Pisgah Flats & Lunch Prep 10Apr2022

The weather here has been more of what I’d expect from March: unpredictable. We’ve had a lot of rain (normal), but the temperature has dropped and we’ve recently had some snow, hail, sleet, and whatever else there is to be had. Once in a while, the sun breaks out and one can see blue skies!Continue reading “Pisgah Flats & Lunch Prep 10Apr2022”

Chicken Enchiladas 08Apr2022

As some of you know, this blog is about getting more fit, being healthier, etc. To save some of you from having to go back and read, I quit a very stressful job in August 2021 and went back to the floor to work. I wanted to get healthier: cardiovascular/physical health, mental health, the wholeContinue reading “Chicken Enchiladas 08Apr2022”

Spencer Butte from Fox Hollow Rd 07Apr2022

I’m supposed to go biking/hiking with my friend Christine this weekend, but there was no way I was going to miss out on today’s weather. I mean, LOOK: So, I went local, and chose Spencer Butte, one of my favorites. This time, I decided to go from Fox Hollow Rd. The parking area was smallContinue reading “Spencer Butte from Fox Hollow Rd 07Apr2022”

Powell Butte 15Jan2022 (plus The Edgefield!)

The Hubs and I went to the Edgefield McMenamins near Portland (Troutdale). On our way, we saw a great view of Mt. Hood… Please excuse the zoomed in picture – the colors were just too pretty to miss! We did try to keep freeway traffic, etc. out of the picture, hence the Big Zoom. TheContinue reading “Powell Butte 15Jan2022 (plus The Edgefield!)”

Ballets & Books

I went to my first ballet! My sweetheart and I saw The Nutcracker, and we were not disappointed. The set, the costumes, and the music: all wonderful. They had, I believe, silk backgrounds. They were lovely, and depending on the light, we would see different sets. I don’t really know how it works, but itContinue reading “Ballets & Books”

Haircuts & Hikes

I didn’t go hiking this week. Monday I had a hair appointment (woohoo!), and then I worked Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday I met with my personal trainer (props to Chrystie Dickens!) and she kicked my butt. I’m sore today! I was going to go swimming this morning, but decided to sleep in. I rarely sleepContinue reading “Haircuts & Hikes”

Upcoming Hike & The Kitchen

I’m going on a hike with a friend later this week. I’ve known Cassy for many years now. Although I’ve been her peer and her boss at different points in our lives, Cassy has always been a friend. Like many people, she’s not excited about gyms right now, so I’m excited that we get toContinue reading “Upcoming Hike & The Kitchen”