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Taking it Easy . . .
Wednesday, June 25, 2014      12 comments

A little gap seems to have opened up in my work schedule which is great, coinciding with the last couple days of son's impromptu vacation. I'm just about 7 minutes from my office, so I'll keep an eye on emails with my iPhone but . . . pla... Read more
Garage Grinding
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      17 comments

Got home from work yesterday and there was my dear son on a ladder grinding paint off the garage . . . He'd been to the hardware store, purchased a grinder and paint and rollers and turpentine and decided to spend his vacation time repaint... Read more
A Sense of Hummus
Monday, June 23, 2014      18 comments

Found an interesting "starter" concept for tahini soup on the internet and tweaked it a bit for the ingredients on hand: Onion and garlic (softened in a little olive oil); then carrot, shaved Brussels sprouts, cumin, red chili flakes and a ... Read more
Today's the 35th! Still Do . . .
Sunday, June 22, 2014      21 comments

We've been "saying" we've been married for 35 years for awhile now . . . not really anticipating we weren't going to make it!! . . . but today's the actual day. Sunny, peaceful, both our kids here . . . and Charlie. A day to celebrate. ... Read more
Are You Lying to Yourself?
Saturday, June 21, 2014      13 comments

mentaltoughnessblog.com/
are-you-lying-to-yourself/ Here's our old friend, Steve Siebold, on Mental Toughness Blog asking the critical thinking question, "Are you lying to yourself?" And as a society are we lying ... Read more
Super Surprise!
Friday, June 20, 2014      20 comments

Talking on the phone with dear son yesterday, catching up with the news about his new job flying . . . . and the doorbell rang. He was NOT at work -- he was here! At home!! Had been given a couple days off and driven the six hours to sp... Read more
Heaven, I'm in Heaven
Thursday, June 19, 2014      16 comments

. . . and my heart beats so that I can scarcely speak!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
WOYzFKizikU Isn't that a fabulous song? Possibly a slight overstatement in my case, but after my all-too-literal purgatory I ... Read more
Purgatory!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      20 comments

It's scheduled for today, and I've been through the prep. Which is worse than the procedure. The roto-rooter procedure. Delicacy forbids me sharing more detail. Besides, I'm pretty sure that many Sparkies of a certain age will know exa... Read more
Wish I were as good a person as Charlie thinks I am . . .
Tuesday, June 17, 2014      13 comments

. . . but you know, I'm not. (Shhhh, don't tell Charlie). And: not as good a person as I should be either (as yesterday's blog about running into a former acquaintance pretty clearly revealed!!) I hesitated to write that blog . . . a... Read more
Ran into a former acquaintance . . . .
Monday, June 16, 2014      16 comments

This happened to me last Thursday and I've been mulling it over ever since. The lady in question was the mother of one of my daughter's closest friends when the girls were tiny. We were two at-home mothers who spent quite a bit of time... Read more
Happy Father's Day to the Great Spark Dads!
Sunday, June 15, 2014      13 comments

There are some great guys here at Spark who are clearly fine husbands and fine fathers . Having come from a challenging childhood myself -- and having been blessed with a wonderful husband who's been a super dad to our two adult kids --- I am s... Read more
Lotsa Chores Today!
Saturday, June 14, 2014      11 comments

Last evening's golf was a good reward for soldiering through the day-long conference: a whole bunch of sitting, and food that I cannot/should not eat (unanticipated: usually there are leafy and fruity options, but not this time). Oh well oh wel... Read more
Golf Again?
Thursday, June 12, 2014      17 comments

Tomorrow I'll be spending the day in one of those "continuing education" seminars -- always make me terrified about all the things I should be doing!! -- and then if the weather cooperates trying out the knee in a round of golf. It's just t... Read more
Thunderstorms coming up!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014      15 comments

. . . and that's OK with me. Lots of work on my schedule, after-work meeting also (with one of those networky cocktail things too, gotta navigate the hoovie-doovies carefully!!). So no golf happening. Plus my nasturtium seeds will be totally ... Read more
Pride Goeth
Tuesday, June 10, 2014      14 comments

Remember the boasted "no doms, nsv" blog? Aaaack!!! I spoke too soon. Pride goeth before a fall etc. etc. Yesterday my left knee put the lie to all that . . . really really sore. Took a bit of the joy out of those red polka dots! Wit... Read more

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