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My name is Rachel, I live in California, I'm 40, married for 15 years to Sean and have two dogs. My hobbies are my dogs Leo & Ferny, hiking, exploring, enjoying life.

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February 22, 2006

Broke it, I think

I was going to do some maintenance on the website (such as add more side links and change some data) but apparently it's not working! Ugh. I'm going to be moving my site to a new machine in the next few weeks though. Adding a bunch of stuff. Putting in a "boutique" (I like that name!) And so on. So look for some changes this spring!

February 21, 2006


Past couple days I've been playing with some slide rules. One belongs to my dad (Hi Dad!) and the other belonged to my father in law. That one came with an instruction booklet and exercises.

Having had a chance to play with these hands on it just makes me shudder to think we sent men to the moon with these things. :eek: It does take a bit of experience though to get it to become an elegant tool.

February 19, 2006

This has blown me away.

Why isn't anyone talking about this?? This is just blowing me away.

1+1=2 Right?

Well, 11-2=9

36- (3+6) = 27 which is divisible by 9

42 - (4+2) = 36 which is divisble by 9

365 - (3+6+5) = 351 is divisible by 9

56+34=90 ; 5634 - 90 = 5544 / 616 = 9

82+170=252 ; 82170 - 252 = 81918 / 9102 = 9

And if you go further, everything is divisble by 3! so 3 is the answer to *everything*!

This is just blowing me away. I really hope someone else here appreciates what this means.

Btw, I got this from the "human calculator", Scott Flansburg

This really goes deep into understanding a bit of how the mind can intuitively know when something "feels right" or wrong. This also explains a bit to me about, well, me.

I gotta let this gel some more. Wow.

5+5=10 but 55-10=45, 4+5=9 ACK!

February 11, 2006

Is this really February?

Today I had every intention of writing about a hike or some such exploration. I sure have enough things to talk about! I thought about the time we went hiking and I wanted to rediscover my barefooted Hawaiian roots - and almost walked on a rattlesnake. Or the time we took our friends up to Mill Peak in winter - and ended up trudging through two feet of snow, returning with soaked boots. Although that taught me to carry plastic grocery bags on all hikes. I mean, who would have guessed they make great moisture barriers.

Instead, I am going to write about today's adventure.

It's been about a year since I've driven. Strange, I know. Silly technicality with Social Security and subsequent loss of license with DMV. But I digress. I did eventually get my license back. It just took a while.

I thought I had better get some driving in after all this time and figured going off road would be just as good practice as anything. We loaded up the dogs, packed a picnic lunch and hit the road. 3N34, here we come!

It's unbelievable the weather we are having this year. Dry and warm. Lots of folks enjoying the nice weather. We found Off Highway Vehicle volunteers doing trail maintenance - fence repairs in particular as we passed them.

There were a few others taking advantage of the nice day. Some driving motorcycles, some on ATV's and a few others in 4 wheel vehicles like ourselves. We got to see a lady riding her horse with her two dogs in tow. (How cool is that!) One person was Geocaching. Another had gone out to collect firewood. All of us out there, enjoying the forest in his or her own way.

We explored the forest from the road. Drove 3N34 from the Pinnacles Staging Area toward Hook Creek. Left the forest road via Torrey (Pines?) Road. We reentered the forest from the vicinty of Yosemite area. Our dogs had a nice ride. The newfy just loves to ride. The collie would prefer to herd quail. Or lizards. He doesn't care which. He got to do neither. All in all - just being out and about in the forest is a blessing.

Maybe next week we'll actually hike.

February 01, 2006

Newfoundland Dog Totes

At long last: Here are the totes I plan on selling both online and at the Nationals. First batch are all red and white. There will eventually be other colors. Gold and Black. Red and Black. Blue and White. Green and White. Natural and Blue. And finally *deep breath* Natural and Green.

Large Tote with Life Ring

Large Tote with Black Newfoundland Head

Small Tote with Brown Newfoundland Head

Small Tote with Black Newfoundland Head

Small Tote with Splashing Newfoundland Puppy


Wow! What a wild month January turned out to be! Let's see...

Went camping in the Ord Mountains. I just love it there. And the dogs get a real kick out of being in the middle of nowhere full of rabbits and birds. Ok. Bird Dog Leo loves it. Solo just wants to make sure we all stay together and no one gets toooo far from the rest of the "pack" on the walks.

Later in the month : Motherboard and RAM fried. Hee hee. When I say "I don't know how to do this, maybe *you* should" well... listen. :D So yeah. My fault. But it didn't happen without a warning cry of "HOW DO I DO THIS??!!" eheheh.

Turned off Satellite TV again. This time it's not as painful ha. How come I have so much time to do things in the evenings now? Same number of hours. But more is getting done. hmmm....

Speaking of more time: I've been asked to write articles for our local magazine! I'm THRILLED!! So I have to get myself in gear. I'll be writing up stories on our local hikes. It should be a lot of fun. With this and the Forest Service Photography volunteer work - well. Someday I might "know" our forest. In the meantime, we're still poking and learning and discovering TONS of new things.

I think that brings me up to date. The last thing I need to mention: TOTE BAGS! Yes, they are finally here! I've been sewing away like a little magic Brownie in the sewing loft and getting some things done. Now they are ready for viewing. I'm so proud of them. My good friend, Coral (of Newfstitch.com) does the embroidery shown on the bags. She also has her own line of Newfoundland dog paraphanelia. Did I spell that right? Oh well, you get the idea. Just go look at her site. Got a drooler? She's got the bib for you!

For my work: I'll have another entry up in just a few minutes.... *zoom*

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