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Appreciating Local Beauty
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      14 comments

After I retired, I was often asked if I planned on traveling or doing something special. My husband and I are on a limited income, but we are comfortable. As much as I love the idea of traveling, we have both agreed that within an hour from ou... Read more
Spring Blessings
Friday, March 15, 2013      10 comments

While I was gone on my trip up to northern California to visit my dear aunt and my precious, but ai... Read more
Have to Share
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      12 comments

I'm blogging very impulsively right now. This is not how I usually blog, but I'm being reminded that life is short and we never know how events that unfold could touch us. I'm watching the Chris Dorner, ex L.A. policeman, hunt on TV right n... Read more
Laughing At My "Snow"~ Not Allowed (Tee Hee)
Friday, February 08, 2013      9 comments

This is not impressive "snow" in any other part of the U.S. or Canada (except for Florida maybe) but for us any temperatures below 32 degrees and any precipitation that fr... Read more
My Inspiration For Today
Monday, February 04, 2013      9 comments

I'm a little solemn today and I have gained some significant weight due to experimenting with the "put the scale in the closet" method. This is not a good idea for me, as it turns out. Oops. Live and Learn! But, that being said, I'm al... Read more
An Unbelievable Day
Saturday, January 19, 2013      15 comments

I hope you will all indulge me as I share a personal story. I have shared about my twin brother, Russ, before so apologize to those who have heard this before. In 1978, my twin brother and I were both expecting our first sons with our re... Read more
A Peaceful Walk
Sunday, December 23, 2012      10 comments

On Friday I walked around our Regional Park. As I ended my walk, the sun was beginning to set. This was my view as I began the last leg of my walk. It was such a peace... Read more
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      11 comments

I'm so happy right now. I just walked 1.5 miles with my husband who helped me complete my goal for 2012. My goal was to run/jog/walk 500 miles before New Year's Day. ... Read more
Nature, Fresh Air, Exercise, and Music~ The Best Medicine
Saturday, December 15, 2012      11 comments

It is finally crisp here in Inland So. Cal. where I live. The storm that came through the past few days left our local mountains very happy. This is the mountain that gua... Read more
Exception to the Rule
Thursday, December 13, 2012      5 comments

This is my little tomato plant. It's been in this little pot since last spring. It did not produce any viable tomatoes this summer despite all our tending. However, in... Read more
Thanksgiving Thermometer
Thursday, November 22, 2012      9 comments

Our Thanksgiving weather was not like a Hallmark movie......it was very warm and clear. But the family and dinner was as warm and loving as the weather. Happy Thanks... Read more
Sparkpeople Radio! A big Woo Hoo!
Saturday, November 17, 2012      5 comments

I've just discovered the "Podcast" on my iPhone. Then to my surprise, I found Sparkpeople Radio on my Podcast menu. It is free and has two very peppy, upbeat hosts, Karen and Lily. I'm enjoying listening to the real people behind my favorite ... Read more
Just Because..........
Monday, November 12, 2012      12 comments

I took this picture in Julian, CA last week. Very simply...........it makes me happy. So I am posting it in a blog, just because..... Hopefully, it gives you som... Read more
Hot but Grateful!!!
Sunday, November 04, 2012      12 comments

Well, we are not yet experiencing true fall weather, but I am choosing to be grateful, in light of the weather all over the continent. It is clear and beautiful and my walk/jog today was a blessing. I'm still jogging in tank tops and capri... Read more
Travel~Breaking Stereotypes
Saturday, October 27, 2012      15 comments

I am not a frequent traveler, not due to lack of desire, but due to circumstances and money. However, when I have the opportunity to visit some place new, I enjoy keeping my mind, my heart, and my eyes wide open............as well as my camera ... Read more

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