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Sara Lingafelter

Sara Lingafelter

Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis.

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What a difference four years makes

I haven’t written here in four years and I wouldn’t be writing here now, but for the fact of having paid off my credit cards (winning) and closing one (awesome) which lead to me not keeping current with my old rock climber girl dot com domain

What a difference four years makes
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Retreat. Renewal. Risotto.

In the last few years I’ve had a new yearning to travel alone.  Specifically, I’ve been daydreaming (for years) about taking a yoga / meditation / writing retreat up at Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island.  Every time they host a retreat or a conference that would be

Retreat. Renewal. Risotto.
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Stage five

It’s been a few days past a month since everything came to a head and changed.  To be totally honest, everything changed long before that — I just was in denial, hadn’t accepted, refused to believe — it took me a long time to get to

Stage five
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Last week I totally flunked girls' night.

One night last week I got off work and picked up Gibson and had the thought that I’d take her to the dog park, but because I was running late for a long-awaited girls’ night with friends I haven’t seen in ages, I skipped the

Last week I totally flunked girls' night.
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The universe is a coyote

When I pulled into the line-up outside the hotel parking garage, there was a white SUV already parked by the keycard reader, the access gate lowered.  A button-down-shirt-sleeved arm stretched out the window, inserting and removing the keycard into and out of the reader.  Insert, remove, pause, red and yellow

The universe is a coyote
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Where my eyes are drawn

Dune grass. Long Beach Pensinsula, WA. I am in my happy place, this morning.  The sun rose in sherbet colors this morning, the loveliest of pastels reflecting off the dunes and the grey-blue of the Pacific Ocean not two blocks from my windows.  It’s still early, so half

Where my eyes are drawn
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Bokeh

January. I don’t really make New Year Resolutions. Resolutions – or rather, things I’d like to try to do – come to me all year long, and I take a stab at them, and some stick and some don’t. Most don’t. I always aspire to write every day.

Bokeh
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Right sized reading, 12/27/2013

We’re having a lovely holiday season… Ryan and I started down the slippery slope of Christmas decorating in earnest this year, by picking up a few big cedar garlands and a swag.  That lead to ribbon, and ornaments, and digging out some lights I’d bought

Right sized reading, 12/27/2013
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A work from home morning.

Gibson graduated out of her crate a couple weekends ago – we worked up to leaving her alone for a few hours in the living room, tucked happily on the sofa, instead of in her puppy crate while we were out of the house.  Everything was going well – happy dog, happy

A work from home morning.
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Make my smartphone a dumbphone, please.

A few days ago I did my semi-annual search for the words “make my smartphone a dumb phone” and found the same few  links as the last time I did that search. A friend of mine discovered AppCertain, an “app nanny” that allows parents to turn

Make my smartphone a dumbphone, please.