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The things I'm NOT doing
Saturday, May 05, 2018      8 comments

I have had a bit of an absence from Spark though doubt it's been too noticed! That's okay, as I haven't been tracking or wanting to log points or be on a team. I'm a bit fatigued from all of that diet or lifestyle or whatever we choose to call i... Read more
East Coast Trip. Boston Marathon and Family visit in NH - Part I
Sunday, April 22, 2018      10 comments

We just got back from a trip to the East coast to watch the Boston marathon. My BIL ran it for the second time, so he asked us to accompany him and my sister. Things got a little hectic for him because his mother died on Thursday April 12.... Read more
A whirlwind
Thursday, April 12, 2018      6 comments

This past week has flown by and lots has happened so I feel a bit overwhelmed. Last weekend was the big 24 mile trail run that I was supposed to do, but couldn't because of the ankle. I went to pick my packet up and bought a book by one of ... Read more
Learn and Learn again
Monday, March 26, 2018      6 comments

It's a sunny cool morning here as I look out at the beginnings of spring. Lots of trees and bushes are budding and plants that I thought were goners have made an appearance. I bought a peony a couple of years ago and it hasn't done so well. My h... Read more
I'll take it
Thursday, March 22, 2018      5 comments

I'll take all the rain, and all the crazy weather we're having --- we get a lot of the good sunshine so I'm just as happy to wake up to loud water beating down on the skylights. Especially since I don't have to drive in it anymore! I'll tak... Read more
For this, I am grateful
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      5 comments

I am grateful that I feel a smidgen better today. Not 100%, but not like crap which is how I've been feeling. I'm hoping the healing continues. I am still congested and coughing up stuff, but not as bad as before. Last night I sweated big ... Read more
The crud
Monday, March 19, 2018      5 comments

Well, I thought I had dodged a bullet by not getting sick this winter but Friday night it hit me hard. Sore throat, headache, congestion. It had been kind of a rough week, with daylight savings and some other things happening (with our neighbors... Read more
Down and discouraged
Sunday, March 11, 2018      7 comments

I'm not down weightwise, I haven't been on the scale recently. I'm passing on the next 5% challenge. Need a break from the commitment for that and I do take it seriously. I had my bike ride today. We went out to Lincoln and rode 23 miles. I... Read more
In my world
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      4 comments

It feels like the last week was a whirlwind. For workouts, I walked for about an hour on Wednesday, cycled at the gym on Thursday (plus weights), and Friday got a swim in. We had some welcome rain those days and I was fortunate to get a swim in ... Read more
It's raining and the floor is almost clean
Monday, February 26, 2018      4 comments

Yes it's raining here in Sacramento and that is good news. We need it badly. I'm just glad we have been transitioning away from lawn and although we have some parts, most of the 1/3 acre is landscaped with drought tolerant plants. Lawn is such a... Read more
Death and taxes
Thursday, February 22, 2018      7 comments

Sorry so morbid. But that's what I've been doing -- working on my mom's taxes and it is hard to look through all of the paperwork marked as "DECED" for decedent or the months of social security that only go through June. Which, by the way, they ... Read more
Not as bad as I thought
Monday, February 19, 2018      9 comments

-- getting through a busy workout weekend. On Saturday, I had a hike in the morning, and ended up with 8 hilly miles. I'm glad that I'm no longer doing the long mileage as even that much had my ankle hurting. I headed home, had lunch, then... Read more
When I think of Valentine's Day
Wednesday, February 14, 2018      5 comments

Of course it's a day for me and Ken, but also the other people I love or have loved in my life. I often think of a time when I was in graduate school and lived near my parents. I would often go over to have dinner with them (good excuse to ... Read more
This and that
Monday, February 12, 2018      6 comments

I have been alternating between cranky and sad lately. I’m not sure why; I have a few ideas. 1 – a neighbor is having a new roof installed. That is noisy enough, but the roofers are blaring loud music while they work. I can hear it INS... Read more
What happened to winter?
Monday, February 05, 2018      9 comments

It has been over 70 deg for the past few days and will be until the end of the week. I can hear a few frogs croaking outside the window (which is open) and earlier sat outside and listened to birds chirping. A few trees are already blooming, all... Read more

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