Monthly Archives: May 2017

Yard Work and Other Breathtaking Moments

Normally I will be here complaining   talking about the terrible weather, but we’ve actually had some nice spring weather.  On the news last night (yes, I am still brave enough to watch the evening news) I saw deadly weather  events all over the country.  I hope all of you are missing all of it.

The only thing I can still complain about is the double digit wind speeds.   I have gotten out to run about every other day.  Yesterday was a 4-1/2 miler.   I still haven’t gotten myself completely out of the funk and into training mode.  Way back when, I would have been on the treadmill or sweating to an insanity workout.  I think with consistent spring weather and a race on the schedule, that will help.  Now – on to the race schedules so I can pick one….

Our lawn mower is on the blink.  We are on the ‘wait’ list to have it fixed.  WH-A-T ????  Yep, so each day I weed eat until my arms fall off.  Yesterday I took a break and let someone else do the work.   Patient Husband, you ask?   Nope

Here they are doing some edging work.


In fact, they were doing so well, I drew up a chair.


Everyone was enjoying the show.


When the wind got to be too much we all jumped in the car and went for a ride just to enjoy the countryside.

And now, a picture of Mr. Handsome.


I love this saying.  Maybe it will be my new mantra while running.  Well actually it’s good at a lot of moments…..

                            Life is tough, but you are tougher.


One step at a time,







“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
                     — Henry David Thoreau, Author, Philosopher


Coastal Runs, Drives, and Eats Before Returning Home

I’m back in Wyoming with Patient Husband and all the critters.  So let’s catch up.  On Monday, I went out for another run, 3-1/2 miles, stopping to take pictures so you could see my views.

Then when I got back, it was coffee time.



It was such a nice day, I  took the pups for a short ride along the coast because I could tell they wanted to.

It was my last evening, so we went for a fantastic dinner at Georgies.   Stuffed Flounder – do I need to say more?

It was tough leaving.  The next time I will be there, it will be baby time!

Some ‘welcome home’ photos.

This morning, I woke to double-digit wind speeds.   I had to take the Labradoodles to the new groomer, at 9 so I thought I’d run a trail while off the mountain.

I headed out of the trailhead – uphill. The wind smacked me straight on.  I kept trying, honest I did.  But the wind….

It was exactly like this.  Well, except there were no palm trees or water…

I pushed for just 1-1/2 miles.  When I got back in the car – it was actually rocking from the wind.   (I am really trying hard to get you to understand, aren’t I?)

After lunch it was time to pick up the doodles.  They are so soft and fluffy and of course, wearing the compulsory pink bows and bandana.


Jack and Jill seem to be discussing something very serious.


I came across this picture the other day.  Do you realize there is actually a place that sells donuts stuffed with ice cream????

I’m not sure if I will have dreams or nightmares about these……


One step at a time,