shadows
Sunday

10.18.20

For the past several days I’ve been fighting with a spider in my apartment that weaves his net at my head level on the balcony door. Every day I free my door from the intricate work of the spider and every day he restores it to its former glory. I am afraid it’s a losing battle. Outside of my apartment,…

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Thursday

10.15.20

Today is a lazy day for me. I started it with an intention to run but quickly realized that I today might take more effort as I hiked 10 miles the day before so naturally, I bailed out and went back to sleep. Besides, it was rainy outside of my window and rain always gives pleasure to staying inside. Not…

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dog and I
Thursday

10.8.20

Some days are tougher than others. Today is that day. No reason that I can determine. Everything is the same. And besides, I went on a 10-mile walk with my beastie in the morning. That usually takes care of all the trash that tends to reside in the mind. So yes, I have no idea why. It just how it…

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post_image_fall
Monday

10.5.20

Today I took some time off work in the morning and went on a two-hour urban hike with my beastie. It was beautiful. The leaves are turning. The Fall is here. Fall is my favorite season here in Oregon since winters do not have snow. When I was living in Alaska it was winter. I loved -40F and deep snow…

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winter
Saturday

9.27.20

Today I went to COSTCO and got some new pillows. I splurged as they were not cheap like IKEA’s. As soon as I got home the first thing I did is to test them and lo and behold, almost fell asleep immediately. I guess it is a sure sign that it is paying off. Next paycheck I am splurging on…

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love tree pic
Friday

9.25.20

Today because I had a lottery ticket I fantasized about the life of being independently wealthy. It was not anything extraordinary. Most of it was a lifestyle that I lead already: walking, hiking, drawing, running. The only thing that would have changed is my living accommodations. I would either move to English or Irish moors by the ocean or stay…

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buddha picture
Thursday

9.23.20

Today was a day when I did not do anything. I bailed out of the running yesterday because of a few rain sprinkles and a minor hurt in my knee. Deep in my soul I know I just bailed out because I got too lazy. Now I am waiting for my dog to want to go outside which he is…

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art detail
Saturday

9.19.20

For six months now I spend most of my time alone and in silence. I live alone. Well, I have a dog, so technically it is not “alone alone” but my dog does not speak back so it is impossible to hold a true conversation. It is all one-sided. I have been working from home and as much as I…

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Thursday

9.17.20

Smoke is here. As if COVID was not enough life throws you another curveball. My windows have been closed for a week and because my house is so well insulated it is incredibly hot. My poor dog! Work is stressful with everyone teaching online. You’d think faculty would get used to it now seeing how they have been doing it…

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walking shoes
Monday

8.10.20

Today I paid off all of my student loans. I can’t believe it! It took 20 years. Now I can start saving for travel! I can go to so many places on my list! Europe is first. Great Britain and Ireland to be precise. Then to Nordic countries. South America for some reason is not appealing. Everyone goes there and…

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