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Keeping It Productive
Friday, March 27, 2020      2 comments

While I haven't done so EVERY day, I HAVE managed to get on my stationary bike a few times a week. Today I pedaled for 20 minutes. On Facebook,... Read more
Practicing for Retirement
Wednesday, March 18, 2020      6 comments

Last Saturday, the 14th of March, the word went out that all schools in my county, including my district, would close until further notice due to the Covid19 pandemic. I am SO grateful for our union, because I will still be paid! ... Read more
Reasons to Celebrate
Monday, March 02, 2020      5 comments

When my Mom was still living with us, when someone saw the first robin of spring, we'd celebrate by sending out for pizza. So, Saturday I went with my friend to the Lamberton Conservatory at Highland Park to get a bit of color after all the drab... Read more
Working Out at the JCC
Sunday, February 16, 2020      4 comments

When I got back from Peru last year, my friend Carol told me about the local Jewish Community Center to which she belonged, where she made use of the pool. After taking the tour, I decided to join too, for $50 a month. ... Read more
Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14, 2020      3 comments

On February 13, 2011, my first husband passed away in his sleep. We were planning to go to a favorite restaurant for Valentine's Day, one that serves Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine. ... Read more
Catching Up Is Hard to Do - Part 8, Last Week in Pucallpa
Saturday, October 12, 2019      6 comments

During my last week I treated Nora and myself to one last pedicure. The owner of the little business did MY toes. ... Read more
Another Catch Up
Friday, October 11, 2019      2 comments

I have to admit I spend more time on Facebook than any other internet activity. But since I've come back from Peru, I have been trying to get back into a good exercise routine. And with a little help from my friend Carol, I am achieving that. We... Read more
Catching Up Is Hard to Do - Part 7, Aug 18-24
Friday, October 11, 2019      4 comments

That Sunday, my father-in-law's sister Peti and her husband Maxi came over and we were joined by my mother-in-law's sister Mercedes, and they prepared some traditional food for lunch. (L to R, Mercedes, Peti, Maxi, and Ma) ... Read more
Catching Up Is Hard to Do - Part 6, 6th Week in Pucallpa - Market Scenes
Saturday, September 28, 2019      2 comments

August 11th was raiiny, so we stayed home from church, and enjoyed the cooler air that comes with the rain. On the 13th of August I had Josue take us to the local market at Yarina for some produce. This is where we usually enter. ... Read more
Catching Up Is Hard to Do - Part 5, 5th Week in Pucallpa
Saturday, September 28, 2019      2 comments

On the 5th of August, our "Friendly Neighborhood Fishmonger" came by again I chipped in to buy more fish, knowing Levi likes some for a change. Ki... Read more
Catching Up Is Hard to Do - Part 4, 4th Week in Pucallpa, with My Birthday
Saturday, September 28, 2019      1 comments

July 28th is Peru's Dia de las Patrias - their patriotic holiday. So since that date fell on a Sunday, our church had a few specials. The wome, dressed in Peru's "Blanquirojo" (Blanco y rojo, red and white), sang some specials (my sis-in-law Mar... Read more
Catching Up Is Hard to Do - Part 3, Third Week in Pucallpa
Sunday, September 22, 2019      4 comments

July 21 - I had brought Levi a Guayabera shirt and Edwin had bequeathed him with one of his hats. So he dressed up that Sunday like a Boriquen! Muy guapo! ... Read more
Catching Up Is Hard to Do - Part 2, 2nd Week in Pucallpa
Sunday, September 22, 2019      3 comments

July 15 - One doesn't always have to go to the market - sometimes the market comes to you in the form of vendors with their motokars. In this case, some fruits and vegetables. Levi holds sacks of produce. ... Read more
Catching Up Is Hard to Do - Part 1, Time with Edwin
Sunday, September 22, 2019      2 comments

My last blog was about my Pastor's birthday outing on July 8, and here it is September 22! Let me see about posting a FEW blogs, with little weekly or daily summaries and pix. On the 8th of July some family dropped in - my sis-in-law Sonia (L... Read more
A Birthday Outing
Friday, July 26, 2019      4 comments

On the 7th my pastor casualy mentioned that the 8th was his birthday. We had arrived in Pucallpa and gotten him settled next door at Levi's cousin's house, and I told Levi. "What should we do?" We decided to treat him to a nice meal at one of th... Read more

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