- Graduated college, started college, graduated college, started college
- Moved 1 billion times up and down the west coast
- Visited 15 states: Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Missouri, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Minnesota, Maryland, and New York
- Traveled through 12 different countries: Canada, England, France (2x), Switzerland, Austria, Germany (2x), Italy (2x), Greece, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Spain, and Jamaica
- Saw the Pope on Easter
- Skied the Alps
- Maintained childhood friendships, rekindled ones of old, and created new lifelong ones
- Witnessed vows of love, and new baby blessings
- Ran countless miles, including two 1/2 marathons, 1 full marathon, and a triathlon
- Sent my grandfather Abel out to sea
- Said goodbye to the tough Norwegian bird that was my great-grandmother Olga
- Got to know my sister and brother
- Said a tearful, heart-wrenching farewell to the greatest person I have ever known: my grandfather Lyle
- Met and married the love of my life
- Laughed, loved, cried, danced, sang, played, praised, hugged, mourned, fished, swam, skied, biked, snorkeled, celebrated, cheered, indulged, humbled, and always was, and am, eternally grateful for every day on this earth
- Along with countless other things I am sure to recall later on.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
- Spent the morning with Ben lounging around the house
- Got new running shorts, that have a boy short underneath. (I can't wait to try them out on our long run tomorrow!)
- Ate a Molly Moon's ice-cream cone ('scout' mint) before lunch
- Picked up my library books that finally came in
- Enjoyed the beautiful hot Seattle late-summer day
- Watched the Huskies beat Idaho...Go Dawgs!
- Read one of my new books
- Watched a movie
- Made a salad out of my Runner's World magazine, which was delicious (sweet potato & bacon?...yumm)
- And thoroughly embraced relaxing on one of my last day's before school starts.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Facebook also experienced a failure, but it was not clear whether the disturbance was related to the attack on Twitter.
“Earlier this morning, Facebook encountered network issues related to an apparent distributed denial-of-service attack that resulted in degraded service for some users,” the company said in a statement. (New York Times)
I'm pretty sure it was because I logged in. Further evidence that I shouldn't be on Facebook. Ever.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Waiter: May I take away your pizza slab?
Us: Of course.
Waiter: You guys want to see a dessert menu?
Us: Ummm...actually we would like another pizza.
Waiter: (confused)...oh. Do you know what you want?
And we finished that one too.
When he came back again, we joked that we wanted a third pizza, and he laughed saying it's been done before. Although "it's been done before" his look betrayed him a little bit. I think he was worried we were serious...just like the pizza. I love training for marathons. Yumm.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most-requested column I've ever written."
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree..
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others.. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. (Drink the wine too!--that's for Booie)
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?".
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.