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Sunshine makes a difference

Thursday, April 08, 2010      2 comments

Luckily the sun is out today and I got to have time with my lovely teen age girls. They are so willing to try anything I ask. I am so impressed with what they write. They were so excited to know I had shared their poem on line with all of you... Read more

Short and not so sweet

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      4 comments

It's been a long time since I have had a down day. I struggled to get to my yoga class this morning which is usually something I bounce up to get to. We did some laughing in the class, but I really needed a more contemplative time. For some r... Read more

Giving back and being blessed in return.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      6 comments

I love yoga. I have practiced for 5 years and taught for 2. Part of yoga is to practice "beyond the mat." Last summer I helped out with a summer program for at-risk teen girls using poetry. I was asked to return for an hour 2 days a week for... Read more

I think I can, I think I can

Monday, April 05, 2010      7 comments

In less than two weeks I will be doing my 65 mile bike ride to celebrate my 65th birthday. I have been doing a series of shorter training rides, but decided it was time to face THE HILL. The route we have chosen is all on bike trails mostly bu... Read more

Easter as it's meant to be

Sunday, April 04, 2010      2 comments

Our daughter is finishing law school just a little less than a 2 hour drive away. We wanted to spend Easter together and with her great friends and housemates. One of the housemates found a wonderful gourmet cafe in a town of 1100 people about... Read more

Take husband shopping more often

Saturday, April 03, 2010      2 comments

I have a favorite free trade store in town that i get a newsletter from once a month. I usually try to stop by only once a month because I can never get out with buying something. Hubby and I were out doing errands and were near the store. I ... Read more

Connecting to new members

Friday, April 02, 2010      0 comments

I had a wonderful experience in the DWD team postings today. A new member introduced herself and I responded. Left home, did some errands, returned and saw a message notification. It was the new member responding to my post. So I posted a re... Read more

Retirement is really fun!

Thursday, April 01, 2010      1 comments

Today was glorious. (And I still need a few more calories and carbs so I'm looking forward to a treat after I finish "sparking" for the day.) Husband and I ate breakfast at IHOP(I love their IHOP for Me menu) after dropping off a car at the me... Read more

The Joy of Giving

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      1 comments

I love yoga as anyone who has read my posts on the Yoga Lovers team would know. I only started practicing 5 years ago and was inspired to become a certified instructor. Part of yoga is practice on the mat, but most of it is practiced in your d... Read more

Biking in 70 Degrees

Tuesday, March 30, 2010      0 comments

Oh, what how beautiful today has been! It begin with teaching my early morning yoga class and actually doing sun salutations as the sun came up in the large east windows of the studio. A healthy tasty favorite breakfast and time for the crossw... Read more

Monday, Monday

Monday, March 29, 2010      3 comments

After a weekend away where dirty dishes and newspapers on the floor weren't my responsibility, Monday loomed large for this retiree. However, the dishes are still in the sink, the newspapers rearranged on the floor and I went to a wonderful yin... Read more

Family and family time

Sunday, March 28, 2010      1 comments

I have just returned from a wonderful family weekend in St. Louis. My daughter and I drove down together and back having wonderful in-depth conversation both ways. We even resolved some old misunderstandings and felt we had deepened an already... Read more

Showers, food and hours between eating!

Saturday, March 27, 2010      5 comments

The adventure of the St. Louis trip has been wild. Friday when I got to Iowa City to pick up my daughter for lunch (at 2:00 PM), she couldn't join me, but her housemate was going to do weight training at the gym and offered to work with me. He... Read more


Thursday, March 25, 2010      5 comments

For the first time in my life, (since I started by gaining with the freshman 15 and two babies and 2 broken legs and emotional issues) I know I will not be overweight again. I have learned several important concepts about weight, eating, exerci... Read more

Busy Day and lots of calories used!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010      1 comments

Today began with my usual Tuesday 6:30 AM Wake-Up Yoga class that i love teaching. It's fun to do sun salutations as the the sun is rising. Then I had an appointment to get new orthotic inserts for my shoes. They made me feel like I was walki... Read more

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