Tag Archives: Friends

Red Velvet Cake

Written on August 09, 2010 I made a red velvet bundt cake tonight. My daughter asked me if I would. The beanpole boyfriend was over, so I thought, “well at least it won’t tempt me tomorrow…they’ll eat it all at … Continue reading

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Veni, Vidi, Vici, Vittles and Vino

Written on Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 1:25pm Many many months ago, perhaps even years ago, I befriended a rather opinionated young woman, who although small in stature is big on life. She has a bear trap of a brain … Continue reading

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Techno Envy

Written on Friday, July 23, 2010, at 11:47pm I like to take pictures. I have lens envy. I like to text. I want the emoticons for the iPhone. I like to play games on the phone. I need the most … Continue reading

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Little Moments

Written on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, at 11:20pm   I have been writing quite a bit about my daughters impending departure to college. Sorry, its probably one of those things that I didn’t think mattered when I went away to … Continue reading

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Moe! Larry! Cheese!

Written on July 19, 2010 at 11:12pm There is something to be said about being able to laugh out loud at work. We have a particularly wonderful arrangement at our office in that we are secure behind locked doors, and … Continue reading

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Donuts with Sprinkles….

July 16, 2010 I know that I probably start a number of my notes this way, and I’m not trying to be like Jerry Seinfeld, but I’m starting to understand why he started his act with a question. What’s up … Continue reading

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The Day I Lost My Mind

Tomorrow will be one year since the day I lost my mind. Late the night before (a year ago today) I violently poked at the remote control to the television and tossed/ threw it onto the sofa.  Then amid expletives, … Continue reading

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Bridges and Waterfalls. 

There’s something to be said about taking a chance on people and doing something new with them.  I have been very busy the past few weeks and particularly the last two. I have been coordinating a huge home project, helping … Continue reading

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To Receive You Have to Let Go

I decided to volunteer at the CIM because a friend, Laura was running, another friend, Ellisa asked us to, and because I needed to give back to this community of mine that has opened so many doors and exposed me … Continue reading

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You Can Call Him, Stretch

Yesterday I was able to convince my hiking friend, fellow retiree and general mischief maker, Art to go to yoga with me.  My invitation was a little selfish in part because we have a long backpacking trip coming up and I … Continue reading

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The Moose Never Forgets

I rarely go clothes shopping.  If I go, its usually to a Marshall’s near my house, where I have a secret parking space that gets me in and out as fast or slow as I want.  Unfortunately, I also look … Continue reading

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Susete’s Birthday

 Over twenty years ago I met a young woman at work.  She was hired on as a student assistant and worked among a group of crazy but passionate professionals. Susete was just 16 at the time. Little did I know … Continue reading

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A Birthday to Remember

Sometimes, the weirdest things happen to me.  Well, they happen because I’m a certifiable dork. My birthday is today. All I can say is what was I thinking? A week ago I agreed that because of my horrible habit of grinding … Continue reading

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(Originally written on January 10, 2011) I have to say, with the exception of literally about two or three people, there are very few souls that I call my friends who don’t know how to laugh. How is it that all … Continue reading

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Day 7: Gratitude Moves

My friend asked to give voice to my gratitude for three things, once a day for a week. Today I got my sorry self out of bed at 5:30 in the morning and went on a hike at Montaña de … Continue reading

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