Monthly Archives: September 2017

Making Hay

Yes – the sun is still shining and I’m making my metaphorical hay. An hour ago, I was concerned about “Where am I going to go hiking? The only thing scheduled is Thursday!” Oh the agony of it all. Now … Continue reading

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Mount Jardine (the top this time!)

Today can only be described using one word (my favourite) – Bliss! Tammy and Francis and I headed up to Mount Jardine on the most perfect autumn day I have encountered in years. It was sunny and warm and heavenly! … Continue reading

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Living in the Sticks

You know you live in the middle of nowhere when a trip to Nakusp (population 1,500) is the main excitement of the day. The purpose of the trip? Getting my summer tires switched out for winter (yes, already – mandatory … Continue reading

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Writing

I spent the entire morning writing – and it felt very good – especially when Simon gave me terrific feedback on what I had produced. And now, of course, the excitement begins. What next? Will it get picked up? Also … Continue reading

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Seven Summits

Today I made a new friend. And that, I believe, is more important than the joy I got out of the hike. Tammy and I set off to do three peaks on the Seven Summits Trail – and we knocked … Continue reading

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Hiking is not Enough

I never thought I’d say it – but something happened today that made me realize – you can’t build a life on the bliss of the alpine. First, you just can’t be in the alpine all the time. Second, I’m … Continue reading

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Mount Crawford and Plaid Lake (sort of)

Yup – it was a day that didn’t quite turn out as planned – but then, what part of my life has turned out that way? It’s a mystery to me why I even plan anything at all any more. … Continue reading

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Birthday (mine)

Seventy-one years ago today my mother pushed me out into the world. I was told that I was the heaviest baby born in the hospital that year (I think 12 pounds). I like to say that I’ve been losing weight … Continue reading

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Monica Meadows and a moose

Monica Meadows today – a day early – but since Simon is working tomorrow, today had to be my main birthday present – which is, of course, a hike. And it just had to be Monica Meadows. A quick off-the-cuff … Continue reading

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One Year

One year ago today, we signed the final papers on the house and moved in – so to speak. Moving in , in our case, consisted of vacating our RV site in New Denver and painfully driving the behemoth up … Continue reading

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