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Winter

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It is cold.

That is all.

  
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SMITHKRISTI 11/20/2014 7:03AM

    emoticon Temps are better now

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NELLJONES 11/19/2014 8:29AM

    Actually it isn't even winter yet.

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KAYYVAUGHN 11/19/2014 5:02AM

    If it so cold now, maybe we will have an early Spring.

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MRTHING2000 11/19/2014 4:44AM

    The icy air down here in Vancouver (WA) was rough today. At least the wind wasn't howling like the previous few days.

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JUNA89 11/18/2014 7:17PM

    emoticon ...Very! emoticon

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NANA2PRINCESSES 11/18/2014 6:36PM

    Not only cold but lots of snow and blowing snow. Way too early for this!

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GOLDENRODFARM 11/18/2014 6:14PM

    It hasn't been as cold here as I think the midwest is getting, right now it is dark out and about 27 which isn't too bad for November and night time. I hate to think of the below 0 stuff but it is coming.


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RAPUNZEL53 11/18/2014 6:07PM

  Stay warm! It is extremely cold here too!

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ZEEDRA 11/18/2014 5:58PM

    Well, that's quite a blog!
Unfortunately, when I saw that you had blogged, I set aside an hour to sit and enjoy, anticipating wisdom and/or humour from my favourite Washigonian.
Now what do I do with these extra 59.8 minutes??!!
Oh, right. One of my talents is frittering, especially time. Away we go!
As Johnie would say: How cold is it?

Me

Comment edited on: 11/18/2014 6:03:47 PM

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GABY1948 11/18/2014 5:50PM

    It is COLD here too...is there anywhere it ISN'T COLD???

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Happy Birthday to my room mate.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy 68th Birthday to my DH. So glad you are still here to tease me!

(My husband always introduces me as his room mate. He also tells everyone that I am his first wife. I AM surprised he is still here to enjoy this birthday.) But then, I guess I AM his room mate AND his first wife. Life with him is never dull.

  
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KAYYVAUGHN 7/21/2014 9:01AM

    You two have a great fun marriage.
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WOUBBIE 7/20/2014 9:29AM

    (((hugs))) to your DH!

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LADYRH 7/20/2014 4:22AM

    Jeanne sounds like he has a great sense of humor. Wish him the very best.

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ZEEDRA 7/19/2014 4:06PM

    I hope the second and third wives don't find out about you! Hahaha!
Happy, happy.

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GABY1948 7/19/2014 3:24PM

    I think that's cute! emoticon to your roommate!

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SMITHKRISTI 7/19/2014 12:02PM

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Spark Activity Tracker

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The spark activity tracker is very small (and black) and if I am not careful, I misplace it often. However, 2 days ago it just disappeared.

Today when I was folding laundry, I found the little dickens hooked to my exercise sock (I guess I just threw it in the wash without realizing it). It was hanging on for dear life, even though I tried to drown it.

I have to tell you that it holds tight through spin and dry cycles, and it IS water proof. The little tough bug is still ticking! Yay Spark!

  
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GABY1948 6/26/2014 3:55PM

    AMAZING! emoticon

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LADYRH 6/26/2014 5:21AM

    LOL Jeanne it is a great tool I use it in the pool. I found it records better if clipped on my shoe. So glad you found it.

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WOUBBIE 6/25/2014 9:09PM

    LOL! It's not letting you off the hook that easy!

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/25/2014 4:31PM

    Jeanne,

I am so glad that you found your tracker. It has really bothered me when I have misplaced mine.

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ZEEDRA 6/25/2014 2:16PM

    I wish I had that kind of stamina!

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4ANEWME2DAY 6/25/2014 1:51PM

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Aunt Ester

Thursday, May 29, 2014

When I was 8 or 9 (maybe even a bit younger) there was a marvelous neighborhood widow that my friends and I loved to visit. Sometimes I went alone; sometimes with a pack of my childhood companions. She lived in a tiny, modest home, but her flowers and garden were magical--full of butterflies, hummingbirds and glorious colors. One could get lost in that magic.

