Monthly Archives: May 2013

Out of touch

We headed to the mountains for the long weekend, which meant sketchy cell service and no data. It also meant hours of playing board games, walking in the woods, assembling puzzles, reading, knitting, eating too much, and laughing with family. … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Wellness, Just Plain Silly, The Great Outdoors | Comments Off on Out of touch

Doctor’s Orders

Walking is just fine (in fact, he encourages it) but running is probably not a good idea. He took several x-rays and says that my knees look fairly normal for a woman my age, just minor signs of aging and … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Wellness | Comments Off on Doctor’s Orders

(almost) all grown up

A very happy birthday goes out over the interwebs to our youngest, who is now just one year away from being a legal adult. It’s amazing how much she’s grown up in the past year. And equally amazing how in … Continue reading

Posted in Family nonsense | Comments Off on (almost) all grown up

Weekend warriors

We incorporated our weekend training walks with errands we had to run, so we got to walk on two new routes – Saturday was six miles along the Cedar River, and Sunday was five miles along Lake Washington. Both were … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Wellness, House stuff | Comments Off on Weekend warriors


Parking on the sidewalk, a primo asshat move.

Posted in Pet Peeves | Comments Off on Asshats

Soap, walk, purr, knit, spin

That about sums up the last few days. Had a lovely, relaxing Mother’s Day. It’s super busy right now – I’m in full-on production mode with my soap biz, gearing up for summer shows (first one is in less than … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Wellness, Kids & Pets, Knitting & Crochet, Soap & Other Crafts | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Soap, walk, purr, knit, spin

Runners are weird

I lost a couple of days’ worth of training this week due to a cranky knee and a cut heel (that happens sometimes, when your preferred footwear is “none”), so I logged a little extra distance today: 5.10 miles. Yay, … Continue reading

Posted in Charity / Community Service, Health & Wellness, Knitting & Crochet, The Great Outdoors | 2 Comments


Several days of not-walking, thanks to a cranky knee followed by a cut heel, left me with a bit of time to spin. This is only the second roving I’ve spun on this wheel, and we are still getting acquainted … Continue reading

Posted in Spinning | Comments Off on Spinning

Floor time

We are redoing a bedroom so that our daughter can go in there (it’s bigger than her current room), and today was Strip, Sand, and Patch The Floor Day. After my walk, we rented a floor sander and spent several … Continue reading

Posted in House stuff | Comments Off on Floor time

Ten years of clean fun

[gratuitous plug for my business] Ten years ago I registered my company, RainDance Soaps. Ten years! And two years before that I operated under a different business name. Even I can do the math on that one: I’ve been selling … Continue reading

Posted in Soap & Other Crafts | Comments Off on Ten years of clean fun