Sunday Night Check-In: Hiking, Swizzling and Twinkling

I was sick in bed over Thanksgiving, and since I didn’t want to ruin other people’s holidays by giving them what I had, I stayed home. There was no turkey or dressing or anything festive at my home. I ate leftover pizza all day Thursday. Honestly, I felt like crap, but it was a great […]

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The Cold Wind Blows: Shipwrecks

Monday night when I walked out on the lighthouse pier I stood there in awe of the waves that rolled in from the lake into the St. Joseph River. Giant serpents rolled in and crashed against the concrete structure where I was standing. I looked out into that vast body of water and could see […]

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Great Evening for a Run

    After last week’s push with training and getting my floors done, Monday seemed like a cake walk. I got done with work around 5, and I headed home to get Ashok to go for a long-awaited run. I’ve been sporadic at best the last few weeks, and I’m feeling it. She was boarded […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: History Lessons

  I spent all day yesterday with my Repair Man Extraordinaire¬†assembling my futon for my friend JoAnn’s visit in the next few weeks, painting the dining room heating vent, and many other small tasks. I’m surprised that John doesn’t run from me when he sees me yet, but he keeps showing up to help me […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: A New Normal

This weekend felt like a regular weekend for a change. I promised myself that I wouldn’t get involved in a house project other than cleaning up, and I made an appointment for a massage and a facial so I could “reset” this body of mine that has carried me through about three months of insane […]

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Night Moves … Down on Main Street

Today was a day of too many spreadsheets and not enough love. I came home exhausted but couldn’t stop working until I made a dent in the mountain of stuff on my list. My appliances for my kitchen finally arrived, and I had my head down working while the guys removed the door of the […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Hardwood, Antiques and Lake Trout

  Last week was a killer at work. We have a big training event this week, and I’m the Training Manager. So, I was swamped and worked longer hours than I can remember working in a long time. But I think we are ready. In fact, by Friday morning – even though Friday was brutal […]

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Shared Treasures and Beautiful Things

I’m settling in to my little cozy house and am starting to make it my own. I took down the broken wooden blinds that covered up my beautiful double-hung windows and let the sun shine in. I’m starting to take up the carpet off my hardwood floors even though it’s a lot harder than I […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Windmills, Perch and New Beginnings

Yesterday I hid. I stayed in my house on the lake and drank tea and ate fruit and read Undaunted Courage and napped. I deep-conditioned my curls but did nothing else. I tried to go for a run, but I petered out about 3/4 of the way through and walked the rest of the way […]

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Whew … What a Week!

For a four-day workweek, this one was a killer. Yesterday was supposed to be my closing date, but it slipped, so now I close on the house Tuesday. I’m looking forward to getting settled in my new home with my animals and my belongings. The last month has felt more like six months, and I […]

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