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MCJULIEO
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Big Milestone Streak
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      6 comments

Today was the 1500th day I have logged in to Sparkpeople in a row.... That's 4.1 years of faithfully logging in... (I lost my streak 4 years ago on a cruise, when I didn't have access to the internet.... THIS trip I was able to log in... Read more
New Week
Monday, June 27, 2016      5 comments

Fresh new day. Fresh new week. I plan to get a lot done this week, including laundry, and putting away travel gear... And continue eating watermelon.... Let's make it a great week!... Read more
Watermelon Season.... Yum!
Saturday, June 25, 2016      11 comments

Well, I gained five pounds yesterday just from eating watermelon.... It wasn't REAL weight gain, but water weight... And I probably wouldn't have eaten so MUCH watermelon, if the new grocery store which had its grand opening stating ye... Read more
Cheese Specialist
Friday, June 24, 2016      8 comments

I met a "cheese specialist" on the shuttle going to the Houston airport on one of the legs of my recent travels, and I confess to thinking that just the TITLE of "Cheese Specialist" made me smile so big.... she described it as being a sommelier,... Read more
Weary Traveler
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      7 comments

I'm tired, still tired from my trip(s), ....I figured that I've flown or floated about 17,000 miles in the last 5 weeks (and walked a whole lot, too!) And I have some photos.... but they aren't typical tourist photos... like the various sna... Read more
Getting Back in the Swim of Things
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      7 comments

I'm still playing catch up after my big trip, but this morning I got up and went down to the city park pool and swam laps for the first time this year... Ahhhh, sweet lap swimming! It was SO good. I went only a quarter mile, but I needed to... Read more
The Vacation Isn't Over Until Your Luggage Makes It Home!!
Thursday, June 16, 2016      8 comments

Almost exactly a month ago I left home on Abigail adventure.... Have you missed me? I've been almost halfway around the world, and then a week in lovely Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a family wedding, and it was on my return flight, whic... Read more
Great Start, Abysmal Middle, Rest is in Motion
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      8 comments

After a phenomenally fast trip to the Houston airport via a shuttle that picked me up at my mom's 2 minutes early(!!!!), British Airways dropped the ball.... Dropping off my bag (I was already checked in!) took an hour because their computers we... Read more
Things Fall Into Place
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      11 comments

Once again I drove across Texas to catch a flight out of Houston.... the roadsides have morphed from bluebonnet and Indian paintbrush covered fields in tones of mostly BLUE,... NOW they are covered in yellow, the natural progression of the ... Read more
Failure to Communicate
Monday, May 16, 2016      8 comments

I wish I could understand all languages, listening and speaking and writing them all without impediment... Unfortunately, I don't... And trying to call a museum in Italy, not even knowing how to respond to their recording in Italian ha... Read more
One Drawback to Silky Hair/ Home Sweet Animal Kingdom
Saturday, May 14, 2016      8 comments

The one bad thing that I discovered last night about this wonderful super soft, silky hair (that got the spa treatment on Thursday), is that it is SO soft, SO silky that I cannot even tie it or clip it back because it actually slips out of any r... Read more
Hair Report
Friday, May 13, 2016      8 comments

Happy Friday the Thirteenth! It was a lovely day here, but I've been trying to get ready for a trip, and hardly left home as I tended to various details... But one thing I DID do was check my hair to see if it still felt wonderful from tha... Read more
My Hair Got a Spa Treatment!
Thursday, May 12, 2016      6 comments

I had a Groupon for a haircut and deep conditioning treatment and I went today... and my poor locks have never felt so wonderful.... EVER.... I didn't change the style, and had only about an inch cut off, so, no big deal, but the conditioni... Read more
Revelation All Year
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      5 comments

For the last year, Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) has been focussed on the apostle John's account of the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the last book in the Bible.... and we students have had a terrific time figuring out the exciting and ... Read more
Superlatives Don't Do It Justice
Monday, May 09, 2016      7 comments

I know, I KNOW! People think Texans are insufferably braggadocious, and their opinions are not rooted in reality... But REALLY! One thing that Texans know a lot about .... Is barbecue, or simply BBQ... they talk about it, the cout... Read more

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