As I mentioned yesterday, my husband and I are going to spend 5 weeks in Europe again this year - we're leaving next week and flying to Frankfurt. Based on previous trips over there, we have decided to spend the first night close to Frankfurt, e... Read more
I really enjoy traveling and I'm very fortunate that I've been able to do a fair amount, probably more than the average person. One advantage I have is that my job is teaching online so I don't have to wait for 'vacation' or 'time off' - I simpl... Read more
I really enjoy my volunteer job at the Orange County Zoo and one of the biggest pleasures is when we have an 'education animal' that we can introduce to the children [and adults] who visit the zoo.
We recently were joined by the cutest bab... Read more
I first met Elinor about a year ago, when she joined everyone else at the Orange County Zoo, where I am privileged to volunteer on a regular basis. I got to know her in private for quite a few months until she finally was able to be introduced t... Read more
It's just as well that they took down the television interview and replaced it with the more current news clip - I really didn't like the way I looked in the picture, half asleep and all puffy without makeup, haha! But the news is important beca... Read more
Yep it was one of 'those mornings' when I overslept because my alarm didn't go off so I rushed out the door with no make-up to meet my friend so we could carpool to our birding class - we left at 5:30am so it was a miracle I even woke up in time... Read more
I'm running out the door to join my friends for our monthly Citizen Science Butterfly Count - it's a survey group I've been active with for several years now and it's loads of fun PLUS a little bonus is getting exercise in a beautiful outdoor ar... Read more
I'm very lucky that my husband and I were able to go on a number of trips this summer so I thought I would share a little about some of them with my Spark Friends and add a couple of comments about the difference between my Spark Friends, my Fac... Read more
There are a lot of ways to interpret 'staying active' and 'staying healthy' - I try to cover all my bases and look at all-around health, not just going through the motions on one or two aspects. I stay physically active by hiking and getting out... Read more
I know, I know - it's been so long since I've posted, probably everyone I ever knew on SparkPeople has forgotten I ever existed but I'm back, at least sporadically, and decided to post a long-overdue blog!! I've had plenty of experience with 'st... Read more
At least one other SparkMember and I are registered for the Thomas House Run4Homeless Children 5k and Walk-A-Thon on March 9, 2013 - it's for a great cause and a wonderful way to burn some calories, have fun and 'do good' at the same time! You c... Read more
Well, I can't use that excuse any more - here's a little clip from Lisa Ling's documentary series on the OWN cable channel. Her documentary is called Our America and last night's episode was titled The Secret Lives of Seniors.
Since I know ... Read more
This has been going around off and on for awhile so I decided to fill it out just for fun - hope you enjoy it!!
A- Available or married. I've been married to Tom since January 1, 1991 – 22 years!
I guess it boils down to how you define the word 'magic' but maybe I'm just not that picky about definitions - when something surprises me and seems to defy my ordinary expectations, I call it 'magic'
One example is when I met my husband - ... Read more
As you might have heard, today has been designated as the National Day of Service - a day when people are asked to 'give back' to make the world a better place. This is actually something I try to do often as it's something that gives me a reall... Read more