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The continuing adventures of a cruising sailor/family lawyer, his wife (also a lawyer), and their young children.
Home Made Waffles
05/16/2009, Home

Did you forget about my food pictures? With time on my hands, I've been able to cook for myself frequently. I've gotten into healthy eating - lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains, nuts and seeds... that sort of thing. This morning I made honey whole wheat waffles from scratch. They came out great, but not as sweet as the ones that come frozen from the store. I've been cutting out a lot of sugar lately. When I had a big bowl of honey nut shredded wheat cereal yesterday I didn't understand why I had a headache afterward until I read the ingredients; sugar is the second ingredient - and the milk is full of sugar too. I know these home-made waffles are healthy and I can pop them from the freezer to the toaster in the mornings when I want them. Pity the picture can't convey the aroma. I made bagels a few weeks ago and they came out great too. I'll do up another batch in the next week or so and show it off on the blog. In the meantime, the recipe for the waffles depicted above is located at http://www.mrbreakfast.com/superdisplay.asp?recipeid=619.

Thimble Peak View
05/16/2009, Morning Walk with Jake and Anne in My Neighborhood

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Jake and Anne Are Still Happy
05/16/2009, Morning Walk Around the Neighborhood

Don't you just love Golden Retrievers. Note [Grandpa] Jake's snow white head.

The View From the Saddle
05/16/2009, Arizona Trail Mt. Lemmon near Molino Basin

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The Famous Traveling Retrievers
Not too hot yet
05/16/2009, The Back of the Truck at Molino Basin

Its Saturday morning and that means Mt. Lemmon hike with Jake and Anne. I took them on a shorter hike than last week since Jake nearly passed-out going up Bog Springs trail. This time we took our usual hike from Molino Basin up to the saddle and back.

The view from the top of the road at Sabino Canyon
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05/13/2009

On my way to work out yesterday morning I biked to the top of Sabino Canyon. It's 3.8 miles from the visitor's center. I have a yearly pass which also allows me to park on Mt. Lemmon. If you hike north from the end of the road there are trails up to Mt. Lemmon, but that's for another day and another season. I've biked Sabino Canyon many times, but its been a long time. We used to drive up there when I was a kid. Cars are no longer allowed. I've taken the tram a dozen times on various group trips. First biked it in middle school. It wasn't much easier today than it was back then, but I made it without too much trouble. There's still water flowing down the canyon and under the 7 bridges. After my morning workout I had a busy day, including a few law-related appointments and administering the final exam to my Family Law students.

Looking North from the end of the Road at Sabino Canyon
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05/13/2009

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Wine, appitizers, and blog
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05/11/2009, Keith's kitchen

In this new, post-cruising, life I've substituted Bahamas-style rum drinks (glass of rum with a splash of coke) with a glass or two of heart-healthy red wine, vegies, and some low-fat cheese. Tonight its a Jarlsberg. I've also become somewhat of a vegetarian, though I'm not orthodox. My blood pressure has gone way down, among other benefits. Tonight its tabouli, hummus, and sauteed veggies for dinner, Netflix movie, and a chat with Sarah when she takes a study break. Life is good.

Biking Up Mt. Lemmon
Keith, hot (but its a dry heat)
05/11/2009, Babad Dog

As part of my new semi-retired kind of life I'm spending several hours every morning exercising. Today I started about 4 miles from the mountain, climbed for about 3 miles, then rode the 7 miles back to my starting point. It was hot and tiring, but it felt so good. I spent the rest of the day working with a law client, dealing with a broken window on the 3rd floor of one of my parents' properties, and continuing to supervise the renovations on my Popinac rental property that I'm preparing for sale. A lot of progress has been made thus far - well over 50 different projects. New carpet is going in on Wednesday. New blinds should arrive this week or early next. Taking a house from blah to nice is a lot of fun for me. It's almost like a creative process.

Sarah's Screen Saver
05/11/2009, Keith's Backyard Winter Morning View

This is the the first picture I sent Sarah. She has it as her screen saver. It's almost summer now and the mornings just aren't like that anymore this time of year. We get pretty good sunsets these days, though. I'll try and capture one. People used to say the photographs on my blog were pretty good. This says to them I'm getting back into the game again.

 

 
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