Summer Visitors are not too appreciated
It's that time of year when we get over run with visitors driving 5 to 15 miles below the posted speed limit, while stopping to look at every deer, blue jay, racoon, or any other wildlife which makes itself avialble. I took 45 mintues to get to... Read more
Level 20 Success!!
Wow, I've reached level 20 and I'm a bit surprised as I feel like I've got so much more to do. Kinda' shows me that this isn't a quick fix (I don't believe there are any) and it's a life-style, on-going process. I may sound a bit dumb, but aft... Read more
June gives us the first official day of summer (the 21st, I believe?) and it's kind of a welcome sight as I'm excited to start riding my real bike (versus spinning every day!). Anyone else looking forward to enjoying the outdoors?
Exerci... Read more
Welcome to my world!
It finally happened, I had a younger me walk into my shop and he was just as arrogant and iritating as I imagine myself to have been 30 years ago. I so wanted to take him by the shoulders and shake some sense into him, but he, like I once was, i... Read more
Sad Day on Whidbey
It's a sad day today after we lost a section of our beloved island to a landslide, then we lost our I-5 bridge to an accident, many of us look at our two modes of exit from this beautiful island paradise with a crooked eye. Deception Pass bridg... Read more
Celebrate Holland Happening!!
I've lived here for 13 years and this is the first year I've participated in the local "Holland Happening" celebration. Though the dutch about me is my cheapness when having lunch with friends (i.e. going dutch, get it?) I'm enjoying the celebr... Read more
Yay, it is Spring!!
So today the weather was great, I was great, customers were wonderful and that shiny, golden ball in the sky was bright and visible all day!! Thank you God!!... Read more
Is it Spring yet?
Wow, we had a pretty mild winter, no snow to speak of (just a mile dusting which brought smiles, but not snow plows!) and consistent rain which meant mild temps, too. But the last week has felt like winter just got here? A weird year, to say t... Read more
Happy Easter, welcome Spring!!
Here's wishing a Happy Easter to all and hoping that you all have a wonderful spring! I live on Whidbey and happened to know a few people who survived the recent event of the hill falling apart and taking down homes, trees, the road, but no liv... Read more
A Rough Start to the Month
Anyone else having a rough time with the change in weather (for those of you fortunate enough to have a change in your weather, hopefully for the better@!)? Ican't seem to get motivated, yet one week ago felt as if things were pretty positive? ... Read more
It's March Already??
This'll be short, I can't believe we're in the third month of the year?? Wow, it's flying by.... Read more
Don't we all wish? I know it's only the end of February and I'm fortunate in that I live in a area where we had a mild winter, but I'm ready for this one to end. Anyone else ready for a change? Maybe it's because it's only been rain and cold ... Read more
I'm at 45 minutes on the Spinner bike (in a row) and going full bore with my work out routine, as set by a trainer/friend. Wow, this feels good for the first time in a long time. My weight isn't dropping as much as I'd like, but at my age, I'm... Read more
Day 90 of my self challenge
90 days I gave myself to stay away from any alcohol and all of my favorite sweets, while cutting way back on the red meat, too. It's working!! I'm losing again and I'm feeling so much better. So, it's on for another 90!... Read more
Winter's not gone yet!!
Here's wishing the best for all of you in the northeast and midwest with those two winter storms that have hit you hard!! Our prayers go out to you as we in the Pacific Northwest have had, thank God, a pretty mild winter!... Read more