Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2012«

Up A Creek

February 29, 2012


No paddle, don’t need one; I’ve got my skis. Checking out the Juneau Nordic Ski Club Trail Condition Forum yesterday before heading out to the Mendenhall Valley revealed that one of the volunteer track-setters was planning on heading out to set a track at Montana Creek. Eager to check out that trail, I made a […]

It’s Your Birthday!

February 28, 2012


One of my sisters is marking the anniversary of her birth today. She is tiny and tough with a will to conquer any obstacle and determination to reach any goal she has set her sights on. If she were closer I would make her a nice dinner with wine pairings. As it is, the lives […]

Said Location

February 27, 2012


Juneau has gotten a lot of snow in the past couple of days, even at sea level. Today has been a day of obligations that have kept me from getting out in it. Getting on my skis usually provides a means of clearing my head and making room for thoughts to flow around. Without that […]

The Morning After

February 26, 2012


Earlier this winter Linda Wertheimer hosted Martha Stewart on NPR to promote her new book, Martha’s Entertaining, A Year of Celebrations. I was very enamored with a section of the book that was discussed; the Burgundy Dinner. Apparently Martha bought an estate that had a cellar full of Burgundy wines that had some age on […]

Cold Day, Spicy Salad, Warm Hearts

February 25, 2012


It is another clear and cold day in Juneau. The sun is streaming through the windows and it feels wonderful. My daughter and I are going to head up to the mountain as soon as this post goes live. We are expecting company tonight and my husband will be cooking the bulk of the food, […]

Dynamic Flow

February 24, 2012


Today’s discoveries and re-discoveries: The White Stripes set a great tempo for classical skiing Double-poling is the reverse action of pulling in nets Dry snow sometimes falls in Juneau It was a good day on the mountain-cold, dry, and sunny. Sunny! In a previous life I was involved in theatre and a movement teacher I […]

So Good, It’ll Make You Weep

February 23, 2012


How often do we encounter this in our lives and do you question it when the feeling sweeps over you? “Hmmm, must not have gotten enough sleep last night,” or “Are my hormones out of whack?” I know that I have had some genuine moments that cannot be attributed to these reasons. Music, when just […]

Ski Partner In Paradise

February 22, 2012


My daughter has a day off from school because of parent/teacher conferences and I managed to pry her away from her Anime so we could go for a ski. At sea level it is still rainy and wet, but it has been snowing steadily at the base of Eaglecrest and higher. The downhill area is […]

A Sense of Place

February 21, 2012


I find my thoughts returning to Terry Thiese’ Reading Between the Wines on a regular basis. Today when I was attempting to find a passage that I wanted to reference, I found inspiration in another. One of the chapters that Thiese laid out in his treatise is entitled “The Three Humors.” Theise feels that there […]

Wild Fish Elegance

February 20, 2012


My kids are home from school because of Presidents’ Day and we are taking it slow. Lots of wet snow fell down here at sea level last night and into the morning, and I am sure that a lot of wonderful “Champagne” powder fell on Eaglecrest last night. Achh! I try not to think of […]

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