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{transition to grey} one year anniversary

{transition to grey} one year anniversary

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year. I cleaned out under my bathroom sink yesterday and realized I still had my plastic tablecloths, dye brushes, and shirt from dyeing my hair. I hadn’t thrown them out yet, but decided it was time…I am definitely not going back. I thought I would hate my hair about now, but I really like it. The dyed part of my hair has lightened quite a bit, and I am liking my silvers…

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My 50th Year

My 50th Year

Fifty was a great year, even with the craziness of government control and mass psychosis. We went on several road trips! We often fly when we vacation, but with the mandates, we really wanted nothing to do with it. Instead, we went to Ohio and visited Cedar Point (a bucket list item for my hubby) where the kids and hubby rode a bunch of roller coasters (my vertigo had just finally resolved completely and I wasn’t taking the chance of…

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Early morning sorrow

Early morning sorrow

I woke up before the sun rose this morning with you on my mind. I’m not sure if I dreamed about you, or if it was yesterday’s holiday that made me lament your absence. I often wonder if you will regret your choices some day, or if you will always believe in the justification of your absence and perceived retribution. I know you believe with all of your heart that your actions are well-deserved, but time and experience has a…

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{family life} Thanksgiving

{family life} Thanksgiving

Today is the day for giving thanks to God. From the etymology dictionary: “1550s, “pleasing to the mind,” also “full of gratitude, disposed to repay favors bestowed,” from obsolete adjective grate “agreeable, pleasant,” from Latin gratus “pleasing” (from suffixed form of PIE root *gwere- (2) “to favor”). “A most unusual formation” [Weekley]. A rare, irregular case of English using -ful to make an adjective from an adjective (the only other one I can find is direful “characterized by or fraught…

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This is 50

This is 50

Today I am 50. Is it time for my midlife crisis yet? Honestly, 40 was not an issue for me. I felt mature, not old, and it didn’t feel “too late” to start something new. A decade later, it’s hard to describe how 50 feels. Though I don’t discount it’s never too late to start something new (I started running at 41 and I’ve completed 2 marathons, 14 half marathons, and a total of 49 races) it feels “late” to…

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My world continues to shrink…

My world continues to shrink…

This post will likely be a brain dump of sorts, not particularly eloquent or organized, but I woke up at 5 am and just couldn’t get back to sleep. My mind is heavy. Each day that passes, it seems fewer people are willing to stand up. The “powers” are wearing them down. Under threat of losing jobs, people are taking the jaab to keep them. Forget the fact that the evidence is growing that it causes heart damage and neurological…

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{Education} Unelected Governing

{Education} Unelected Governing

When I was in High School, the most we learned about government was a brief overview of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Three Branches of Government, and a brief introduction into how our local government is organized. I could tell you the President and Vice President, but I honestly couldn’t tell you about who represented my district (or even what my district number was) or who were the two Senators of my state. The Speaker of the House?…

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{Outdoor Life} Mt. Elbert 14,440 feet

{Outdoor Life} Mt. Elbert 14,440 feet

Climbing a 14er is a little like giving birth for me. In the “worst” of it, I say I will NEVER climb one again. Within a day or two, I’m ready to try a new challenge and am looking for possibilities. This was our third 14er: we have summited Mt. Bierstadt (14,065′) and Mt. Democrat (14,148′) as well. We had planned to add Lincoln to the Democrat day, but by the time we got to the trailhead it was already…

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{Outdoor Life} Hubby’s 50th Half Marathon

{Outdoor Life} Hubby’s 50th Half Marathon

A couple years ago, my husband realized he could easily reach 50 half marathons before his 50th birthday. It then became a goal to be sure he reached 50. We average 2-3 half marathons per year, but when the restrictions hit in 2020, we found 3 of our 4 scheduled half marathons CANCELLED. We had just finished the Dopey Challenge in mid-January (a 5k, 10k, 13.1 mi, 26.2 mi) and he was well on his way toward his goal. We…

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