Power Restored
Saturday, December 20, 2008      3 comments

I've been MIA for the better part of a week at this point! Although I am back, I probably won't be very active until after the New Year. I am overwhelmed. We live in NH and were hit pretty hard by the ice storm a week ago. We lost power for ... Read more
My Turkey Trot
Friday, November 28, 2008      3 comments

Our town does its Turkey Trot 5K the day after Thanksgiving. Last year, I was able to walk the 1st mile 3 weeks after having back surgery, so this year I wanted to jog that first mile then walk/jog the rest. I haven't jogged in a race since I ... Read more
Sitting on a Plateau
Sunday, November 23, 2008      6 comments

I am humbly joining the great number of people on this site who have hit a plateau. From other people's blogs, I have seen that plateaus can last for weeks or months, and that the important thing is not to give up! I've also been trying to do ... Read more
Symbolic Achievement -- my ski jacket
Saturday, November 15, 2008      2 comments

I am a certified ski instructor. I started teaching in 2002 after moving to NH in 2001. I'm not a 'hot shot' instructor. In fact, I prefer teaching women, who may be a little scared to be on the mountain, and children of all ages. Mostly, I ... Read more
Late Afternoon Munchies
Monday, November 03, 2008      3 comments

For as long as I can remember, a late-afternoon snack has been part of my regular routine. I've just begun to notice though that I do it more out of habit than real need. As a kid, I can remember always having a large snack when I got home fro... Read more
Wedding Ring Back On!
Monday, October 27, 2008      6 comments

For my surgery on Nov. 5, 2007, I had to remove my wedding ring. It was the first time it had been off since my DH and I were married 22 years before. It was so much work to get off since I had gained so much weight with my herniated disc, not... Read more
Disney Trip
Monday, October 20, 2008      0 comments

My DD (19) and I just spent a wonderful 4 days at Disney World! She is in college and had a 4 day break, so we met there while my DH stayed home with our 2 younger boys. I got up earlier than my DD each of our 3 mornings and did my 30 minu... Read more
Monadnock Hike
Wednesday, October 01, 2008      3 comments

I didn't realize it until I started planning this hike, but Mt. Monadnock is the 2nd most hiked mountain in the WORLD. It is second only to Mt. Fuji, in Japan. And here it is, just an hour away from my house! My husband Eric, son Coby (8)... Read more
Climbing Mt. Monadnock
Tuesday, September 23, 2008      1 comments

Goal: Climb Mt. Monadnock with my family on September 30, Rosh Hashanah. My family and I have decided to climb Mt. Monadnock for our celebration of Rosh Hashanah on September 30. This is an important celebration for us as last year at thi... Read more
Lessons, Lessons, Lessons
Saturday, September 06, 2008      2 comments

2008 seems to be a year of lessons for me and I am doing my best to learn. It really started in Nov. 07 when I had back surgery. Just agreeing to have back surgery was a milestone; I was convinced if I just did my exercises my back would heal ... Read more
Wednesday, August 27, 2008      2 comments

OK, so at dinner tonight my DH says, "What would you think about living in China for 2 years?" It would be in Shen Zhen ... only about 12 million people (gasp!). OK, I've never been and have very limited knowledge of Chinese language and c... Read more
Tiime for a Change in Routine
Saturday, August 23, 2008      4 comments

Over the past year, my son and I have gotten into what I had always thought of as a good routine. He has a martial arts class @ 11:00. Afterward, we go to Panera. He always gets brocolli/ cheese soup in a bread bowl. I usually get a sandwich... Read more
On the Farm
Tuesday, August 19, 2008      2 comments

Tuesday is pick-up day at our local CSA (community supported agriculture, like a co-op). The owner has over 100 acres of open fields alongside a river. There is abundant wildlife and extremely fertile ground as the fields usually flood in both... Read more
Good to be Home
Monday, August 18, 2008      2 comments

I have been out of town for all or part of the past four weeks, including the past four weekends! I am so ready for some home time! I have learned a lot, however, about myself and my eating habits when I am on the road. While travelling, I wi... Read more