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Project 251: They Say it's Fall, But it isn't Fall

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We have had some record-breaking heat here in Vermont the last few days. Today, the Burlington Electric Department is prepared to call it a "Peak Day" and is in full conservation mode. This is very unusual for late September. A lot of the trees which should be near to bursting with color (especially after the wet spring we had) are shedding dried up leaves that never bothered changing.

And they say global warming isn't a thing.

Still, it's warm in Vermont and I'm having a hard time complaining about it since Summer didn't start until practically July. Since winter generally lingers for six months in these parts, I'm in no hurry to get the process started.

Anyhoo, this weekend we had a rare one in which neither of us had anything planned so we decided to knock off a few 251 towns. For the first half of our adventure, Best Guy usually drove, I navigated, and we spent half the trip bickering over the fact that I'd rather look out the window than at the m…

20 Days and Counting!

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It's getting close. In just 20 days we will be taking off for ten days of awesomeness. We've got our itinerary pretty much set, we know (generally speaking) how we're going to get where, and when. The pet/house sitter is confirmed. My obsession with suitcases has proved fruitful as I've finally got what I think will meet our airline's ever-changing carry on requirements.


I probably went a little nuts here worrying about this, but you know the internet rabbit hole. You go online to find basic requirements, no biggie, the next thing you know you're reading articles about carry-on horror stories where passengers with a bag one inch larger than the requirements are forced to gate-check their bag for like $100.

I've flown for years. First for work, traveling all over the United States (including Alaska), and then for pleasure. I have gotten to the point where I am so jaded about the airline industry if I could get away with never flying again I would. It's n…

Labor Day and All the Things

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This past weekend was a busy one for us. Lots of comings and goings.

For me, it all started on Friday. Professionally, I incorporate Reiki/energy work into most of my treatments. I have been working with Reiki for the better part of seven years now. In the last year, I took my work with it to the next level by offering "Integrated Treatments" to my clients - something I couldn't officially do until I started my own practice. It is a highly intuitive session and I never know what I'm going to do until I'm in the middle of it.

After many years of toying around with the idea, this past weekend I finally received the final step of training and became a Reiki Master. This is a huge boost for me and receiving this training really felt...right. Like coming home. What does this mean? More tools in my energetic tool box, for one. A deepening connection to my intuition and a greater sense of the energy I'm working with. I am excited to start incorporating my newfound k…