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Posted Entries:

Onward Posted on Jan 1, 2021, 8:01 pm
In which I try to not get attached to outcomes in the new year.

Wrapping It Up Posted on Dec 31, 2020, 9:12 pm
In which NYE is a powder day.

Going Grey Eventually Posted on Dec 31, 2020, 1:12 am
Most of the colors my hair has been in the last six months.

What If Posted on Dec 30, 2020, 1:12 am
In which I get into a flow state with nail polish.

The Topside of Clouds Posted on Dec 29, 2020, 12:12 am
Another day out on the slopes.

The Yarn That Knits to Fit Posted on Dec 28, 2020, 12:12 am
Another entry brought to you by the boxes in storage.

For My Viewing Confusion Posted on Dec 27, 2020, 12:12 am
In which I watch a channel not meant for me and don't understand what I'm seeing.

Three Festive Things Posted on Dec 26, 2020, 12:12 am
It's Christmas, 2020 style.

Maybe Lucky Posted on Dec 25, 2020, 12:12 am
In which I get a tiny gift.

Up Top Posted on Dec 23, 2020, 9:12 pm
Scenery. I love scenery.

One Year Later Posted on Dec 22, 2020, 10:12 pm
In which I inadvertently repeat December 22, 2019.

Not a Bluebird Day Posted on Dec 22, 2020, 12:12 am
The thing about outdoor activities is they're outdoors and conditions vary.

Glow Under the Snow Posted on Dec 21, 2020, 12:12 am
In which I enjoy Christmas lights interacting with their environment.

The Wait Begins Posted on Dec 19, 2020, 11:12 pm
In which I buy something I won't see until spring.

What Once Burned Bright Posted on Dec 19, 2020, 12:12 am
In which a decor casualty occurs.

Some Snow Posted on Dec 18, 2020, 1:12 am
Not quite what was forecast (and nowhere near what the NE got) but we'll take it.

Whirlwind Wednesday Posted on Dec 17, 2020, 12:12 am
What constitutes a busy day has changed a lot since I retired.

Official U.S. Postage Posted on Dec 16, 2020, 1:12 am
Stamps, stamps, and more stamps.

Monday Off Posted on Dec 15, 2020, 12:12 am
In which I didn't ski.

So Many Words Posted on Dec 13, 2020, 11:12 pm
I've been reading a lot during the pandemic.

New This Season Posted on Dec 12, 2020, 7:12 pm
Warning: Contains some ranting about my anti-science neighbors.

It's Mando Day Posted on Dec 11, 2020, 11:12 pm
Grown-ups can play with dolls, too.

A Couple More Things I'm Not Getting Rid of Just Yet Posted on Dec 10, 2020, 9:12 pm
I've been digging through boxes again.

It's the Little Things Posted on Dec 9, 2020, 11:12 pm
Few words, one picture that pretty much speaks for itself.

Holiday Cheer in Decor Form Posted on Dec 8, 2020, 11:12 pm
Making things merry and bright.

Happy to Color Posted on Dec 7, 2020, 11:12 pm
How I spend a chunk of my free time.

Thanksgiving Feast for Two Posted on Dec 7, 2020, 12:12 am
What it says on the tin.

Skiing Through a Pandemic Posted on Dec 5, 2020, 5:12 pm
In which I've made a decision some will question.

My Friend the Creek Posted on Dec 4, 2020, 11:12 pm
Watching the seasons change from one picturesque spot on the mountain.

Three Little Kittens Posted on Dec 3, 2020, 11:12 pm
A multi-month adventure comes to a close.

To Weed Out or Not To Weed Out Posted on Dec 2, 2020, 11:12 pm
In which I find it hard to let go of things.

End of Year Tradition Posted on Dec 1, 2020, 9:12 pm
Back again for another year!

New Year, New Decade Posted on Jan 1, 2020, 9:01 pm
Looking back but not too far ahead. That comes later.

Fall Road Trip Loop, Part 4: The Long Road Home Posted on Dec 31, 2019, 8:12 pm
In which I conclude my Trip Report Tuesday series.

