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Sunday, September 06, 2009

I haven't had a lot of time this week, so my "blogging" hasn't been part of my day. Next Thursday we go back to school. That means I will be teaching, my husband will be teaching and our daughter back in class. I think that one of the reasons I have not been writing, other than doing other prep work, is that I am in denial that I will be back at work in just a few days. And although I love my job, I hate transitions and it is always a shock to the system to go from total freedom (I am extremely lucky) to a very regimented schedule.

Please don't think I am complaining, but there is this bittersweet feeling in the air. So the last week, I have been spending all my free time with family, and not so much tracking and exercising.

The new me will return. Thank you all for the support...Hope to talk soon.


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COLIBRI930 9/8/2009 6:54PM

    Take care, Kim. I support you in taking time for yourself and your family before the work rushes in. emoticon

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TOOTERFISH 9/7/2009 6:32PM

I'm glad you posted - was missing your daily 'thoughts'
Hope to see you actively writing again.

Enjoy your family.

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CELETA 9/6/2009 4:43PM

    I know what you are feeling. Spend all the time with your family that you can Kim and just know that we, your friends at Spark will be here always for you. emoticon emoticon

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Times Square August 28th

Sunday, August 30, 2009

When ever I go to Manhattan, I feel 20 years younger. It is the most exciting place on the planet, I believe!

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JMARIES51 9/1/2009 10:57PM

I love the video. There is no place like NYC. Thanks for sharing and thank you for stopping by my blog. Good luck on your journey to consistent healthy living. Joann

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CELETA 8/31/2009 10:28AM

    Thank you Kim,
I lived in New York for 12 yrs and I miss so much. I know now I have to plan a trip back to N.Y. I used to love going to Time Square also. Maybe one day we'll meet there.

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HISOWN1 8/31/2009 6:42AM

    Hey Did you catch me on camera???
I was in NYC till Sunday afternoon!
I love NYC too my son lives in Manhattan and we visit often!

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TOOTERFISH 8/31/2009 6:37AM

    I'm glad you were able to go 'home' to where your heart sings.

Thank you for sharing this piece of your 'soul'

lol, and the bits of a conversation at the end with you and your daughter felt So familiar.

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COLIBRI930 8/30/2009 9:25PM

    Very cool video! It looks lilke a scene from the movie Bladerunner, which is one of my top 10 favorite movies. Sounds like you had a great trip.

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New York Friday night

Sunday, August 30, 2009

We had a great time in New York. Here is daughter Lydia's video of us eating dinner at Ollie's on the West Side.

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TOOTERFISH 8/31/2009 6:39AM

    Hi Kim,
I cannot get this video to play, not sure if it's just on my end.

But I did see the photos you posted :)
Looks like you had a Grand time.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Here I am on the road to NYC, on the Bolt bus and with wi-fi it seems very "civilized". I suppose I could be watching a movie or reading something but this seems the most normal thing for me to be doing right now. And it will certainly make the bus ride go faster. It takes some getting used to, this riding and typing, but it is quite a liberating feeling to be cruising along, with sites of forests all around, typing away.

I feel like I am flying!

One thing I always feel, when I go to the city, is a sense of release. It always feels like home. I am never disappointed. The vertical lines and the energy always are electrifying. I feel like a kid again. My enthusiasm is "sparked" .

This has always been how i react to the city. I guess we all have a "true" home. For my mother, growing up and living in Iowa, it was trips to the Rocky Mountains. But for me, growing up in Iowa, it was always New York.

Even in high school, when all my friends were planning their futures, when asked where I wanted to live, I said New York City. I read the New York times and every movie with a New York theme, was on my most watched list.

When my husband and I moved to Boston, it was a compromise of sorts. It was a big step for us to move from a small town in Iowa to the East coast and it was heaven for someone like me who needed city air to breath and feeling the sense of belonging, that I never did when I lived in the midwest. It was (isn't) New York, but it is great to be able to go to the city, and fit right in as if it is simply an extension of my city or simply another neighborhood.

When I am in NY, I feel invincible!!

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NEWEVERYDAY 8/28/2009 4:32PM

    Glad you are enjoying your trip "home."
I am from Western KY & I LOVE Boston.
I felt smart just being there.
But, I also like the Rockies- we have friends in Colorado Springs.
Maybe I haven't found my home.
But that's what life's about, right?
Discovery, change, constantly learning- that's the blessing of life.
If I ever go to NYC, I want to go with someone like you.
I would feel like a total rube!
Have a wonderful time.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/28/2009 10:27AM

    Yes, New York is that kind of place. But Boston's great, too! I'm headed there tonight...
How wonderful to feel invincible.

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KMPS24 8/28/2009 8:29AM

    we all need someplace we can feel comfortable at! good luck and God Bless!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I have been spending the entire day working on a presentation that I will be giving at the "new teacher institute" tomorrow. I will be back in the swing tomorrow night.

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CELETA 8/27/2009 6:27AM

    Your Blogs are so inspirational, so I know your presentation will be just inspiring. So have a great day, and want to hear about it.

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