Truckee California Visit

My husband and I  travel up the hill to the snow with my granddaughter and fun loving Lab Libby and create a special family memory.

 

Road Curves Ahead!

Road Curves Ahead!

Granddaughter shares the fun

Granddaughter shares the fun

Hungry we headed to the town of Truckee. We were lucky to find a parking space. Lots of fellow travelers packed the restaurants and shops.

Looks like a store from my early years. The Truckee Variety Store has an abundance of memories. Stopped in for a quick trip down “Memory Lane”.

Truckee Variety Store

Truckee Variety Store

Remember this?

Wooly Willy now has a friend Buddey Beagle.

Wooly Willy now has a friend Buddy Beagle.

Three little kittens…

Lost Mitten

Lost Mitten

 

Being in the moment, I actually did not grab many snow pictures. More snow is on the way, and so another visit will be planned for photography.

 

Organization and Exercise

Mail on January always starts off with the predictable envelop from my accountant. Just finishing off the bottle of champagne, and I am reminded of April 15th. The newspaper shrinks with all the advertisements gone. Now I am flooded with sales on exercise equipment, gym memberships, and information about what to eat and what to avoid eating.

Been eating my vegetables

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Colorful Peppers

and salads, cooking chicken soup with kale, carrots, and celery, and enjoying a few desserts with my coffee.

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Wonderful smells draws you into this candy shop

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Watch as the chocolate is transformed into yummy goodness!

From department stores to supermarkets candy hearts replace candy canes.   Calendars make a brief appearance. Has the “smart phone” replaced calendars?  I know that I rely more on my phone when I make appointments. Stores bring out organizers of all kinds. I like containers, but I never had a collection of Tupperware. I keep most of my large glass jars to store food stuff. Not too many items come in glass anymore. Plastic bins keep my yarn organized. I use baskets for my camera equipment. My one magazine title finds a home in a basket, but this year the magazine goes digital. Too bad.   I replaced the space for a computer tower with three baskets for desk storage. I try to be organized, yet by the time I get around to my personal space I run out of minutes in the day. So my desk often suffers.  Furniture and household items from my parents downsize now have a useful place in my home. More ways to get organized. Best of all, my car now fits in the garage again. I missed pulling my car in to the garage with the wet, cold weather.

My most important organizing task falls to my new laptop.  I just upgraded to Lightroom and Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud). I want to keep my photographs on a portable lhard drive and be able to work both at home and when I am away. I have been using both programs, and so now is a good time for this change. I need to add my filters, plug-ins and a couple of additional programs. I will report my progress, and explain how I made the leap. Not sure about the “cloud” thing yet.