Category Archives: Outdoors

I’m thankful for my cool job(s)

I’ve been busy traveling for work again.  I got to travel to a conference to put on some training for a project I worked on nearly a decade ago now (where does the time go?!) and I gave a talk … Continue reading

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Thankful that I wasn’t backpacking this weekend

My friend and I make a point to do a backpacking trip, or at least a car camping trip if time is short, together every summer.  This year’s trip was scheduled for this weekend.  We met at a gas station … Continue reading

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What are YOU doing on a Saturday night?

I hope not what I’m doing.  I just sent this email to my vet: Subject: Maggots in Stinker’s poo – Ew. Hi there! I know Stinker’s stool sample came back clean Friday, which was great news, and her poos are … Continue reading

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Evening kayaking is good for the soul

Every once in a while Hubby, Stinker, and I load up the kayaks and head out for the water.  We have a few options that are pretty close to town, which is nice when you just need to get out … Continue reading

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Tomato and Olive Tart

First, a confession: these are perhaps the laziest food photos I’ve taken yet.  Why?  Because I’m busy…but mostly because tonight, I’m just downright lazy.  It’s snowy and cold, and I’d rather be sitting by the fire than staging food. I … Continue reading

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Backpacking is good for the soul

Fall in the Rocky Mountains–hiking through the golden larch forest. I got busy after my recent backpacking trip and didn’t make time for a post, but I can’t not share a couple of photos from my amazing trip.  So better … Continue reading

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Into the woods I go

Tomorrow morning a girlfriend and I are heading into the wilderness for a quick 3-day backpacking trip.  Every single camping trip I had planned this summer got thwarted for one reason or another, so dammit, this one’s going to happen!  … Continue reading

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What’s the best way to send off your supervisor on her last day of work?

By going to the lake, of course, and having a picnic potluck.  Then do a little kayaking, let the dogs play in the water, and just enjoy the view.  It just so happens that this particular place is a little … Continue reading

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Risky Business in the Garden and Poopy Eggs

It has been unseasonably warm lately.  I spent all day Saturday working in the garden because it was sunny and nearly 70 degrees F outside.  I couldn’t stand to be indoors.  And the garden is waking up and needs attention.  … Continue reading

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Skiing again

Action shot from Hubby’s helmet cam. Since I was really productive my first week back at work, I decided to take the afternoon off so Hubby and I could hit the ski slopes.  This was my first time skiing since about … Continue reading

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