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Day 55: Ringing the Changes
Thursday, February 24, 2011      11 comments

Tonight I was listening as the local church hosted 'ringing the changes.' The air was very clear and still this evening, and the sound carries well from where the church is on the hill. ... Read more
Day 54: Chinatown!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      16 comments

We went to Manchester's Chinatown today for lunch and a walkaround. It used to extend for a few blocks in each direction from the Chinese gate, but in recent years (and it's been only since I moved here) I think about two-thirds of it has been d... Read more
Day 53: Catching Up
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      16 comments

This morning I noticed the flower bed outside the kitchen window was covered with green. I thought 'Huh. Wonder when the leaves started growing.' At lunchtime - the crocuses had popped! Purple crocuses in bloom. Now try to tell me spring ain't j... Read more
Day 52: Three Years ...and What Keeps Me Sparkin'
Monday, February 21, 2011      29 comments

Today's anniversary has been a recurring thought for me this past week or so. As many of you know, I wrote an 'anniversary update' blog back in December, so in one sense the date is a technical anniversary, but perhaps not as meaningful in terms... Read more
Day 51: Life's Just a Bowl of Cherries!
Sunday, February 20, 2011      10 comments

What a good day today! Not great, not extraordinary - no superlatives needed. It was just such a good day. I got the full set of back exercises in... twenty minutes of yoga... up to 45 now on the WiiFit... made cauliflower'n'cheese for lunc... Read more
Day 50: World's Almost-Shortest Blog
Saturday, February 19, 2011      11 comments

This won't be the shortest blog on record - but it'll be close! Between the usual household stuff and trying to work on house-sorting, I have been writing all day. I'd almost say I have blisters on my typing fingers, lol... Not quite, but t... Read more
Day 49: A Quickie
Friday, February 18, 2011      9 comments

Another quickie-blog: it's been a long day and I'm bushed... Things were pretty much picked up, neat 'n' tidy - the agent had called to say she'd be late, which gave me another hour to square some things away, plus meant we had lunch on tim... Read more
Day 48: Wotta Day
Thursday, February 17, 2011      8 comments

Well, I have been on the go all day, doing everything except Spark. At least, that's how it feels. Groceries, then nothing but cleaning, vacuuming, sorting, dusting... And I feel as though I haven't made a dent. Back at it tomorrow. Hi... Read more
Day 47: This 'n' That
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      6 comments

It has been - or at least has felt like - a long day. Getting up an hour earlier than usual is no doubt what makes it seem like that, but truth is, I'll be glad to get to bed tonight. I'm tired, and I've been draggin' butt all day. Dentist:... Read more
Day 46: Just Another Day
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      12 comments

In Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' the character of Emily asks the Stage Manager (narrator) "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it - every, every minute?" To which he replies, ""No. Saints and poets maybe... they do, some." ... Read more
Day 45: Valentine's Day
Monday, February 14, 2011      16 comments

For a fair number of years I was an academic secretary at a college. In '77 they started a sort of 'singing telegram' program for Valentine's Day: you could hire a trio of singers from the Music Department, and for $5 they would sing your pick o... Read more
Day 44: Day is Done
Sunday, February 13, 2011      6 comments

"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." --JFK I've had a headache all day - woke up with it. That ol' Sinus Season. *sigh* * * * Remember the show 'Truth or Consequences'? (Could still be on television, in an upd... Read more
Day 43: Lincoln's Birthday
Saturday, February 12, 2011      10 comments

"I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go." A couple of weeks ago, I came across some interesting information.* At 22, he lost his first important job. At 23, he failed in... Read more
Day 42: 'I' is for INTENTION
Friday, February 11, 2011      13 comments

Intention: An aim or purpose that guides your planned actions; an objective. I felt like Diogenes, with his 'lantern in the daylight,' except I wasn't searching for an honest man, I was searching for a plan, a guideline, some answers, to im... Read more
Day 41: Day is Done...
Thursday, February 10, 2011      10 comments

You know those scenes in movies or television programs, where the main character is in a busy place, and all the other people are just sort of frozen? Even commercials sometimes feature this effect. One person is walking around, while the rest a... Read more

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