the journey

Let’s See the Life

November 4, 2012

I cannot continue like this, in this limbo, this purgatory. It has been three years, and while my hell has abated, my wounds have not healed sufficiently that I am moving on with life. Three years ago, my marriage was clearly kaput, and I was deeply immersed in dealing with all that comes with the [...]

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Re-define My Impossible

February 2, 2012

Last Friday night I ran my first 5K. There is so much wrapped up in that short statement, the gist of which is: I did the impossible! im•pos•si•ble |im′päsəbəl| adjective not able to occur, exist, or be done When I registered for this run on October 27, 2011, there was NO WAY I could run [...]

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2010, A Year of My Life

December 29, 2010

I am a quiet girl, prone to moving through life at a turtle’s pace and to doing things at small, detailed levels. I am not one for making big splashes, yet I know I can have profound effects. Nevertheless, when I look back at my life, sometimes I feel like I haven’t done much; the [...]

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What now? #7

July 29, 2008

The P.O.D. is gone, as of 9:06 a.m. this morning. No more P.O.D. at our house. I felt like busting out the Champagne and donning my sparkled prom dress, then doing a jig in the empty driveway. Least you have forgotten, my inheritance came in the form of: acres of timber in Easter Washington; acres [...]

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what now #6

July 25, 2008

Mask and Clown class with Arne Zaslove continues. Session number 4 will be next Monday. I am enjoying the adjunct benefits: getting more in touch with my body and my imagination. I find myself surrounded by friends who are clowns, (retired clowns), and mimes. I guess I lost track of this information. Kerry Robby Pellett [...]

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what now? #5

July 23, 2008

I know you have been waiting breathlessly for pix from the big ReFirement party. Hope to have some Flicker links soon. In the meantime, this is what the transition looked like:

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what now? #3

July 6, 2008

Finally, using my talents for good! One entire week into “retirement” and now scrambling to get ready for The Inevitable Event next Saturday. This is the party we decided to host annually after we had such a great time at our wedding last year. Drop me a comment with your email address if you didn’t [...]

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what now? #2

June 26, 2008

Here’s one of the things that will keep my busy in my retirement: watching and enjoying the wildlife in my backyard. You might not catch it at first glance, but in the photograph below, at the top, a mother raccoon is peeking out from between the tree trunks, encouraging her offspring below to climb the [...]

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awake in Seattle

June 20, 2008

6:48 a.m. Northern Flicker outside my west window, Hairy Woodpecker outside the east window, and through the north window I can see a raccoon beneath the Western Cedar. (There is no south window.) It is already 54 degrees outside and the cast of the sky gives me hope that at this time tonight it will [...]

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good omen or?

June 19, 2008

This morning I found a feather on the ground. Wing feather, large, soft, “striped”. I believe it is an owl feather. I’ve never seen an owl feather of this ilk–so large and “striped” as this is. But I recognize the velvet quality of an owl feather. And, when I saw it on the ground, pretty [...]

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