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Birthday, staying home
Monday, March 23, 2020      13 comments

Yesterday I celebrated my birthday. It was very low-key, because of coronavirus. Normally I go out to eat with friends, and usually also have a small birthday party. Yesterday, I enjoyed phone calls and video calls from all my family and friends... Read more
Staying Active at Home
Monday, March 16, 2020      11 comments

With the spread of coronavirus, I am staying hunkered down at home for a while. This has been recommended by local health officials for those in my age bracket (over 65). And the decision has been helped by the many restrictions put in place to ... Read more
Binge recovery, and fun event
Saturday, March 07, 2020      7 comments

Like many who have struggled with her weight, I sometimes give into emotional eating. And sometimes I just plain don’t know why I gave into the urge to binge. I went to a new WW meeting group on Thursday, they were very warm and friendly. I had ... Read more
Vacation with Friends
Saturday, February 29, 2020      9 comments

I spent a few days with friends on vacation at a mountain cabin. We rented a former ranger cabin in the Ochoco national forest. The cabin was rustic and charming. ... Read more
Hiking with Friends
Monday, February 24, 2020      15 comments

Barbara, Hanne, and I enjoyed a beautiful hike along the Deshutes River. ... Read more
High Desert Hikes
Monday, February 17, 2020      12 comments

I enjoyed a couple of beautiful hikes here in Central Oregon high desert country. Today, I hiked at Smith rock State Park. ... Read more
Tumalo Canal Hike, One Year Reboot
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      9 comments

I hiked the Tumalo Canal trail with my friends yesterday. It was a beautiful clear day. There was no snow or ice on the trail. Here are a few photos. ... Read more
Vacation in Methow Valley
Saturday, February 08, 2020      10 comments

I have been away for a week, skiing and snowshoeing in Methow Valley,Washington. It was a very fun trip, and I got a lot of exercise and activity in beautiful surroundings with friends. I traveled with my friend Linda. We stopped in Wenatch... Read more
Hikes, Deer, Painting
Sunday, January 26, 2020      7 comments

It’s been a while since I blogged so I thought I would write an update. I have not gone skiing or snowshoeing yet this winter, but I have enjoyed continued hiking, and exercise classes at the gym. At Eagle crest with Moon Lin. ... Read more
Tumalo Canal Hike
Wednesday, January 08, 2020      8 comments

Yesterday, I hiked in the Tumalo Canal historic district. This area in the Oregon high Desert is the site of a failed dam project. Property was sold as farmland, and irrigation ditches were dug. But when the damn was filled with water, it all l... Read more
Light at Smith Rock
Friday, January 03, 2020      9 comments

On my walk yesterday at Smith rock State Park, the afternoon light was lovely. A storm is moving in today, so I am glad I took the chance for a hike yesterday. ... Read more
2019 Results, 2020 Goals
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      11 comments

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great Christmas (or Hannukah) with your families and friends. Here's to a happy healthy year ahead! In 2019, I made major changes to my weight loss program. I joined WW (formerly WeightWatchers) in Febru... Read more
Christmas in California with Family
Monday, December 30, 2019      13 comments

I traveled to California to spend the Christmas holidays with my family. It was a delightful visit. My friend Linda R traveled from Oregon to California with me, so I had a traveling companion for the long drive. She spent Christmas with an old ... Read more
Thanksgiving in Phoenix, New Adventure
Tuesday, December 03, 2019      12 comments

I spent Thanksgiving in Phoenix with my brother Geoff and family. It was delightful to spend time with them. Mindy and me It was delight... Read more
Goals, Hikes
Tuesday, November 19, 2019      14 comments

Our fall has been really unusual this year. A lot less rain in town; less snow in the mountains; and about 10° warmer than usual. So I have been able to enjoy hiking late into the season. Here are a few photos from recent hikes. Hike along... Read more

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