Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I can't believe tomorrow is the solstice and the beginning of fall. As I begin my second year of retirement, here is a glimpse into my day.... Outside my window: The sun is shining. I can see a big, yellow swallowtail butterfly on my butterfly bush. There have been a few hummingbirds around our feeder. I am thinking: about the supermoon and the eclipse on Sunday 9/27. I hope the evening is clear so we can see it. I am thankful: for my health. My daughter and I were able to participate in the Addiction Awareness 5K last Sunday. I am wearing: jeans and a t-shirt I am going: Lily and I are going to the Y program at Hessed House this afternoon. To read with the kids there. I am reading: Zig-Zag Girl by Elly Griffith Plans for the week: A trip to Target, the dentist, walk with a friend, pilates
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I've been retired for two months now. It was not my decision and I'm still reeling from the shock. My sister was diagnosed with cancer. My husband and I were passing like ships in the night as we flew back and for to Colorado to care for her. In February we got the news that there wasn't anything else the doctors could do---chemo wasn't working & there weren't any trials---so my sister went on hospice care. My daughter was moving to Japan. My husband developed a serious infection in his foot and had to have surgery. I was worrying about him as I packed my bags and prepared to move in with my sister and act as her caregiver.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
blog. This week's theme is your favorite animal, which is a perfect excuse to post some photos of my favorite dog, Lily.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
"The Simple Woman's Daybook". Here is a glimpse into my day. Outside my window...the sun is setting on the first day of fall. I am thinking...how fast the summer has gone. I am thankful...I have so many things to be thankful for. In the kitchen...I'm making chili and homemade bread. I am wearing...my "chilly dog" t-shirt. It was in the 40's this morning. I am creating...I'm following the prompts from Sarah at Soul Journaling I am going...to relax. I am wondering...if they really found the bones of Richard III. I am reading...I checked out a Nook from the local library and started "Gone Girl". I am looking forward to...getting a new kitten. I am learning...how to kayak. Around the house...someday I will clean out the basement. One of my favorite things...going to the dog park with my dog. A few plans for the rest of the week: Work, pilates, a cooking class with my daughter. A peek into my day...Spinning, petting cats at the animal shelter, reading the paper.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I've discovered art journaling. I am not an artist by any means, but I took an art journaling class at the local college and found it very accessible. We drew, painted, cut and pasted. No one judged or graded my efforts. And I had fun. I've started subscribing to several blogs and checking books out of the library. I came across a fun one called "Personal Geographies" by Jill Berry. It is well written, with instructions even non-artists can understand and has great photos. I haven't had a chance to try all the projects yet. But since I grew up in Michigan I did make a map of my hand. Check out Jill's new blog and get more information about her book.
Monday, April 30, 2012
What is it about the Titanic that still facinates us after 100 years? It is such a compelling story of loss, heroism,stupidity and fate. The 100th anniversary has brought forth a number of books and the re-release of the movie. I won't watch Kate and Leo again--I started crying during the opening credits. But I may have gone a bit overboard in my choice of reading material lately.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
December 6, 1917 was a normal day in Halifax, Nova Scotia. People went to work, children went to school. All this changed when two ships collided in the harbor, unleashing the largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb. This book provides a riveting account of the explosion, and the tsunami and blizzard that followed. It is the story of devestation, as well as a community and nation coming together to deal with the disaster. Walker has written another engrossing book.