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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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November 7, 2008

I have started again. For real. I am tired of looking at runners and feeling guilty; feeling like I should be out there. I feel better when I do. There is no denying that. It is all about making it habit again. And for that, Julie is helping. Hard to stay in bed when someone […]

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Fishing tomorrow…YEAH!

November 4, 2008

ok, today is in fact Tuesday, which makes tomorrow the ever loved mid-week fishing trip – I am not sure there is much better. Fishing instead of working…yummy. I hope to have photos of the bounty but for now I post this gorgeous piece of bronze art…in honor of the fish we will be catching […]

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Do I have abnormal amygdala issues?

November 2, 2008

Cause frankly, I am not understanding my feelings….welcome to November I guess.

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the week ahead

October 26, 2008

ok, so, Monday and Tuesday are the big inspection…and then GSE is meeting with Bob Aguirre Monday night. Tuesday we meet at the Venetions for a board meeting. Wednesday, I testify on PDX, but actually have no evening plans. Thursday, Rick’s b-day at China Bay in Beaverton. And impossible as it seems, Friday is Halloween […]

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ummmm…my house smells so good.

October 21, 2008

I couldn’t stand it. Not a minute longer. I got up early yesterday and put a turkey in the oven. Yes, before work. I checked on it once on a break, and sent my dad to turn the oven off later. Do you know how good the house smelled when I got home? ok, the […]

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Calendaring…

October 14, 2008

Tuesday: Lunch with mom and an evening GSE meetingWednesday: Lunch with Vega and meeting Teri at the VenetianThursday: Lunch at Rotary and SEWING!!!Friday: Pack for the GSE Manzanita tripSaturday: GSESunday: GSE and home for sewing and catch upMonday: No plans!Tuesday: prayer breakfast and evening concert – Johnny A…with…? :0-) Wednesday: Finish sewing project that is […]

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Movies

October 12, 2008

I haven’t seen Appaloosa yet and still want to. Wall-e played today at noon at the Venetian and I missed it, dang, but Tropic Thunder is playing this week (one I gladly prefer to pay 4 dollars for) followed by the new Mummy movie which I also have not seen yet. Seems like these next […]

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Appaloosa on Saturday? Perhaps

October 10, 2008

Well, I almost made it to bed….but then I looked up the movie I might see this weekend… http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/review/2008/09/17/appaloosa/ I will go to sleep thinking of Viggo. Yum.

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Thursday…ah, tomorrow is FRIDAY

October 10, 2008

Tired, but still got two table skirts, curtains, or whatever you want to call them, sewn. My machine needs a tune up and it is refusing to go in reverse. Dang. Do I limp through sewing 8 more sets and THEN get it fixed, or stop the process and then sew faster once it is […]

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Wednesday bedtime

October 9, 2008

Where did the evening go? Oh yeah, the good bye party for Monika, finished the last table, bought fabric for the room, looked for shelves (didn’t find what I like), washed the new fabric and caught up on email. ok – bed time for bonzo…more tomorrow evening.

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Hot and tired, and really grateful for Julie’s help

October 8, 2008

The project has begun. Bowflex room is currently unusable, piled high with craft room guts and gristle. A few loads to the trash, some stuff for good will, 7 of 8 tables together and a good start to the reorg have left me tired, sweaty, and thankful Julie was building tables while I motored around […]

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Late Monday musings

October 7, 2008

Brad called…my friend, the amazing fisherman, says his friend the amazing fisherman (do they get exponentially more amazing?)took a group out to where we had planned to fish, and came home skunked. Not the same as getting skunked in cribbage, as fishing takes much longer than the average cribbage game and it’s not like you […]

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Monday blues

October 6, 2008

It is raining but I am not fishing, sad as that is; I trust Brad’s fishing judgment completely. It is cold in the house but I want coffee – which means I have to get up and go make it….urg I want to organize the crafts room so bad, but it means spending $$$, time, […]

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Kristen Valperga

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