‘trials and triumphs’

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 83: Of Worms and Bees

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 83: Of Worms and Bees

Last year at this time, I was just getting ready to move to Oregon, but I was also planning for my container garden I wanted for out balcony. By June I had several small seedlings that were promising to be productive and prosperous. In August, my plants all had nicknames of “Freeloaders”. They drank my water, ate my plant food, and soaked up my sunshine but didn’t give me a damn thing to eat.

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 68: Taking off the Training Wheels

I hate it when my husband is right.  I mean, I’m okay that he’s right when we’re in agreement, but when he tells me something I’m not prepared to hear, or scared to hear, in this particular instance, well, you’ve heard the term “Hell hath no fury…”?

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 63: An Uncomfortable Position

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 63: An Uncomfortable Position

I have been researching many different organizations for volunteer opportunities trying to find a good fit for me.  I started even before we moved to Whidbey Island, starting with training for Beach Naturalist at Deception Pass and looking into the Orca Network.  Today, I went to Langley for my “training”…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 58: A Seinfeld Type of Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 58: A Seinfeld Type of Day

If you ever ask what the show Seinfeld was about, your answer will be that it was a show about nothing.  I know I did a bunch of stuff- did laundry (including both heavy blankets where the Monster kitty threw up a hairball), I made a breakfast casserole, stopped by…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 48: Leaving Oregon

I was going to try to be all poignant and significant with my post, and relate my packing and moving to fitness and conservation, but to tell the truth, my brain is a little fried from the whirlwind of news and last chances and the actual packing and moving.  We…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day

Most couples celebrate February 14 as Valentine’s Day and surprise each other with chocolates, flowers, and expensive dinners.  While I understand this particular “holiday” is to celebrate love, I tend to call it Happy Heart Day, and do things that feel good for the heart, mind, and soul.

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 13: When Things Don’t Go as Planned

There is nothing on earth more frustrating than when things don’t go as planned.  Take today.  I planned on going to this job fair and finding the perfect job.  And then I’d go to the grocery store and get all my things for dinners and lunches for this coming week….

Winter’s Break is OVER!!!

Winter’s Break is OVER!!!

I am ending my hiatus officially tonight.  Oh, my excuses for not writing were long and vast, some were even mildly legit.  But let’s be honest- I could have easily gotten even a hundred word blog to simply state how I’m doing and WHAT I’m doing.  But sometimes life happens….