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finally home...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      13 comments

whew! it seems like we have been coming and going and going and coming for months now. probably because we have. and we are finally home again. this may have been the last trip of the year, though we may head back to the BigCity one more time fo... Read more

family time

Sunday, November 22, 2015      17 comments

hello from durham, north carolina! we are all finally here - DD and SIL, DH, and my brother and his lady. and of course, my son, his wife, and the star attraction - my grandson, whom we are all meeting for the first time. we are staying at an ai... Read more

the next stage of the journey...

Thursday, November 19, 2015      15 comments

not exciting. but packed. errands. and totally distracted. made the minimum step goal of 10,000 yesterday; hoping to do the same today walking at the airport. luckily work seems to be cooperating and i have a break this weekend. in a few h... Read more

the joys of winter...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015      20 comments

so we woke up to a foot of snow yesterday; the weather report called for about 4-6 inches. hah! amazingly the snow blower fired up, and that wa... Read more

adventures ahead!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      18 comments

ok, i know my life sometimes seems like one big adventure, at least when i can get away from the computer - but this is different. today we head over the mountains to seattle, first stop on our way to meet our new grandson, who was born at the e... Read more

a few words...

Saturday, November 14, 2015      16 comments

my status says "no words," but then i saw this poem by Warsan Shire: paris. beirut. ... Read more

first high mountain hike in the snow!

Thursday, November 12, 2015      18 comments

if anyone had ever said to me that i would willingly be hiking up a mountain in several feet of snow, i would have said they were out of their minds... but that's what happened yesterday. we had a planned power outage for the utility compa... Read more

another mountain crossing

Tuesday, November 10, 2015      12 comments

another week, another doctor's appointment and round of errands. all is well, and it is good to be home again after a quick turnaround back and forth across the mountains. we had a little time on our hands today, and in between mental mantras ("... Read more


Monday, November 09, 2015      21 comments

yesterday i read this article about norwegian winter:
secret-to-enjoying-a-long-winter a stanford researcher spent a year in nor... Read more

saturday decluttering

Sunday, November 08, 2015      14 comments

how appropriate - this week the fall challenge says declutter! and such timing! the dining room table was no longer visible under stacks of half open mail and disorderly hiking maps, and company coming. and i must say it did feel good to sit at ... Read more

another week flies by

Saturday, November 07, 2015      7 comments

blink. it's friday... oh no, i blinked and it's saturday already! seems like the weeks just zoom by. the good news is that DH is finally getting back to himself, which has meant good long walks. the snow is getting closer, we see it in the ... Read more

a good day

Thursday, November 05, 2015      15 comments

so wednesday was as good as it gets, fitting everything in: a 15 minute bodyweight video, several walks during the day to add up to 15,000 steps (yes, we went out one more time in the evening just to hit the goal), 40 minute yoga video after wor... Read more

home again...

Wednesday, November 04, 2015      13 comments

seems i have used this title before:-) on monday we took our morning walk (a nice seattle tradition - we get up, head for starbucks, and then take a long walk through the neighborhood to admire the gardens, and solve all the important Questions ... Read more

the really big city

Monday, November 02, 2015      16 comments

last day in seattle. DH has his second laser eye procedure this morning, and then we will head over the mountains - and most likely will see snow in the passes. i am hoping DH will be able to drive by then (he was in fine shape after the last pr... Read more

beck rules rewl

Friday, October 30, 2015      9 comments

we are in the Big City for DH's doctor appointments (post cataract stuff), and that means lots of restaurant decisions. which means drawing on what beck says about travel, about eating out. i check menus beforehand, i have an idea of a plan, and... Read more

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