Monthly Archives: October 2016

Happy Birthday Aubrey

Today is Halloween…a big, festive holiday in the US, and in my family…and it is also the birthday of my youngest grandchild and only granddaughter. Aubrey arrived eight years ago today, and my son, her daddy, couldn’t have been more … Continue reading

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Tim Burton Halloween Party Part I

This year’s Halloween Party, sponsored by my sister Debbie, niece Ashley and her husband Jon, was so big and so spectacular, that I’m writing two blog posts about it. Part I focuses on the theme and decor, and Part II … Continue reading

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Breaking a 33 Year Record

I had a great day with grandsons Joey and Oliver, who were out of school today. We played games and talked and laughed together. I took the boys to lunch at IHOP, at their request, and there I messed up … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Oregano 

It’s been a long day. When I finally settled in at home, a cup of hot herbal tea appealed to me, as the perfect wind down drink before bed. I’ve been drinking elderberry and nettle tea, in part to help … Continue reading

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Staying on the Mat

I have been working through the online course, The Wisdom of Story, by authors Glennon Doyle Melton and Bren√© Brown. I appreciate the deep inner work that is creating shifts within and opening up space around my heart. Tonight feels … Continue reading

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Yoga for Beginners

As I have progressed in my healing journey, eliminating pain and a host of other health issues, shedding weight and the belief that I couldn’t heal, it feels like the right time to add another component to my regimen: movement. … Continue reading

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A Chef in the Making

With my fascination for cooking creatively and my enjoyment of movies about that subject, one might think that I am the chef who is being made. Cooking does continue to draw me.  However, I discovered last Friday that another family … Continue reading

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Fall Vignettes

Unusually warm temperatures this month have prolonged summertime. I have enjoyed the gift of an extended season and the reduced heating and cooling costs. I don’t know if I’ve ever slept with my windows raised this late in the year, … Continue reading

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40 Year High School Reunion

I am incredulous, as I type that title. Tonight was my 40 year high school reunion. Forty years since we all graduated from high school and launched into our adult lives. How could that be possible?  Classmate Annette Meador organized … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ashley

Today is the birthday of my niece Ashley, daughter of my sister Debbie. This beautiful young woman lives in Oklahoma, sharing a spacious home with her doting husband, Jon, her two sons, Ethan and Kaleb, and her mom. My sister … Continue reading

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