It’s Wednesday…

And we are well into the month of March. Where does the time go? I’m afraid I’ll blink and it will be April!

This week I’m…

  • Prepping for my next WFR course in San Francisco…
  • Playing travel agent and locking down flights for a bunch of trips coming up (both work and personal)…
  • Enjoying the 80 degree weather we’re having…
  • Realizing the house needs a thorough cleaning…
  • Enjoying this video…
  • Hoping to find a day to head back up to Mt. Baldy, now as an official Patroller Candidate…
  • Attending a baby shower
  • Am thinking this might just have to be made…

    • Trying to catch up on missed episodes of Revenge (guilty pleasure)…
    • Going to see some Western Swing on Friday evening – Cow Bop is playing at Viva Cantina in Burbank…
    • Sending Woody off to Berkeley to give a talk, and to Palo Alto for some more beam time…
    • and I can’t seem to get enough of this little gem either…

How is your week going?


5 Good Things…Monday Edition!

1.  It’s Monday…which means this week is full of potential…so much that can be accomplished!  In some ways, it’s better than a Friday when you had high hopes for a super-productive week…and it didn’t turn out that way.

2.  It’s Woody’s Birthday!  This would be a lot more of a good thing if he weren’t a couple hundred miles away working at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab near Stanford.  Don’t worry…we’ll find time to celebrate once he returns towards the end of this week!

3.  This is astonishing…shocking…somewhat depressing…but jaw-dropping all the same!

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4.  Loving listening to the entire Carry Me Back album from OCMS…it’s keeping me motivated (see #1).

5.  I’m looking forward to dinner out with this lady on Tuesday and a cocktail party on Friday.  It’s been too long!

What are your plans for the week?

So it’s 2013…

Turns out (shocking, I know) I took a lot of photos during 2012…perhaps too many.  Some made it up here, but at least 80% did not.  I found a neat little app (memovy) that will time-lapse photos from your phone and add a little music to it as well.

(also, I mistakenly titled it 2013…when it should really say 2012…but I can’t change it now…so deal)

Here’s a quick recap of 2012…

We traveled to…

  • Monterey, CA
  • Colorado
  • Utah
  • Portland
  • South Africa
  • San Francisco
  • Mammoth
  • Jackson, WY
  • Yellowstone
  • Arizona
  • Idaho
  • Sonoma
  • DC
  • Santa Barbara
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Georgia
  • Lander, WY
  • and probably a few other places I’ve forgotten.


  • Attended two college graduations
  • Threw a joint 60th birthday party
  • Celebrated from afar another 60th birthday
  • Went wine tasting (three times)
  • Went on at least 2 fishing trips
  • Quit a job
  • Then got a job with NOLS (bucket list)
  • Cooked a lot of good food
  • Completed a Triathlon
  • Lost 10 pounds
  • Had papers published
  • Breathed new life into our 12-year-old Subaru (According to our checkbook, it should last another 12 years now)
  • Reconnected with a friend from high school
  • Reconnected with at least 5 friends from college
  • Watched our nieces and nephew grow up (way too fast)
  • Visited family
  • Had family visit us
  • Drove MANY miles
  • Worked hard
  • Threw a Christmas party
  • Had friends visit us
  • and I’m sure there is more…

Here’s to an even better 2013 filled with more adventures, road trips, friends and family!