuit. It's a lovely, quiet trail that crosses several streams. It's only about a 12-minute drive from where we each live, so it's... Read more
Grassroots struggle for GMO labeling
I just read PENNYAN45's blog about GMO labeling, and I decided to write my own. It angers me that the labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms requested by so many citizens has been blocked by the threats and political manipulation of companie... Read more
Attempt at Pekin Trail
I had the day off today, so my sister and I headed back to Orford National Park. We attempted to hike a newly opened intermediate level side trail in the woods.
There's nothing I enjoy more than walking on a carpet of pine needles,
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Third Walk on 3-Pond Trail
Forecast for the next 6 days: rain. My sister and I wanted to take advantage of this last day of sunny weather, so after work, we headed back to 3-Pond Trail. Third time this week. The trail is so beautiful that we just fell in love with it. I f... Read more
The creepy old house
My sister and I are trying to take full advantage of the gorgeous weather we’re having. When my niece called us to join her for a walk on a trail where she likes to walk her dogs, off we were for a new adventure.
It was a lovely trail in th... Read more