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Europe 2015, Germany, Amsterdam and Prague

Monday, August 31, 2015      0 comments

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

Getting Ready to Travel

Sunday, August 30, 2015      3 comments

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

Another new friend - Flower!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      7 comments

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

My new friend Elinor!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015      5 comments

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

End of 10 seconds of Fame - just as well.....

Friday, June 19, 2015      4 comments

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

Early morning, no make-up, rushed out the door and....

Thursday, June 18, 2015      4 comments

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

Super-quick Good Morning!!

Sunday, November 09, 2014      3 comments

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

Summer 2014 - Point Reyes National Seashore & Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Monday, October 06, 2014      4 comments

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

Staying Active & Staying Healthy

Sunday, October 05, 2014      5 comments

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

No, I'm NOT Dead - Just Busy and Still Hanging In There!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013      15 comments

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

Hey Orange County! Join me on March 9 at Mile Square Park!!

Thursday, February 07, 2013      1 comments

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

I'm just too old to start running....

Wednesday, February 06, 2013      17 comments

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

Lynda's A-Z

Sunday, January 27, 2013      6 comments

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! Read more

Do You Believe in Magic?? I do - sometimes!

Saturday, January 26, 2013      5 comments

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

National Day of Service - Habitat Restoration Project

Saturday, January 19, 2013      14 comments

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


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