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A Precious Human Life - Dalai Lama
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      0 comments

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve e... Read more
Overwhelmed will write more tomorrow
Tuesday, May 18, 2010      2 comments

It is 10:45 PM and I have been home 2 1/2 hours since last Wed. Thursday through Monday were spent celebrating with daughter, her friends and their families... law school is over and now they all start studying for a bar exam next week. Got ho... Read more
Eating and celebrating
Monday, May 17, 2010      6 comments

We managed to make a one-day graduation ceremony last for four days... Thursday to get ready and have celebratory meal at an outstanding restaurant, Friday the day of graduation - a celebration at the grads favorite's bar/bar food, Saturday - w... Read more
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      3 comments

Somehow when you make one appointment at a time, you seem to forget they add up and I didn't count on the dentist taking from 9:30 -11:45 this morning... just starting to hurt now at 9:00 PM. Therapist at 1, Massage at 2, teach yoga from 3:30-4... Read more
The celebrating begins...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      3 comments

Tonight we had dinner at a place called the Feedlot which specializes in great prime rib... my favorite beef. There was also a grilled lemon pepper chicken which was good and I ate every bite of my baked potato, skin and all. (Stayed within goa... Read more
Surprise for Mother's Day
Sunday, May 09, 2010      6 comments

I had expected to spend a quiet Mother's Day at home. Our son lives in D.C. and we live in the Midwest. Our daughter lives 2 hours a way, but is in her last week of law school and in a conversation last night, said, "Oh, Happy Mother's Day." ... Read more
Celebrate Cindy
Friday, May 07, 2010      5 comments

I want to celebrate Cindy today. She is a shining example that once you set goals, you can accomplish anything you want. I first met Cindy when she was 15, angry, addicted (alcohol), ready to drop out of school as soon as she turned sixteen. ... Read more
My Scale and Me
Thursday, May 06, 2010      1 comments

I have read many articles and many blogs about the relationship we have with the one measuring device that we often elevate to the status of the final judge of our success. I do use other measures ... how my clothes fit, what my energy level is... Read more
A Dentist Story (and BTW another picture of Miles)
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      4 comments

This morning i had a 2 hour appointment at the dentist. A friend recommended i take my IPod and listen to some humor. Instead I listened to 3 different entries I had downloaded before i had surgery last November. There were an guided meditati... Read more
Proud Pappa
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      8 comments

Doesn't Dad look proud? He is the youngest of the 9 cousins and the only one stateside to begin the next generation. (My grand nieces in Germany call me Grandma Aunt.) We ar... Read more
Proud Pappa
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      1 comments

Doesn't Dad look proud? He is the youngest of the 9 cousins and the only one stateside to begin the next generation. (My grand nieces in Germany call me Grandma Aunt.) We ar... Read more
Doesn't Dad look Proud
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      0 comments

 You asked for it and here he is. Miles William making his world debut at 9:09 AM, CDT on May 4... Read more
Figuring out the Blues
Sunday, May 02, 2010      4 comments

I wish that when we are down or have bad days we could find the one thing we need to change and then move on. It has taken me 5 days to figure out why I was so down last week and I was helped by perspective from my therapist. 1. By being reti... Read more
Clean House
Saturday, May 01, 2010      4 comments

I actually did it. I managed to straighten up all the rooms (except the "office" where my DH's computer is) It's hard to believe 2 people can leave so much stuff in so many places. i almost didn't dust and vacuum because the house looked so m... Read more
Friday, April 30, 2010      2 comments

I sometimes wonder why I get tired without doing anything. I have found that in retirement my threshold for social interaction has changed dramatically. After 5 days with friends and 3 days at a conference, I find myself exhausted and barely ... Read more

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