You would think, living in the mountains with an average annual snowfall of over 400 inches of snow, that we would get a lot of “snow days”, stuck at home, roads closed, no place to go. Actually, it’s fairly rare! But yesterday we had freezing rain in the forecast so I, mentally checked out, spent the day in the house doing laundry, binged watched some Nicholas Cage movies on Netflix (don’t judge me man), baked brownies, played with Mae.
Hello and Happy New Year! It’s 2017! Can you believe it? When I was a kid I used to calculate how old I would be in THE FUTURE…Well, I don’t think I ever went past the year 2000. And here I am, in 2017. No hover car, no personal robot, no trips to Mars….But it’s close, right? I have the mars curiosity rover on instagram and that just blows me away!! Pictures of Mars, the red planet, on my phone? Way cool!
Ok enough of my ramblings….here’s the photo of Mae you’ve all been waiting for, waiting in the snow for snowballs.
October was a busy month! We bought a new car. My husband’s ’04 WRX had over 370,000 miles on it and had to be put out to pasture. It was on it’s second engine, but everything else was worn out! Within the next year, he will reach the point of having logged a million miles in Subarus! LOVE them!
|our new Subaru Crosstrek|
I also went to Las Vegas for a weekend with my daughter to celebrate her 21st birthday. She turned 21 back in September. We have been through a lot together, especially over the last decade. She is a type 1 diabetic; life is not always easy. It’s a very challenging disease to live with 24/7. So, we thought it was a great occasion to get a little over the top and celebrate her birthday!
I know you’ve been missing Mae. Come on, of course you have! She, as usual, has been having quite the life…running, hiking, swimming. But last month she was stung by hornets three different times! NOT fun. The last time, we had been out hiking on the mountain and about half an hour after we got home I looked at her and her entire face was swelling! Luckily a benadryl tablet brought it under control. But she hid in the closet for the next hour!
|The bee-sting lip look?|
I’ve been a bit more careful about avoiding places bees might be, but it’s not easy out in the woods.
|Does she look tired?|
In case you missed it, I finally found a great shoe! I am just so happy that I tried these because they are exactly what I’ve been hoping to find. They are the Altra Lone Peak 3.0 mid height, neoprene/polartec trail runner. My goodness, that’s a mouthful!