Writing

Tomorrow! You’re Always a Day Away.

https://youtu.be/rHZCSYBNytk For those of you reading this on April 1, it's already tomorrow. If you're reading this later, well ... just know that there's nothing April foolish about this. The good folks at NaNoWriMo.org host a virtual writing camp every April and July. Since I was successful in adding 50,000+ words of content to my… Continue reading Tomorrow! You’re Always a Day Away.

life

A Tale of Two Bike Rides Among Other Things

Hello, everyone. Gee, I feel like I should re-introduce myself since my blogging has been on the down-low lately. But, yeah, I don't really want to do that. While my blog is about me, it's not entirely about me. Take from it what you will. Firstly, there is better living through drugs. The Gabapentin I… Continue reading A Tale of Two Bike Rides Among Other Things

life · Writing

Life in Non Sequiturs and Another Bike Ride

Yes, indeed, last week we ventured out to our favorite place: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. It was a beautiful day, and the moon again made an appearance. You might have to squint to see it in the below photo, but it's there. While out and about, we met an interesting guy who was hiking… Continue reading Life in Non Sequiturs and Another Bike Ride

life

When the Going Gets Tough (redux) …

I go for a bike ride at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. But, first, an update. Many thanks to everyone who offered kind, loving words to my last post. I'm doing well because of you. I'm doing well because the cold/heat therapy has really helped my arm/shoulder/neck (I guess the problem originates in my… Continue reading When the Going Gets Tough (redux) …

Cats · Nature

Thistle Me Lucky

Last Friday we went on another bike ride to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. Practice makes near-perfect. I'm becoming more comfortable riding bikes which is a good thing since my knees and feet no longer want to walk the miles we used to at the Refuge. I rode bikes when I was growing up… Continue reading Thistle Me Lucky

Nature

Nature, nuture, nature #natureismychurch #SMNWR #magic

Monday (March 29) we went for a bike ride at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. As you all know, the Refuge is my favorite part of north Florida. It's a magical place full of birds, insects, flowers, trees, marshes, swamps, turtles, and alligators, to name a few of my favorite things. Without further ado… Continue reading Nature, nuture, nature #natureismychurch #SMNWR #magic

retirement

Springtime in Tallahassee #blooms #blossoms #pollen

In the roughly two weeks I've been retired, I haven't done a whole lot. I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes at that. I did say I would take a break, but even I didn't take myself seriously. Nature did, though, so she put out the pollen--nice and thick--to get me to… Continue reading Springtime in Tallahassee #blooms #blossoms #pollen

Cats · Nature

-1 + 4 Weeks: Life with Raji and Cheating

Before I get to Raji and cheating, I feel I should explain the math in my post titles. Originally I had planned to make February 4 my termination date, my last day with my employer. But when I told my husband that I had a month of vacation time saved up, he suggested March 4… Continue reading -1 + 4 Weeks: Life with Raji and Cheating

life · Nature

15 Weeks and Counting #wfh #newchapter #nature

My husband and I used to walk the 12-mile loop, although for me anyway the last two miles were more hobbling than walking. These days neither of us can manage walking the 6-mile loop. Bad knees, bad back, less tolerance for heat and humidity. But we have bikes.