Monthly Archives: February 2011

Play

“Play is to fun as joy is to happiness. Things tend to make us happy, whereas joy is a capacity of the soul. Happiness is often fleeting, joy is self-replenishing. When we go somewhere or take a trip, we’re often … Continue reading

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The Essssssssssence

Today was Monday. Supposed to be a home economist day. I should have done my taxes. But, there was snow, and skiing, and soup. S’s…..I have been thinking a lot about S’s. The S’s of sadness, and solitude. Solace and … Continue reading

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My Morning Run

  Four inches of fresh Nothing but a gray rut and a black dog on white snow to guide my way. First tracks on the hills But there is light hovering in the eastern sky turning clouds in the west … Continue reading

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Serial Monogamy

This weekend, I went skiing at the Palouse Divide on Saturday, and on Sunday, hiked in a tank top and shorts on an obscure creek off the Grande┬áRonde river. It’s February in ID, the longest month of the year, and … Continue reading

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Bicycles

Yesterday I took Jim’s bikes over to B+L for consignment sale. This was much harder than I anticipated. Just the act of pulling the mountain bike off of the hook it had hung on all winter had me in a … Continue reading

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Home Economist

Mondays are home economist days. This is the day of the week I picked out to deal with all those distasteful things one has to do when somebody dies. I am not working as much as I was before Jim … Continue reading

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Touch

I miss touch. I am a touchy person. We are a touchy family. Jim and I were a touchy couple. It was rare for us to be in the same room and not touching in some way. If he was … Continue reading

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