Spoiler-Free Star Wars Thoughts Posted on Dec 31, 2019, 12:12 am
It was see Star Wars or see Frozen 2, and I'm not afraid of being spoiled for Frozen 2.

Some Favorite Photos of 2019 Posted on Dec 29, 2019, 4:12 pm
I don't think of myself as a photographer, but I sure like taking photos. I've picked a handful of my favorites to share today.

The Good Kind of Clingy Posted on Dec 28, 2019, 11:12 pm
Join me in my bathroom ... no, wait, that sounds wrong ... join me in looking out my bathroom window, I mean. Is that better?

Puzzling Posted on Dec 27, 2019, 4:12 pm
In which I manage to get anxious about something that should be relaxing. So what else is new?

One Goal Achieved Posted on Dec 26, 2019, 4:12 pm
I keep thinking I need to do a goal update entry, but then I think how little I've done compared to what I wanted to and put it off a bit longer.

Some Things Are Bright Posted on Dec 25, 2019, 8:12 pm
Merry Christmas to those of you celebrating!

Fall Road Trip Loop, Part 4: Disneyland Resort Posted on Dec 24, 2019, 8:12 pm
Visiting the West Coast house of The Mouse.

Back Out There Posted on Dec 23, 2019, 11:12 pm
When one skis a lot, one posts about skiing.

Quiet Day Posted on Dec 22, 2019, 11:12 pm
After slogging down the mountain through the heavy wet snow yesterday, I took today off.

Sometimes Things Work Out Posted on Dec 21, 2019, 11:12 pm
In which rain, which usually makes me frown during ski season, causes me to smile instead.

Not As Expected Posted on Dec 20, 2019, 7:12 pm
Mother Nature done me wrong. I know it's not her fault; I know she's only reacting to all the damage humans have done to her, no longer able to regulate the way she once did.

Throwback Thursday: Some of You Will Be Able to Hear This Photo Posted on Dec 19, 2019, 11:12 pm
I don't understand how this could have been 40 years ago.

Yesterday's Beauty Posted on Dec 18, 2019, 11:12 am
I couldn't work in yesterday's mountain beauty into yesterday's journal entry, so here it is today.

Fall Road Trip Loop, Part 3: Onward to California Posted on Dec 17, 2019, 11:12 pm
In which I go two more places I hadn't been before.

Just Another Day on the Mountain Posted on Dec 16, 2019, 11:12 pm
Surprising no one, I skied today.

Staving Off the Inevitable Posted on Dec 15, 2019, 7:12 pm
Weetabix posted earlier this month about her skincare routine, which inspired me to lay out the products I use on my face (and neck/decolletage) to share.

Environmental Impact Posted on Dec 14, 2019, 1:12 pm
I sometimes read Mr. Karen's magazines after he's done with them, which is how I recently learned that I'm polluting the environment when I wash our clothes.

Huckleberry Crisp Posted on Dec 13, 2019, 11:12 pm
As per usual, I haven’t accomplished as much this year as I’d hoped/planned/intended, but one thing I did do was settle on a recipe for huckleberry crisp that I’m happy with.

Ski Day 5 Posted on Dec 12, 2019, 11:12 pm
Today was the day I’ve been looking forward to in this young ski season: we got enough new snow for the resort to open some more terrain.

A Lot Like Christmas Posted on Dec 11, 2019, 8:12 pm
Mr. K and I put up our big Christmas tree last night.

Fall Road Trip Loop, Part 2: Now This is a Canyon Posted on Dec 10, 2019, 11:12 pm
In which I spend a lot of time looking at a big hole in the ground.

Ceramic is Better than No Tree at All Posted on Dec 9, 2019, 3:12 pm
All the decorating we've managed to do is setting up the ceramic Christmas tree we added to our collection last year.

Mystery Furniture Posted on Dec 8, 2019, 9:12 pm
Yesterday, a chair appeared in front of our neighbors' house. It's a nice chair, a Adirondack style with skis used to construct the backrest portion, sort of a skier's throne.

