Monthly Archives: March 2012

Flower

Mike works really hard to make our yard and flower gardens look nice. Spring had officially started at the Duroy house. This year we have grass and not dirt in the yard, and we bought some beautiful flowers to plant. I love having a beautiful green yard.

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Just keep swimming

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I sing this to myself as I am running. “just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming….” thanks Dorie (Finding Nemo).

After having this duck given to me today after listening to residents, the residency director, and coordinator of NW Residency program talk to our school today, I decided I need to “keep swimming” for the rest of this semester and through boards. Then maybe I can float for a couple weeks in June and get back to swimming in July.

“just keep swimming!”

Great Vaca…

This has been a super busy and fun spring break so far. Road trip one was to Angel Fire, NM. Driving to NM on Friday afternoon was a very long drive. Tulsa to Oklahoma city and then to Amarillo and onto Angel Fire. A 9 hour drive, of course we drove straight through. As my dad would say “we don’t let any grass grow under our feet.”
For the last week of the snow season in New Mexico, there was good snow on the mountain and more snow falling the entire time we were there.
I love snow skiing. I am going to have to try snow boarding the next time we go.

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I think there about 8 restaurants in Angel Fire. I think we found the good ones. My favorite was the Roasted Clove. This was the best meal we had the entire time we were there. Monday night is their burger night. Filet migion, ground sirloin steak, guacamole, carmelized onions, well apparently I could just go on and on about this meal. They make their own spicy vinegarĂȘtre, which might have been the best dressing that I have ever eaten.

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It was sad yesterday when we left to come back to Oklahoma. It was snowing. This snow was the most beautiful snow I have ever seen. We got to use the four wheel drive in the new pickup.

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I like it that 8 inches of snow doesn’t shut down communities in New Mexico and Colorado.

Success

Day one of snow skiing was successful.

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Skiing lesson went well!

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We went to the top of the mountain and the backside of the mountain.

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I can probably count on one, maybe two hands how many times I fell down. Mike didn’t fall, not even once.

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I even successfully made it down a BLUE slope.

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This has been a great trip so far and we still have three days! We are both tired and trying to prevent ourselves from being sore. I don’t know if my legs have gotten this much of a workout in quite some time.
Couples getaways are the greatest.

These are the things that kept me company

It’s hard to learn anything when you feel crummy.
Comfy close.
Blanket.
Space heater.
Medicine.

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Cough drops.

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A box of Kleenex in every room in the house.

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Hot tea. Hot coffee. Water.
Hope to feel better in the morning.
This “cold” or allergies, or whatever it is needs to go away, NOW!
Okay, I’m done complaining.