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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wyatt's Soccer

Saturday morning, Sept. 24th Wyatt had a soccer practice and Bruce and I got to attend.  He had told us about his cleats and that he was on the "red" team.  These are some pictures from that.  He did score a goal during a short scrimmage with another team-they were blue

Pizza Picnic @ the Playground

We were able to see all 4 grandkids and Kristin at the Wiscasset Playground last week when we flew to Maine. Here are some pictures that I took while there. Wyatt went to the Quik Stop with Grampy and helped him pick up the pizza and Dakota met them at the car and helped carry the milks back.

Friday, September 24, 2010

In Charlotte

Great flight so far this morning. Enjoying coffee with Bruce in Starbucks waiting for the next leg of the trip. Rain in Portland this morning though. Maybe it will stop before we get there!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rangeley and Wedding

Well, as I get ready to start packing for the Northeast, I must remember that it will be much colder than here in Bama. We have had the driest Sept on record and temps have still managed to hit 90 every day. Maine has already dipped into 40s and I suspect that while in Rangeley, temps might not get into the 60s even.

Trip schedule looks like this- flying to Portland 24th and visiting with Kristen and family. Then off to Milbridge/Cherryfield area for a wedding. We look forward to seeing all the cousins and family while there. From there we will drive to Rangeley where we have a 3 bedroom cabin for the week and will enjoy some hiking in the Maine woods. Hopefully we will get to hike Saddleback again, and maybe venture out to the Horn.

Will add pictures from the trip while there!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Take Ten for Writers

Ok, so this is a book that is supposed to generate ideas for writing and I thought I would write in my blog-actually save drafts and then publish the final copy.  You read a scenario and then write for 10 minutes without stopping.  Of course, the first one is about the future and perhaps a bit on the science fiction line.  Not something I am even remotely interested in but I will follow directions and try this.

Space Ship
The Ship

Oct 10, 3010

After a long flight we make it to Earth or what used to be Earth. We had to fight monsoon-like winds when we descended over the Pacific Ocean and then we had a rough landing into the water but we are here.  It of course started out as a training flight but because of a malfunction with the gigantic hose that treats the biofuel cannisters, we decided on an alternative plan and then couldn't make it to the docking station on Moon #2.

I sat there growing ever more anxious about the "malfunction" and possible crash landing, but Joshua was straight on.  He is an excellent pilot and cool as steel.  After a fairly easy water landing, we tried to fire up the radio to send back to Gizasta where we went down but that may take several days so here we sit, smack dab in the middle of the Pacific-beautiful, blue water though, waiting and working on fixing the problem.

 I have considered several options for spending this time with Joshua.  After all, he is not that bad looking, although many years older.  My parents would have a total meltdown I suppose. He does have a sense of humor so I suppose the conversation might be at least bearable and I did bring this journal to write about our training and travels, but who wants to write for days on end.  As for any type of exploration, well......what is out there?  We have not had any updated reports about Earth for at least 2 decades so maybe this is a golden opportunity to do a bit of legwork.  Probably ought to clear that with the home office though.  If only we could fix the radio!

Done with the 10 minutes.  I found that I could not help but wonder what the Earth would look like in the future or even if it would exist.  Also what names people would use for things and if they would have the same phrases, like "cool as a cucumber" so I changed it to "cool as steel".  And now, after rereading the scenario, there is no mention of Earth, so again it is my mind working with what it is used to...the norm...that is why it would be tough for me to write science fiction.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Marathon Training Schedule

Not sure if you can read this but maybe it can be enlarged a little bit!
This is what I will try to start Sept 26th in preparation for the Jacksonville Marathon Dec 19th.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Top 10 Reasons I Miss Maine

10. Hiking-up real mountains. Bama's highest peak is just over 2,000' and we are used to NH and Maine's rugged 4,000' peaks.

9. Supporting WHS athletics!

8. Biking Routes in Maine-Bama is not a real friendly place for biking although Smart Coast is trying to raise awareness. Favorite route right now is Gulf Shores.

7.The few times a year of enjoying the snow -mainly the skiing and snowshoeing. Sugarloaf and Sunday River are two favorites.

6. Dunkin' Donuts and Dairy Queen-two of my favorites! I always get coffee and a Blizzard when I go home.

5. Living right behind Shaws-getting groceries or one item that I need to go buy is harder here.

4. My kitchen in the old house-it had a magnificent island and lots of cupboard space.

3. Cousins Week End- Even though I made it in 2009, BP hasn't gotten there for 2 years in a row and I hope we make it in 2011!

2. A White Christmas!  It does seem odd to have it so warm here all through the winter.  Last New Years Eve day it was 70!

1. Family and Friends!  Especially the grand babies because they grow soooo fast and are starting school, etc.Of course Kristin and Tylor, Mom and Dad, my former colleagues and many many dear friends.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Top 10 Reasons I Love Living in the South

10. Not working- this one may seem like a no brainer to many but I occasionally ponder my next career choice, or job, or class....

9 . Sun is most always shining-sunshine has been known to boost a person's emotional well being; it always makes me smile.

8. No snow-oh all right there was that one time last year when it spit snow for 10 minutes in the back yard and the schools were cancelled but it beats those long, Maine winters.

7. Running year round outside! That says it all! Again, I may have forgotten that last winter was the 4th coldest on record and that I ran the Mobile First Light Marathon with hand warmers, but what are the odds it will happen again this winter.

6. No inspection stickers- saves me money! Yay!

5. The gorgeous downtown Mobile skyline- I love that view.  It is fabulous and always brings a smile to my face.

4. Living in a development- I really, really like this! The neighborhood has mature trees and it is nice to see so many out walking their dogs or running.

3. Being 3 miles from whatever store I need to get to- Lowes, the Mall, gas, Redbox.....enough said.

2. Being part of the Newcomers- it is great to be connected to a large group of folks who arrived from away. They have many group activities and get togethers and we take part in the Couples Bridge Group which has proven to be so much fun.  I just joined a food group as well.

1. Being able to explore-We are close to many great beaches, casinos, and other terrific states to explore.  With my love of travel and adventurous spirit, I have found so much to see and do and I know it will take many more years to see and do all I want to!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

2 Hot Babes

Love this picture taken by Hannah and sent to Sarah! Reminds me of an older picture I have with Wyatt and Dakota with the sunglasses on. I will have to try and find it!
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