Lake Placid, NY Bound

This Sunday is the Lake Placid Ironman. My daughter Jamie is competing. She’s amazing and I’m inspired by her. We flew to Albany, NY then traveled north on I-87 and US -9north. Here’s one of my back seat photos. What a beautiful day.

I have other back seat photos I want to send along. I also have a new phone that I’m trying to figure out how to attach photos. Please bear with me.

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GO GO GO College Glen Swim Team

Today was the final home swim meet for this season. Here the team meets for a pre-game pep talk and Team cheer.

Coach Denise has her strategy ready.

Let the games begin. Each competitor brings their own game which results collectively in the championship. It’s exciting to watch. They are fierce in their IMs, team relays, individual competitions, I’m impressed and inspired.

Great friendships have formed and lots of memories. ❤

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Fresh California Fruit

Fresh peaches are on their tree in the back yard in Sacramento. These peaches are not quite ripe but maybe in another week, please hurry I leave in a week.

These fresh nectarines were picked yesterday from Mike’s yard. Mike is Peter and Denise’s next door neighbor. These nectarines are so beautiful and delicious.

Now imagine a picture of fresh plums picked from their back yard tree. Only four left on the tree this morning. They are so juicy and good.

Lots of fresh fruit and free.

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Home Movies & Popcorn

What’s a family visit without a few family photos and memories. 2006 on Lake Travis with Monte and Sheila, my kids and I met in Austin for the 4th of July.

Above pic is Monte on the Catboat he built and finished in 2004. Below the dingy he built earlier, let’s all go sailing in these beautiful handmade boats, floating and playing in the cool water.

The Porter Belle was the first sail boat Monte built. Once launched in 2000 the sailing life began for Monte, Sheila, Jamie, Peter, Denise, Laura and me. ❤ Family history. ❤

Uncle Monte and Laura sailing the dingy.

Peter’s turn.

Denise and Peter being pulled by the Catboat. Let the fun begin.

Laura sailing the dingy and pulling Momma on the inflated jet ski.

Jamie’s smile says it all. Thank you Sheila and Monte. We love you.

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Sail On Sister

Even though I only get to sail occasionally I really see and feel how one can connect. I have my favorite captains, Monte and Sheila coaching me.

They use my language for understanding then they would patiently throw in theirs which helped me learn. Yesterday was perfect, I even had moments that I relaxed in the wind and in the movement of the boat. I was pleased with my strength to move that big boat in the wind and follow their commands. I was focused. I felt strong and powerful. OK I’m getting alittle carried away.

The Nirvana is a beautiful boat they’ve own for 7 years. Lake Travis is their lake in Austin, TX. Monte and Sheila are amazing and I’m proud of this family of mine.

Turn in tomorrow. I’ll show boats Monte has built.

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Spring again

Seems this sight never changes year after year, it’s where I eat my breakfast and drink my coffee. My breakfast and the view remains the same. I wish you could hear these joyful birds, they are always here too.

I sit on this little love seat at the foot of my back door. I recall how I’ve taken this same picture many times during many seasons.

What seems like the same is still different. Everything is different, I know I’m different, I’ve changed with the seasons.

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New Potting Table

Yesterday, out of the blue Dan shows up with a new potting table he built for me. It is so beautiful. My other one was so used and rotten, Dan noticed and surprised me. I was surprised!

This is his mom, Diane. This is not the first time their acts of kindness have demonstrated acts of kindness. I’m thankful.

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Corn Maze Adventure

This one was at Dixon, CA. A 40 acre experience.

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New Adventure

Yes it is, it is not that exciting, but it is an adventure for me. YOU ARE HERE (as the map in a shopping mall would say). My living room, the front picture window, my sofa, my feet. I’m here resting, taking the RICE approach and loving the only left knee I have. 💟

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Crepe Making

Frankie is getting his Strawberry (basic) Crepe ready to eat. Everyone loves them. Recipe we used?

In a blender, 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cups milk, 3 T soft butter, 1 cup flour, 1/2 t salt. That’s it. Small hot skillet and sprinkle powdered sugar.

Life is good. 😄

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