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Healthy Steps – Week 6

In spite of a week that in some ways got the best of me, I am down another 1.6 pounds this week! Frankly, it seems like a miracle because there was A LOT of emotional eating in there. But my goals, small though they were, were there and at the end of the week progress …

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Stealth project reveal – Cosmo and Zoe

As an artist, an especially an artist who plays too much on Facebook, I am constantly barraged with lists of things I could or should do. Sometimes these lead to experiments, but more often these lists just fill me with a vague sort of guilt that I have not accomplished them. A couple of years …

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Healthy Steps – Week 5

Another 1.2 lost! I’m very pleased with myself! I am also trying to get another project done tonight, so I’m just going to reiterate my goals (still, no change….) with last week’s status in paraenthesis: Tracking – 7 days, 3 in “blue dot” zone (none last week) Have 1 Frapachino in the morning (4 of …

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Birch, Anise, and Clove

Yesterday I told you all where we went, but today I plan to talk about WHY we went there. Since March of last year, Key and I have been taking scent work classes. The basic idea is that the dog learns the handler wants him to find particular odors, then does his best to find …

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Dungeness, Salt, and Ruby

This weekend I went up to Sequim, Washington (Sequim is pronounced squim) to get Key certified for scentwork (that’s tomorrow’s blog.) It’s a bit of a drive, five hours up, so I decided to make it a long weekend and go the long route coming home. Friday Friday we got off to a late start …

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Healthy Steps – Week 4

On Tuesday, I posted this picture on Weight Watcher’s social media app “Connect.” I also contacted the WW help app to grumble and be reminded about “long term goals.” This was after a week of tracking, three days in the “blue dot zone”, and seven days of hitting my FitBit 10,000 steps a day. Did …

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Second verse, same as the first

During what the press is calling “Women’s Weekend” I attended the Salem WomXn’s March to mark the anniversary of the epic 2017 Women’s March. Note: I am not going into what I think about the name change. The signage standard , already  high last year, was even higher this year. While I opted for my …

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Featuring fish, fowl, and fossils

This morning was my monthly critique group excursion. While I haven’t exactly been producing at a record speed (or even producing anything very good…) I have been working. I sorted through the piles and came to the realization that I needed some help more than I needed anyone to admire some of my latest successes, …

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Healthy Steps – Week 3

Right off the bat… I lost 3.6 pounds this week. I’m a little surprised, but so thrilled. It wasn’t a stellar week, and my steps were absolutely tiny, but at least I’m heading in the right direction. Once again, I’m not ready to take on more, so I’m going to stick to my basic set …

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A new “Little” adventure

Today, after months of planning, the final “feature” of my summer garden re-do was installed. Meet Little Free Library, charter # 67289. In December, the LFL website had some pretty good sales, so as a “Santa” present, I got myself a library. I had to paint it (harder than it looks because the hardware had …

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