Now This is More Like It Posted on Dec 7, 2019, 7:12 pm
When Mr. K opened the blinds in the bedroom this morning, we were greeted with the very welcome sight of fresh snow.

Lost and Not Found Posted on Dec 6, 2019, 11:12 pm
I spend a distressing amount of time looking for things I've lost.

Day 1 of Unknown Posted on Dec 5, 2019, 11:12 pm
Today, finally, almost a week after the mountain opened (and four days later than last year), I got my first day in for the 2019-2020 ski season.

Getting Stuff Done Posted on Dec 4, 2019, 10:12 pm
Coming to you live from the dead of night ... wait, no, it's only 7:30 p.m.

Fall Road Trip Loop, Part 1: It's Not a Canyon, Really Posted on Dec 3, 2019, 2:12 pm
To avoid being on the mountain during one of the less entrancing times of year up here (between first snow and the lifts opening), Mr. K and I embarked on a road trip south to Utah and Arizona and California.

Distractable Posted on Dec 2, 2019, 1:12 pm
Writing about the things I did instead of writing.

Another Trip Around the Sun Posted on Dec 1, 2019, 3:12 pm
I figured I might as well give it another go--after all, I had success with Holidailies last year even though I'd only written 14 posts in the first eleven months of 2018--this year I've done 15, so I've got even more momentum!

Welcome 2019 Posted on Jan 1, 2019, 11:01 pm
In which I, to no ones surprise, ski in the New Year.

There's Always Next Year Posted on Dec 31, 2018, 4:12 pm
In which I share how far short I fell from the bar I set for myself.

When All Else Fails, Scenery Posted on Dec 31, 2018, 2:12 am
In which I attempt to distract the reader with pretty pictures.

New Age Graffiti Posted on Dec 29, 2018, 11:12 pm
In which I take photos in bathroom stalls because I have questions.

November Road Trip Posted on Dec 28, 2018, 4:12 pm
In which I play catch up with trip reports.

Updating My Look Posted on Dec 28, 2018, 1:12 am
In which I get new glasses.

Debriefing Posted on Dec 27, 2018, 12:12 am
In which I screw up on the slopes.

Away in a Ceramic Tree Posted on Dec 25, 2018, 11:12 pm
In which my Christmas tree makes its second Holidailies appearance.

Snowflake Diversity Posted on Dec 25, 2018, 1:12 am
In which I appreciate variety.

I'm a Pot Head Posted on Dec 24, 2018, 12:12 am
In which I cook under pressure.

Fonts Matter Posted on Dec 23, 2018, 1:12 am
In which I feel a better choice could have been made.

Living in a Winter Wonderland Posted on Dec 22, 2018, 2:12 am
In which I play (and do chores) in the snow.

Guess We Should Always Use Nav Posted on Dec 21, 2018, 2:12 pm
In which I missed a day due to circumstances beyond my control.

Jinxed It Posted on Dec 19, 2018, 11:12 pm
In which I do not head home from my sister in law's house.

Reorganizing Posted on Dec 19, 2018, 2:12 am
In which I spend all afternoon taking things out and putting them back in.

Shoes I Did Not Buy Posted on Dec 18, 2018, 1:12 am
In which I resist temptation not once but three times.

And Now the Weather Posted on Dec 17, 2018, 12:12 am
In which I write an entry I would not write but for my commitment to Holidailies.

Moving Day Posted on Dec 16, 2018, 1:12 am
In which things go about as well as I could hope for after the moving truck arrives.

Road Tripping Posted on Dec 15, 2018, 1:12 am
In which I drive across Washington with a monkey and guinea pig (both faux).

Fortunate Posted on Dec 14, 2018, 1:12 am
In which the view makes shoveling a bit less of a chore.

Oh Ceramic Christmas Tree Posted on Dec 13, 2018, 1:12 am
In which I start, and possibly also finish, decorating for Christmas.

The Very Rich are Different from Me Posted on Dec 12, 2018, 2:12 am
In which I do not buy a fake Christmas tree for nearly two thousand dollars.

I Love the 70s Posted on Dec 10, 2018, 6:12 pm
In which I take a look back.

