Tag Archives: Friends

El Camino: Santo Domingo to Belorado

Today’s trek: Santo Domingo to Belorado We’re sitting in a restaurant in Belorado amongst a large groups of peregrinos all talking about why they are walking the camino, how they feel, and how they are looking forward to the meal. … Continue reading

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El Camino: Najera to Santo Domingo

Todays trek: Najera to Santo Domingo After such long treks these past few days, walking 14 miles on mostly even trail seemed like a treat. We walked quietly through a two smaller towns and a number of grape fields. All … Continue reading

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Red Velvet Cake

Written on August 09, 2010 I made a red velvet bundt cake tonight. My daughter asked me if I would. The beanpole boyfriend was over, so I thought, “well at least it won’t tempt me tomorrow…they’ll eat it all at … Continue reading

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Veni, Vidi, Vici, Vittles and Vino

Written on Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 1:25pm Many many months ago, perhaps even years ago, I befriended a rather opinionated young woman, who although small in stature is big on life. She has a bear trap of a brain … Continue reading

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Techno Envy

Written on Friday, July 23, 2010, at 11:47pm I like to take pictures. I have lens envy. I like to text. I want the emoticons for the iPhone. I like to play games on the phone. I need the most … Continue reading

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Little Moments

Written on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 11:20pm   I have been writing quite a bit about my daughters impending departure to college. Sorry, its probably one of those things that I didn’t think mattered when I went away to … Continue reading

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Moe! Larry! Cheese!

Written on July 19, 2010 at 11:12pm There is something to be said about being able to laugh out loud at work. We have a particularly wonderful arrangement at our office in that we are secure behind locked doors, and … Continue reading

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Donuts with Sprinkles….

July 16, 2010 I know that I probably start a number of my notes this way, and I’m not trying to be like Jerry Seinfeld, but I’m starting to understand why he started his act with a question. What’s up … Continue reading

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The Day I Lost My Mind

Tomorrow will be one year since the day I lost my mind. Late the night before (a year ago today) I violently poked at the remote control to the television and tossed/ threw it onto the sofa.  Then amid expletives, … Continue reading

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Bridges and Waterfalls. 

There’s something to be said about taking a chance on people and doing something new with them.  I have been very busy the past few weeks and particularly the last two. I have been coordinating a huge home project, helping … Continue reading

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To Receive You Have to Let Go

I decided to volunteer at the CIM because a friend, Laura was running, another friend, Ellisa asked us to, and because I needed to give back to this community of mine that has opened so many doors and exposed me … Continue reading

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You Can Call Him, Stretch

Yesterday I was able to convince my hiking friend, fellow retiree and general mischief maker, Art to go to yoga with me.  My invitation was a little selfish in part because we have a long backpacking trip coming up and I … Continue reading

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The Moose Never Forgets

I rarely go clothes shopping.  If I go, its usually to a Marshall’s near my house, where I have a secret parking space that gets me in and out as fast or slow as I want.  Unfortunately, I also look … Continue reading

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Susete’s Birthday

 Over twenty years ago I met a young woman at work.  She was hired on as a student assistant and worked among a group of crazy but passionate professionals. Susete was just 16 at the time. Little did I know … Continue reading

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A Birthday to Remember

Sometimes, the weirdest things happen to me.  Well, they happen because I’m a certifiable dork. My birthday is today. All I can say is what was I thinking? A week ago I agreed that because of my horrible habit of grinding … Continue reading

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AQF!

(Originally written on January 10, 2011) I have to say, with the exception of literally about two or three people, there are very few souls that I call my friends who don’t know how to laugh. How is it that all … Continue reading

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Day 7: Gratitude Moves

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I got my sorry self out of bed at 5:30 in the morning and went on a hike at Montaña de … Continue reading

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Day 4: Gratitude is Not Fussing Over the Timing

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I found my inspiration at the last minute. Day 4. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Today has been all about time.  I … Continue reading

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Day 2: Gratitude is Seeing the Connection

Gratitude is Seeing the Connection
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Day 1: Gratitude is a Verb

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Running with Horses

I am a runner.  I love to run, even if I look like a camel doing it.  I registered for a half marathon in Green River, Wyoming thinking that it would be great to  “Run with the Horses.”  The race … Continue reading

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Surge and Tranquil Fury

Thinking that I would love to share my favorite park with a couple of friends who’d never really hiked before, I began cajoling them a couple months ago.  I promised it would be a less strenuous hike than those they … Continue reading

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I Lost My Pride Up There

Going hiking in Yosemite is one of the easiest things you can do.  Trails are well marked.  There are tons of people, so you’re never really alone. It is, however, so much more fun to hike a trail with someone … Continue reading

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Boys to Men

Traveling with three 17 year old boys is hysterical. Driving from Sacramento to Las Vegas is a bit less jocular but still amusing. Only one of these young men is mine, clearly a duh, since they by team requirement they … Continue reading

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Courage

Originally written in September 2011 I think that many of my favorite people also happen to be courageous (or is it that they are brave? You know, if you look both words up in the dictionary you get a lot … Continue reading

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Makes No Sense

Ask any runner, new or not, the most difficult part about their love of running and most likely they will say, getting out the door. I am no different. I absolutely hate leaving the comfort of my bed only to … Continue reading

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Run she said, it will be fun she said.

Originally written in September 2012.  It was a long time in preparing for my first half marathon… So we signed up and over a year I went through the process of fracturing both legs and learning to love to run. … Continue reading

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I<3Josie

Once I received a cryptic text message from one of my old pals. It said call me as soon as possible…so naturally I forgot to call back until the middle of making dinner that night. I carefully retrieved the cell … Continue reading

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Pull your pants up!

There is no way that I could have described my happiness to anyone on that trail that day. Everyone was either dashing around looking for shelter from the pelting hail that came over us like, well, a thunderous, lightening storm … Continue reading

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Pea Salad

  There is nothing like a fresh, cold, crunchy with cashews, pea salad!  But it can’t be just any pea salad. It has to be pea salad in the midst of friends, relatives, babies, puppies, grown-up “weiner” dogs, and loud, … Continue reading

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