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Seriously daydreaming of travels afar

Monday, February 27, 2012

A dear friend from my college came to visit last weekend and we broke bread together, enjoyed Fishermanís Village, and checked out the Greek Festival.



Heís getting married in Sri Lanka later this year over the holidays. While I have not yet made up my mind, all I can think and smile about these days is travel to Sri Lanka. I enjoy some of the most beautifully gifted salwar/churidar-kurta-dupatta suits, regularly sip on the finest Ceylon teas, have developed a whole new (and healthier) style of cooking, and hold some of the best memories with friends from around the world. Iíd be crazy not to go to this wedding.

Having done some shopping at the Greek Festival, Iím also thinking I should practice my belly dancing technique with the 3-Disc Bollywood DVDís that I bought at Samís Club.



Hereís my thoughts for a summer goal and winter reward: July 14 will mark my One Year Anniversary of maintaining a 100-lb weight loss. Iím thinking this trip will be my reward for proving that it is possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle while giving praise and glory to my Lord and Savior for giving honor to his creation. Iím thinking that Phase Two of retirement may just have to be more about traveling to places Iíve already established key relationships in. This is my prayer.



Romans 8:39 -- Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Tomorrow, I turn in my first completed prayer shawl (lap robe) while beginning a second shawl for one of my newer church families where I celebrate weekly prayer gatherings and worship.



I hope you're making progress towards your goals. Do you have any daydreams on your mind that you can incorporate into a new goal or reward?
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ZELLAZM 3/3/2012 6:24AM

    That sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your maintaining anniversary! You look radiant in your pictures! I'm daydreaming of Naples, FL and Tirana, Albania!

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SPARKYCARLEY 3/1/2012 8:52PM

    Sri Lanka sounds awesome. Love the red belly dancing outfit. Red is my favorite color!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 3/1/2012 1:24PM

    I just love your cheery blogs! I think you ought to go on the trip! You'd have a blast!

And by the way, thanks for being my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YIWEN39 2/29/2012 6:37PM

    That's a great idea! It sounds like you really want this trip, go for it, definitely! emoticon emoticon

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READYBETTY 2/29/2012 8:00AM

    You have a great idea to reward your one-year maintenance anniversary with the trip. It's so much fun and motivating to have something so grand to look forward to.


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GINGER_BEAR 2/28/2012 8:50PM

    A super reward for awesome accomplishments! I hope you will get to travel and something tells me, you'll take lots of great pictures!

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IMIN2GENES 2/28/2012 12:42PM

    What a fabulous day! Love that red outfit. Did you get it?? It would look great on you.

I hope you are able to go to Sri Lanka! What a wonderful reward that would be. Me, I'd love to go back to Antwerp and Paris again someday.

Congrats on all you've accomplished!
Chris


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GLORYANDME 2/28/2012 11:59AM

    I like the idea of travelling especially now that you are retired. You look so happy and comfortable lounging in your chair. Love the beautiful smiles on your face. My goals are 20 more pounds and a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, SC! God is good! emoticon

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NINJA-NED 2/28/2012 7:23AM

    you look wonderful! that trip sounds like a well-deserved reward. go for it.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 2/28/2012 5:51AM

    That wedding trip sounds like the perfect reward, I hope you can go! What beautiful photos today.

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VISUALLYRICS 2/27/2012 11:23PM

    I love how God's love covers me....every area of my life...thank you for the verse!
His Love compels me...and I see it compels you to dream prayerfully about some real concrete plans of travel!

HOW Exciting!!! I will pray with you, Evelyn....may God give you the desires of your heart.

...I just love that red dress - Wow! That is A Dress! ~

Comment edited on: 2/27/2012 11:24:15 PM

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ESILBO 2/27/2012 11:13PM

    WHAT A GREAT IDEA...SHRI LANKA, IT MUST BE SO WONDERFUL, WHAT A GREAT RECOMPENSE...YOU ARE SO GENEROUS AND BEAUTIFUL, IN AND OUT....LIVE TO THE FULLEST DEAR EVELYN.
LOVE
LISE

PS BELLY DANCING, HUM YOU WOULD HAVE TO MAKE A VIDEO...LOL

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LALMEIDA 2/27/2012 11:10PM

  Sounds like a great way to reward yourself! Go for it! emoticon

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