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First Black Friday Ever

Friday, November 26, 2010      3 comments

I have never shopped on Black Friday, much less at a discount mall. However, all the women and my DH decided a quick trip to the nearby Tanger outlet mall was in order. We arrived shortly after 8 and left about 10:30 AM just as things were rea... Read more

In law Thanksgivig

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      3 comments

We are beginning to gather, but are not all here yet. When we are all here, we will be 13 adults and 1 six month old baby. We will all be related in some way or another. My wonderful SIL set up the whole thing, made the reservations, bought t... Read more

"Fakesgivng" and True Thanks

Monday, November 22, 2010      3 comments

DD and her housemates from last year decided to get together for a Thanksgiving dinner on the Friday before Thanksgiving. They called it "Fakesgiving." However there was nothing fake about the food or the sentiments. We had turkey, mashed pot... Read more

Putting life in perspective

Tuesday, November 16, 2010      4 comments

I had a wonderful day. It started with a visit to the dentist with the diagnosis that my dry socket was healing and I have been relatively pain free today. This afternoon I got to teach yoga at the Montessori school to 3-5 year olds and 6-9 ye... Read more

Surprising Happiness

Monday, November 15, 2010      3 comments

I never thought at this stage in my life (65) that I would be finding new, wonderful close friends, especially friends my DD's age. Instead I have been blessed by my DD's friends from law school. She finally found those people who will be you... Read more

Holidays on the way!

Sunday, November 14, 2010      2 comments

I saw my first Christmas commercial today and I realize that Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away, then the left-overs and the holiday parties. We just finished planning with DS about spending Christmas with he and his family in D.C. It tur... Read more

Remember, it's just a game

Saturday, November 13, 2010      5 comments

Our children both attended one of our state universities for law school and I earned my library certification at the same school. Somehow without meaning to, DH and I have become enthusiastic fans of the football team. In fact we manage our Sa... Read more

Finding your heart's desire

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      3 comments

When I retired from teaching at risk teenagers 2 1/2 years ago, I figured I has used up my allotment of being in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. I loved teaching, I loved helping kids believe in themselves and sometimes... Read more

Getting in touch with your royalty.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      4 comments

At the yoga festival over the weekend, I heard a great metaphoric story that I must share. Imagine you see a carriage with a passenger, a drive and horses. The carriage is in disrepair, the passenger is royalty, but is asleep and dreaming of ... Read more

Yoga Festival

Monday, November 08, 2010      0 comments

Oh, what a wonderful weekend. The yoga festival was so well organized and run, that it was difficult to believe it was the first one this group had put on. All the workshops I went to were good and I learned something new about myself and abou... Read more

Yoga Festival

Monday, November 08, 2010      2 comments

Oh, what a wonderful weekend. The yoga festival was so well organized and run, that it was difficult to believe it was the first one this group had put on. All the workshops I went to were good and I learned something new about myself and abou... Read more

Excited for Yoga Festival

Friday, November 05, 2010      1 comments

I hate to drive and I especially hate to drive on divided highways alone. But, some things will make me do things I hate. I have always wanted to go to a weekend yoga festival... 12 hours of yoga, plus 45 minutes each day (Sat. and Sun) of bre... Read more

Pain and its effects

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      2 comments

I know there are many people in Spark who deal with daily pain from chronic conditions ranging from the results of accidents, disease and other physical issues. I read their blogs and posts and am amazed at their upbeat outlook, their extraordi... Read more

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


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