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Showing posts from November, 2014

PCMR Opening Observations

Last Saturday was opening day for Park City Mountain Resort. A day that almost didn't happen after 50yrs of season openers. Fortunately, the temps were cold in early November for the snow guns to provide enough man-made for a handful of runs. Then, the snow gods did their part and provided several inches Saturday evening. Looks like everyone had a blast!

Usually we aren't ones to miss Opening Day, but I had cycling commitments and Terry was flat on his back. I spent the morning at the cycling studio, then had a relaxing afternoon watching wildlife and finishing a mystery novel.

Sunday morning, I got up early to snowblow and shovel then opted for cycling class rather than skiing. Terry and I really enjoy skiing together, so it felt wrong to hit the lifts for my 1st day of the season without him. Plus it was the first cycling class I'd been able to attend and a great opportunity to catch up with friends. Amazing how you all can ride all summer and never run into each other o…

Can't Say No to My Passions

If only I could gain an extra hour of time every week and not just once a year during daylight savings. I find that as I try to say "no" more, I'm actually saying "yes" to activities I'm really passionate about and the hours are slipping by. The past few weeks of November are a perfect example. I'm not sure if I want it to change, the projects I've been working on outside of work are very exciting. Guess I'll find a balance eventually. For now, full steam ahead.
On Sunday, Nov 2nd, I started off the 25hr day with a trip to SLC. The plan was for 60min of College Alumni Strategy and then my 90min Italian lesson. Glenn and I met about Montana Tech over a warm beverage, but then I headed home since my instructor was sick. After a quick lunch, next stop was to the cycling studio to setup the computrainer software and bikes, thankfully Terry helped me troubleshoot. Unfortunately I can't say "no" to work, so Monday I flew to Cincinnati an…

June-Oct Goal Review

Time flies when you are having fun! It also flies when you are working extremely long hours and weekends. I stayed on track with goal reviews the 1st 5 months of the year, but the last 5 months got away from me.  Now that Summer and Fall are over and I gained an hour today with the end of daylight savings, it felt appropriate to check in before time runs out on my 2014 goals.

June-Oct Summary A1:  I didn't make a book a week, but I've also added almost an hour a day of Italian lessons to my plate. I would recommend any of these 12.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Stay Close and Six Years by Harlan Coben, Treacherous Paradise by Henning Mankell, Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler, Police and Nemesis by Jo Nesbo, Purgatory Ridge by William Kent Krueger, Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Step on a Crack by James Patterson

A2: I went on a blog break over the summer, so only 10 in 5 months. I did keep u…