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Of course nothing is's just me and the dogs. And after a hard up-a-mountain hike earlier, we are barely twitching.

This last month has been a continuance of staying home or wearing a mask. The biggest difference is that after having almost a whole year of no call-outs, I went out on 4 Search and Rescue calls. Each one was very different and I am proud to be a part of such a great team.

Oh there is another big news item: Madeline is walking!!! Yup just before 9 months! She is so tiny!

Who needs expensive toys when Tupperware works just fine...

I promise she was NOT chewing on the dog bone on the left.

Finn is especially happy that I built bunkbeds in my 2nd guest room. What would have taken 2 people about an hour-and-a-half to build took this woman about 4 hours. Yes, I am impatient and stubborn. The only thing I couldn't do was lift the top bunk up to it's position. (I actually tried to figure out if I could though....). That smile made it worth the time!

I got Jake to his much-needed grooming appointment, so I thought he deserved a coat on this very windy day.

The only time the dogs ever pay attention to the tv is when a doorbell rings on a show. They run to the front door barking their heads off.... But this day, with 'Clifford, the Big Red Dog' was on. Jake sat and was mesmorized!

I attempted some holiday baking. Kolachkis, and sugar cookies. And yes, I did THIS all by myself. ooops.

One run took me on dirt trails, paved trails and this sandy trail to the beach. The dogs didn't lose any time running into the surf.

Durango remains his beautiful self. :)

This morning after my daily trek to the barn and Durango, I took a quick walk on the beach alone. It was cold and breezy, but some days I just need a moment or two there.

This time I actually found 2 pieces of sea glass! I always look but this is the first I've found some.

Then this afternoon I took the dogs out. I ran when I could and hiked when I couldn't. We climbed so high this was our view of the ocean:

Had to take this picture too. This one dead tree?

And now as I sit here with my hot cup of coffee, I wish those of you alone - not to be lonely, those of you far away - to feel my hug, and each and every one of you a very happy Christmas.

And then as we move closer and closer to the end of 2020, we shall together take it

One step at a time.


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