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Oct 192014
 
Lesson from Mother Nature

Red, green, yellow, and orange peak out amongst the branches. Mother Nature is adapting to our continuing drought with an early fall. My cat’s winter hair is already in place and ready to go. “They” say, we’ll have a heavy winter this year. I know we certainly could use a heavy snowfall and rainfall here [...]

Oct 182014
 
Find Time for Yourself

Each year the 6 of us renew our friendship. There’s some sort of magic in our bond. It’s been decades since we were in college and here we are again, catching up, laughing, and remembering old times. We’ve held each other through weddings, marriages, divorces, births,…and deaths. Staying in touch gives each of us something [...]

Oct 012014
 
Working Mother Denies Superwoman Syndrome

When I was growing up, there was a popular ad for Enjoli “The 8-hour perfume for the 24-hour woman.” She was a professional working woman, dedicated mother, and still a sensual partner. She wasn’t a superhero. She was the embodiment of the woman we were meant to be. She was the ideal woman. Today we [...]

Sep 102014
 

Finally, we’re off after a mad dash to pack for our 1 night camping trip. We’re always packed for camping since we have storage tubs ready to go with camping supplies. We arrive at our destination a couple of hours away and find…flies. Flies and more flies; we feel like Pigpen from the Peanuts comic [...]

Sep 022014
 
Dreams are Meant to be Lived

Sunset. Everybody crowds along the wall of the Trocadero, waiting, waiting. Joining the crowds, we are impressed by the sheer magnitude of the steel beams as if like an erector set, the light changes and so does the view.  We start chatting with your fellow travelers and share your lives like you’re best friends. We [...]

Aug 292014
 
The Moon and the Stars

Wow!  I am at a loss for words when I look at the moon and all it’s surfaces through a powerful telescope.  My husband and I took a token camping trip to Fremont Peak State Park about 90 minutes from here last year.  Fortune smiled on us and we got a camping site with a [...]

Aug 202014
 

I’m helping my patient get settled and we both hear…BREAKING NEWS! This grabs our attention. Then I hear it and immediately my thoughts are “Oh C***!” Then my thoughts turn to “How sad, and he must have been in so much mental pain.” Robin Williams has a warm place in my heart and in many [...]

Aug 082014
 
Through a Different Lens

Smoke stack pumping out steam and Larry’s eyes glaze over.  If he was a child (which of course sometimes I think he truly is), he would be jumping up and down waiting for the train to leave with him on it.  This is just one of the out of the way adventures my husband takes [...]

Jul 312014
 
I Think I can, I think I can

As we turn the corner the hill looms before us. I hear and feel the click and adjustments as my bicycle clicks into it’s lowest gear. My breath gets faster and faster, my legs start to feel the burn. My husband behind me is trying to keep up. Finally, I can’t go on and I [...]

Jul 242014
 

Oh No! OMG! This is my reaction when the newscaster shares breaking news that 298 people lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the Ukraine. The worst part is that it appears it was shot down by Ukranian separatists thinking it was a military plane. The investigation continues to determine what really happened. [...]