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Exploration

I’m back from an incredible trip exploring the Rocky Mountains, the Continental Divide along its top, old gold mines, spectacular wildflowers at their peak, and wild life in its element. In two days on the 4-wheel buggy, we saw 5 moose, 4 marmots, numerous pika, and a herd of Rocky Mountain goats in the middle…

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Decisions

Ack! Time. Time. Blog day! This day was supposed to be all about writing, but other things wove themselves into the fabric of my day. I decided to put a newly acquired used shelf unit into my spare bedroom closet in hopes of bringing some order to the chaos behind the door. That led to…

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The Farm

I went with my youngest daughter and her family for a quick trip to the farm. The kids are doing a wonderful job in planning out their future home. It is daunting, though, there is so much work to be done. The good thing is, the drive is only one and half hours from where…

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Adapting

The heat streak broke, for a couple of days anyway. What a relief and a joy to walk outside in the middle of the day and not melt into a puddle of mush. Whoop. Whoop. One good thing when it gets so hot is that the lawn quits growing so fast. Yay. Less mowing. Heat…

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Triple Digits

Triple Digit Heat! Not a record I aspire to, nor want to witness, nor want to participate in – and yet here we are. It is so hot – drinking ice water makes my mouth ache. Tell me what’s wrong with that picture? Speaking of pictures, I was asked a while back for the view…

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Fried

Oh, how time flies when you don’t pay attention. Time to write another blog, past time, really, because I lost track of time. At any rate. I have nothing to write about. Nope. Nothing. Nada. The heat has fried my brain. Actually, I’m going great guns on re-writes of my novel Compass Point, polishing it…

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Fireworks

My contribution to the 4th of July celebration was making bread and cinnamon rolls from scratch. I’m going to have to quit eating what I’m baking. On the 4th, my son-in-law smoked and grilled a wonderful meal, and for a bonus, I got to bring home my youngest grandson for his first sleep-over without his…

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2nd Half

The days of our camping trip and outdoor adventures have flown by so quickly. It is sad that it is already time to return to my abode and take up the normal routine. One of the reasons it flew so fast was the fun of kayaking, buggy-ing, and hiking. Another indicator is how exhausted I…

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Out

Being in the wilderness without access to news or wi-fi is just the best. The rustle of the trees, the gurgle of the creek we camped near, and the songs of the birds were our only source of information, and that concerned only the news of the forest, nothing about viruses or marches or global…

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Survivor

How did the last few days slip away so quickly? The little boxes representing days on the calendar have been so crammed full, the items are leaking over into adjacent boxes. In the middle of the chaos, my four and a half (that last part is very important) year old granddaughter got to spend the…

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