All Snow is Good Snow Posted on Dec 10, 2018, 1:12 am
In which I ski. Please try to contain your gasps of surprise.

It All Began with a God Named Thor Posted on Dec 9, 2018, 12:12 am
In which I go to IKEA.

Yertle is Judging You Posted on Dec 7, 2018, 12:12 pm
In which I refuse the gift a stuffed turtle.

A Slice of Urban Life Posted on Dec 7, 2018, 12:12 am
In which I take a walk through a much different neighborhood than my own.

Crossing the Streams Posted on Dec 6, 2018, 12:12 am
In which I write a journal entry about nail blog posts.

Only 10 Hours on the Road Posted on Dec 5, 2018, 2:12 am
In which I spend most of the day in a pickup truck.

Mundanity on the Mountain Posted on Dec 3, 2018, 3:12 pm
In which I choose not to do the thing we moved here to do.

Whithr Flickr Posted on Dec 2, 2018, 7:12 pm
In which I express my doubts about the photo sharing service I've used for over a decade.

A Trio of Firsts Posted on Dec 1, 2018, 8:12 pm
The first day of Holidailies coincides with two other firsts for me.

Landing Gently in 2018 Posted on Jan 1, 2018, 11:01 pm
Another Holidailies in the books; another year begun.

Winding Down Posted on Dec 31, 2017, 11:12 pm
I ended the year as I mean to go on: skiing.

December Progress Report Posted on Dec 30, 2017, 11:12 pm
I said I wouldn't and I didn't, so yay?

Snow, Snow, and Eeyore Soap Posted on Dec 30, 2017, 12:12 am
Just what it says in the title.

Still Flickring Posted on Dec 28, 2017, 8:12 pm
In which one of my photos captures one of "le biblioteche piů belle da visitare in Europa".

Coincidence Posted on Dec 27, 2017, 3:12 pm
Another year, another batch of yogurt.

Fall Road Trip, Part the Fourth and Last Posted on Dec 27, 2017, 1:12 am
In which we finally make it home.

Happy Christmas Posted on Dec 26, 2017, 12:12 am
A quiet holiday.

All Is Bright Posted on Dec 24, 2017, 11:12 pm
The big Christmas tree in the village is looking particularly festive this year.

Sometimes It's the Little Things Posted on Dec 23, 2017, 9:12 pm
In which breakfast delights me.

Joiner Posted on Dec 22, 2017, 4:12 pm
In which I make a picture out of pictures.

Throwback Thursday: 1978-ish Posted on Dec 21, 2017, 11:12 pm
Each letter had to be cut out individually with an X-Acto knife, removed from the backing, then aligned carefully next to other letters by hand.

Fall Road Trip, Part the Third Posted on Dec 21, 2017, 8:12 pm
In which Mr. K and I plant ourselves in Orlando for two weeks.

Stormy Weather Posted on Dec 21, 2017, 12:12 am
Coming to you live from a satellite location, where they have a working internet connection.

C'mon Snow Posted on Dec 18, 2017, 11:12 pm
We're in the start of a storm cycle, with 4 inches of snow last night and 24 to 38 predicted over the next couple of days.

Winter Risks and Rewards Posted on Dec 17, 2017, 11:12 pm
I took a fall while skiing today and hit my (helmeted) head kind of hard, so I'm trying taking it easy tonight.

Carousel of Smiles Posted on Dec 17, 2017, 2:12 am
All I saw when I was there were some exhibits and some horse shadows on a big white curtain.

Or Something Posted on Dec 15, 2017, 10:12 pm
A normal day, I guess. Whatever normal means.

Throwback Thursday: 1968 Posted on Dec 14, 2017, 9:12 pm
In which I am Mary Poppins.

Government Overreach is in the Eye of the Beholder Posted on Dec 13, 2017, 5:12 pm
“This is woefully unconstitutional and one could probably easily win in court on these grounds. SMH”

Fall Road Trip, Part the Second Posted on Dec 12, 2017, 12:12 pm
In which we bounce around the Great Lakes states before venturing to Kentucky.

