Monthly Archives: August 2015

Low Anxiety

Granted, it doesn’t happen very often, but there are days when I wake up with a low level of anxiety coursing through my body. I suspect that a couple of decades ago, I wouldn’t even have noticed – it would … Continue reading

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Not working

First, thanks to Penny Poland for the photo – hiking on Mount Tzouhalem yesterday. Second – this was an interesting day. I am getting a taste of what retirement is going to feel like. I had a story to do … Continue reading

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Tour de Tzou

I don’t have much to report except for another lovely day hiking instead of working. It’s amazing how good that feels! Imagine, not working on a Monday! I could get used to this. So it was hot – much hotter … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Love

When I think of love, it is only appropriate that I post a photo of Abby. “Nuff said. But, more on the subject: today, being my official day off (off from both work and hiking), I have time to just … Continue reading

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Shopping and hiking

I’m not much of a shopper (really!). Today, however, you might never have known it. That’s because the VPO sale only happens twice a year. So, of course, I went. I arrived as the door opened at 9.30 and headed … Continue reading

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Mount Drabble

  All I can say is that I am grateful that we don’t pay too much attention to weather reports. If we did, we may well have put off hiking Mount Drabble today (rain and thunderstorms). As it was, the … Continue reading

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On the verge of…

Do you ever feel as though you are just on the verge of knowing something – but you’re not quite sure what it is? But you know it’s something that (to you) is pretty darn earth-shattering? Or do you ever … Continue reading

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Pondering on Great Walks

All right then: it’s been a productive day: three stories completed, laundry done, house cleaned, berries and lettuce picked, dog walked – and, most importantly, lots of pondering done. I can now see why so many people spend the big … Continue reading

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The urge to clean

For one crazy moment there, I looked at the time and said to myself, “Hey, it’s 4.15; I don’t have my next interview scheduled until 5. I have time to clean and vacuum. Thankfully, I took a deep breath and … Continue reading

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Maple Mountain for the umpteenth time

Maple Mountain is one of my “go-to” hikes when I don’t want to drive far and I want a pretty place to walk. The challenge with that, as with others like Tzouhalem and Benson, is to change it up enough … Continue reading

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