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108 Sun Salutations: Welcome summer
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      3 comments

Within the yoga community, there is a tradition to celebrate the change of the seasons by doing 108 sun salutations..... a series of 9 poses beginning with standing and ending with standing, each step accompanied by a breath (inhalation or exha... Read more
Mystery sent off
Monday, June 20, 2011      8 comments

When we cleared out my dad's house in 1993, I found several reels of film. I had vague memories of seeing them as a child. Two of the reels were still in boxes with stamps that Eastman Kodak used sending them back.... $.03. I have no idea for... Read more
Water and Cardio
Friday, June 17, 2011      5 comments

This is not about what you think. It is about walking down to the basement and squishing my way across the family room. Luckily we have used foam tiles (3 ft. square) with puzzle piece edges. We began picking up the tiles, carting them upstair... Read more
Prayer Shawl adventure
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      6 comments

Several months ago, I joined a prayer shawl knitting group at a friend's church. We meet every Tuesday for about an hour and a half. Last Wednesday, I discovered that a dear friend had been diagnosed with AML (Acute Myletic Leukemia). Tonight... Read more
Gratitude Campaign
Thursday, June 09, 2011      8 comments

Check out this video. It is a great idea that we could spread easily.
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What a hand squeeze can mean!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      3 comments

At knitting last night, one of the knitters told a wonderful story. When the family sat down to a meal, they always joined hands to say grace. At the end, they would send a hand squeeze around the table that meant "I love you." Once when K. w... Read more
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      6 comments

I belong to a knitting group at a friend's church. We knit prayer shawls. When someone needs a shawl to deal with life's issues, we select a prayer from an elegant selection and each holding a piece of the shawl, we recite the prayer together,... Read more
New treat
Sunday, June 05, 2011      3 comments

My DH plays mixed double tennis with a woman who is originally from India. Her daughters were in school at the same high school and same time as our children. Today was the finals of the French Open Tennis championship which DH and I have been... Read more
Canoeing and geo chaching
Saturday, June 04, 2011      5 comments

DH and I have canoed many times before and mostly enjoy it.... except when I get flustered and turn the wrong way. Today our local county conservation agency sponsored a canoe and geo caching event. GEOCACHING is a real-world outdoor treasu... Read more
Lemons to lemonade... but not very sweet.
Thursday, June 02, 2011      2 comments

Okay, the last 36 hours or so have not been particularly smooth for me. Yesterday started off great with a wonderful yoga class and a visit to a good friend in the country. The day was beautiful, her gardens beautiful, the conversation good...... Read more
A Gift of Love received with love
Sunday, May 29, 2011      7 comments

Last year our DD lived in a house with 3 remarkable young men. Two of them were fellow third year law students and one was a friend of one of her classmates from undergrad school. In addition to the human inhabitants were 3 cats of various siz... Read more
A question?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      6 comments

I am quite active on the forum posts, especially for the DWD, Yoga Lovers, Positive Mental Health and Iowa teams. I always work to find something positive to say or to find the positive parts in any post I read. However, I feel as if I am be... Read more
A few pictures from sky dive
Sunday, May 22, 2011      8 comments

Just to give a sense of the freedom and joy of the skydive. ... Read more
Beautiful Land from the sky
Saturday, May 21, 2011      5 comments

Iowa means beautiful land in the language of the original inhabitants. I have seen it from walking the sidewalks of its towns and cities, from the paths of its parks, lakes and forests. I have seen from the seat of bike on RAGBRAI (Register's ... Read more
Bike Ride
Thursday, May 19, 2011      2 comments

Took an incredible bike ride today. You never expect to find a jewel such as this in your own backyard as it were. We put the bikes on the car this morning, had a great breakfast at IHOP (one of their fit meals - 2 egg sub. scrambled, 2 slices... Read more

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