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Tricycle Woes

Wednesday, May 01, 2013      6 comments

So my trike arrived in its box some days ago, and my son came over Monday to put it together for me - and left me this message: "Hey maw, due to the astringent quality control measures of foreign manufacturing and careful loading and unloading... Read more

Common Wildlife of New York State

Monday, April 29, 2013      3 comments

Last Thursday my granddaughter learned she was required to do a project for the school's science fair, so she and Glitterfairy77 were trying to think what she could do. She considered a volcano but settled on a diorama. And "Nina" (me) came on b... Read more

Feliz Cumpleaños, Papito

Saturday, April 27, 2013      1 comments

I met Eladio Utia for the first time in August of 2011. My introduction on a warm evening in Pucallpa It was he who made a comment about my becoming his "nuera" (da... Read more

Happy Birthday, "Deah"

Thursday, April 25, 2013      3 comments

My youngest sister as a tot, like most toddlers, had difficulty pronouncing R's. She heard Mom refer to Dad as Dear, and called him "Deah." It caught on - he'd call each of us "Deah" as well, but he was THE original. He would've been 83 tod... Read more

Genetics

Saturday, April 20, 2013      4 comments

You've heard it. "Oh, she looks just like her mother!" "He's the spirit 'n' image [not "spittin' image"] of his father!" I look at my grandson Jack and see how much he looks he looks like my son in his childhood...like my late husband in HI... Read more

Snail Mail

Friday, April 19, 2013      4 comments

My parents were both very erudite, and also inclined to write. They passed this trait on to me and my sisters; and part of my ministry of visitation and encouragement takes on a vicarious form as I write letters to people I have come to know dur... Read more

Walking

Wednesday, April 17, 2013      4 comments

In my Sparking, I read some articles (Spark has such GREAT articles!) in the Fitness category about walking - some were interviews with how Sparkers lost X amount of pounds just by walking; others were helpful hints about walking. Anyway...as us... Read more

Hebrews 10:24,25

Sunday, April 14, 2013      3 comments

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, NOT GIVING UP MEETING TOGETHER [emphasis mine], as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." ... Read more

Bad News and Good News

Thursday, April 11, 2013      9 comments

Actually, really, it's all good...because God is good (all the time!) www.youtube.com/watch?v=
tZS_Fq8ksJU I've been overweight a long time, and have worked at jobs where I've been on my feet for long hours. As a result,... Read more

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


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