Often on a lazy summer afternoon a group of us would go to her garden, pick a flower or two, then knock on her door to present our gift to her. She was gracious and welcomed us (and our theft of her flowers, or even a dandylion or two) with open arms and fresh-from-the-oven cookies. She could light up any youthful heart. Each of us was her special child.

I never really knew her last name. To all of us, she was just Aunt Ester.

On Memorial Day I happened to stumble onto her grave site. It said she died in 1961. It never mentioned how important she had been in so many childhood lives. I was in junior high by 1961 and did not even realize she had passed. By then I had moved beyond needing to visit and collect those hugs (at least that's what I told myself). I was too big for that silliness.

Oh how I wish I had visited every day and collected all the sunshine she gave so willingly. Some days I could have drawn on that love when the world seemed much more frightening than her garden. But she went into my past and was a treasure that was no longer recognized during those adolescent years.

Today, in my 60s, I think back and would love to visit again, just for a moment. Would love to collect hugs and cookies from such a tender soul. Sometime in the future (and not too distant) I hope I can become the selfless Aunt Ester that was such a sweet, sweet memory of my childhood and such a great example of love. Mostly, I just wish I could tell her thank you.

I took a single rose I had brought for my parents (picked in my garden) and placed it on her headstone. I wish I could have picked one from her garden. It would have been such a fitting memento for our neighborhood children's Aunt Ester.

  
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BOPPY_ 6/12/2014 12:20AM

    Girl,

You CAN WRITE.

Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Thanks,

L
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ZEEDRA 6/4/2014 4:11PM

    Hi again,Jeanne....I'm just trying to subscribe to your blogs.

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WOMANWITHGRIT 6/2/2014 8:18PM

    I believe you have done her a great honor in this blog....and perhaps this is known to her in some way we don't understand.

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GENRE009 5/31/2014 12:33AM

    I think this was a wonderful blog for sentiment. I too had people like this, and was too young to realize it's value. eva

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THATGIRL07 5/30/2014 2:27PM

    Ahhh...the wisdom and appreciation that comes with "old" age! But you know what , I bet Aunt Ester knew exactly what an impression she would leave on you girls...how her kindness and generosity would brighten your day and you would carry that forth in spirit always, maybe not consciously but as you matured into young women yourselves. And now you do show your thanks by showing that same sweet caring spirit to others. Thanx for sharing your story!

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/30/2014 6:50AM

    I agree with Sandra. That is a beautiful story about a wonderful person. I'm glad that you knew her and visited her. You have some wonderful memories.
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ZEEDRA 5/29/2014 7:01PM

    Lovely story, Jeanne. Thank you!

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GABY1948 5/29/2014 5:29PM

    What a sweet tribute to a wonderful woman! You do her proud! emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 5/29/2014 11:51AM

    Thank you for reminding me of such a wonderful lady I visited everyday after school.
She lived a quarter of a mile from my house as we walked to and from school a good five miles and by the time I got to her house the big pear tree offered us shade and some pears to eat and she always came outside and gave us a coke in the bottle the old fashioned kind this was in the early 60's and that was the coldest drink in the world and tasted so good.
I am happy that you can not only bring back your memories but also make us remember things from our childhood.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Sandy

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SKINNYPAT62 5/29/2014 10:23AM

    What a sweet story! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 5/29/2014 10:02AM

  Good memories are always there. She is always with you as long as you remember her.

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Happy 2014 (Jan 1)

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Have a wonderful New Year full of health, happiness and peace.

That is all.

  
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GIVEUP30 2/5/2014 5:32PM

    emoticon back at you

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ZEEDRA 1/3/2014 4:37PM

    Same to you, Jeanne with an "ne"!

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GABY1948 1/2/2014 10:12AM

    emoticon and right back at you!

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LADYRH 1/2/2014 5:59AM

    emoticon and the same to you

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JUDY1676 1/1/2014 6:47PM

    The same to you! emoticon emoticon

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FISHINGLADY66 1/1/2014 5:34PM

    emoticon and same to you. emoticon

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GABY1948 1/1/2014 4:40PM

    SAME back to you! Happy and Blessed New Year!

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