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Virtual community and "real" community

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      3 comments

I had done very little connection on line with people other than those I knew outside the virtual world. Then I retired, found Spark and found a whole new sort of friend and community. Here are people that I can share things with I might not s... Read more

Blessed by wonderful in laws

Monday, November 01, 2010      2 comments

This weekend we made another trek to the St. Louis area to be with family. All the family we were with, except our DD are my in-laws and I love them dearly. I feel more a member of their family than I do my family of origin. My SIL and BIL al... Read more

Groaner of a Halloween joke

Sunday, October 31, 2010      2 comments

In our area of the country, kids have to tell a joke before they can get any treats. Here's the best one we heard tonight: What can't a bike stand up? It is too (two) tired.... Read more

The value of touch

Saturday, October 30, 2010      2 comments

I love massages, I love hugs, I love holding hands, I love human touch. Today i realized how as our lives change, we can find ourselves with fewer and fewer opportunities to enjoy the simple pleasure of connecting physically with another person... Read more

Joy of teaching yoga

Friday, October 29, 2010      3 comments

I am now teaching yoga to young people three times a week. On Tuesday afternoon I teach at a private Montesorri school... one group (10) of 3-6 year olds and one group (4) of 6-9 year olds.), On Wednesday for six weeks I am teaching 10 second gr... Read more

Can't or don't want to read clearly

Tuesday, October 26, 2010      2 comments

Today I had a tooth pulled. It will be replaced in the next few months with an implant. The oral surgeon did a great job and although I am sore, I am feeling OK. I have a wonderful yoga class I attend on Wednesday mornings. (I am writing thi... Read more

Before Pictures

Monday, October 25, 2010      5 comments

DH was going through some old pictures on his computer and called me to his office. In front of me were pictures from more that five years ago.... pictures of before... you know what I mean. Check my regular pictures for after pictures. Read more

World Premiere of a Play

Sunday, October 24, 2010      1 comments

DH and I saw the world premiere of play last night. In 1965, a group of junior and senior high kids at one of the local high school work black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. The school has stated that any student who wore the a... Read more

Walking with dogs

Saturday, October 23, 2010      4 comments

For a few weeks, my exercise was limited to walking. Although I am back to yoga and strength training, I have found I enjoy walking. I've read about lots of folks who walk with their dogs. I love our two dogs - Brigeda is a German Short Hair ... Read more

Cleaning cupboards and small goals.

Friday, October 22, 2010      3 comments

I hate cleaning cupboards. I can't believe the things that i stuff in there to save. I spent all morning convincing myself that the wonderful work i was doing on Spark People was a good reason to put off the cupboard cleaning... then I remembe... Read more

Love teaching yoga to kids

Thursday, October 21, 2010      0 comments

I am back for the third year in a row at a local public school teaching yoga after school. Today nine of the 10 girls registered were there and only two of them were brand new. Some of these girls I have worked with since first grade. Watchin... Read more

Calculated a favorite family recipe

Wednesday, October 20, 2010      0 comments

Decided to have lamb stew for supper. Had to measure.... never had done that before... to then use recipe calculator to see if I had enough calories left. I did and the stew is waiting for me now. Check it out... Lamb Stew like Moms.... Read more

Busy Day

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      0 comments

I am now over five weeks away from my tummy tuck surgery and back to my regular schedule which includes teaching a 6:30 AM yoga class on Tuesdays. It's been over 5 weeks since my alarm went off at 5:30 and I have felt it late this afternoon. ... Read more

Wish I could capture the magic

Monday, October 18, 2010      5 comments

This past weekend DH and I attended his 45th college reunion. I attended the same college two years behind him. In fact we met only 6 weeks before he graduated. The weekend was magic and I can't quite figure why or how to explain it. Weather... Read more

Laughing

Sunday, October 17, 2010      1 comments

We did lots of smiling and laughing this weekend at Dh's 45th college reunion. It reminded me of the power of laughter. I am a trained laughter yoga teacher.... yes there really is such a thing. Google laughter yoga and enjoy watching the You... Read more


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