Monday, January 9, 2012

Water Obstacles

I've kept it up for a week now. I'm hoping that I don't have to confess, in a month or so, that I've stopped going.

Walking, that is. Or, more like, hiking. Lots of steep climbs.

This is the Sonoran Desert. It is dry here. Lots of dry washes and old riverbeds. I've read that the Ho-Ho'kam Native Americans that lived here, had access to more water here than we do.

So it is my joy to come across water. The other day I hiked the Canyon Loop Trail in Catalina State Park. I had to cross 4 water obstacles. They are too wide to jump, too deep to dry to step through. Other hikers, or the park rangers, have placed rocks. I use them to get across. It's slippery, and I try not to imagine slipping and breaking an ankle and having to be helicopter rescued.

The water is from the snow melt in the Catalina mountains. I'm sure it's good enough to drink.

I love it!!

(hmm, pictures are sort of 'washed out', no pun intended. It was a really sunny morning!)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Taking a Walk

New Years Resolution: Exercise. Lose Weight.

But, this year, I have a different strategy. In the past, (like last year), with the same resolution, it fizzled after a while. Walking in my neighborhood isn't very exciting. It feels like work.

Walking - here - doesn't feel like work.

This is Catalina State Park. Those are the Santa Catalina mountains. This trail is really steep (as are many of them), and has me huffing and puffing.
Hopefully in a month or so, I won't be huffing so hard.

Come walk with me!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gotta make Lists!

Gotta get organized! My little home office, where I have worked for the past 5 years, was my little sanctuary. I prided myself on my organizational abilities.

What has happened??

I'm still in the middle of two worlds - my old one of media (note the standard broadcast calendar on my bulletin board - my old world ran by a different calendar).

My filing cabinets still have some old files in them. After 2 months of being laid off - do I ship them back or just toss 'em??

So - and I don't imagine this will all happen in one day - time to get ORGANIZED!!! But I'm still working on some Woolies custom orders, and I need to go to the grocery store, and I'm in the middle of laundry...........


Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 - A Year of Possibility

Happy 2012!

I cannot remember ever before being faced with a year as wide-open as this. Or should I say - welcomed.

A year of possibility.........

The old job is gone. Do I want to continue in that field?
Unemployment brings with it a clean slate. What do I want to do? What can I do? What do I want to be when I grow up? :)

One son is gone, mostly. Moving forward in his life.
One son is also moving forward, changing day by day.

It's time to make plans. Make lists. Organize.

I'm ready.

Best wishes for YOUR new year!