Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's Been a Little Cold...

And we had a little snowstorm yesterday as well.
NBD.  Few inches but most everything was just blowing all over the place since it was so windy.  Yard ended up with accumulation of 2 inches; at least that is what was there when we got up this morning.

As I am typing this, its almost 6:20pm and the temp currently sits at 14deg.  Not sure why that surprises me since it only got up to 25deg today but at least the sun was out!!


Saturday, October 6, 2012

What I Woke Up To This Morning....

A winter wonderland...In October  :)
And no I am not on vacation.  Went upstairs to the deck of my house and shot this beauty as the day was dawning.  Ended up with 8 inches of snow total for the day.
Simply beautiful!

I love my life!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Adios...Sayanora...Auf Wiedersehan...Goodbye

Well folks...this is it for a while.  For how long a while I have no idea, but honestly it might be permanent.

Life (YAY!) has taken over and I no longer a) feel compelled to b) have the time for and c) even want to .... blog anymore.

Those in the know, besties and through personally being connected via Facebook know already how wonderful life is for me now here in Nebraska!!!

I am finally all settled into the new house (the past 2 weeks of meeting movers both in Houston and then here in Nebraska have been exhausting) and it was wonderful to just walk out the back door this morning to run BEFORE WORK again and take off running in the 50 deg weather btw...It was 39deg Saturday morning!! 

Yesterday was the first real day of absolutely nothing .... cooking, laying around, and was indeed glorious!!!

The house is fantastic and obviously I still need a few things having all that extra space now, but all in good time.

Additionally I just never get around to reading blogs anymore either.  I read a few of my besties here and there when I find some spare quiet time maybe during lunch (like right now), but it isn't often and quite frankly I would rather catch up on my celebrity gossip and blogs with whole/real food recipes than reading day to day humdrum, I ran a 100 miles today because I dont have a job and/or supported by my husband and maybe I will have a baby and complain about that making me fat kind of blogs...

So anyway...its been real and its been fun, but it ain't been real fun :O) ...

But now its time to say Goodnight Gracie.  Until we meet again.

Goodnight Gracie.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


I cannot begin to tell you how much I hated being in Houston those couple of days while the movers were doing what they do. The weather was exhausting along with the bazillion things I had to do…It was a quick down and back trip with me being so utterly exhausted by the time I left and then got back to Denver, only to have to drive a couple of hours just to get home…and then everything showing up here yesterday just meant another long day and a few more before I am all the way settled in, but I AM MOVED INTO MY NEW HOUSE!!! Only 20% of my stuff is out of boxes, but it will be complete when its complete. :O) The kitchen boxes (why are there SO MANY!??!?) will be tackled next and probably not until tomorrow as I am beyond physically exhausted.

For a week now I have barely eaten and barely slept….


Thankfully Sunday when I met the folks after church to do the walk through on the house, it was spotless and my OCD self didn’t need to do any additional cleaning before the truck arrived with my stuff. I was a total slug on Sunday and it was glorious. And thankfully Monday was a holiday so there was that…I did get out for a short run/walk (still so sore from Saturdays run (not with KW afterall) and then CrossFit) that I didn’t know if I was going to be able to run…but it worked out OK; I just took it reallllly easy.

I have to say that the initial moving and new job did impact my training/running somewhat, last week and probably this week are really going to take the biggest hits in that department.

There are…and I never knew when this day might come that I thought this…but there are just things more important and more fun than spending my free time training (and running).

There. I said it.

Life is so wonderful. I am so blessed and completely happy. Its amazing.

I am still in the process of working through some of the mentality I had for so many years…about running…about what part it played in my life…and the folks that impacted my life during it; both positively...and negatively.

I obviously still love running, but I obviously love others things just as much, if not more.

I love my new house. I love love love my new job. I love my new friends. I love my new life.

And yes, I still love running.

But I also enjoy hiking. And exploring. And road trips :O) And of course I still love CrossFit.

So what does all of this mean?

Well right now it just means that I will run when I can, if I can, and for however many miles I want. Or don’t want.

I will still try to stick to my KW schedule, but I won’t be a slave to it.

I know that January will be here before I know it, and I’ll be ready.

Or ready enough anyway :O)

Friday, August 31, 2012

Texas in My Rearview!

