Monthly Archives: December 2013

More on Cousins

  I feel utterly blessed to be (what I call) reunited with my family. I love these people! I am so lucky to have the best cousins in the world! And I am so dumb for not having made an … Continue reading

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Cousins

  Today I received a Christmas present that was even better than both my hot water bottle and clothesline combined: my cousin – well, plural I think, but singular for now. Let me start at the beginning. I was five … Continue reading

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Winding Down

  It’s getting close – the end of the pre-holiday work rush. This afternoon, after completing yet another feature article, I took Abby for a longer than usual walk, because I could. And of course, the timing was perfect. The … Continue reading

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Oh Holy Night

  It was as good a day as you’ll ever get for hiking in December – so good that we actually ran into two dudes in t-shirts and shorts. We weren’t quite that brave, but I sure wasn’t bundled up. … Continue reading

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A Foothills Morning

  I have absolute proof that I really must take my camera with me everywhere – no matter how gloomy the day. This morning Pat and I tackled Lone Tree Mountain in the Foothills – a nice, simple two-hour morning … Continue reading

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If not Walmart, then…

Yesterday I riffed about not shopping at Walmart. I know that most of you woke up this morning in a cold sweat: if not Walmart, then where will I shop? Right, I really didnt’ give you any options. I was … Continue reading

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Walmart

No – I have no cute (or even ugly) graphic of Walmart – I know I could lift one off the web, but I really don’t want to. I just want to say one thing: PLEASE DON’T SHOP AT WALMART! … Continue reading

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Frustration

  When I have a day like today, I genuinely consider throwing in the towel and quitting work forever. Really! And no, no one got angry with me or criticized me or threatened me. I have no complaints about my … Continue reading

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Still Winter

  It takes a certain amount of fortitude to keep on walking out there when the temperature gets this cold – thank goodness for dogs: you got out whether you want to or not. And then, of course, once I’m … Continue reading

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Winter hiking

  My advice for staying warm when it’s really cold out: get outside and move. Really – it works like magic. By the time we got to the top of Maple Mountain today (3-hour hike) we¬†were sweating. And because the … Continue reading

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