Thursday, July 31, 2014

Still Strong?

We all take cues and garner support from our surrounding. Reminders of what is important, what is love, strength, kind, moral... This henna symbolizes STRONG. A reminder for me; but it's fading. So as I watch my tat fade, I wonder will I forget that I am STRONG?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Garbage In...

Garbage Out.... Not always. Sometimes you get wonderful compost. Best. Not. To. Judge.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Totally Loving Levers

As 5th graders all three of my girls had to do a presentation on a simple machine. All choose the glamorous pulley. And why not? But today I truly learned, experienced, embraced the beauty of a lever. OMG! So much power. Little effort resulting in huge pay offs. Staggering the difference a fulcrum and a long bar can make.


Nothing screams teamwork more that home construction. Yesterday, my part was to deconstruct the deck stairs. Preserving the stairs and risers for future use. Afterwards we cut and stacked lumber. For today we start wall construction, after finishing the removal of the stairs from the deck. The wonder bar and hammer are my friends.

Friday, July 25, 2014


Due to scheduling conflicts Wachusett will have to wait.  Peet's in Lexington have the coffee on, we will be stopping in.

Live like you mean it.

Decided to ride to Wachusett tomorrow. We only go this way once.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Challenge

The challenge has been put out there. The offer made. Wachusett,  with a friend, the boss this Saturday. Leaving at 5AM. Home by 10. Now the decision. Do I go? Do I feel strong enough? Am I ready? I have two days to decide.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Shhh! I have my doubts

Solo riding to Mt Wachusett is huge. Roughly 90 miles round trip with a mountain climb in the mild. It looms before me. I fear it's impossible. That I won't make it. But then I remember riding up Carter Dr seemed an impossibility too. Keep moving forward.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Old Friends

I work for a freight brokerage firm. Driving home I figuratively ran into some old friends. Nothing makes a 20 hour ride go by like truck spotting.

Every time...

It gets harder and harder to leave... One of these times, we won't. Loved sharing this ultimate in magical place with so many family.

Friday, July 18, 2014

It Would Be So Much Easier

If we came with buttons, and knobs, to control our tone and volume. If that were true then maybe our world wouldn't be a rockin' roller coaster at times.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Twice Challenged

The other night I was invited to take on Brimstone Lane to the fire tower on Nobscot Mountain on a mountain bike. It was challenging and difficult but also liberating. I've never ridden a bike at night. You are pelted by insects as you ride. At the end I had one of these insects hanging in my shirt. A Big Bug Yikes.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

To Ponder

"I wonder if anyone were to be affectionate with me, would I know what to do." Anonymous

I've heard it's like riding a bike.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

We planted that lettuce!

There is awe and a sense of accomplishment when you actually can see your own handiwork. A month ago we planted hundreds of lettuce seedlings. Now those plants are ready to harvest. To go home to be enjoyed by Stearns Farm shareholders. Amazing.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Next Ride

Was asked if I am ready for Mount Wachusett. I said yes. Then I googled it. Yikes. Breathe.

Friday, July 04, 2014

The Challenge

Rode longer. Climbed higher than ever before. So lucky to have had this challenge. I am strong. I can do this. Thank God.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Keep the home fires burning.

The girls and I enjoyed a backyard fire this evening. We sat around playing cards. The girls sang a few of their favorite show tunes. The bugs stayed away. It was a lovely evening.

No Person

Is An Island. The actions of one always and forever effect others. Always.