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Busy day --this is retirement???

Thursday, April 21, 2011      4 comments

One of my biggest problems is carefully forming my mouth in a circle, putting my tongue on the roof and my mouth and expelling air... in other words, saying, "No." So here I am. The month of April each year I volunteer twice a week at a school... Read more

Still Processing yesterdays yoga workshops

Sunday, April 17, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday I did two 2 hour yoga workshops taught by one of my favorite instructors from a nearby town. In fact I have driven almost two hours to go to 2 two hour masters classes and a private one hour class at his studio. Luckily, I had convin... Read more

Rain, Rain go away... sunshine is my energy source

Friday, April 15, 2011      4 comments

In late January after discussing some disturbing symptoms with my md and having been medically checked out, I discussed it with my meds doc. He indicated I had all the classic symptoms of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and recommended I get ... Read more

Distance and Sisters

Thursday, April 14, 2011      6 comments

My sister and I are five years apart in age... I am the older. We became close friends as adults even though we never lived in the same city or state. For years she lived in Colorado, a place she feel in love with as a 10 year old on a family ... Read more

Dentists and expectations

Wednesday, April 13, 2011      4 comments

I decided when I turned 65 to make COBRA payments for 18 months for my dental insurance and get my mouth and teeth in good shape. After a consultation with my dentist and an oral surgeon, we decided that a molar needed to be pulled and replaced... Read more

No expectations - great outcome!

Sunday, April 03, 2011      10 comments

I just returned from an 18 day road trip with my college roommate. She did most of the driving as it was her car we used on our over 3500 miles. We began with our first night stay planned, a commitment to be in Chaco Canyon for the Spring Equi... Read more

It is officially spring and I participated in it.

Sunday, March 20, 2011      6 comments

I have had a unique first day of spring. Yesterday we drove from Santa Fe to Chaco Canyon National Park. (We being my college roommate and I on a 3 week road trip.) One of our college classmates is a part time ranger at Chaco. We had a lovely... Read more

Memorial Service with more joy than sorrow!

Saturday, March 12, 2011      6 comments

I wrote recently about the death of my DH's Uncle George at age 90. His dear wife preceded him in death by two years although we had lost her 5 years before to Alzheimer's. Today the family held a memorial service in honor of both of them at t... Read more

Planning makes a difference

Friday, March 11, 2011      5 comments

Setting small doable goals does make a difference, even when they don't have to do with food and exercise. We are out of town this weekend and then I am leaving on a 3 week road trip with a college roommate. I had a series of "small" task to c... Read more

Acupuncture ?

Sunday, March 06, 2011      4 comments

The local yoga studio where I teach offers "community acupuncture" one Sat. afternoon a month. The studio is used, with mats on the floor with supportive pillows and the treatment costs $25. I decided to give it a try. The needles didn't hurt... Read more

Self Compassion

Saturday, March 05, 2011      5 comments

On a post on one of my teams, a Sparker added a link to a newspaper article about self-compassion v. self-esteem. In the article was the following link: www.self-compassion.org/ I have spent much of this evening exploring th... Read more

Family Fun sort of??

Thursday, March 03, 2011      4 comments

A bit of explanation is necessary. DD made great friends in law school and we all become an extended family of sorts. The first part below was written by DD in an email to the whole group. The last section is a response from one of the group.... Read more

Caution: Religious references

Sunday, February 27, 2011      4 comments

www.macucc.org/pages/det
ail/2410 This link will lead you to a page supported by the United Church of Christ. I am not a member of this denomination or any particular church at this time. My DD converted to the Catholic C... Read more

Loving Family

Saturday, February 26, 2011      5 comments

I know I recently blogged of my DH's Uncle George's death. My dear SIL and BIL have been the mainstays for the older generation from my FIL about 10 years ago, Aunt Mary when she moved to a retirement home until her death, my MIL until she moved... Read more

Family Time

Sunday, February 20, 2011      3 comments

Tomorrow we return home. I was very apprehensive about our trip to be with family as I am not in a good place emotionally and want to spend time alone and we were coming to be with our DD for her ear surgery. Luckily the surgery went very well... Read more


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