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How does time pass so quickly?

August 13, 2011

Should be heading to bed; I was talked into a “you are certain to get wet and muddy” 5k obstacle course tomorrow – though for a good cause – what was I thinking? My yard looks awesome – there are always more projects, but the pruning is so so so much better.  I need to […]

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Clarity

April 3, 2011

I am doing what I need to to be clear.  Sure.  While at the same time dreaming and visioning the future I want.  I like to think that we can have it all – all the things that bring us joy, especially the parts where that feeling comes from bringing joy to the lives of […]

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at the airport…again

March 4, 2011

Funny, as much as I like travel, the back to back thing is not my gig.  I need down time to recharge and I am not sure my battery is full.  Seems especially hard since though I know this training for Rotary president is required, the timing is just bad.  San Jose of all places…oh […]

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gratitude

October 19, 2010

maybe after the phone call to the doctor, I will shift, and rather than admit the pain, each time I think of it I will announce something I am grateful for. I am so very grateful it was only one arm. For example.

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Montana Adventure and the story of why my arm hurts sooooo much

October 18, 2010

ok – so as I write this I am actually in Upham North Dakota. My arm is severely broken, the upper arm sporting a new rod from shoulder to elbow, and my shattered wrist held together with a plate and close to a dozen screws. I have been off work since September 10th, and we […]

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my potential SAMA project

August 14, 2010

What gets into my brain to make me try to do stuff that A) I have not done before, B) I haven’t researched the process for, and C) could wind up being a lot of time spent with no useable end? I want so much to be excited about this mosaic, but I keep finding […]

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writing again, for real

June 25, 2010

I got the gift story done…a combination of the old one bracketed by inspiration from the life and times of this snakewoman and a fanciful thread to connect it all. Based on the reaction of the two that have read it so far, it is a success! This weekend the pup goes to college – […]

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The things we see

May 20, 2010

Just realizing it is time to start the inward journey…off tomorrow, home with the pup and new man. With the women on Saturday. My head is already moving that direction.

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oh my good golly does time fly…

May 20, 2010

Facebook apparently draws one away from the prose and more detailed blog updates. But then maybe, I just forgot about this. It’s time though…good exercise to write more regularly, and maybe move away from the FB all things Isabella, all the time. A bit more of the personal here. ok…finding it, remembering my log in, […]

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in the Philippines

February 18, 2009

to minimize redundancy, please stay tuned to the travel blog and I will return to my personal blog after I get home. http://tagalogtravelblog.blogspot.com/ be well!

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My life is remarkable.

February 10, 2009

I am not sure if it is possible to not wake up in complete gratitude for this life. But it doesn’t matter. I am happy to have so very much to be grateful for. Time for work, so I will leave it at that for now.

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9 days and counting

February 5, 2009

hard to believe – but I am having bittersweet feelings about leaving for a month. Crazy talk, eh? I am just so happy. But the month will speed by, at least for me. Philippines, I am coming back!!

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I will learn to row it…

January 19, 2009

of course, this is an advertisement for a brand new drift boat…but I so want to learn to row them…what an amazing weekend

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departure is getting closer

January 16, 2009

and it is bittersweet. I am excited to be going back to the Philippines, really I am. And yet, I never expected that I would be thinking how much I would like to be spending this coming month tucked in some cabin in the woods, or traipsing around Alaska, or fishing anywhere or relaxing on […]

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42 days….

January 2, 2009

I am both excited to be returning to the Philippines and thinking about how much better good experiences are when shared…sure didn’t expect to be sorting through all these feelings on the 2nd day of the new year! Not that I am complaining! Focus on the beauty of it all, and how quickly a month […]

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Snow 2008….I miss it already

December 31, 2008

’nuff said.

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Christmas eve, full of snow and potential

December 24, 2008

What an amazing last couple of weeks. Hard to even capture all the joy and excitement and feelings of hope and potential for the future. I am spending this holiday in the present, embracing the bliss and wonder of things that feel like they are happening the right way. For once? Has it been a […]

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A week before Christmas and all through the house

December 17, 2008

I am just living in the present and loving every moment. I think this is how it is suppose to feel. Who knew?

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It’s December….tomorrow

December 1, 2008

I can’t get over how quickly time is flying. Crazy, really. Have to post the beautiful steelhead…and let me just say, I am blissed out these days. grateful grateful grateful….I don’t want to lose sight of it for a moment.

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More of the fish!!

November 19, 2008
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I mean really – the boat goes in here?

November 19, 2008

Brad’s friend and our shuttle hero Can you see it down there??

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Brad and Kelsey with the first fish of the day

November 19, 2008

Sunday November 16th was one of those extraordinary days where the weather, the friends, and the adventure came together to make a day of delight and wonder. Brad and Kelsey invited me to fish from their drift boat. We left their place around 6am and explored several options for the best waters. Picking a drift […]

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And here it is all organized….YEAH!!

November 9, 2008
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Putting it together

November 9, 2008

I bribed Julie with wine for her help putting the 8 tables together…wine and drills…yikes

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Craft room project

November 9, 2008

ok….it is done for now. Still a lot of stuff in that room but at least I can find it all now. Shall we start with the embarrassing “before” pictures? How did that room get so trashed?

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I am an artist in Hillsboro, Oregon - a place snuggled between Portland and the Pacific coast.  In 2005, a local artist and friend, offered a class in mosaic making, launching my creativity in a new direction.  I fell in love ...

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Kristen Valperga

Beautiful!!! Looks pretty in my house! Very pleased : )