Travels in Greece

view from the bus - 12 apr 2014

photo friday: santorini buses

Santorini, while small, is too big to get around on foot, so we learned quickly how to use the buses. From what we could tell, all routes ran through the main town, Thira. To get from one city to another, the general route was to take a bus to Thira and then a second bus to the destination. The timetables were a bit confusing – the one I was handed didn’t match that at the […]

 

Happiness Project

arabia - 21 jan 2015

taking the easy road.

The easy way out. Too often easy is looked down upon. But sometimes, easy works. One of my goals in my Energy and Empower year is to get out on longer walks more often. So far this year, I’ve made the effort to take some baby steps towards that goal. I’ve loaded Phelix up into Poppy, and we’ve hiked the trail at Arabia three times now. While I have ideas that I want to branch […]

 

snapshots

arabia - 25 jan 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 25 jan 2015

We made hash browns in the waffle iron — Perfect! We took care of things around the house, then went for a hike at Arabia. The girls and I made a tortilla soup for dinner – delicious!

 

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arabia - 25 jan 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 25 jan 2015

We made hash browns in the waffle iron — Perfect! We took care of things around the house, then went for a hike at Arabia. The girls and I made a tortilla soup for dinner – delicious!

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phelix - 24 jan 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 24 jan 2015

A day mostly spent doing things around the house. Not so exciting.

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food

salad - 17 dec 2014

cooking.

I’ll easily admit it; I’m no chef. I have visions of making lovely meals. I purchase cookbooks in hopes of finding inspiration. Over the past year, I’ve been managing to get dinner on the table more and more often despite our busy schedules. Not only that, we’ve been branching out from rotating through the three or four simple dinners we used fall back on most nights. in addition, I’m managing to use fresher and better […]

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pasta - 23 jan 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 23 jan 2015

I had a morning meeting then had to pick Chloe up from school as she was not feeling well. Lots of teens came over in the evening. I went to a CAPS reception down the hall in the amenities room.

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New York City, photo-a-day

brooklyn - 25 nov 2014

photo friday: brooklyn

Brooklyn! It’s amazing how this place has changed over the past few years. We even hear that it is harder to find a place in Brooklyn than in the UES these days …. It seems strange to claim this vibrant place as my birthplace, but I guess my parents, as always, were ahead of the times… I had nothing to do with where I was born The girls and I have headed up to Brooklyn […]

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blondies - 22 jan 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 22 jan 2015

I worked and then made veggie meatloaf, armored turnips, salad and blondies for dinner. Claire ate with us, then we walked her home.

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happiness, health

arabia - 21 jan 2015

taking the easy road.

The easy way out. Too often easy is looked down upon. But sometimes, easy works. One of my goals in my Energy and Empower year is to get out on longer walks more often. So far this year, I’ve made the effort to take some baby steps towards that goal. I’ve loaded Phelix up into Poppy, and we’ve hiked the trail at Arabia three times now. While I have ideas that I want to branch […]

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photo-a-day

phelix - 21 jan 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 21 jan 2015

After a productive morning and a visit from the cleaning people, I had some time to take Phelix out for a short hike at Arabia Mountain before my two afternoon/evening meetings…

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happiness

arabia - 14 jan 2015

Project43++ aka Project44

Earlier this week, I turned 44. Another year has gone by. Like last year, I feel as though I didn’t move ahead enough on my goals. However, I have moved ahead, far ahead… What I have managed to accomplish in the past year and a half makes me proud. I still have a ways to go, for sure, but I have made major inroads towards my life goals: home life organization, manageable to-do lists, actual […]

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sunset - 20 jan 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 20 jan 2015

A bit of a sick day – I had muscle aches and cough and got a headache later. Chloe came home from her day at the food bank too sick to go to her flute lesson. Rob was still not feeling well. Blech.

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sunset - 19 jan 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 19 jan 2015

After packing up the yurt, heading home and unpacking, I spent the rest of the day taking care of various chores. Rob came home from Mexico, sick.

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celebrations

sunset - 19 jan 2015

celebrations: week 4 (19-25 jan 2015)

We did not celebrate any week 3 holidays — what happened?? Coming up this week: 19: Popcorn Day and Martin Luther King Day The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves. – W. C. Fields Coloring page and recipe Chewy Caramel Popcorn and Pretzel Bars 20: National Cheese Lover’s Day and National Buttercrunch Day and Penguin Awareness Day How can anyone govern a nation that […]

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fence - 18 jan 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 18 jan 2015

A quiet day at the yurt with a few walks and explorations.

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phil and barbara - 17 jan 2015

snapshots from gooney road – 17 jan 2015

We all slept in. Phil and Barbara came by and then Mary Irene arrived to hang out for a few hours. We had a nice day reading and relaxing at the yurt.

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volunteer

red cross - 13 jan 2015

volunteering: red cross

I haven’t said a work about the red cross for months. One might think that I’ve quit in my goal to volunteer there. But, no, I have been heading over to the chapter at least once a week for almost a year now. Despite some upheavals at the Red Cross, I’ve found a nice little niche and keep up with my project there. Last year I didn’t look forward to going (“I don’t have time!”) […]

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