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A couple of months ago, I started to have a bit of a twinge in my thigh from time to time when I stood or moved a certain way. At first, I figured I must have pulled a muscle hiking – but I couldn’t remember hurting myself. Then the pain started to get more frequent […]
I’ve been grumpy at work lately. It may be due to the fact that I’ve been given additional job duties. It used to be that I could finish my tasks, even working about a week ahead, and still have plenty of down time to decompress. Now, I’m working all day, every day — and I’m […]
Last night, I went out with a friend who has been taking some classes in meditation. I’m a fan of meditation – I took some classes in mindfulness meditation right after Doc left me, when I was a total and crazy wreck. It helped – a lot. I focus on the now instead of angsting […]
I work in a medical clinic and recently we’ve been short-staffed. That means that I’ve been tasked with answering patient calls on practically a full-time basis for the time being. Some calls are entertaining – like the woman who told me that, “I’m standing NAKED in my kitchen with sweat POURING down my body! I […]
Here in New Mexico, we have some of the best hiking in the country. We also have a huge sky with the biggest moon you ever saw. So, it’s only natural that the two be joined – and full moon night hikes are a thing here. Until last night, I hadn’t gone on a full […]
I was excited to be invited on a hike with some friends last weekend. We were heading for the Pecos Wilderness, to a trail I had never hiked before (that’s my favorite kind of trail). It’s beautiful up there – forests of pine and aspen, rocky overlooks, and still snow-capped mountain peaks all around. I […]
About three years ago, a few months after Doc moved out, I joined a hiking Meetup group for the first time. The first outing I attended was a women’s get together, as it seemed a bit less threatening than just meeting a bunch of hard core hikers on a trail, only to be left behind […]
Last week, a few of my friends invited me to skip Superbowl and go on a hike with them up in the Jemez mountains. The weather has been gorgeous here in New Mexico and I enthusiastically agreed. The Jemez area is in a geothermal area. Back in the day (about 1.2 million years ago), a […]
Pine nuts are delicious — except when they make everything else taste like crap! The Pine Mouth Predicament.
I haven’t been doing a lot of dating lately. I was busy with work, family, the holidays, and I went on a great hiking trip in late October. When I did take the time to meet someone — well, let’s just say that I seemed to be on the receiving end of some unpleasant surprises. […]