Bye bye stuff!  See you later stuff!  Have a nice trip to Nebraska!!!

See you in a couple of days!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

What Did I Say About No Plans!?

On Saturday morning while I was out doing my long run, my friend D had called and wanted to know if I wanted to drive into Ft. Collins for sushi and then on to Boulder to catch some of the 6th leg of the Pro USA Cycling race...

At first I said no, but once I got home and showered I changed my mind and called to see if she had already headed out...

Nope she was just filling up with gas...

So she swung by and picked me up...I was expecting her in her truck but nope...she had Barbie out for the day!!!

Then we were on our way!  Thank goodness for short hair!!!

Just entering into Wyoming

Dessert after a fab sushi lunch!  We split it :)

Cheese was SO cold in there...they provide coats if you need one, but at least I had a long sleeve on and jeans...
I bought some fab cheese, fresh kalamata olives off the olive bar, some garlic olive oil, Bruschette and some orzo.  (We had a cooler in the trunk)

Approaching the Front Range of the Rockies...

Entering into Boulder

Trek Cycling had a patio with free Chipotle, beer and wine...I didnt end up buying anything but Diane got some new high dollar Shisamo (sp?) clip in shoes for her Trek

Jens Voigt made an appearance at the store and here he is signing Dianes Trek jersey she had bought in Singapore on her trip..

The sunset in our rear view on the way home....a long but wonderful day!!!!
 Honorable mentions with no photos...
Antelope, buffalo, deer, Clydesdales (all roaming around)

And then last but not least....3 camels!!!

I was like WTF?  But going 80mph in a convertible and seeing things almost last minute doesn't bode well for getting a photo op!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Digits and Miscellany - Week of August 20th

Monday: Run

Tuesday: Nada

Wednesday: Run

Thursday: Run/CrossFit

Friday: Rest Day

I will be sooooo glad when I am moved into my new place and back to some sense of normalcy. It’s truly exhausting mentally to be in temporary housing. I cannot eat/cook like I am used to and 5 weeks in, it is definitely taking its toll on me.

I’ve mentioned before how extremely busy I am at work and by the end of the day I am just exhausted. Mostly because I have to run from one side of the building to the other all day and then on top of that climb stairs and climb stairs and climb stairs.

It’s somewhat easier now, but I still hate stairs. :O)

Additionally even though I am waking up still so early in the morning I find it difficult to want to run from the doors of where I am staying, and I don’t want to get dressed and drive to where I like to run, therefore it gets pushed off to after work and well…like I said…

One more week (ish) and I will be moving into a permanent home and I cannot wait! Then I will be more apt to just walk out my front door each morning and run…or as it gets colder I still might wait until after work…but the bottom line is that I am certain my head and my body will want to do the things I haven’t been wanting to do and basically forcing myself. Thankfully yesterday was a light day at work and I had no motivation issues except I didn’t feel like running, I just felt like CrossFit but whatever.

I’m excited for the weekend as its going to be quite the lazy one. I will get my long run in tomorrow and then church on Sunday. That’s really all that I know for sure will be accomplished!

I might start packing up things for the move just to get a head start; only keeping out things I will need. I will be leaving for Houston on Wednesday and I am not bringing a bag or anything since I still have clothes there so it will be an easy commute back to HTown.

Hoping to get the keys to the house before I leave otherwise I will just get them on Sunday. I am only staying in Houston for a couple of days as I will be anxious to get back here and get most of my temp housing contents moved before the moving truck gets here on probably what will be Tuesday after the long weekend. Sure would be nice if they could get here on Monday!! Crossing my fingers.

Looking at the forecast the first week of September looks to be a cold one here! Woohoo! Low 40’s in the mornings and only about mid-70’s during the day. Hope that forecast sticks!! Would be awesome to be in the new house with all the windows open putting things in their place…Can’t wait to be all settled in, and I know the Nugget will be super excited too! Wondering how he is going to react to stairs and a basement. So much extra room for him to expend all that damn energy he has! Plus it will be weird for me having 1600 sq ft of wonderful to just roam around in!!!!

But for me I just cannot wait to cook! I am already trying to figure out the first thing I want to cook and I think it’s a big pot of my wonderful spaghetti! Along with a roasting a big ol’ chicken!!!!!!!!!!! Probably do both in the same day!!! Ha!

