Author Archives: mariavlong

The Numbers & New Blog

Here is how it all turned out: Blog daily: 95% of the time Meditate daily: 73% of the time Yoga 6 days a week: 73% of the time 1,200-1,500 calories a day: 71% of the time 5 miles, 5 days … Continue reading

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The Year In Photos

I kinda slacked on the photo taking department. The good news is that I also slacked on slacking for the very first time ever! This is all of them (in the correct order I think)  plus my last pic at … Continue reading

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Some of the really nice yoga teachers at this studio right next to my home (right next to in this weather!!) start their class asking if anyone has a request for a pose to include in the class sequence. Huh? … Continue reading

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The Shovel

Many odes to the shovel today I bet. I consider maneuvering the  shovel up and down my driveway  today’s cardio. My wrists are already sore which tells you a lot about the quality of my  shoveling abilities and also predicts … Continue reading

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Quick Recap

4 day weekend cut short by blizzard. After winterizing the plumbing/heating, hightailed it to Portland and made it in right as it  started to snow. Hunkered down at fancy hotel downtown and had the  Fore St. Grill to ourselves! (best … Continue reading

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Packing the snowshoes and all the rugged stuff for a four day weekend at the cabin. Wood stove, hot water, no debris on the floor, and a brand new induction cooking range. But no laptop. Happy Festivus everybody.

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A New Attachment

I can’t decide if this is a good thing or not. I signed up for amazon’s because if I did I could buy my sweetheart a Flip video camera for $9.99 to take on his Bday trip. $14.99 a … Continue reading

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