Yesterday I had an urge to do a little shopping and it was going to take either gear or chocolate to satisfy. Since I already had a stash of chocolate in the pantry and some gear on my shopping list, I felt safe in rationalizing a trip out to REI. Over the last few weeks of […]
We had an amazing day out in the snow yesterday with a hike/snowshoe up the road to Sun Top Mountain Lookout close to Crystal Mountain ski resort and Mt. Rainier. Sitting and basking in both the views and sun, realized that what I had brought along to eat on this hike is a […]
Yesterday as I was out on a walk at lunch, I was reminded of one of the reasons I love to hike. One of the reasons I must hike. The trail I usually walk at lunch is next to the Skykomish River and the storms in the past few months have meant severe flooding along […]
I had a moment of realization this morning as I rushed around the house trying to get out the door in order to make it to work on time that I am no longer a “Busy Mom”. That is to say, I can no longer blame any tardiness on my child. #plantains #coconutcream #maplesyrup #cinnamon […]
I know you are all dying to know about Snuffy. Who’s Snuffy? What’s a Snuffy? A person is not likely to make it to their mid-forties without a least one nickname. I don’t remember having one as a child (though my 5 younger siblings may have had one for me I don’t know about) […]
When I can hike, it looks like this: When I can’t it’s either the library or an entire bag of Enjoy Life’s Mini Chocolate Chips.
My physical exercise yesterday consisted of walking the aisles of Costco while my newly launched son filled a cart with his Christmas present: pantry supplies for his new apartment. Reviewing his checking account since moving out revealed that the local fast food industry had been seeing a bump in sales. As we entered those large […]
I am often asked about why I hike so much and the answer varies widely as I have many reasons for making hiking one of my top priorities. Nothing fills my soul like a walk in the woods.
Sometimes life just hikes up and says, “Get off your butt and do it.” No couch potatoes allowed in this game.