OK, well I need to get back to work…Just wanted to take a few moments out to just write down a few things….

Monday, August 20, 2012

Because I Said So...That's Why

Without going into too much detail or boring text, I wanted to answer a few questions that I have gotten since leaving Texas.

Additionally it’s going to be short and sweet because frankly blogging bores me now. Which brings us to the 1st question.

1. Why aren’t you blogging much anymore?

a. Mostly because I am super busy. Or tired. Or unmotivated to do so. My job is very demanding and when I do get out of work I generally have something else to do, therefore the amount of time I spend not doing anything has greatly diminished from when I was living in Houston. And if I don’t have anything to do, I treat it as ‘me’ time and I want to just be a lazy bum. Plus I Facebook quite a bit and I guess that has become a way of me connecting to my friends and family. True I have a lot of readers I don’t even know, but again, blogging just seems to have lost its appeal. It fed a hole I guess you could say for quite some time, but now there isn’t a hole anymore.

2. Why on Earth did you move to Nebraska?

a. A job offer and opportunity that I would have been institutionalized if I hadn’t. Seriously the job that I was recruited for not only put me back in IT (information technology), but it’s with a fast growing company (who has already been in business for 50 years) that has staying power first of all, and second of all the growth opportunities here alone are enough to make your head spin. Coupled with the fantastic weather here (actually having seasons?!?!? Humidity around 12-15% the majority of the time etc?) I mean really, come on now…… yes, yes it’s a very very very small town, but its where Corporate is and that is that. Honestly I haven’t felt so at peace and at home in I can’t remember how long. In Houston, I was miserable. Not just because of the weather, but because I just always felt like a fish out of water. A lot of people might say they just can’t understand that, but it’s the truth. I was very unhappy and the only reason I ever went back to Texas way back when was because my Dad got cancer and then I stayed because of Mom. I always knew I would leave again. It was only a matter of time.

3. Did you take the job because they offered you a lot of money?

a. No. While I will admit I pretty much doubled my salary coming here, that wasn’t it at all. The job itself is one that I absolutely love, what I am great at and what I missed doing since I had left STG in late 2008. Plus when I first flew here for the interview at the end of June, I knew the moment I arrived here in this small space of the world that I had found somewhere that I could be completely and totally happy with as being a part of my life.  Plus the relocation monetary package was very very lucrative....

4. What IS your job?

a. As I said I am back in IT, working as a SrBA supporting Merchandising, Inventory and Planning, with a bit of my week being allocated sometimes to Marketing. I have my eye on the next stage already though and with about 6-8 months under my belt here I see no reason why that goal is not attainable in a short period of time.

5. What do you miss about Texas?

a. Um. Nothing. What I do miss is running with KW on Saturday mornings. Only because it’s a supported run with different routes planned out for you and I made some good friends there. Not that I ran with any of them, but good friends nonetheless. But again other than that honestly there is not one single thing that I miss. DEFINITELY not the crappy hot humid ass stupid weather. Good grief I am so glad to be gone from that.

6. But doesn’t Nebraska get really cold in the winter?

a. Yes. Yes it does. But I am told that it’s been 3 years since the temps dropped below 10deg. :O) And last year they didn’t even have that much snow, but did have cold weather. Here is the thing: I would rather be freezing cold than live in heat (10 months of the year) and humidity (12 months of the year). I would much rather have my summer mornings start in the 50’s and 60’s instead of the mid 70’s and 80’s. Even now we are getting 40’s some nights/mornings. Just depends. It still gets hot during the day but when its 12% humidity….I mean really? 90 isnt hot with that low of humidity!!! I am so looking forward to being able to wear Fall clothes, Winter clothes, Spring clothes and Summer clothes instead of just Summer clothes and 2 months of Fall clothes!!!!

