Today I was responding to posts and looking at Spark pages when I came across the page of a member who spent an evening with my favorite poet, Mary Oliver. She responded to my post suggesting another poet I might like. I followed her suggestio... Read more
We have 4 animals that live with us. Two dogs (9 years old each) a German short-hair pointer and a Vizula. We also have two small cats - Guzel (means pretty in Turkish) who is 8.5 lbs, and often arches her back like a Halloween cat. We also ha... Read more
I used to hate change. All I was looking for was a destination, forgetting that the destination is the end and it's the journey that life is about. This time of year is one for noticing change and instead of evaluating it, just noting it.
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This evening DH and I went to a concert of a folk singer. (Yes, we are that old.) He played a guitar and sang his own songs about being part of a whole world. In one song he had us sing the the chorus. He had written the song about this time... Read more
This is really not a commercial because the product I am talking about is a free computer application. If your computer has sound and/or sound and a camera, you can talk to anyone in the world for free and see them.
My DH's sister lives in Ge... Read more
I have an MP3 loaded on my IPod that is a series of affirmations about recovering from serious surgery. It is about 20 minutes long. I used it during my solitary walk to a nearby park. It is the longest walk I have taken since my surgery almo... Read more
It is just short of two weeks since I had my tummy tuck. According to the doctor everything is going well. However, in addition to wearing a very tight elastic band about 12 inches wide around my lower belly, I was also instructed this week to... Read more
There is a teacher at the alternative high school where I used to teach who is retiring this year. She is a true technology immigrant with quite an "accent." I have helped her over the years with the grading program the district installed abou... Read more
Today my DH and I had the privilege of watching over 200 people take an oath to become lawyers and officers of the court in the state of Iowa. The main speaker listed 10 commandments of being a good lawyer. He summarized the first three as the... Read more
I think some of those words in my title are stages of grief. It is a grief I am anticipating rather than in the middle of. My DH's wonderful uncle has decided he is ready to "be with Nancy" his wife who died a few years ago. His 90th birthday... Read more
I had a very emotional 3 hours this afternoon and I am still processing it. I retired 2 years ago after 19 years of teaching at risk teens. I love every minute (almost) I taught and fell in love with so many of the kids who were heroes to me f... Read more
This morning I took a lovely 20 minute walk around our neighborhood while I listened to positive affirmations about recovery from surgery. It was a lovely day, low 70's, achingly blue sky with a few puffy clouds, just a hint of color to a few l... Read more
I can't resist posting this copy of the email DD sent after passing the bar exam:
Also, I passed the bar.
Also, it is the best feeling in the world!!!!
Also, I passed the bar.
Also, Matthew (her older brother who is an attorn... Read more
My DD just heard that she passed the bar exam in Missouri. She is now a full-fledged lawyer!!!!! WOOO HOOOO!
I could even hear her dancing over the phone. Her best friends passed as well and we will be "stand-in" parents next week when they ... Read more
Looking back, I wish I could remember the patience that allowed me to be happy with 1-2 lb losses per week, with slowly increasing the time and resistance on the recumbent bike, but I can't seem to gather that memory and put it into play. Okay,... Read more