Sunday, February 13, 2011

Six Months Anniversary

It was exactly six months ago today (Friday the 13th of August) that mom and I pulled into Kemper's driveway in Nashua, NH exhausted after three days of driving across the country in the Dappled.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Go Red!

This was kinda funny how it worked out.  First they asked Harvard Pilgrim employees to wear the color red on Friday, Feb 4 to show support for the American Heart Association's campaign for women against heart disease.  Then the next day, our church basketball team's color was red to show power and intimidation.  So all in all - Go Red!

Some of my coworkers at HPHC

My basketball team - we lost every game during this tournament but we still had a blast!
I did make one basket.  Just one.  Didn't want people to think I was a show off in case I made too many shots.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Away from the City

I can't believe it has taken me so long to get out of the city and into the mountains!  I guess it was just the thrill of a big city that made me stick around for so long.  But after these two adventures (snowshoeing and Nordic skiing) I am beginning to think I belong near the mountains.

Did you hear that mom?!  I am not a city girl like I thought I was.

Or else, maybe I am a city girl.  Ya know what - let's just say I am very balanced.

Snowshoeing up Mt. Major near Lake Winnipesaukee
My adventure partner - Kristin Peterson of Provo, Ut.


The Adventure Team (Amy and Kristin) along with Judy Ou, of California, and Kalli Kronmiller, of Provo.

Judy and Kalli.  Notice the matching snowsuit bottoms and top?

Nordic skiing on an old sheep reservation in Laconia, NH.

What the Heck?!

What happened to my last post?
I promise; it was legible when I wrote it.

Ha!!  Really, I have no idea what happened.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Day

Here is what I say about Snow Days - ALRIGHT!!  It is a blessing sent from heaven!  It is too bad heaven didn't bless Utah the same way while I was there... or else New Englanders just overreact whenever it snows more then nine inches at a time and cancels school and work.  Nonetheless I am THRILLED I get to stay at home for a day in my long johns and sweatshirt.

Actually, I am not even at my home but rather KJ&A's home.  Because of the storm, I didn't want to drive all the way back to Boston to wake up at 5:00 to drive back so I just stopped halfway to stay the night. In the end my one night ended up being two nights and a day.  But the funny thing is is Kemp and Avy are in Utah and Joseph flew out today for a business trip; so I am here alone using their computer to type a blog post in front of their fire. J

Today, instead of going to work for Harvard's Pilgrims, I shoveled the driveway with Joseph, made pancakes and eggs for breakfast, took a nap, did an hour of P90X stretching, shoveled the driveway a second time, cleaned off cars, convinced the old man across the street (by giving a wink and a smile) to come and clear out the mailbox with his snowblower so the mailman won't drive past again without stopping like he did today, sent Joseph off to the airport, and at cereal for lunch.  Now for the rest of my day, I plan on shoveling one more time and reading Angels and Demons.  What a good day!  Thank you overreactor New Englanders!

One final note - I think it only snows on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  I've shoveled Kemp and Joseph's driveway even more than they do!  Ha!!