I love to walk – it is my favorite form of exercise and of exploring. I consider every walk a journey, a mini-trip. There is always something to discover. Walking is good for my health, both physical and mental. Physically, because it is an aerobic exercise, so it exercises the heart and muscles of the… More Walking: journey with the senses
July 10, 2015 Today is my sister Mary’s 50th wedding anniversary. She and her husband are having a party on Sunday for their anniversary. Mary & Elmer Sweet were married on July 10, 1965: They were married at St. John Vianny Roman Catholic Church. My sister converted to her husband’s religion. The bodice and sleeves… More FLASHBACK FRIDAY: dizzy at a wedding
For my Flashback Friday feature this week, I continue digging into my blog archives and repost the second part of my visit to Machu Picchu in Peru: It was June 28, 2008 that my husband, son and I visited Machu Picchu as part of a 14-day trip to Peru with the program Overseas Adventure Travel.… More FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Machu Picchu, Day 1, (Part 2) and Day 2
The photo challenge for this week is to share a picture of a door. Just last weekend, I was in Janesville, Wisconsin with my entire extended family who had gathered for a memorial service for my mother, who died last December. The weekend was filled with activities, including a visit to a historical home, listed… More WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: DOOR
It was June 28, 2008 that my husband, son and I visited Machu Picchu as part of a 14-day trip to Peru with the program Overseas Adventure Travel. Machu Picchu was at the top of my “bucket” list for travel destinations. It was an experience I will never forget. I highly recommend OAT to any… More Flashback Friday: Repost – Machu Picchu, Day 1, Part 1
My weekly post “Flashback Friday” took a hiatus during my ABC Countdown posting marathon! However, I’ve now reinstated it, and will continue using previous posts of mine, with occasional additional commentary. Enjoy!
For today’s Flashback Friday, in the wake of yet another mass shooting, I have decided to re-post what I originally posted on January 3, 2013 (three weeks after the Sandy Hook massacre). I am also including a section from another previous post, written on March 29, 2013. Pictures of the most recent mass killing, two… More Flashback Friday: 2nd Amendment vs the General Welfare (Repost)
June 11, 2015 I always got excited about the yearbook. When I was in elementary school, we didn’t have a yearbook, but in junior high I began collecting my annual yearbooks. We passed them around and had them signed by friends. Sometimes someone we didn’t like would sign the yearbook, because they were signing everyone… More ABC COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT: Y is for yearbook
June 12, 2015 Z is for zero – there are zero days left until retirement as of 2 pm today! Z is for zoom – Zoom into summer and forever!! Z is for zzzzzzz – because I’ll have time to catch up on my sleep!
June 10, 2015 X is for … ? I looked in a dictionary but found nothing much relevant – what can I say about xylophones or xanthochroids that has anything to do with my teaching career? There are words with x in the middle, like Mexico, or boxes. The symbol for multiplication is often an… More ABC COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT: Ode to my X-workday