Thursday, January 13, 2005


I'm feeling like I'm a little in the doldrums, so I thought I would post this picture I took at Shore Acres on that incredibly beautiful day in December.  I need another "great place, great weather" fix.  Doesn't look like I'll be getting it here anytime soon.  They're predicting steadily deteriorating weather for the next few days, culminating in a day of yucky "winter mix" on Saturday.  Hard to say whether this will actually happen.  Once again, I'll quote the old maxim that "only fools and foreigners predict the weather in Oregon."  It's very possible the forecast will change.  But then, the forecast generally has little to do with what actually transpires.

Things have been going along on a slight upswing here in the infancy of the new year.  I have been faithful to my vow to take La Chienne (and sa mere) out for a walk every day.  Today,  I donned my ovesized yellow slicker and packed along the bright orange frisbee; we logged about three miles and got in some valuable frisbee time.  Dog loves to chase and catch.  Anything.  Stick, ball, frisbee.  She doesn't care.  Just throw it, and she'll go after it and bring it back to you.  She's quite the frisbee dog.  I always wanted a dog that would play frisbee, and now I have one.  There's something to be said for being able to go out in the field and just wing the frisbee all over the place, and have someone to go after it and bring it back to you :-) 

Let's see, what else has been happening... I'm down to within about a pound of where I want to be when I weigh in this month at WW.  Didn't get too out of control over the holidays...maybe four pounds over my goal weight.  But it's been simple enough to scrape those few pounds off (thank goodness...); I guess I won't have to go out and buy all new clothes after all. 

Been doing some data-entry work for the husband from home.  Making a few extra bucks (which we sorely need after the holidays).  And it's nice to have something to give my life a sense of order and structure.  What is it they call that?  A "win/win situation" (bleah!)

So, it's nearly half-past January already, and I'm doing everything I can to counteract those post-holiday blues.  Can't say I'm feeling on top of the world...but I'm not contemplating jumping off a cliff, either.  It'll do.


  1. The photograph is beautiful.  The alerts stopped working again, but all the others, which had stopped while yours was working, are back.

  2. Beautiful picture. Glad the year is going well so far.


    The alerts aren't working again :-(

  3. great picture.  This is my un-most favorite time of the year.  I wish it would snow 2 feet (sigh) just for the excitement.

  4. Good for you keeping to your new year's wishes. I have been doing okay but I need to pick up the pace or I will be out of it soon. I know what you mean about the weather. We are getting a lot of ice and rain today when it was just 60 degrees yesterday. What in the world is happening around here?


  5. Beautiful picture! Should I break out in my best Orphan Annie imitation and sing "The sun will come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that...." Aw, heck even my best imitation would sound pretty crappy. I'll spare you the pain. ;-)