7. So running in Nebraska is way better?

a. Yes. I am still adjusting to the hills and try to avoid them at all costs though :O) Its just not possible unfortunately. Unless I want to just run around in circles. I still have some issues with the elevation, but its better. I mostly battle fatigue and shortness of breath but as I said, its much better. It’s only been a month and some folks take longer than others. But because of the most awesome weather…..I looooooooooooooooooooove running here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s all for today….I won’t promise to update more often because with me moving into my new house in 2 weeks its going to be even crazier!!!!!!!!!!! But I am so super excited!!!!!!!!! Got a refrigerator this past weekend at a decent price (under budget) and I have secured a clothes dryer (free) and possibly a clothes washer as well (free). All the utilities are set to be turned on in my name so its just a matter of time! Just over a week from now I will be in Houston to get all my stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Digits - Week of August 13, 2012

Monday:  4.5 mile run
Then later at the gym because my ADD was in uber-mode, I did:  3x200m rows followed by 30 butterfly situps (x3), then went on to do lat pull downs, tricep pull downs, 2 leg machines (hams and quads), step ups, wall balls, and some clean and presses.  

Tuesday:  Unscheduled rest day.  Exhausted from a long day at the office.  I'll make it up tomorrow by doing extra :)

Wednesday: 5 mile run; I had speed work on the schedule which called for 10 x 1 min at med.  5 of them I did at about 9:40pace which isn't medium, more like fast maybe?  The others were done at about 10-10:10pace.

CrossFit:  2 x
250m row
15 kb swings (20lbs)
25 burpees
15 kb swings (20lbs)
250m row

Plus I did a round of tabata (20s/10s) x 8 at 8:34 pace on the treadmill 

4 miles

Friday:  Rest day

Saturday:  11 miles on the schedule.  Got my route all mapped out.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Scenes From the Week

In just over 2 weeks I will be back in Houston for a few days to meet the movers.  They'll pack all my stuff for me one day and then load the next...I'm looking forward to seeing a few friends and my family!!  But I also know that I will be happy when I get back to Nebraska with my things following close behind me!  Plus when I return I will get the keys to my house!!!!

Yay for a house and my stuff!!  I miss my stuff!!!  :)

Beautiful Day

Fly Fishing

Near the end of one LONG day of about 4 hours of meetings to put out a fire and get a project done prior to the deadline for a new store opening and getting merchandise there with the proper software enhancements!

Good morning!!!

P after her 2nd 5K...she downed that beer like it was her job

Silver Dollar Grill and Bar.... $4.95 for a mushroom/swiss HOMEMADE burger WITH fries post delish!
Loaded up and ready to carry home some garage sale items...not mine  :O)

So wanted him....simply beautiful but him, along with all the taxidermy items were bought in probably record time...employees only will get another shot sometime in the next month or two.  I think I need SOMETHING dead and stuffed for my basement right? :)

My $20 couch find for my new basement/gym/rec/office room, and its one of those that rocks!  So comfy!

My $10 desk for my new basement/gym/rec room/space for working...  :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Sunday:  4 mile walk with P

Monday:  45 min treadmill run followed by 1000m row, SU's and butterfly situps.  Time constraints again this morning.  I could have continued running but I wanted to get in some other sort of workout and thats what I came up with in the time I had. 

Tuesday:  4 mile run with some speed thrown in for funzies 
CrossFit WOD:  3 x rowing, butterfly sit ups and kettlebell swings 

Wednesday: 3 mile run (just didn't feel like running; not sure why I am having a hard time right now other than by the end of the day I am just exhausted from work)
Crossfit WOD:  400m run, 50 kb swings (20 lbs), 200m run, 30 air squats, 400m run, 35 butterfly situps, 200m run

Thursday:  Rest day (switching Thurs and Fri due to a 5K and switching Sat and Sun due to an event I am working Saturday morning to mid afternoon)

Friday:  Sponsored night 5K run.  Told a coworker I would run/walk it with her since it was her first one and I talked her into doing it :)  It was hilly, it was SOOOOO windy (a few times felt like running in quicksand) and it was also gravel in some parts, but she did it!  Ran 2 min/walk 1 min.  She was BEAT by the end but it was fun to do it with her.  $10 5K and included a t-shirt :)  Can't beat that!

Saturday:  Rest day  (volunteered to work a 2 hour shift at the company sponsored departmental garage sale which was held in the corporate parking lot so I was up at 5:15...was SO much fun; pictures later!!!)  Some of us are off to the movies tonight since we got a new movie!  Bourne Legacy (YUM jeremy renner!!!)

