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Joy vs. Excitement
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      4 comments

I have been reading lots of blogs about the holidays and the worries, concerns and sadness many are experiencing. My brain must have been working on this while I slept because I work up yesterday with two words banging around in my head. Joy a... Read more
Two Great Videos for the Season
Sunday, December 18, 2011      2 comments

Imagine at a School of Business and Management yet! www.carlsonschool.umn.ed
u/holiday11/ Evidently this one was causing traffic problems so the home owner charged by the carload and hired an off duty police officer to ke... Read more
Wonderful Day
Saturday, December 17, 2011      5 comments

This morning, DH and I got up, had our usual breakfast and drove to the university in our home town for the mid-year graduation ceremony. Mauricio, a student athlete from Bolivia graduated today. We have followed his tennis career for 4 years ... Read more
My Inner Pilot Light
Thursday, December 15, 2011      6 comments

I subscribe to a service that sends me a message from my "inner pilot light" 5 days a week. Here's an example of one of the messages. I find them very encouraging. If only you could see what I see, Carol, my sweet. From where I s... Read more
Who are the angels in your life?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      2 comments

I have three great friends whom I met through yoga practice. We get together once or twice a month to meditate, share our lives and deepen our understanding of yoga and the philosophy behind it. We have been together almost two years. Last Ju... Read more
Pics from Fakesgiving
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      3 comments

This is a brief photo essay of our wonderful weekend of friends, family and food at our third annual Fakesgiving feast. First pic is most of the food minus the 2 pumpkin pies, one pecan pie, one mincemeat pie and one raspberry pie. The second... Read more
Friends Family and Food
Sunday, December 11, 2011      1 comments

You may have seen some status entries for me about Fakesgiving. Here's the story: My DD third year in law school she shared a house with three other people. They decided their parents had cooked lots of Thanksgiving dinners for them and they ... Read more
Changing Attitude
Sunday, December 04, 2011      5 comments

In the past three weeks, we have had to have two different washers installed to get one that works and right now our furnace is on the blink and won't be fixed until Monday morning.... off since Friday morning. I have made some references to th... Read more
Why complex carbohydrates
Monday, November 28, 2011      7 comments

I just brought my bike inside for winter riding on my trainer. When I ride I watch videos from the Teaching Company. Right now I'm watching one on nutrition. Today the topic was carbs. Simple carbs are called mono or disaccharides. These ca... Read more
Thanksgiving - people not food
Thursday, November 24, 2011      3 comments

In just a few minutes we will be leaving my DD's house to go to my DSIL's for a big family gathering for Thanksgiving. I know there is going to be lots of great food, two different turkeys and 2 different stuffings, mashed potatoes my DD made w... Read more
A challenge met
Friday, November 18, 2011      5 comments

I saw an interesting challenge on a posting several months ago. The Spark member was planning to read all the A-Z health articles by starting at the beginning and moving straight through the alphabet. I had been pretty haphazard about my readi... Read more
Water bottle waste
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      5 comments

Please check out and read this article about plastic water bottels in Grand Canyon Park:
tle-ban-stopped.html I have been to Grand Canyon and it is beyond words in t... Read more
All over the map day
Friday, November 11, 2011      4 comments

I began today with my home yoga practice. I haven't missed a day in a week and I am feeling great since it is less than three weeks since I had toe surgery. After a lovely breakfast with DH, I was off to celebrate 11-11-11 with three dear frie... Read more
Brunch equals breakfast and lunch, right???
Sunday, November 06, 2011      6 comments

We are visiting family in St. Louis and a local Greek restaurant has a very nice breakfast buffet for a very reasonable price. That combination makes it irresistible to DH as breakfast is his favorite meal to eat out and he loves a good bargain... Read more
My plans for world peace
Sunday, October 30, 2011      5 comments

Okay, I admit I am an unrepentant optimist. I believe if everyone practiced yoga 5 times a week, got a monthly massage and ate healthy food, we would have world peace! However, I have been thinking more and more about a simple word that cou... Read more

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