Tag Archives: Russel

Spring 2012

Friday - 27 April 2012

Been a busy spring, just starting to get the veggie garden going: The sedum is happy this time of year. Russel got this shot of a Redwood Moth. We went to a birthday party .. here we are in April 2012. Seems like I never have the time and energy to work on my sites, […]

Mateel Aikido 25 Anniversary

Tuesday - 23 November 2010

Mateel Aikido celebrated 25 years of training on November 20-21, with Frank Doran Shihan. Black belts arrived from as far away as Alaksa, Oregon, and all over California. There were 49 people on the mat training at the Beginning’s Octagon in Briceland!   Some of the Sensei’s relaxing a bit!     The potluck was […]

End of Summer Colds

Thursday - 23 September 2010

Russel started working back at the schools on last week, by Wednesday (Sept 13) he came home with fever and chills which launched into a full on sinus & head cold. I managed to keep feeling good until Sunday, the 18th, when a cough started and by Monday I was full on into a head […]

May into June Allergy into me

Monday - 14 June 2010

I didn’t mean to abandon my blog. Again. I do have some beginning posts of content being organized that I plan on adding either here or in my other website, www.creationdreams.net, when it gets updated to WP. So in early May, Russel’s sister Carol, came to visit, (May 5-9) and Russel was running back and […]

Christmas in Michigan

Saturday - 27 December 2008

Well it snowed a lot. It was below freezing many days we were there. Ice storms and snow.   Sue had us doing a puzzle for her.   Anything to keep us distracted from what was really happening with Dad. Although he was doing pretty good considering all he had been though. It was a […]

Paddle Out for Randy Today

Saturday - 13 December 2008

Going to Michigan .. again The ‘paddle out’ for Randy is today. We are in a winter storm warning.. with rain snow and freezing temps. I hope everyone makes it over the hill safely. A lot of the Aikido family and Randy’s surf family will be there. Russel has been sick with a chest cold […]

Russel’s 60th!

Thursday - 13 December 2007

Russel also turned 60 on 13 December. I started the day with a few balloons and a small gift of books, then later, another gift, a watch which he has been wanting. Then we went into town for dinner at Rene’s, and it was exceptional. Fresh Rock Cod on truffulled mashed potatos.. ummm words do […]

Russel’s 4thDan Aikido Demo

Sunday - 25 November 2007

Thanksgiving weekend Russel received his 4th Dan rank in Aikido at a workshop at the Beginnings Octagon. Here are a couple of pictures, which don’t really capture the movement: