I had grand plans to have blog posts written and published on our April Bend trip by May ... Well, I have one published so far. It's the thought that counts, right? I also had lots more to say about our Oregon Coast trip in December! And, who remembers New Zealand from 2019? I have… Continue reading I don’t know why this keeps happening
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Today is Lunar New Year. I feel like in the last few years, Lunar New Year has become really hip among corporations and businesses. No matter the product, they have their Lunar New Year sales and promotions. Even my local newspaper has a "Happy Lunar New Year" banner at the top of their website with… Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year! … to those who celebrate …
Hi, there. I'm here to check in with you. It's weird because I feel like time is going both slow and fast during quarantine. I really don't know what I've been doing since I wrote my last post in September (!) I guess just work, a little running and tending to little Aki — who,… Continue reading Checking in
She came riding by on her horse with a little grey dog running alongside of them. "Wow, good for you! You're an athlete!" she exclaimed. I smiled through my mask and said "Hi" with a wave. "A monster athlete!" she followed up with. I have no idea who this woman was or what prompted her… Continue reading “You’re an athlete!”
Yesterday I was reminded of Natalie's death in a weird way: a Facebook post of friends' wedding anniversary. If I hadn't seen their anniversary post, would I have even remembered? I wasn't sure. And, that made me suddenly feel really sad. I mean, sure, during this pandemic, who is keeping track of the days anyway?… Continue reading Still missing you
"What are you listening to?" my coworker asked me. "Christmas music," I replied. I'm in this state where I am trying to fully embrace the holiday season, yet I am not exactly ready for it to be here. I had a mental list of fun things I wanted to do this fall. (You know, like… Continue reading Where did fall go?
Thankful for the blue skies, the dark nights, the bright sun and the rainy days. Thankful for the two feet that have taken me miles and miles -- running marathons and walking through new parts of the word. Thankful for the people in my life. I choose for these people to surround me with support,… Continue reading Thankful
[Written last night at 9:45 pm] I'm running a half-marathon in another country — yes, Canada — in three days. I love running in Vancouver, BC. It's the main reason I signed up for this race. Oh, and redemption. But, I have a running blog to write about that. It's safe to say that a… Continue reading Random thoughts on running and recent travels
There has been an influx of rabbits in the city of Seattle. Even our local paper wrote up about this bunny boom. I see the occasional one or two in my neighborhood, but not super often. My parents, who live in Seattle as well, always have visiting rabbits. In fact, my dad had to put… Continue reading Where the bunnies are