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To-Do's

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      5 comments

One of my SparkBuddies (COLLEENROSTE) mentioned that she has a 3-item to-do list, and a 3-itme fitness list. I thought - what a great idea! So during the last part of my work day, not having any students, I finagled a list. I figure the 3 fitne... Read more

To Market, To Market

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      2 comments

I was reading a blog and someone was describing their market experiences, so of course I took another trip down memory lane and hunted up pix from my Peru (and a few Ecuador) market experiences. So here's my little travel-log! Iquitos fish ... Read more

"Nina" Has to Show Baby Pix

Sunday, April 07, 2013      2 comments

When I had my first grandchild over 10 years ago, I was going to be called "Nana" to distinguish me from the other Grandma, but my granddaughter at the age of two decided to call me Nina (Spanish i - like Neena) so as not to confuse me with a BA... Read more

Youth Groups

Friday, April 05, 2013      3 comments

Tonight I'm picking up the student who's come with me to church a few times, to take him to youth group at church. At my previous church, while my son especially was a teen and he was involved, I would take him and stay, and got to know the kids... Read more

Fun at Zoos

Thursday, April 04, 2013      4 comments

Today it's supposed to be in the 50's (F of course) and less overcast, and we're still on our Spring Break. So we might go to the zoo. I haven't been to our local zoo in AGES. But that's not to say that I haven't been to ANY zoo. In fact, t... Read more

Food and Fellowship

Wednesday, April 03, 2013      3 comments

I love working among young people. I am so blessed to have my present job as Teacher Assistant in a local high school. When I go on missions, I like to connect with the youth in the churches I visit. I've formed some wonderful friendships and ta... Read more

Meals and Memories

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      4 comments

I do enjoy food - which is why it's hard to lose weight. It's not just the food, though - it's the company. Jesus asks us to remember Him when we eat and drink - and eating and drinking with loved ones is a time for building good memories. I was... Read more

More Memories - Soldados de Espera

Monday, April 01, 2013      4 comments

In the summer of 2007 I made a brief trip down the river from Iquitos, Peru, to revisit some of the villages I'd visited in 2006. My companions were different, however. I had my good friend Marleni, my spiritual son Abel, a good friend and music... Read more

More Memories - Hammocks

Sunday, March 31, 2013      5 comments

I'm facing probably hip surgery this summer, and I'm thinking it may make sleeping in a hammock inadvisable. So I'm thankful for the memories I have associated with my hammock experiences. They began that same summer, in 2006, when we traveled b... Read more

Memory Lane: Soldados de Barro

Saturday, March 30, 2013      3 comments

Since I lost my hard drive in the fall, I lost a lot of my photo files. However, I DID post a lot in my old photobucket account. So today, after having myself a good workout, I decided to retrieve some from my mission to Peru in 2006. Gave me a ... Read more

Glancing Behind, But Looking Ahead

Thursday, March 28, 2013      5 comments

I had a decent tax return this year. And since I'm not traveling, nor am I yet bringing my fiance Levi up here till we get past the bureaucratic paperwork, I am saving money towards a return trip to Peru, hoping for NEXT year. When I left for... Read more

FISH!

Sunday, March 24, 2013      5 comments

I was checking out a blog of one of my Sparkbuddies who is a missionary in Brazil, and she included photos of the tilapia fishing project they were doing to raise funds www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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M.GIRLINBRA... Read more

On Living and Dying

Friday, March 22, 2013      5 comments

from Anne of the Island (by Lucy Maud Montgomery) [Anne's friend Ruby is dying of "consumption" and talking to Anne] "I'm so young, Anne. I haven't had my life. I've fought so hard to live - and it isn't any use - I have to die - and leave... Read more

Oh, NOOOOoooooo!

Thursday, March 21, 2013      7 comments

Today I had the basal cell carcinoma removed - a mild form of skin cancer. It was on my left temple, and so the numbing medication prior to the surgery affected my eyebrow. I was amused that I could now do a Spock impersonation. Here it is for Y... Read more

Renewals

Wednesday, March 20, 2013      2 comments

Me 'n' My Boy I was chatting with my son online and he told me he's leaving Utah and coming back to Rochester, taking an incomplete and setting up a transfer for the Fall... Read more


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