Onward

Getting up early this morning and back on my rower after a 10 day break was the most traumatic thing in this post-vacation period. I slogged through my 45 minutes and it was harsh, but it could have been worse. I walked a lot and did get some exercise while I was away, but it…

On the beach

Not really, not today, but I have to return to my full-time office job tomorrow so I tried to make the most of my final day today. Through the years I have learned a few things about me and going away on vacation. After several years and different tries at it, I find that returning home on…

While we were away

While M and I were away on our wanderings in and around Portland, our next door neighbor's (NDN) son passed away. We came home Friday to a lot of strange cars parked all over the place, including directly in front of our RV access driveway where M typically parks his car. Her daughter came out when…

Dismal Nitch

Now that we are back from our week away, I realize that my life was sort of circling the drain. Funny how you get so wound up and wound down into a groove of work and life that it seems perfectly normal, perfectly functional and fine. Then you break free, you escape! And the brilliance…

Up, up, and away!

M and I are off for a week of hiking and adventuring in Portland, Oregon, one of our favorite cities. I hope you all have a great weekend and coming week.

Financial complacency

The last few days of catching up on blog reading highlights my basic complacency with life and times. In truth this is not a bad thing; stability is very soothing to me. Yet beneath it all I am feeling a little restless and affected by those around me and the blogs and general news I…

Return from air race weekend

M and I were at the Reno (Nevada) national championship air races last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. While I have a post brewing about our adventure, finding the time to actually write it has been an issue. While this is an event primarily for M, I will say that I found our 3 days there…

I wish I had known you better

My older sister and only sibling would be 57 today. She died from cancer or its complications almost 10 years ago. She was estranged from my mom and I for a few years before death, so by the time she reached out again it was because the breast cancer discovered (during the estrangement years) had…