Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Hiking the Pontatoc Canyon

Today we had a most wonderful hike in the Catalina Mountains on the Pontatoc Canyon trail. It starts out on the same trail that we took last week, going up Pontatoc Ridge, but this one is much more challenging, taking us up, up, up, down, down, down... up, up, up... you get the idea. The scenery was beautiful, and the views of the canyon and the city below -- splendid!

I was delighted to get onto the scale this morning and to see a new number -- 134.8. Ok.. I know that rounds to 135, but I still like seeing that 134. The other cool thing is that my "muffin top," that bulge of fat above my jeans, is getting smaller. Woo hoo!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


We awoke early this morning to the sound of boomers! Thunder, lightning, and hard rain fell onto Tucson off and on all day today. Skies were alternately sunny and blue or full of heavy rain clouds. Up on Mt. Lemmon, we can see snow. That's where I like to see it, too -- off in the distance, and 5000 feet higher than we are!

Church was good today, as we celebrated the first day of Advent and talked about hope. After church, we went and looked for a cover for the firepit and Jack looked at grills. Then we did our *once per week* visit to an all-you-can-eat and this week was New China.

This was a perfect afternoon for goming out here at home, and that's what we did! As rain fell, I cleaned out a closet, and that's about all we got done, and that's ok. :)