the lake

we went to the lake last weekend, and it was so serene.  we listened to gary’s ipod on the way up.  oman, the wind blowing by the car was so nice.  i’d forgotten how nice car wind can be; i get why dogs stick their heads out of car windows.  most of the day we … Continue reading

out of the shoebox and into a home

i finally moved from my mini-cave into a real apartment. i’m pretty happy.  i started decorating and sewing stuff for the apartment, so it feels homey now.  the area is great.  lots of grocery stores 🙂 and restaurants.  closer to my friends’ places and work. 🙂  

ottawannatulip?

went to ottawa this past weekend with some lab friends for the tulip festival.  it was awesome!  the flowers were …okay, they were mostly dead, but some were really beautiful.  the weather was amazing; so nice to feel the sun. we walked along the canal for an entire day, saw the ship locks,  and ate. … Continue reading

summer of family trips minus the family

didn’t realize how travel-prone my family is.  to get an idea, see the map below of where we’re all going (separately!)

age 93 and competing in track and field

Age 93 and competing in the 100m?  What about 100 and competing in discus?  Impossible, no.  Amazing, YES! Last night, I watched the documentary Autumn Gold.  It was pretty amazing to see these aging folks lifting weights, stretching (way better than I’ve been able to do for years), running, and high-jumping.  If I can be … Continue reading

the house warming

sw-eet.  finally got a housewarming going!  a few friends headed over to my tardy dinner and had to help cook.  the best part was the impromptu 2-sec dance party with all 7 house-warmers in the kitchen.  amaze-ing, compared to my old apartment that could fit only 8 standing people in it with no moving space, … Continue reading

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