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Just a short thank-you and update
Thursday, January 18, 2018      4 comments

First, thanks for all the lovely comments on the mini-book blog. (By the way, I still haven't finished it - it's sitting there open on my desktop.) The part that got me out of the house was about how and why 10-minute streaks really work. A... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The new mini-book motivated me to get out
Tuesday, January 16, 2018      119 comments

I've managed to track most of my calories and walking for the past week and I've done weight training something like 5 out of 8 days. Not too bad a restart. This morning I was sitting at the computer looking out the window at how wet everyt... Read more
New Year, New Re-start?
Sunday, January 07, 2018      5 comments

Wow. I haven't posted a blog in nearly a whole year and realize I haven't been sparking much during that time either - at least not on the site. I did get the latest group I joined - the Photographic Society of America - added as an interest. No... Read more
Making a Plan
Sunday, April 09, 2017      2 comments

I haven't been dealing well with distractions. What distractions? photography class, beadwork, a month of our youngest visiting from New York (he doesn't drive and doesn't like to sit still and we live literally 20 miles from a real "town"), roa... Read more
This photography thing
Monday, January 16, 2017      7 comments

Photography has proved to be the most effective way to get me out of the house and moving. (Yesterday's photo walk with a friend from class logged in 9900 steps and 31 flights on the old Fitbit!) It's also a lot of fun. My Spark buddies all... Read more
Monday, January 02, 2017      0 comments

This bracelet was finally finished today. How does that relate to innovation? Like this: the bracelet was inspired by part of the ornament that... Read more
Social Media Break
Sunday, November 13, 2016      8 comments

About a month ago checking in here, reading emails (about 70 a day), quickly scanning Facebook, looking for what was new on Flickr, and erasing notices about emails and Facebook posts on my phone just got to be too much. So I just walked away... Read more
Trip to San Francisco - part 1
Friday, September 30, 2016      4 comments

We left for San Francisco Thursday evening and drove all night and the next day with, of course, a few stops along the way. ... Read more
No photos this time
Thursday, September 15, 2016      2 comments

The coaching session today was about non-scale victories and the accompanying assignment was to list signs that there is improvement without looking at the scale. Here's some of the changes I've noticed over the last year: 1. I can easily lift... Read more
Road Trip Photos
Friday, September 09, 2016      5 comments

We left last Thursday after DH got home from work, taking the ferry from Kingston to Edmonds. lights in the ferry parking lot ... Read more
A day of youngsters
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      6 comments

I stopped for a shot or two at Norwegian Point on the way to the light house and didn't notice the heron until I was looking at the photos. Thi... Read more
Was it worth it?
Monday, August 22, 2016      4 comments

Small side note - I took yesterday off from hiking and exercising - instead, the refrigerator and freezer got completely emptied out, cleaned and restocked. And getting more quick, relatively healthy snacks for the backpack (and the car) was par... Read more
Great day but...
Sunday, August 21, 2016      6 comments

DH went with me to take sunrise photos this morning. ... Read more
First overnight packbacking trip (and first night in a hammock)
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      7 comments

After about two weeks of prepping and gathering supplies, DH & I finally took the plunge and went for an overnight pack to Slide Camp just above Lake Cushman on the eastern side of the Olympic Peninsula. (Oh - and I got a lifetime pass to the na... Read more
A reminder to keep increasing the level of activity
Friday, July 29, 2016      3 comments

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