Category: Michigan

Sunshine, Racing and Friends: Mackinac Island

During the holidays, my friend Michele from Lansing texted me about a 5-mile race on Mackinac Island. She and a couple of her friends were going, and she was wondering if I might like to go. Now this was in the middle of snow… Continue Reading “Sunshine, Racing and Friends: Mackinac Island”

My Love for the Rising Sun

I’ve started working again full-time, and I’ve had to abandon my routine of waiting until I feel like it to work out or grocery shop or do any other thing I have to do. My body never got used to sleeping in and consistently… Continue Reading “My Love for the Rising Sun”

A Delightful Wednesday: Booties, Dunes and Sunshine

I had the day off today. I’m working part-time, and I have the weekends and Wednesdays off. It’s so nice to have a day in the middle of the week so I can do some job search activities and make appointments as needed. This… Continue Reading “A Delightful Wednesday: Booties, Dunes and Sunshine”

Let the Christmas Season Begin!

I have a couple of friends – one from Germany and one who just likes to travel to Germany – who keep telling me about the wonderful Christmas Markets they have there. The ChristkindlMarket is in downtown Chicago, and I’ve visited a couple of… Continue Reading “Let the Christmas Season Begin!”

Did That Just Happen?

Whew!! That’s about the best word to describe the last few weeks…. several months….. last year of my life. Did that just happen? Did I just abruptly retire from a 25-year-long career in Learning and Development, survive a pandemic (I’m trying to be in… Continue Reading “Did That Just Happen?”

Cheating Is Encouraged: The Deer Fly Stomp

Just after I started working at Wanderlust, a gentleman named Paul Settles came in to ask for sponsorship for a race he manages every summer. I enjoyed talking with him about his little race that is in Grand Mere State Park. The distance is… Continue Reading “Cheating Is Encouraged: The Deer Fly Stomp”

I’m Jonesing on Life Right Now

The pandemic is over in my little world right now. I’m vaccinated. I’m back to work. Summer is here. Downtown St. Joseph is full of bikinis, bicycles and Illinois people. This afternoon I actually broke a sweat outside of a workout for the first… Continue Reading “I’m Jonesing on Life Right Now”

Stair-Climbing and The Root Beer Barrel

My hiking buddy Liz and I met Sunday for a hike at a local nature preserve. We hiked a bit, saw a snake, had a brief lesson on “fear of snakes”, realized we couldn’t find the lake because the trails weren’t marked and decided… Continue Reading “Stair-Climbing and The Root Beer Barrel”

Michigan’s Simple Pleasures

One of my favorite things about spring in Michigan is the wonderful asparagus that literally grows wild in this area. Of course, there are farmers who grow it, too, so I get mine at Sawyer Garden Center. However, whenever I get a chance to… Continue Reading “Michigan’s Simple Pleasures”

I Wanted Something Different

This time last year I was on furlough due to COVID. Little did I know that in a few weeks I would receive an offer I couldn’t refuse that would lead me down a different path and provide some much needed down time. While… Continue Reading “I Wanted Something Different”

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