Not Quite a Family Heirloom Posted on Dec 11, 2017, 7:12 pm
It's just a metal container, long empty and stored in a box at my Dad's for decades. Now it has a new purpose.

What Passes for Excitement Around Here Posted on Dec 10, 2017, 6:12 pm
A quiet day off the slopes with just the hum of the laundry machines to accompany my writing.

State of Mind Posted on Dec 9, 2017, 6:12 pm
In which a Facebook ad leads me back to a place I hadn't been in a while.

Response Required by Law Posted on Dec 9, 2017, 12:12 am
In which I am not farming or ranching.

Throwback Thursday: 1951 Posted on Dec 7, 2017, 11:12 pm
Looking back at my parents' wedding, more specifically at my mom's wedding dress.

When All Else Fails, Kittens Posted on Dec 6, 2017, 12:12 pm
Cat pictures are the answer.

Fall Road Trip, Part the First Posted on Dec 5, 2017, 2:12 pm
From Idaho to Illinois via the World's Largest Popcorn Ball.

First World Frustration Posted on Dec 4, 2017, 8:12 pm
My annoyances are petty, but some days it feels like they're all I have.

The Mountain Is Calling Posted on Dec 3, 2017, 1:12 pm
When it snows, I goes.

I Kinda Remember Having Goals Posted on Dec 2, 2017, 1:12 pm
There's one more month left of 2017 in which I can get some stuff done.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Posted on Dec 1, 2017, 1:12 pm
Ah, December, when I turn to my poor neglected online journal and become a posting fool for a month, thanks to Holidailies.

Is 2017 Going to Be My Year? Posted on Jan 1, 2017, 10:01 pm
In which I make a list of things I may do, as many are doing today.

2016 Photo Project Posted on Jan 1, 2017, 1:01 am
In which half price squeaky sock monkeys are the star.

Facing the Forecast Posted on Dec 31, 2016, 2:12 am
In which there is pretty scenery, but not the usual pretty scenery.

Lazy Day Posted on Dec 30, 2016, 1:12 am
In which I do not very much at all.

Gettin' Out of Dodge Posted on Dec 29, 2016, 2:12 am
In which I take some stuffies on the road.

Pioneer Woman Posted on Dec 27, 2016, 4:12 pm
Further adventures in Instant Pot-tery (Pot-ting?)

Frozen Fractals All Around Posted on Dec 27, 2016, 12:12 am
In which I go walking after dark.

Christmas Tree, 2016 Edition Posted on Dec 25, 2016, 8:12 pm
Just what the title promises.

Santa Truck Posted on Dec 25, 2016, 12:12 am
In which, as you might guess, Santa arrives on a truck.

Human Popsicle Posted on Dec 24, 2016, 12:12 am
Two words: ice fog.

Snapping Photos is Cheaper Posted on Dec 23, 2016, 12:12 am
In which I do not buy a sweater, despite it being a very fun sweater indeed.

Why the Waffles? Posted on Dec 21, 2016, 9:12 pm
In which I am baffled by the popularity of a breakfast I ate weeks ago.

Free Lunch Posted on Dec 21, 2016, 12:12 am
In which get free food for doing nothing more than sitting in one place for a while. Granted, that place was several stories above the ground.

Slump Posted on Dec 20, 2016, 12:12 am
In which I resort to old school daily diary format.

Yak Emulation Posted on Dec 18, 2016, 11:12 pm
In which I do not fall on my butt.

Second Verse, Same as the First Posted on Dec 17, 2016, 10:12 pm
In which I fail spectacularly to reach a goal I set for this year.

Super Sphere Posted on Dec 17, 2016, 12:12 am
In which I hope to dazzle you with lights.

Peer Pressue Posted on Dec 15, 2016, 11:12 pm
In which I cook. Yes, me, cooking.

Pouty Face Felt Girl Posted on Dec 14, 2016, 8:12 pm
In which I have almost no words.

Pizzas I Have Known and Loved Posted on Dec 13, 2016, 11:12 pm
In which I find myself thinking about pizza from places I am not.

