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blog challenge #23 - guilty pleasure
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      8 comments

i wasn't going to get back to the challenge yet today, after yesterday's emotional roller coaster of losing pelle and celebrating my dad's 101st birthday, but today's is such an easy one for me that i think i'll just get it over with:-) i'd... Read more
blog challenge #30 - free day. goodbye, pelle...
Monday, September 26, 2016      22 comments

i can't concentrate enough to blog any topic today, so i will insert the free day here instead. pelle is gone. when sally came to see if she could bring him home, even hooked up to IVs, she found he was receiving oxygen. how he could have g... Read more
blog challenge #22 - what is my style...
Sunday, September 25, 2016      13 comments

heh. more likely, what style?! wysiwyg. hair - wash and dry. clothes - loose comfortable dresses. ok, occasionally tighter ones now that i have lost weight. flip flops, sandals, clogs. life - one day at a time. live it. is that a styl... Read more
blog challenge #21 - embarrassing moments
Saturday, September 24, 2016      16 comments

why do i start each blog with something on the order of ... uh boy! uh boy... what do i write here? i've been sitting over the morning coffee thinking about it. and weirdly the first thing that pops into my mind is back in college. i was i... Read more
blog challenge #20 - hobbies
Friday, September 23, 2016      10 comments

hobbies - this one is easier for me. my main hobbies go hand in hand - walk/hiking and photography. walking is an old hobby, hiking is renewed and photography is fairly recent. just to define it, walking is what we do every day, short to l... Read more
blog challenge #19 - who is your idol?
Thursday, September 22, 2016      13 comments

uh boy. even when i try to rethink this with strongdawg's suggestion of role model... this is tough.... ok. thought of one... her name is bronka sundstrom. she's a concentration camp survivor who climbed mt rainier at age 75 and repeated th... Read more
blog challenge #18 - favorite book, movie, song, food, color, animal
Wednesday, September 21, 2016      7 comments

why should this be hard? i can't come up with "a" favorite book, but a genre - a well-written romance novel. love it when there is a series that can keep me going - especially if it is an author that i only recently discovered so i can binge rea... Read more
blog challenge #17 - someone or something i miss
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      13 comments

drawing. a. blank. looking back at over six decades of life, what do i miss? who do i miss? what does it say that i don't want to go back to any previous time in my life? that we are living the best life possible now? i suppose i've been l... Read more
blog challenge #16 - biggest fear
Monday, September 19, 2016      8 comments

i like being a day or so behind the others to get ideas for this blog challenge. so what is my biggest fear? as i think about this, i have two fears - one a phobia; the other a frightening reality. let's take the phobia first. every... Read more
blog challenge #15 - first kiss
Sunday, September 18, 2016      10 comments

as others have said, blech. boring, or as watermellen commented - not a kiss and tell kinda girl. besides, who can remember so many decades ago?! i have a vague recollection of a spin the bottle game in glasgow the summer i was about 13. f... Read more
blog challenge #14 - favorite holiday and why...
Saturday, September 17, 2016      14 comments

many might think this is an easy one; there has to be a favorite, right? but i find myself searching for a least unfavorite. you might call me the grinch of holidays. for one thing, most holidays are religious, and since i was raised in a non-pr... Read more
blog challenge #13 - something that happened to me this week
Friday, September 16, 2016      10 comments

what happened to me this week... well, work has been slow, so that "happened." my specialties are financial and medical, and september is an in-between month - no quarterly or annual reports, which keep me busy all winter-spring, and the academi... Read more
blog challenge #12 - best friend(s)
Thursday, September 15, 2016      12 comments

the blog challenge really asks "who are your best friends?" but... well, my life the way it is right now really only has one best friend, and that is DH. we have peripheral friends whom we see in various situations (locations), but day to day, s... Read more
blog challenge #11 - what is your school status (nerd, jock, prep, bully)
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      16 comments

today's topic shows the focus of the challenge is for those still in school or college, and that was a long time ago for me (i'm not far from my 50th high school reunion!). there were certainly jocks and preppies in my day, and sadly there were ... Read more
blog challenge #10 - free day; write about anything
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      18 comments

hmm... this one is harder. one of the things i like about the blog challenge is it directs my thoughts about what to write; it is also one of the things i like about being a translator - there is no such thing as writers' block when the author h... Read more

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