Category Archives: preparation

Trying Out Zwift for the First Time

Today’s Perfect Moment is my first Zwift ride. For those not aware, Zwift is an online platform that allows you to simulate riding outdoors with a pretty cool interactive landscape. If you have the right equipment (and you don’t need … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Past Few Days (part one)

So this morning, I painted my ceiling pink. Did that catch your attention? It probably shouldn’t have. It really isn’t shocking in 2020. Also, I should add that I thought I was painting my ceiling purple–at least that is what … Continue reading

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A Moment Later and…

The slightly cooler weather is no deterrent to using the barbecue. In fact, if I use my father as an example, he routinely uses the barbecue in sub-zero temperatures surrounded by snow mounds. I have done the same, and I … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

I awoke with the morning sun blasting through my window and  my cat sitting on my shoulder.  When I opened my eyes, he merely said “Meow.”  Luckily I speak Cat and I knew he wanted to be fed.  A quick … Continue reading

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A Chance to Use my Tools

There’s is nothing like a home repair done well to make you feel accomplished.  Okay, there are lots of things that make you feel accomplished.  However, since I am not a particularly handy man….or handy handyman…..whenever I get something done … Continue reading

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My Extra Time

Good Things I am doing while at home and when students don’t log on to online classes cleaning stuff that needs cleaning organizing stuff stretching making (and then doing) reasonable/achievable to do lists preparing for subsequent classes getting through some … Continue reading

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Lessons for Travelling

There are two lessons about winter vacations that I have not learned yet. That sounds horrible, but hopefully by writing them down, I will finally learn them.  Both of them involve finding stuff.  There is also a lesson I learned … Continue reading

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Getting Ready

My trip begins in about a week and I spent a part of the day picking up a few things I might need on my trip. I also did some preparation stuff. Guidebook/Reading Material I love guidebooks, but I hate … Continue reading

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Hiking Boots: Check!

Armed with gift cards from my 50th birthday, I headed to Mountain Equipment Co-op to get some hiking boots. Part of my next adventure is a four day hike and I didn’t think it was wise to tackle it in … Continue reading

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The Signs are Everywhere

Today’s Perfect Moment could have been many things today.   By the time I sat down to type this, many candidates had already presented themselves. Today, I accomplished quite a few tasks around the house. Though most of them were rather … Continue reading

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