On the Change of Seasons Posted on Dec 12, 2016, 5:12 pm
In which my world gets more and more snowy.

'Tis the Season for Dental Work Posted on Dec 11, 2016, 11:12 pm
In which I go to the dentist's office a lot.

Offline Posted on Dec 10, 2016, 10:12 pm
In which I lament the lack of internet connectivity in my life.

Idahome, Sweet Idahome Posted on Dec 9, 2016, 11:12 pm
Eleven states in half as many days.

In the Land of the Mouse Posted on Dec 8, 2016, 7:12 pm
In which I spend a month in Orlando and still don't get everything done I want to.

Doing What One Does in the Keys Posted on Dec 7, 2016, 9:12 pm
Including, of course, Key lime pie.

Mo' Driving Posted on Dec 6, 2016, 5:12 pm
In which I cover 1900+ miles in only 7 paragraphs and 5 photos.

Skol Vikings Posted on Dec 5, 2016, 11:12 pm
Unlike most parties that don't really get going until after the scheduled start time, this one apparently started strong before we got there and dwindled fast.

Sifting and Sorting Posted on Dec 4, 2016, 10:12 pm
Mom rarely saw a patterned fabric she didn't like, and she loved bright colors, so the donate pile looked quite festive.

Driving, Driving, Driving Posted on Dec 3, 2016, 9:12 pm
In which I journey from the state of Washington to Michigan and take a few photos along the way. (Oh, and I also enabled comments again. I am out of practice with this journal thing for sure.)

Pre-Trip Trip Posted on Dec 2, 2016, 1:12 pm
The crowd skewed male, so I generally had the ladies bathroom to myself when I went, which meant I could take photos with my pocket sock monkey without attracting any attention.

Another Ride on the Holidailies Train Posted on Dec 1, 2016, 1:12 pm
I'm not entirely sure how I'll manage a month of daily entries when I haven't done that since last December, but I did do it last December, so it is possible.

More Things Posted on Feb 22, 2016, 12:02 am
In which I do some actual crafting.

Things Posted on Feb 11, 2016, 12:02 am
In which I stretch the definition of "made things" to suit my own purposes.

Irresolute Posted on Jan 1, 2016, 10:01 pm
I thought about jotting down some resolutions for the new year, but I just want to sit around and drink herbal tea and play Candy Crush.

2015 Photo Project Posted on Dec 31, 2015, 4:12 pm
Wrapping up my year in photos. Maybe you'd like to join me next year?

Icy Posted on Dec 30, 2015, 9:12 pm
Watching icicles grow and break is one of my new hobbies. Maybe I'm getting some sort of mountain madness?

The Internet is Weird Posted on Dec 30, 2015, 1:12 am
Featuring an apparently fascinating photo of a conference room.

Today's Molehill Posted on Dec 29, 2015, 12:12 am
Today's minor problem that my brain has latched onto and won't let go of: my favorite hiking socks are missing.

Lights of Winter Posted on Dec 28, 2015, 12:12 am
One nice thing about the long hours of darkness this time of year is it gives me ample opportunity to stare out the window at our Christmas lights.

The Force Awakens But I'm Tired Posted on Dec 27, 2015, 2:12 am
I saw the new Star Wars and did some other stuff, too. (No Spoilers)

All Is Calm Posted on Dec 25, 2015, 10:12 pm
I hope those of you celebrating Christmas today are having a wonderful time.

Christmas Eve Posted on Dec 25, 2015, 2:12 am
Fresh powder, Santa, balloons, more Santa, and Christmas lights.

Mountain Chic Posted on Dec 24, 2015, 12:12 am
In which I wear impractical footwear with practical pants.

Who Are You Calling a Western Stubby? Posted on Dec 23, 2015, 1:12 am
There are many adjustments I'll have to make living out west in a small town after having spent five decades in large metro areas in the Great Lakes region. Case in point: butter.

It's Beginning to Look a Little Like Christmas Posted on Dec 21, 2015, 11:12 pm
Mother Nature is putting on quite a show decorating for Christmas here, with over two feet of snow in the last week and more in the forecast for the next three days. Mr. Karen and I have been more restrained in our approach.

