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Excited for Yoga Festival
Friday, November 05, 2010      1 comments

I hate to drive and I especially hate to drive on divided highways alone. But, some things will make me do things I hate. I have always wanted to go to a weekend yoga festival... 12 hours of yoga, plus 45 minutes each day (Sat. and Sun) of bre... Read more
Pain and its effects
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      2 comments

I know there are many people in Spark who deal with daily pain from chronic conditions ranging from the results of accidents, disease and other physical issues. I read their blogs and posts and am amazed at their upbeat outlook, their extraordi... Read more
Virtual community and "real" community
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      3 comments

I had done very little connection on line with people other than those I knew outside the virtual world. Then I retired, found Spark and found a whole new sort of friend and community. Here are people that I can share things with I might not s... Read more
Blessed by wonderful in laws
Monday, November 01, 2010      2 comments

This weekend we made another trek to the St. Louis area to be with family. All the family we were with, except our DD are my in-laws and I love them dearly. I feel more a member of their family than I do my family of origin. My SIL and BIL al... Read more
Groaner of a Halloween joke
Sunday, October 31, 2010      2 comments

In our area of the country, kids have to tell a joke before they can get any treats. Here's the best one we heard tonight: What can't a bike stand up? It is too (two) tired.... Read more
The value of touch
Saturday, October 30, 2010      2 comments

I love massages, I love hugs, I love holding hands, I love human touch. Today i realized how as our lives change, we can find ourselves with fewer and fewer opportunities to enjoy the simple pleasure of connecting physically with another person... Read more
Joy of teaching yoga
Friday, October 29, 2010      3 comments

I am now teaching yoga to young people three times a week. On Tuesday afternoon I teach at a private Montesorri school... one group (10) of 3-6 year olds and one group (4) of 6-9 year olds.), On Wednesday for six weeks I am teaching 10 second gr... Read more
Can't or don't want to read clearly
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      2 comments

Today I had a tooth pulled. It will be replaced in the next few months with an implant. The oral surgeon did a great job and although I am sore, I am feeling OK. I have a wonderful yoga class I attend on Wednesday mornings. (I am writing thi... Read more
Before Pictures
Monday, October 25, 2010      5 comments

DH was going through some old pictures on his computer and called me to his office. In front of me were pictures from more that five years ago.... pictures of before... you know what I mean. Check my regular pictures for after pictures. ... Read more
World Premiere of a Play
Sunday, October 24, 2010      1 comments

DH and I saw the world premiere of play last night. In 1965, a group of junior and senior high kids at one of the local high school work black armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. The school has stated that any student who wore the a... Read more
Walking with dogs
Saturday, October 23, 2010      4 comments

For a few weeks, my exercise was limited to walking. Although I am back to yoga and strength training, I have found I enjoy walking. I've read about lots of folks who walk with their dogs. I love our two dogs - Brigeda is a German Short Hair ... Read more
Cleaning cupboards and small goals.
Friday, October 22, 2010      3 comments

I hate cleaning cupboards. I can't believe the things that i stuff in there to save. I spent all morning convincing myself that the wonderful work i was doing on Spark People was a good reason to put off the cupboard cleaning... then I remembe... Read more
Love teaching yoga to kids
Thursday, October 21, 2010      0 comments

I am back for the third year in a row at a local public school teaching yoga after school. Today nine of the 10 girls registered were there and only two of them were brand new. Some of these girls I have worked with since first grade. Watchin... Read more
Calculated a favorite family recipe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      0 comments

Decided to have lamb stew for supper. Had to measure.... never had done that before... to then use recipe calculator to see if I had enough calories left. I did and the stew is waiting for me now. Check it out... Lamb Stew like Moms.... Read more
Busy Day
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      0 comments

I am now over five weeks away from my tummy tuck surgery and back to my regular schedule which includes teaching a 6:30 AM yoga class on Tuesdays. It's been over 5 weeks since my alarm went off at 5:30 and I have felt it late this afternoon. ... Read more

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