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I know a secret!

I didn’t do much today. My big goal for this weekend was to get the new Watercolor Society of Oregon website updated, and it’s almost 11pm, but it is! It will still be a few days before the technical types get everything just so, but my part is up to date. To take a break, …

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Finally a moment

It’s been a week since I had a moment to sit down, let alone write. Frankly, it’s been a little TOO busy around here, and I’m glad to be facing a three-day weekend to tackle a few things. Almost every day this week I’ve had something I meant to write about, but it’s just been …

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It’s leaving that makes me come back

Tonight after work (at the end of a LONG week) we went down to Canemah. It’s amazing how much things changed in just a week. Metro had mowed, so the landscape looked like this: Things seemed pretty quiet, but I saw a lot of baby birds and anxious parents. But all in all, it was …

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Why I won’t let one up get me down

Today was weigh in day and for the first time since starting my lifestyle change endeavor I was up. Now, last week was not a bad week for me, so this was a little surprising. I didn’t go over my points and I exercised every day. However, it was also not a great week for …

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It’s all over but the laundry

This has been a busy weekend and I’m tired now. Saturday Morning So Saturday was a full-on day. I had to wake up early and head to the Farmer’s Market to grab supplies for the week, then went to Grapevine Gallery to pick up “Milky Way Fisherman” from the Open Studios of Beavercreek show. But …

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Raptor report

I almost stepped on a bald eagle today. That was how I was going to start this post; but I have calmed down a little and decided to go with something closer to the truth. So, after work today we headed down to Canemah. It looked to be a pretty average summer Canemah evening.   …

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Lazy painting night

Tonight was my painting night, but I was really tired, so instead of tackling my mountain of works in progress, I decided to watch two videos I rented from the Watercolor Society of Oregon library. I am a rather “loose” painter and I have really liked some of the effects I’ve seen on YUPO® (a …

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The (Beswick) birds & (bomboides) bees

It’s National Pollinator week. I have been saving pictures of bees for a while now to do a big post about bees. So when I went for a hike this evening after work, my goal was to get just a few more bee photos. And the first thing I saw was this gorgeous Beswick’s Wren. …

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Remember the knitting when loosing weight

I’ve been a little blue today for no particularly good reason. Today is also weigh-in day, but I was expecting good things and I wasn’t disappointed. Another loss for a total of 29.6 lbs obliterated! Unfortunately, I still have a long ways to go. That distance is very daunting and a little voice starts to …

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runcation

runcation, n.: The action or an act of weeding. Also occas.: the action of rooting. There are many jokes about Oregon and summer and rain. “Oregonians don’t tan, we rust.” “Oregon summer: the best two weeks of the year.” Question:  “What do you call two straight days of rain in Portland?” Answer:  “A weekend.” “It …

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