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Wednesday at West

Posted on January 5, 2012

Last night we had our date night at the local ski mountain. It’s literally less than a mile from our house, so it’s actually more convenient than the gym. It was 18 degrees not taking into account the wind last night. I am betting the YMCA was warmer, but to the slopes we went. I got to the summit and wanted to capture the beauty. Ugh. My iPhone camera was set to take my face. Does that ever not horrify? Yay for goggles. Then I snapped a picture of the night, but it didn’t translate. Then I held a spectacular yard sale after sliding 65 yards backwards and on my belly. Then there were the snowboarders who were stopped-in-the-middle-of-no-where-in-the-dark-and-oh-by-the-way-I-can’-stop. But in the end, I…

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Revealing Hope

Posted on January 1, 2012

A woman I have a deep fondness and admiration for, Susan Neibur, posted something this morning that has stayed with me like a strong beam of sunlight after a swim in the cold lake. Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’… – Alfred Lord Tennyson I certainly had my share of disappointment in the past year, but as the Tennyson quote rings in my ears, I realize that the voice of hope is my own. Any chance of seeing the world in a brighter way is not going to come from the laughter of my children, though that is sweet, or the supportive hand of my husband or unwavering support of my parents. Hope is mine…

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