Sunday:  6 miles (that's what the schedule calls for....)  :)  A nice 53 deg this morning too....oh how I love me some Nebraska!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Nike Does It Again

Best.  Commercial.  Ever.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Another Week Flies By

It was about 56deg and just a little wind when I set out for my long run yesterday.  Have I mentioned how much I love living here???  :)

I didn't want to do another Saturday run on the treadmill, so I packed a little cooler with water, and had mapped out a 3 mile loop and I knew a 4 mile loop from there, so to get 10 it was easy enough to do putting me back at my car for water.  I did carry my little 10oz handheld which I hate but I knew I would want water along the way if only just a bit here and there.

It was flat on the first 3 mile but the 4 mile loop I took the trail and it has hills plus after getting back the 2nd time I hit a hill there near my car that I just ran up and down getting in some extra hill work just because.

I miss having water stops and a route someone else plans for me, but that's just the reality for me now.

I will be home end of month and will run with KW then for a 13 miler, then since I will be home for Christmas, my last long run before Houston will be with KW as well so that is great for me.  By then its gonna be colder than hell here and I would probably end up having to do it on a treadmill which makes me nauseous just thinking about...I'm sure a few of my long runs are going to have to be done inside.  Bummer.

After finishing up I decided to drive into Cheyenne to get my toes done and a bit of shopping.  Along with eating a huge hamburger and fries at Chili's.  Its the little things that make me happy.  I took the drive alone since P was heading North for the day to float the river.  Too cold for me to do that even if they were in a galvanized tank.  :)

Scenes from the week:

P and I went to see DKR's Friday night.  SOOOOOOOOOOOO good and I was so excited at the ending!!!

Along the Oregon Trail.  Anyone know this national landmark?


Pine Bluffs WY.  I pulled over at a rest stop to see the magnificent views.  So pretty!

My snugglebunny after a long day of running, driving and shopping

Friday, August 3, 2012


Monday:  2 miles am (I fiddle farted around and its all I had time for)
5 miles pm with a tabata thrown in there running at 7.5
CrossFit: 21/15/9 of situps, kettlebells then a 200m run (full on sprint) in between each set 

Tuesday:  3 miles followed by SU's, jumping jacks, air squats and a few burpees.  I was sore as hell from Mondays WOD and I really didn't want to do ANYTHING, but at least I managed this even if it was just in the gym here where I am currently staying 

Wednesday:  Got my Kenyan Way marathon training schedule I did my required 5 miles with the speed thrown in somewhere in the middle.  Also met a lot of runners today thanks to HR and them sending out my bio to the entire company along with a photo...I got stopped in the stairwell and excited about meeting other runners here who train for longer distances!  Got invited to go on a half marathon trip with them!  Woo!

Thursday:  4 miles

Friday:  Rest day

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My First Week as a Nebraska-ian

Before we get to that, wrap up on running...I ran Wed (7) and Thurs (4) and then got in roughly 10 miles this morning.

Plan on running again tomorrow morning before church, and then some swimming in the afternoon if the pool isn't overrun with children.  The community pool is great for lap swimming, with lanes and everything.  And muuuuch longer than my former silly pool back in Texas.

So here are a few pics from the past week...

en route to Nebraska

Yummy beer after a long day 1 in the car


Early morning downtown on the way for an iced coffee

Main lobby (1 of 3) of my new workplace (not sure why its all fuzzy here on blogger)

County fair

Mutton bustin' at the County fair

Got myself a new house.  Well a new OLD house :)

Hot dog eating contest downtown this morning

Antique shopping.  Bought this cute old dinette and chairs for my new little area in the kitchen of new casa

Bought a WORKING old fashioned rotary dial phone just like I grew up with.  Cost?  $5  :)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I Got a House!!!!

I am so blessed!  In a small town with so many people that have moved here and are moving here, finding a rental is very, very hard to do.

Thankfully my teammate at work had looked at a house thinking she was going to downsize, but then decided the house wasn't for her, hooked me up.

I went and looked at it today after work and we shook on it right then and there.

Its just over 800 sq ft on the top floor and then the bottom floor (basement) is another 800 sq ft.  There are 3 BR's, 2 up and 1 down, and 2 baths.  Covered parking, a HUGE back yard, and a deck!

