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morning cuppa spark - a better day
Sunday, May 28, 2017      13 comments

yesterday was as perfect a memorial day weekend day as you could wish for - warm and sunny. we picked a hike where we knew we would not meet many people (the valley is of course filled with tourists, campers, RVs, etc for the weekend), and were ... Read more
morning cuppa spark - skipped a day...
Saturday, May 27, 2017      18 comments

yesterday was long and stressful. an early morning doctor appointment meant that i was shorted on sleep once again, probably the third time this week, and despite a heavy snooze on the ride coming home over the mountains, i was exhausted and for... Read more
evening cuppa spark - travel to the city
Friday, May 26, 2017      11 comments

a quick trip over the mountains today before tomorrow morning's visit to the doctor. beautiful ride across the pass, which has only been open for about one week. we took a morning walk with claire before leaving, and then added the steps in the ... Read more
evening cuppa spark - 750 days...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017      13 comments

well, 751 to be precise. i love those streaks that roll around with the nice round numbers. today i hit another streak - 14 days of hitting 15,000 steps. afraid that may go by the wayside tomorrow. we are heading over the mountains. i've had a b... Read more
evening cuppa spark - wash, rinse, repeat
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      12 comments

video in the wee hours (strength training! upper body...), morning hike, evening stroll. the balsam root are fading, except on the north faces and in the woods, and the lupine are taking over. ... Read more
evening cuppa spark - running
Monday, May 22, 2017      14 comments

although i didn't sleep much last night (sundays are hard, since i have caught up on my sleep deficit and the novel i was reading kept me going too late), i felt recovered enough to go for the planned morning run. it was not easy, and i found my... Read more
evening cuppa spark - the garden
Sunday, May 21, 2017      15 comments

we skipped the adventure today; small things in the garden had been adding up and we decided to tackle them today, figuring we would get the steps - and the exercise - moving branches and poles and other odds and ends in the garden. and it is Su... Read more
evening cuppa spark - another day well lived...
Saturday, May 20, 2017      15 comments

to quote onekidsmom. put in a little time working in the night (no alarm, just got up at 2 a.m.), did an easygoing video (30 minute fun walk, leslie sansone), slept again until morning, and then got together with friends for a walk in the hills ... Read more
evening cuppa spark - today's adventure
Friday, May 19, 2017      15 comments

blink - it's friday again. and the weather is looking up, work is calming down - perfect for one of our favorite methow valley hikes. this one is up at altitude, so while the balsam root flowers are just about bloomed out here in the valley, the... Read more
evening cuppa spark - make it an adventure
Thursday, May 18, 2017      10 comments

i haven't been real consistent about spark coach, but today i decided to give it a go again, and the topic was "make it an adventure." first it spoke about people who are lucky enough to like their work so much that it is fun. and the fact is th... Read more
evening cuppa spark - jack's trail
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      12 comments

this is one of our favorite hikes. did i mention that silly season (constant work) is officially over? i was even unemployed for a few hours today, until the next project rolled in. but it isn't due until monday, and i can live a fairly stress-f... Read more
evening cuppa spark - another hike
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      11 comments

remember that tunnel of work? i think i just dotted the last T and crossed the last I - or something:-) meanwhile, we despite the prediction of rain starting at 11:30 a.m. (how did they know?!), we went for a 4 mile hike this morning. altho... Read more
evening cuppa spark - another run
Monday, May 15, 2017      14 comments

it's late. of course. but - a report on a three-mile run, not fast, not pretty - but done. and my knee which had been giving so much trouble seems to be just about healed. the good doctor, DH, knew what he was talking about when he dragged me ou... Read more
evening cuppa spark - happy mother's day!
Sunday, May 14, 2017      11 comments

yes, that's the theme of the day. my boys called. my daughter skyped (about work) and then sent me a text message: yup. that's my girl... :-) ... Read more
evening cuppa spark - another day, another hike... and another storm
Sunday, May 14, 2017      10 comments

we seem to be in a weather pattern here - sunshine in the morning and threatening storms by afternoon. springtime in the methow valley is an amazing symphony of flowers and today we headed out to enjoy yet another concert in nature. the lupine w... Read more

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