A weekend of bliss!
My son got married this past weekend. So much joy. We gathered early for a morning Vietnamese traditional wedding. My Ao Dai was made in Vietnam. My ... Read more
Got myself a bike!
Ok, I am already back from my first ride. Having visited several shops this week, many hours of internet research and asking everyone for advise, I ended up purchasing a bike today.
Hubby and I already went out for a little ride.
I bou... Read more
Stepped up Research
Ok, so today I continued my internet research regarding bikes. Thoroghly overwhelemd, I took the advise of my friend Cassie and headed out to a real bike store.
The sales guy was actually very helpful. Small steps were taken.
I have decided ... Read more
Frustraion has revelaed itself, uh oh.
Well, now I am very confused what the next step should be. So I will blog until I find a path.
OK, for 30+ years, I could not ride a bike, due to an un-repaired fractured back. I walked, hiked, gardened etc to maintain my back for the durat... Read more
2 Lessons re-learned...
OK...I know one of my best knacks (due to Lupus, Sjogrens and Hashimotos- 3 different autoimmune diseases), is Inflammation, at every new phase or experience in my life, I have to relearn how this will affect me now.
Over and over...
Las... Read more
Greg, knowing you mattered.
This weekend has been hard.
I know , life will always have its moments when I ask why , or think yet again...'its not fair'. The thoughts raise the regular questions, of course.
Friday I received the news of the death of one of 'my 4H yo... Read more
Just so nice.
OK...Had an experience this week, that reminds me how lovely life can be.
I spent 25 years working and volunteering with 4H youth development. I at times feel I have hundreds of children. Many parents and volunteers have passed my way too. ... Read more
Waiting to Pick Myself Up!
Well, here I sit! haha...again...
You know, a short while ago, a few of us, on a favourite OP thread, started logging our gratitudes as a significant way to 'take better care of ourselves'. The 'me' factor. Taking care of #1, may seem ea... Read more
Leilani and I took a trip to the Sierra to hike.
It was amazing. We met
this man Joe, who was there fishing for 10 days. His is maybe 45, a
Christian and his Mom's sole caregiver till she died this April from
Breast Cancer. He struck... Read more
Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Stole this from another blogger...
Where is your cell phone?
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The grand experiment...
10.45 miles today and 63.5 for the week...
Its been a long time, since I logged that many miles.
Back in 05 and 06 I did about 2-4 hours per day of mindful exercise...Life then 'got in the way' .
Making an attempt to really make reas... Read more
Un-Masking the Workings
"Happy indeed they who have a friend to whom they can unmask the workings of their real life, sure of sympathy and forebearance! " ----John Muir
Unmasking my real life is my chosen journey. Maybe I didn't know it so well, while raising chil... Read more
Rain brings such a breath of fresh air. My lungs rejoice.
My walks have been impacted, routine interrupted. Decided its Nice.
Gray skies - missing the sun born colors, yet my eyes calm with rest from glare.
Hmmmmmm, worth noting.
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Quite a puzzle
This week I am especially fascinated with the puzzle of a body I have. (We all have our own unique puzzle) But following some medical tests, I had a rather profound aha moment. As I am ageing, I find myself still feeling at times, like I am sti... Read more
I kneeled once
OK, today my husband and I worked on a project...the floor in our college age daughters' room. WE are room by room, removing carpet and refinishes the 60 year old hard wood...This decision has provided much satisfaction. I am feeling very alig... Read more