So so so blessed and beyond excited that I found something so quickly.  I will be living here in the temp housing until Sept as end of August I fly home to meet the moving company they hired to move my stuff which is perfect timing as by the time it makes it here I will be able to move in!!

Back Yard from the deck

From the back yard


Street view

Monday, July 23, 2012

Got Time for a Quickie?

I don't know...this blog might be dwindling down.

I mean I could post and post random crap to fill up and put another link in your reader or what-not, but honestly so much has and is happening that I am finding that all my happiness, good fortune and blessings ... that if I sit down to write about them it comes off a bit braggart-y.

I could post a ton of pictures but I don't have a lot of space left on this thing and well I don't want to spend money to post pictures.

Things will probably pick back up once I get more settled in a permanent residence and not so many little things to take care of.

Let's see...first running:  ran Friday, Saturday and today.  Nothing major but I need to get a 2 hour run in and it won't be until the weekend before that happens.  Not ideal, but it is what it is and to be honest with you I don't seem to care that much.  I have a new life, new friends, new town, new job...and these things are taking the top spots on my 'important things to do' list.  There is a night race (5K) here in a couple of weeks and I am excited about that.

Work:  Today was day 1.  And you know those workplaces like Google, Facebook and what-not that have those environments where everyone is so darn happy because the work environment is full of awesome people, awesome amenities and fun things thrown in to keep you 'invested'?  Yeah this is that kind of place.  The break room alone made me gasp!  The HUGE refrigerator fully stocked, and espresso, coffee and hot cocoa machines, along with an array of vending products.  Couches, flat screens...totally serious.

My office was outfitted with 2 huge monitors, laptop and everything else you can imagine.  A Galaxy tablet will be next, plus I had a welcome package full of items such as backpack, tshirts, water bottles, dried fruits, ball cap...It was a nice gesture and one I never have received anywhere else!

I had over 300 emails to me already, 3 meetings and 4 projects in various stages assigned to me, so I worked late which I NEVER do...but you don't seem to mind because its awesome and I am just so excited to be a part of this growing up and coming go get 'em atmosphere.

Outside of work:   Everyone invites you to everything.  Yesterday after getting home from Denver all I wanted to do was lay in bed but was invited by my boss and a few others to meet at the pool for a bit so instead of being lazy and getting a run in, I went to do that instead.  This weekend is already booked because hey the Cheyenne County Fair is this week/weekend plus the CoC big to - do downtown as well, so there ya go!  Going to be tons of fun I know!  There isn't a lot that happens here so this is one of the 'big' weekends everyone looks forward to!

I am in temporary housing as my employer pays for 2 months (plus food allowance per diem), but I am already trying to find somewhere since its not easy here.  I did drive by a rental house today, and while it needs work, I want to see the inside.  Its a 2BR/1B, but no garage and no basement...we'll see...I have time to inquire on availability of a few other places that may be coming up within the 2 month time frame.

I don't mind it here and Nugget seems fine, but I miss having a kitchen as all I have is a small fridge, a small counter for food prep and a microwave.  Not a lot to do with that but I am making do.  Eating a lot of salads, fruits and vegetables which is fine for now.  I am trying not to eat at the restaurants because I am only allowed $30 a day for food and I would rather spend it on groceries.  $30 actually covers me for a few days if I shop at the farmers market and the grocer.

So that's it for now...but I will leave you with a couple of pictures from the equivelent of 'Starbucks' in my little town...

The two are connected and inside you see a lot of folks just drinking their coffee, playing chess/checkers, reading the paper or their newest favorite read. 

These two little girls were SO SO SO cute!  Then I realized one was picking her nose!  HA!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I'm Heeeeeeeeeerrreee!!!

1163 miles later I am finally at my new home!
There are tons of photos, things to write about, but it might take me a while to get some sort of logical post put together.

Since I arrived I have been going non-stop and won't have a moment to myself until around noon tomorrow.  I have to drive to Denver in the morning then flip around and come back.  

Then I will maaaaybe have some time to put something together.

I did get a nice run in this morning (65deg with basically no humidity).  The views I see now when running are amazing ... at some point I need to bring my camera on a short run just to snap a few pictures.