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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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forks in the road

October 3, 2008

Well, by end of the weekend, a girl could have a sense of which direction she was interested in heading…or, she could be even less certain. It will be interesting, at the very least.

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Off Days and dresses

September 29, 2008

Here I am, watching a movie, (I know, is anyone shocked??) and recognizing the patterns in the relationships on the screen. Don’t ask me how I made the leap, but I went from the movie and feeling kind of off, to the realization that I adore wearing dresses…they make me feel better, much like chocolate […]

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Wow. I am tired.

September 28, 2008

I planned to go hang with Chris for a while. Chill at Bugatti’s and work my Sudokus…instead, I watched “Running with Scissors” which might be the strangest, and maybe one of the saddest films I have seen in a while. And though it is early, I am going to bed. In the words of Harry […]

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what a great day!

September 28, 2008

Spent it with the team and we did the challenge course. It ROCKED! Lots more images of our day are on the GSE site. http://tagalogtravelblog.blogspot.com/

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Gratitude, exhaustion, and beauty snakes

September 26, 2008

Sometimes I say I am tired, and really, though it sounds like I am complaining, I am not. I am so grateful for all I have in this life. There is no way around it – I am very very fortunate. Sometimes I think about Esmerelda…she was amazing.

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I finally beat Mark!

September 24, 2008

ok – I know – it is like 15 or 20 to 1, but I am savoring my victory. Happy dance, happy dance. The tide has turned. perhaps.

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Dr Brody is fixin’ me

September 23, 2008

So today we start to tackle the anemia. Curious, since Jan thinks the low red blood count is Thallessemia…if Dr B can fix it up – wow. I will be very impressed. But hey, her track record getting the cholesterol down without “drugs” was pretty good! The approach – find a way to absorb the […]

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Our halibut was at least larger than this

September 22, 2008

But still too small to keep! Check out the scale – I mean really, look at his thumb!

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Back from the ocean

September 22, 2008

Well, we are tired but pleased that we returned Gary’s boat with no mishaps. Sad to report though, that we caught only a small shark and a tiny halibut (I will include photo’s of the shark, but alas, not of the halibut). But we did have fun – well, maybe young Ryan had less fun […]

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The real way to relax

September 21, 2008

Is to get all the chores done first so that play is guiltless. I finished the laundry, and got the “office” straightened up – finally! So I am now off to buy halibut bait. Guess who is fishing tomorrow? ME! Check out the biggest halibut ever caught in Norway. And no, I do not expect […]

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Tuna with the boys

September 19, 2008

So – the spontaneous Tuesday trip was a blast…Gary, Kurt, me, and Kurt brought his friend Dave, who, after several hours on the boat, we realized was someone I went to high school with. Hilarious – Dave knows Deb and Al and their neighbor Joe…it is such a small world. We got a late start […]

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Me and Kurt – heading out in the morning sun

September 19, 2008
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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 : )