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Friday, September 28, 2012


...yikes! it's way past time for this post. yes, I missed all of summer...and most of spring!! and I'm not going to talk about shopping, or cleaning, or packing or moving. nope. a reminder for me that life is much bigger than that!
japanese maple. nearly fall.
the japanese maple in our front yard...nearly ready to turn.
celebrating a record fund-raising year for our 2-day walk; checks and matching gifts outstanding will put us over $3,100. we're blown away. and so very grateful to all our friends and family.

hoping it doesn't rain next weekend; we've had wonderful weather for the past five years and I can only hope it continues!

planning the final details for my dad's 75th birthday celebration in just two weeks. thinking it's all about the food, the cocktails, the games, the walks/runs (and the knitting :-)

practicing the breathing in my pilates. really paying attention to the inhale and the exhale and how those two match up with the movement. four months into it, I'm feeling just comfortable enough to be ready for more.

training for a half marathon next spring with a mix of fixed distance and fixed time runs. (feeling like I have a long way to go before I can run 13.1 miles.)

enjoying the park and cooler temperatures for our morning walks.

reading before I go to sleep, november's bookclub selection. "about" 54% through and totally hooked on the story.

knitting...not as much as I have been. have chaleur and abigail and my october charity hat on the needles. and right now, feeling like I'll be doing well to have all three done by the end of october.

watching boardwalk empire season 3. especially nice that marc and I have a show we watch together.

listening to mumford and sons (love the new album and thanks to katie for the heads up about the album exclusive cover of the boxer, with paul simon...I think I need to buy the album!) and of course since it's fall, I'm also listening to vivaldi's four seasons.

eating carrots and almonds and pretzels and popcorn. and hopefully something "prepared" this weekend.

drinking red wine (especially enjoying cab/shiraz blends). and thinking about the perfect manhattan recipe...

wearing shorts and a short-sleeved t-shirt. maybe for the last time? loved wearing jeans last week, but it's been warm this week.

shining. holly and I are regular fixtures at the thursday knitting group at the nursing home and I have a small group of names to move forward with the prayer shawl group at church. love how those goals have been/are being realized. way better than I ever imagined. (and this reminds me I am three months behind with one little word...I've done the work, just need to update my album...later!)

I love seeing these posts pop up every so often on the blogs I read. highly recommend the format. on a much more frequent that twice yearly basis!



Blogger Honoré said...

You''ve got a lot happening, in addition to moving. It's grand that you're taking time out to appreciate all the aspects of your life. Congrats on the $$$ raised for the walk. I'll kep my fingers crossed that there's no rain.

I've been toying with the idea of doing a "currently" for my Sept 30 post; you've convinced me; thanks for the invitation.

Great weekend!


Friday, 28 September, 2012  
Blogger Patty said...

Busy, busy! Let me know what the date is youre planning to do the half - maybe we can train together from afar!

Saturday, 29 September, 2012  
Blogger Lydia said...

lots of great things going on now, and things you are looking forward to and planning. great job on the fundraising!!

Monday, 01 October, 2012  
Blogger Brenda said...

Very inspirational! For Manhattan type cocktails, I like the Emerald, the Tipperary, and (a bit further afield) the Oriental. My husband, Michael, has blogged about all of those at

Monday, 01 October, 2012  

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