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Stone soup
Tuesday, November 18, 2014      12 comments

All this winter soup talk from my Spark friends reminded me of a book read by my kids class one year. Second or third grade. The kids made the soup. And since I can't sleep, you get the story from me if you haven't read it. I cannot credit the a... Read more
If you can't beat 'em, give in? Has my strategy been incorrect?
Saturday, November 15, 2014      10 comments

I've been fighting an uphill battle for a long, long time. The man still sits there with his hands folded in his lap and gingerly asks "So, what's for supper?" I swore I'd never cook 2 separate meals. Would rather go out than give in to mak... Read more
Thursday, November 13, 2014      9 comments

Perhaps that's my problem. con·tem·pla·tion (kntm-plshn) n. 1. The act or state of contemplating. 2. Thoughtful observation or study. 3. Meditation on spiritual matters, especially as a form of devotion. 4. Intention or expe... Read more
Begining again. Mentally Tough part 2
Sunday, November 09, 2014      11 comments

I'm revisiting a years worth of blogs and read my Mentally Tough blogs to try to get my mojo back. Day 7 got my attention . Then: 2. How have you used momentum to help you succeed in the past? Momentum is a euphemism for driven i... Read more
Veterans Day
Sunday, November 09, 2014      4 comments

Dad did not serve in combat in WWII although like many other young men who signed up in 1942, he thought he'd become a pilot and serve overseas fighting the enemy. Being a pilot did not work out so well it seems he wasn't good enough at "landi... Read more
On removing a newly acquired addiction
Friday, November 07, 2014      13 comments

I was never a big candy eater as an adult...let's not discuss childhood. I lost the taste for sugary things except ice cream. But being an emotional eater made it easy to acquire this bad, new habit. And I have an enabler. I avoided the b... Read more
I almost forgot the waterfalls!
Wednesday, November 05, 2014      11 comments

I narrowed my 2,000+ pictures to 321! Uploaded to Snapfish and will now torture myself to get them displayed like I want. It's also time to print out a few I have taken over the years to hang in the house. This is the salmon run on the Sol Duc... Read more
Space needle and sculptures
Monday, November 03, 2014      6 comments

A visit to Seattle needed a visit to the space needle. We also had lunch there; I highly recommend but $$$$. However, a visit to the restaurant gives you access to the tourist sites for free. It balances out. View from the table ... Read more
Chihully glass
Monday, November 03, 2014      11 comments

I won't explain. You had to be there as these sculptures are mostly huge and pictures don't show it. All glass, everything. Wow At least 15 ft accross ... Read more
Seattle Underground (and above) tour
Monday, November 03, 2014      1 comments

The tour was ok, the guide very informative in the history of the city. My ADD kicks in as I see the world through the lens and I start to look for the "perfect" picture. Edifice above ... Read more
Seattle buildings etc.
Monday, November 03, 2014      1 comments

As a member of the NYC/Philly/DC/Boston regulars, I enjoy a good building. My preference is natural views but humankind has tried to emulate ... Read more
Seattle deserves several blogs; Public Market
Sunday, November 02, 2014      10 comments

Wow, hills like San Francisco. We had LOTS to do here. We rented a condo by Pike market. Fresh everything and the best steaks I've had in a long time. ... Read more
Mt St Helens
Sunday, November 02, 2014      4 comments

Another one of my bucket list items fulfilled. The geologist/volcanologist in me dreamed of coming here. The tragedy of lives lost is well-documented in the Johnson Observatory. A lot of it is hard to explain, I'd recommend a trip there. ... Read more
Can't go on vacation without visiting something military
Sunday, November 02, 2014      2 comments

We took the boys to the Navy museum in Brammerton (sp?) Somebody playing dress-up. It was meant for kids! ... Read more
Port Townsend
Sunday, November 02, 2014      4 comments

Former gateway port to the USA, huge WWII era military base, commerce hub in the early 1900's. Lighthouse My forever model on the lighthouse beach ... Read more

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