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Maintenance Hike Tuesday
Tuesday, July 28, 2020      8 comments

The hiking club I belong to has roughly 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail to maintain on a year-round basis, including privy's, shelters and camping areas. As a member, we can ask to get assigned to a section of the trail and help maintain it. ... Read more
The Goat Gang
Saturday, July 25, 2020      8 comments

If I was going to join a gang, it would definitely be this one: Three cuties from the animal sanctuary where I get my functional fitness every ... Read more
Signed: Pant-Less in North Carolina
Sunday, July 19, 2020      6 comments

I've always liked a neat closet, and I think it's fair to say that closets are "my thing" as far as organizing skills. I opened up the door this morning and saw three pairs of jeans that I've never fit into lined up next to one another, looking ... Read more
From the (very small) Garden
Thursday, July 16, 2020      3 comments

Happy Thursday! Here's a little bright spot for the day, from our very small hummingbird garden: Goals for the day: 2 vegetarian meals, at leas... Read more
Mountains-to-Sea Trail (NC)
Wednesday, July 15, 2020      7 comments

The Mountains-to Sea-Trail extends from Clingman's Dome in the Smokies to the Outer Banks on the coast. It's length is approximately 1175 miles! A friend and I did a very small portion of in the Blue Ridge Parkway on Monday, from Soco Gap to For... Read more
That Time When...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      7 comments

That time when I grabbed the cumin instead of the cinnamon to sprinkle on my sliced apples. Despite the different smell of the two spices, I took a pretty large bite: ... Read more
Oh, Deer!
Sunday, July 12, 2020      8 comments

We had a deer out back this morning, eating the hostas. Not so unusual, we live in the mountains and have a few groups that travel back and forth. But such a racket! Not from the deer, from the dog. Maggie had a fit. Emergency! Emergency! I thin... Read more
"Git Up" and Be Awesome!
Saturday, July 11, 2020      3 comments

Music for the day, courtesy of Blanco Brown and the "The Git Up". It's an earworm, for sure, but it's such a light-hearted song. ;-) Here's to the best Saturday you can make!
watch?v=DT4kQlM5xuE ... Read more
Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes
Monday, July 06, 2020      4 comments

The Blue Ridge Parkway connects Shenandoah National Park, near Waynesboro, VA (Milepost 0) with Great Smoky Mountains National Park, near Cherokee, NC (Milepost 469). I did a few short hikes today on the part that is closest to the Great S... Read more
If One is Good...
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      4 comments

I signed up for a 5K to benefit our local therapeutic riding program called MaconTracs (I live in Macon county, it's a right proper play on words, lol). The race was supposed to be in April, but was cancelled, of course. Which turned out to be b... Read more
Hold Tight to Your Umbrella
Friday, June 26, 2020      6 comments

Song of the day by Kacey Musgraves, called Rainbow. emoticon Beautiful.
watch?v=6OFv566mj7s ... Read more
My Heart Goes Pitty-Pat
Thursday, June 25, 2020      3 comments

My heart does go pitty-pat, but not in a good way. I've been having some palpitations the last 2 months and coupled with a sudden overnight weight gain of 5+ pounds after my last hike, I thought I should see my provider. Turns out I have a... Read more
Great Smokies Hike
Friday, June 19, 2020      0 comments

Did you know? The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is so-named because a blue mist always seems to hover around the peaks and valleys. The Cherokee called them shaconage, (shah-con-ah-jey) or “place of the blue smoke”. Took a hike in the... Read more
Forest Bathing
Wednesday, May 27, 2020      4 comments

In reference to yesterday's blog about Covid-19, I heard back from my county health department yesterday and the test was negative, so I'm good to go! Today, I did go...for a bath. A forest bath. Forest bathing is an opportunity to ta... Read more
Donkey Hugs and Other Things
Tuesday, May 26, 2020      9 comments

I started a temporary job a month ago and the hours are rather early, from 5AM to 2PM. The good news is that I'm walking about 8 of those hours, the bad news is I have a hard time eating lunch at 9AM. Or breakfast at 3:30 AM. So I'm overeating, ... Read more

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