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Memorial Day Rememberance

I was struggling with what to post this week that would be interesting and topical when I opened Facebook and found my inspiration. We are all planning our Memorial Day weekend parties and celebrations.  Many of us not even giving … Continue reading

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Cruise Update – Last Minute Chores and Easter

It is a week before Easter – a spiritual holiday I usually spend days preparing for.  My extended family always congregate at one of our homes and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the light and love he bestows upon … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50 – LUSTY New Year’s Resolution Challenge

OK, ladies, put down those pencils and stop pounding on your keyboards.  Here is my challenge to you for this, the last week of 2011! Re-write your New Year’s resolutions.  That’s right.  I want you to rethink your personal goals … Continue reading

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The Matriarchs

During the holiday season, it is easy to grow melancholy remembering loved ones who are no longer here.  For my family, our Christmas festivities are dampened as we pause to remember our matriarch on the anniversary of her passing. For … Continue reading

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Bedroom on a Budget

My in-laws will be visiting for the holidays and I wanted to provide them a comfortable and welcoming guestroom – on a budget.  Off I went to the local thrift and Goodwill stores in search of furniture and accessories. The … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50 – A Holiday Challange

It’s Monday again – already – and time to fess up that I didn’t do so well on my physical challenge last week.  Oh, well – not going to beat myself up.  I went walking twice though and it was … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50 – Another Week – Another Challange

It’s been a week – so how did I do on my challenge?  I give myself a B and I think that is pretty good given the holiday stress, etc… I managed to add a lot of extra walking (OK, … Continue reading

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Up the Face of 50

In 365 days, I’ll turn 50. Beginning today, I will chronicle my final climb up the face of 50.  Each week I will write a small post about my ascent. Today, I’m balancing upon a small ledge, taking some time … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday – Cherished Friend

This month, one of my most cherished friends turns 47.  We have only been friends a short time – mere months.   But it that time, my friend has helped me immeasurably.  My friend has shared wisdom, effectuated numerous creative ideas, … Continue reading

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What is in the air?

Last evening, I gathered on my deck with a group of friends celebrating the last weekend of summer as all good Marylanders do – with a couple dozen crabs, corn on the cob, and cold beer.   As it tends to … Continue reading

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