January is over already?


Running in the morning, Manitou Bay Freezing Fog

Wow, where does the time go?

Just to let you know what we have been up to:  We are now experiencing a real “Seattle” rainy winter.  It is grey all the time, with occasionally sunny parts to a day.  And it is chilly.  We had frost often, and, a new one for me, freezing fog.  Everything we do is done with the rain in mind.  Oh, and did I mention it was dark?  It is not even remotely light before sunrise at 8 am, and as soon as the sun sets at 4 pm it’s dark again.  I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I spent December catching up on movies and sleep.

Also, in December I had to deal with new Individual Health Insurance and HSA Accounts and…  I may go back to work for the sole purpose of avoiding this next year.  It is so much easier when your employer does all of this for you.

I would post another book review, but I have been slogging through a long long book.  It’s a great book, the writing is interesting and the story is compelling.  It is an historical account of voyage (may not be too many people’s “cup of tea”) to the north pole.  It is Hampton Sides “In the Kingdom of Ice; The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette”.  It is full of historical facts and can be a bit tedious, but it is critical to understand not only the period in which they undertook this voyage, but also the mood of the populous.  Nothing happens in a vacuum, and this really gives you a good account of what it was like in 1880’s America.  And what it is like to be stuck in a polar ice sheet… I normally listen to books while I run, but that is not possible with this book. So it is taking me longer than normal.  I am 3/5 of the way to the end, and I would recommend this book.  I do not think I will write a review.

Here are some pictures for you, to give you and idea that I am getting out, getting some sun and having some fun.


Sea Foam


Beach Walk near Manitou Bay


Seattle container docks


Indy at Fort Ward Park shores


Grand Forest


Stormy day on Rockaway Beach

I also post on Instagram now.  I love taking pics, but I don’t have any fancy equipment!  I just use my iPhone cause that is what I carry.   Find me on Instagram at KatBIWA.  And let me know how to find you on Instagram also!


One thought on “January is over already?

  1. The book sounds very interesting! I love historical stories. And, glad to hear you are getting out. I remember seasons likes that in Seattle. It was so hard for me to get motivated to get out.

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