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Where's Barb? No, really...
Monday, December 07, 2015      8 comments

Where's Barb? Really, it's been a long time since I've blogged. Holiday time for me is very busy. I live alone - so all the holiday decorating, shopping, etc is on me. I swear as I get older, it is more of a chore! I am finding it real... Read more
Where's Barb?
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      14 comments

This week of hiking included Seiad Valley back on day 243. The Seiad Café has a pancake eating challenge..... 5 pancakes...... however each one weighs one pound! I passed on that one. I eat a lot some days, but even I couldn't do that! ... Read more
Pecan pies, sadness, loss and feeling lost
Friday, October 30, 2015      21 comments

My dear friend's son committed suicide a few years ago. She called her best friend in Detroit to break the news to her. Her friend dropped everything got in her car and made the 3 hour trip to Grand Rapids. My friend immediately went to a bake... Read more
My dear friend died last night
Saturday, October 24, 2015      22 comments

I am unable to blog right now, but I just wanted to share that my dear friend that I have blogged about in the past died last night. I am extremely sad, but grateful for the time we had together. Rest in peace Cat. ... Read more
I wish I was a little bit taller.....
Wednesday, October 14, 2015      15 comments

Anyone remember that song? Got you chanting away? Yep, I've always wished I was a little bit taller. I always wanted longer legs. I wish a lot of things. I wish relationships didn't end. I wish friends didn't move far away. I wish... Read more
Routines, the daily grind, the rut
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      10 comments

I always like to think..... if I didn't have to work, I would do this and that and other things. However, I have to work. I have a routine - which at times feels like a daily grind - and even a rut a times. Of course I shake it up a bit -... Read more
visitors, art, art and more art
Friday, October 09, 2015      9 comments

This week has been a bit crazy for me. There are just not enough hours! I know, I could say no to some time commitments..... but I don't want to! I have a friend visiting from Phoenix. This has interfered with my exercise schedule and ha... Read more
One week in 5% challenge
Monday, October 05, 2015      12 comments

Saturday marked the end of the first week of the 5% challenge. I did well. I exercised 120 minutes every day except one. I drank all my water and then some. I counted calories, tracked nutrition. I lost one pound. Not a lot..... but it's a... Read more
New fitbit! Pulaski Days! Head examined...
Friday, October 02, 2015      12 comments

My new fitbit arrived and I am happy to report it is recording steps once again! I received the official results from the Blue Blaze Trail Run/Walk people and believe it or not, this girl came in 5th place! Apparently some of those other... Read more
Sad day - a little lost!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      16 comments

Monday my fitbit started acting up. It kept setting the timer all by itself! I would be sitting at my desk and it would vibrate and the timer would set. I would turn it off and a couple seconds later it would do it again. Finally, I just lef... Read more
Details, trail runs and angels...
Monday, September 28, 2015      12 comments

I remember as a teenager I wanted to paint my bedroom lavender. My dad took me to the paint store and we picked out the perfect paint color. When we got home he told me to take down all my posters and things on the walls. I quickly did that. ... Read more
The Whale....
Friday, September 25, 2015      6 comments

Yesterday I went to a nearby town to see the play "The Whale". The overview of the play said it was about a "600 pound recluse who hides away in his apartment and is slowly eating himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estrange... Read more
Reset Day 114: Whales, Visions and Goals
Thursday, September 24, 2015      7 comments

I am on the diversity committee at work. As part of our diversity initiative we are sponsoring a theatre that is performing plays that address current issues, raise awareness and encourage dialogue. Tonight is the first performance I will be a... Read more
Reset day 114: 200 days on the PCT!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      4 comments

Today is day 200 on the PCT. I started the trail in Southern California at the Mexico border. Today I am in Northern California closing in on the Oregon border. I am in stage 33 of the trail, Old Station to Burney Falls. Hoping there are... Read more
Reset day 113: craft fairs, costco and slippery slopes
Monday, September 21, 2015      7 comments

This weekend I went to a fall arts/crafts fair in one of the local parks. I wandered for hours. Fall flowers, pumpkins, the smell of apples baking with cinnamon, beautiful crafts, pottery, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, you name it ... Read more

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