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My Copper boy is gone and I'm so sad.
Copper would have been 5 years old tomorrow. He was a BIG orange, talkative male Tabby cat, with a big long striped tail, and the love of my life. I adopted him from a no kill shelter on May 25, 2012. He was just hours from being put down when h... Read more
Time for an update on the house situation
Well, last time I wrote about the house selling/buying situation was at the very beginning of the adventure. So much has happened since then it almost gives you whiplash thinking about it! When last I posted, a couple was going to come see the h... Read more
WOW, things are moving fast! I've rented a storage unit close by. Movers are coming today to take some of the larger items out of the house to make my 1362 sq. ft. appear larger. I've got suitcases filled with clothes and shoes to open up the cl... Read more
I'm very excited! I have made the decision to move to a 55+ community about 20 miles from where I currently live. I absolutely LOVE the floor plan. It's very open and much larger than my current 1368 sq. ft. of space. The big drawback though is ... Read more
Antarctica with pictures, Vol 4
Well it's a good thing I told my Credit Card Company I was going to Antarctica, even though I figured there was no shopping down there, but I wrong! The UK has a research station there called Port Lockroy. It's quite small so they broke the grou... Read more
Antarctica with pictures Vol 3
OK, so our first landing was magical, with the beautiful quiet snowfall. The weather for the next 5 days proved to be almost miraculous! We had bright sunshine the rest of the entire trip. Other ships landing in various spot,s were prevented f... Read more
Antarctica w/pictures Vol. 2
Continued from yesterday:
Ok, so we get back to the cabin and see the seat belts. This comes as no surprise as it is one of the reasons I've decided to do this trip NOW as opposed to a few years from now. The Drake Passage is notorious for ... Read more
Pre trip to Antarctica, with pictures
I've been home almost 3 weeks now so I figure it's about time I posted some pictures and blogged about the Antarctica trip. First of all, it was a magical trip. I'd not do it again, like I would Africa, but I'd also not trade the experience for ... Read more
Africa Review, with pictures (It's about time!!)
I've been home from Africa now for about a month. Between adopting a new cat, (Copper. He's such a love! Big orange Tabby. Huge head, long legs and tail and quite a talker!) posting photos on line for everybody to see, catching up on regular as ... Read more
Prelude to Africa and musings of the past months
Well, Monday morning my friend Margaret and I begin our trek to Africa! We have been planning this trip for well over a year now and it seems surreal that it will all begin in such a short time. We will be going on an Overseas Adventure Travel t... Read more
Off to Hawaii!
Tomorrow morning I leave for 12 days in Hawaii. We arrive in Honolulu about 3pm totally exhausted after leaving home at 5:15am my time, which is 6 hours different than Hawaii. We board our cruise ship about noon on Saturday and cruise the island... Read more
Just found out I am an Avocado!
Hmmm. I read a SP article and there was a link to check your BMI. I did that and then there was another link to find out more about the BMI figure. They ask you to measure your waist and hips and the ratio provides you with information that you ... Read more
I bit the bullet for a Curves membership
I had been taking classes at the town rec center for the past 2 months. I've enjoyed them but having to dedicate 2 mornings a week was getting to be a problem. Then for this month, I had an appointment at the Health Dept. to get my Yellow Fever ... Read more
If a little is good, is a lot better?
Here in the Raleigh NC area we had temperatures in the 70's! Our winter has been very mild, but his day was exceptional! My neighbor and I decided last night that we would walk to the Rec Center for our back to back workout classes. According to... Read more
Why do I always wait till Ash Wednesday to make my Lenten resolution? Just kind of creeps up on me I suppose. In the past I have given up meat, (not so hard) sodas, (was really hard, but I have weaned myself from them completely now) and compute... Read more