Night Skiing Posted on Dec 21, 2015, 1:12 am
Schweitzer has night skiing on most weekends and holidays but until yesterday, I'd never partaken, unless you count a last run of the day that just happens to occur after the lights get turned on, which I don't.

Modern Maturity Posted on Dec 19, 2015, 11:12 pm
There is ample evidence that Mr. Karen and I are grown ups, what with being retired and all, but there are also signs that we are not entirely mature.

It's Handy to Be Married to Someone Handy Posted on Dec 19, 2015, 12:12 am
A couple days ago it stopped making the odd noise, and just heated the clothes instead of drying them. My first thought: we'll need a new dryer. My second thought: we will never find a dryer to fit into that space.

Might As Well Fail Big Posted on Dec 17, 2015, 3:12 pm
A couple days ago, I noticed an entry called “Three Books Behind” in my prior years’ links, which inspired me to update my book log and Goodreads account to see how far behind I am this year. Answer: 45 books.

Six Tiny Reindeer Posted on Dec 16, 2015, 7:12 pm
The sixth, not pictured, is some inches from his mates, far enough away that I wonder if there used to be eight tiny reindeer and two have gone missing.

Ski Day 1 Posted on Dec 15, 2015, 8:12 pm
Mr. Karen and I did some skiing today, on our second full day here at our previous home away from home that's now our primary home I guess even though most of our stuff is still in Michigan.

Wintery Posted on Dec 14, 2015, 11:12 pm
The only downside was knowing I'd have to shovel that deck at some point.

End of the Road Posted on Dec 14, 2015, 3:12 am
Nobody likes a half assed jingler.

Go Cats Go Posted on Dec 13, 2015, 12:12 am
It went like these ceremonies tend to until the conclusion, when the drumline from the marching band appeared with the Bobcat mascot and then balloons dropped from the ceiling of the fieldhouse.

And I Would Drive 716 Miles Posted on Dec 12, 2015, 2:12 am
In which I did not buy socks that said "free ice water" on them.

And We're Off Posted on Dec 11, 2015, 12:12 am
Consistent with our theme of downsizing, I only have two sock monkeys with me: original sock monkey and Sparty Monkey.

Cat Portraits are Hard Posted on Dec 9, 2015, 1:12 pm
I present a series called "Simon is a cat and thus does not care if you are trying to get a good photo of him".

Work, Dress, Boots, Sport, Sandals, Other Posted on Dec 8, 2015, 10:12 am
As much sorting and clearing and weeding out as we've done, there's still plenty of stuff to go through, and still stuff is surfacing that I'd forgotten all about, like this Shoe Inventory dated March 1, 1990, which I came across yesterday.

Well Here's a Twist Posted on Dec 7, 2015, 7:12 am
Instead of my anxious brain getting stuck in overdrive and making it hard for me to go to sleep at night, as is its wont, today it decided to wake me up early and keep me that way.

And Then There Was the Rest of November Posted on Dec 6, 2015, 8:12 pm
In which it snowed and was picturesque.

On Not Working Posted on Dec 5, 2015, 1:12 pm
Driving there and back, I was once again reminded how, while I don’t miss dealing with traffic, I do miss having nearly two hours every weekday when I was pretty much guaranteed not to have anyone else talk to me.

The Crowdedest Place on Earth Posted on Dec 4, 2015, 10:12 pm
The day after we put our house on the market, we flew off to California for trip to the Disneyland Resort.

Achievement Unlocked Posted on Dec 3, 2015, 10:12 am
On November 9th, our house went on the market, an important milestone in the move to Idaho plan.

Octoberfest Posted on Dec 2, 2015, 5:12 pm
I took in as much fall color as I could, thinking this is quite possibly the last autumn I’ll spend in the midwest.

Not Dead Yet Posted on Dec 1, 2015, 12:12 am
This has been my least active year of online journaling since I started. Yet I still signed up for Holidailies, because it’s what I do around here.




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