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The 65 Challenge- Stage One
Friday, April 16, 2010      4 comments

In December, I read a blog about a woman who had set a series of goals for her 49th birthday centered around physical activity. I pondered long and hard as my next birthday would be 65. Would I do something? What would I choose? Could I comp... Read more
Friends can become family
Thursday, April 15, 2010      3 comments

Kathy, Pat, Julie and I - all teachers (middle school and high school), Kathy and I retired, Julie and Pat still teaching - all mothers of daughters, and sons, all grandmothers and friends for over 20 years. In fact, my daughter calls us the Fo... Read more
Family is a beautiful thing!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      1 comments

Last evening our daughter (who graduates from law school in three weeks) stopped overnight on her way to an immigration hearing for a client she has been working with in the law clinic. We went out to dinner and has a wonderful time, talked til... Read more
Yin Yoga
Monday, April 12, 2010      4 comments

Yin yoga is done with all the poses either seated or supine. The purpose of the asanas (positions) is to stretch the fascia or connective tissue, not the muscles. I go to a yin class every Monday morning. It's a great way to start the week. ... Read more
Spoons
Sunday, April 11, 2010      0 comments

If spoons represented the energy and drive and motivation, I thought I started the day with a place setting for 12 -15. We had a great breakfast at IHOP and went to a tennis match. Somehow the wind sucked my energy and I left early. Tried to ... Read more
Bikes, Baseball and a good Saturday
Saturday, April 10, 2010      1 comments

You can't beat a day that begins with a great bike ride to the ball park (we have the farm team for the Chicago Cubs here), fun breakfast at local grocery store (which offers egg substitutes), sparking in the computer and ending back at the ball... Read more
More sunshine
Friday, April 09, 2010      1 comments

There are violets blooming in my yard. i saw a magnolia tree beginning to bloom and I had a great strength workout this morning. I have balance issue as a result of a dramatic leg break 6 years ago. I broke both bones in my lower leg at the a... Read more
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

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