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Western Adventure – Day 2

Friday morning Key and I woke up and quickly hit the road again. I wanted to hit the National Bison Range (north) before heading further south to see my friends. The range is one of my favorite places in Montana and I’m glad I made the effort to see it. From there I headed down to see family friends. These…

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Western Adventure – Day 1

And we’re off. As a shot marking a big journey, in the manner of the initial Polaroid of Thelma & Louise, this leaves something to be desired. But at least I remembered to take something! We got on the road and hit our first official stop around 10am on Thursday. I don’t believe I have ever stopped at Bonneville Dam,…

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ATGNI Redux

As I mentioned last week, I am leaving for vacation within a couple of weeks. It’s long anticipated and also, right now, pretty expensive. Because, folks, I bought a new camera. Again. To be fair, it’s been over three years since my last new camera. I’ve liked it. I’ve used it. It’s certainly capable of good photos, but it has…

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Good. Bye. Week.

Some weeks are long for no apparent reason. And then there are weeks like this. To the Beach Last Thursday after work I headed down to the Beach House, intending to stay there for about 10 days. I had a list of items to pack, including the dog and kittens. It all went in the car and off we went.…

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Giddy

This was a tough week for me. As I have mentioned, I have been struggling with back pain. Last Friday (9 days ago), I finally made it into the chiropractor, which lessened the acute discomfort, but didn’t solve the problem. Tuesday Ii went back for another appointment and he adjusted my hips. When he did the right side, I thought…

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Hunkered

With the President’s Day holiday, this will be a four-day weekend for me. I hadn’t been down to the beach house for a while, but a weather event was heading our way and it made the decision more difficult. I haven’t been able to do any ice painting for more than five years. As a reminder, this is when an…

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It was gonna be great…

I had a post all planned out yesterday. I did. I had points and a conclusion and pictures. It was going to be awesome. Then about 3:00 my back started to hurt. By 6:00 I had to give up sitting and go lie down. After a night with very little sleep, I finally did what I should have done in…

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Land Lines – Day 1

Happy Holidays to all who are celebrating and (possibly even more exciting) happy countdown to the end of 2020. We’re in single digits now! While this Christmas season hasn’t been as raw for me as last year, when it was the first anniversary of my mother’s sickness and death, my mood hasn’t been chipper either. I got up and wandered…

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Getting weirder

I think I’m getting weirder. This was a LONG week. Work right now is very busy. I got a new cell phone, which resulted in three days of technology rants. Various animals in the house are doing well, but the kittens are entering the “too cool” tween stage. As this was my short weekend, I had a modest list of…

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