Last week, I was lead climbing an overhung route. For those of you who don’t know this, lead (or sport) climbing is when you clip the rope into pre-set carabiners as you climb up the wall. This requires you to pull up rope from the belayer as you climb. This is in contrast to top…

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This one turns 7 years old today. Our Vet recently informed me that she is now a senior. She is getting old. She teaches me so much about life. She shows me how to love unconditionally and live in the moment. I love her so much. I never thought I could love something (especially an…

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I made beef stew this week. Onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, and beef. It involved a lot of chopping. I used one of our kitchen knives that I just had professionally sharpened. The newly sharpened blade made all the difference. It was enjoyable to cut everything up. I actually found myself wanting to chop up more…

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I’m back in Gainesville, FL after traveling for almost 3 weeks. It’s bittersweet. On one hand, I’m happy to be back home sleeping in my own bed with Veda, my 6-year-old Doberman Pinscher:). On the other hand, I’m sad to leave family that I don’t get to see very often, fun adventures, and such a…

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