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  • annerunningragged

I'm sure you have heard about the record breaking heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. Believe it or not, those of us hanging at the coast weren't affected! The hottest day around my house was the low 80s. Meanwhile 2 hours away they were in the triple digits. Aaahh There are many benefits of living on the coast.




I mentioned that I was in a month-long certification course for Search and Rescue. Part of that, of course, is a First Aid/CPR course. Somehow it was still disconcerting to see this guy trying to escape from the duffel.



The training was really good and I enjoyed it and I graduated!


My running is coming back...s.l.o.w.l.y. But no pain and Ive been on the road and also on the trails.


This branch is only about 4 feet above the ground. Even I have to duck.


No road running can match this....


I also graduated from my physical therapy. That's a thing, right? Like I passed all my tests and am on my own again. Unfortunately no certificate, no cap and gown, not even a t-shirt. But I think it means I deserve new running shoes.



Not sure if the spaghetti is going in or coming out, but I think there is an emoji like this:



The older Madeline gets (She turned 1 in March) the closer she and Finn get. Here she is giving him a random hug.



While Mommy and Daddy went away for the night for their anniversary, the kids had a sleepover with Nana. Sleepovers with Nana mean Pizza in front of the t.v.




Their Grandma and Grandpa gave the kids these very cool swing sacks (I actually don't know what they are called) They love them.

I don't think Finn sees that he is about to be under siege.




Madeline was very happy to sit in her little cocoon. But somehow it looks like she is being born.......









We may be having beautiful weather, but I still sweat....




Too tired to move.





So I'm sitting on a bench enjoying the ocean, when a woman walk right past the sign and down to the rocks. She slipped, which made me jump and run to the edge. But she just sat there and then got up and continued walking - which is when I decided to take a picture of her stupidity. Really, people...the DANGER sign isn't big enough?????




Somebody else got a new pair of running shoes......



Oregon just lifted all the COVID restrictions. I went grocery shopping and actually felt weird and naked without my mask! Didn't feel 'back to normal' at all. But I guess that's what is meant by our new normal.


Have a great 4th of July and enjoy our way back to normal,


One step at a time,



Anne




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Have you heard the song 'Is there life out there?' - I believe by Reba McEntire. Well guess what? There is! I had a very nice Memorial Day weekend and I hope you all did too. I got to enjoy the Hood River area on the back of a motorcycle, hiking and sitting on the banks.


So lucky to have warm, sunny weather, too. On the way home to the coast Monday afternoon, I was happy to see that everyone else was leaving the coast.


For the last couple of weeks I've been attending our Search and Rescue Academy 3 times a week. I am learning so much.





I know it's officially summer now. My favorite season. But I had no idea how the temps were heating up!





We had several celebrations this past month. First we had a celebration for Amanda. She was appointed by the Governor as a Circuit Court Judge. She is so deserving of this position. The fact that she asks us to stand when she gets home and to call her Your Honor seems like a lot, don't you think? Should it be Your Honor Mommy? Or Mommy, Your Honor?


Between that and Amanda's birthday, there were a lot of sweets at her home. Madeline had no problem climbing to get what she wanted.


And, really, when you see that face............



Alistair and Ahnika, way across the country, are excelling on their ball teams.




I have never been a gardener but I was thrown into it when I bought this house. So many things blooming!





I have actually started back running. My ankle is doing fine - no pain. My cardio? Ugh. It's soooo hard. But at least I'm back on the streets. Wait, that doesn't sound right.....







Don't you think these are the legs of a future ballerina?







Hmmmm. Well at least they stay on their side of the bed.



Ah-TEN-SHUN!!!!!!!!

Do you have to wonder why I take so many pictures ?




And now some random photos during my runs and hikes.
















And when I decide to stay home and just put my feet up, I've always got company.



I hope you are getting outdoors in some way. It improves your world.


One step at a time,



Anne

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So I've decided to enter the dating scene.

This guy was so not perfect.





I'm moving along with my physical therapy. Can you believe its almost been 12 weeks! I have permission to start on a run/walk plan. Believe me this is such good news. I'm still on a exercise plan of strengthening my ankle and balance. I'm thinking I now have a great excuse when I trip and fall over nothing on the sidewalk. Darn surgery.......


Speaking of excuses. I have gone back and forth if I should include this picture in this blog. I haven't been able to come up with a believable excuse. I went to Corvallis to get dogs to the groomer and do some shopping. This is what I noticed AFTER I got home.

1: The pink shoe is more comfortable on the left foot and the blue shoe is more...... No?

2: The two colors matched my shirt..... no?

3: I'm senile.


When I got in my DIY mood, I decided it was time to fix the dishwasher. There is nothing more frustrating than having the dishes come out dirty. So the computer was put on the counter with a Youtube video.

See the center gray piece? All must come out. When I finally go in there, I found clear plastic, blue plastic, unknown objects, and glass. Lots of glass. I was told long ago not to use those 'pods' and I think thats what the blue plastic came from. Still listening to the video, everything went back in place! It was success. It works perfectly now. :)


Another note to add for my future home handyman business: Hammered Woman Repairwork.



Nothing else to say:

The grandchildren are learning to take up relaxing sports. Finn is pretty serious about this golf thing:


Madeline on the other hand like to think outside the box (or sit inside box)


She is asking for a recliner....



My sister Sue and husband, Stew came for a short visit. So I put them to work to earn their keep. First, hanging my heavy wood horses.


And then hung up a new chandelier. I LOVE it.



When things get crazy, find you own safe spot to decompress.


Otherwise, he is always right here:



Some Easter pics:


I was happy to find that Durango still knew me when I went to visit. He loved on me and let me ride around bareback.




Do you plan on finishing that?


As I look back......


Did you know that this existed? Look at all those people!!! Will someone help me start a local club?


Well there you have it. I'm leaving tomorrow for Washington to work on a cold case for a few days. Have a great Mother's Day all you mothers! And I mean that in a nice way.



And if it's your birthday.......Enjoy it to its' fullest.




One step at a time,



Anne


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