Sunday, March 13, 2011

Gone Again?

I think if you want to know what's going on you'll have to check out things over here.

Building is coming along. Classes at our permanent home should be mid-end April.
We will continue to have classes just in the mornings, evenings and weekends.

I am so so excited not to have a traveling CrossFit car anymore. Lugging bars, plates, balls, clocks, bags, dumb bells,......etc everywhere is tiring! :)

Here is the new location. 952 Broadway. 40+ car parking lot, city park right along side of building (a free playground for CrossFit Beyond!) and across the street is my sound! the sound of water, the sound of a stream, right in downtown Albany!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Life's not about waiting for the storm to pass...
it's about learning to dance in the rain!!!
- Vivian Greene

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Frozen Pipes!!

I didn't know........................

I didn't know the temps were going down below zero. This is when Steve would start getting sick to his stomach in fear that something was going to break. Over 20 years we have tried, heat tapes, kerosene heaters, insulation, etc.... but because the pipes run along the wall, a brick wall, an outside brick wall! We have experienced frozen pipes almost ever year.
Now this year (and last) "I" fear. I thought I had this one this year. I got a nice gas stove working thinking this would take care of "all my problems"...... not the case.
I got up to -3 and I could feel it. I knew it wasn't good. Sure enough frozen pipes.
On the day when it's suppose to be my daughters day. We are looking at wedding dresses with her two best friends and then going to lunch.
I got to the bridal appointment late and didn't go to lunch. I spent several hours with my (well, he is everything right now to me, he is Steve's best friend) Glenn watching has he took a blow torch to pipes, teaching me every step of the way and "I WILL" do this by myself if it happens again.
Hopefully this will not happen again. I have been given the task to open up some walls and re-insulate. Next summer we are taking the piping into the middle of the house!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011


Friends are GREAT!
Thanks for a great lunch!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Being in Love

"Loving" someone and "Being in Love" with someone is different.
I was told that by a Psychotherapist.
"Being in Love" is where you want to share everything.
The good, the bad and the ugly.
You want to be with and do everything with that person.
You get butterflies.
You smile.
You laugh.
You love who they are.
You don't stop thinking about them....
Loving a person as they are but with no great emotional tie. There's not all the characteristics of "Being in Love"
"Being in Love" is unmistakable.
You know.
You know the difference.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sharing my bed again?

I had a male companion for the weekend.
I know. I know. (but I'm only human)
I had a weak moment.
But in any case.
I have to say he was so much like Steve.
1. He didn't like to go to bed early. A matter of fact he did not do well. He was up every hour on the hour. Finally fell asleep but he tossed and turned!! Just like Steve. I called Steve "Flipper" Then when he did fall asleep you could hear his breathing. LOUD breathing! OK Steve didn't breath heavy he snored!
2. Talk about taking up more room then your half!!! That was an under statement. He laid right on top of me! I'm like... alright already give me some space......
3. Then when he had to get up and go to the bathroom the whole house knew. Now you couldn't have done that "before" we went to bed?
OK that was the first night. I thought ok maybe he's just not use to being away from his own home.....Next day was filled with other similarities.
4. He really wasn't taught manners at dinner time. He consumed his dinner in seriously I think it was less than 2 minutes.
5. Patience. Patience is something I even fight with but he had NONE!

Besides the annoying mess he was always making the patience thing was the cutting factor.
Even an adorable, smart and handsome male cannot convince me to make this a permanent situation. I think yoyu have meet him already....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

One Step Forward - Two Steps Back

I was at 185#x1x5 but the depth wasn't there.
SO, I'm back to 145#x3x5 and I like the way these look!