Northwest Outward Bound School Right after high school, I...
Here’s Denali as it finally appeared when the skies cleared. It was a spectacular sight from our window at Grace and Bill’s Bed and Breakfast in Talkeetna, even in the middle of the night! (http://www.gbfreedomhillsbb.com)
Mind-boggled by technology, I am an aging psychologist attempting to start a blog and a new direction in my life while anticipating the start of a new job. When I’m not at the computer, you’ll often find me on a mountain or relaxing with my husband, Myrl, in New Hampshire.
Maybe the best word for me would be eclectic. In my work as a psychologist, I’m not tied to one type of therapy or view of my clients, but look for what will work for each one. For leisure time, I love being in the mountains and in or on the water, but I also enjoy kicking back with a book or a movie, knitting, singing, baking or playing cribbage.
It took me a long time, but I finally found the right man for me and now I share his family and my own. My husband, Myrl is a fine furniture craftsman and a finish carpenter. Please see some of his work at: www.myrlphelps.com We have a dog, Buddy who’s a lab / collie mix. People naturally call him by his name, even without being introduced!
My parents were very traditional, with Dad being the breadwinner (surgeon) and Mom the homemaker. I’m the youngest of their four daughters. My oldest sister, Jane, is married to an orthopedic surgeon and they live in Colorado. Sally and her husband, Ernie, a top notch lawyer, live in Maine. Ann, the one closest to me, is now literally close as she’s living in my hometown in New Hampshire. Since I never had children, I brag about my niece, Alena (Ann’s daughter), and four nephews, Josiah and Sam (Sally and Ernie’s sons), Jed (www.JedWeingarten.com) and James (FLOAT.org), Jane and Peter’s sons.
Myrl was also fourth born in his family, but far from being the ‘baby’! With five brothers and five sisters, he’s still in the top half. We are lucky to live in the midst of many of them and the extended family, especially when they plow our driveway and help with the house-building, firewood, etc..
I aim to post something new at least weekly (every Friday). I also welcome your comments and will strive to respond to them all. I hope to make improvements over time, but especially the techie ones are a challenge for me! As I try to ‘fix’ one thing, I often lose something else. Occasionally, it reappears from the blogosphere, I guess. So if you check the site and it looks strange, wait a bit and look again. Then let me know!