A lesson in sewing

April 19th, 2020
Pros already! Making clothes for their stuffed animals

Can I call my homeschooling obligation done for the week? 😆

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Fun at the Garage

April 18th, 2020

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Happy Easter

April 12th, 2020

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Easter Prep

April 11th, 2020

I almost venture to call this also a pandemic perk. We haven’t dyed eggs for years on account of Easter coinciding with the kids’ Spring Break from school and thus us being away on a climbing trip at Yosemite (where we had plans to be this year too). I mean c’mon, dyeing Easter eggs is almost as much fun as climbing beautiful granite house-sized boulders in the most gorgeous valley on earth, right? Seriously, right? RIGHT?!!!! 😩

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More Pandemic Perks

April 7th, 2020
The stand up work desk I’ve always wanted but was too afraid to ask for
Spare time enough to introduce our kids to Star Wars!

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Pandemic Perk

April 4th, 2020
After nearly 3 years in dormancy, the garden is back in action

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12 Bar Blues

April 3rd, 2020

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Anti-Social Workout

March 27th, 2020

This would have been one of my last workouts before departing for Yosemite and another attempt on Shadow Warrior (v12). Now I have a good excuse to stay in tip top shape until November.

This “campusing” focused workout included:

  1. Warmup: Active mobility, jump rope, bands, Is, Ys, Ts, playing on the pommel and TGUs (8kg – 36kg)
  2. Bouldering: V0 – V8 (select problems to warmup fingers)
  3. Campusing: Pull-throughs, pull-through negatives, up/downs
  4. Core: Chris Heria’s “Super Effective Way to get 6 Pack Abs” (Only 1 meager round)
  5. Bonus: Chris Heria’s: “7 Minute Fat Burning Morning Routine”

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What the?!

March 22nd, 2020

So I was convinced that the next time I posted here would be my news of finally sending a v9. And that wasn’t me being hopeful or naive or tough. No, it was real. I was there, physically. Ready to crank it out and call it done. Just needed to get on the climb and send it. And then…well, the world knows the rest of that story. It’s everyone’s story now.

And I’m over it…the v9, that is.

We are so fortunate right now. Paul and I still have jobs. We still get paychecks. We have a sweet climbing wall in a sweet garage with every training apparatus we could ever want. We don’t panic at the thought of social isolation because it’s kinda how we roll anyway. We have food. We have TP (for now anyway). Everything is just about as good as it could be during this COVID-19 situation. Sure, I have my gripes and there are challenges. But it’s really not that bad, comparatively. Not at this current moment in time.

Hoping that everyone that reads this can also say the same.

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Gorgeous Day

February 22nd, 2020
Hueco Tanks, TX