Learning from the Beatles – Part II

I’ve been kind of, um, oh, I don’t know. “Pissy” is the best word I can think of to describe my attitude lately. Not really angry or mean, but not in the best humor, either. Little things bug me and I don’t have my usual ocean of patience. Okay. Maybe not “usual ocean”, but just…

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SCORE!!!

Last night we drove two hours or so to Yurcak Field in New Brunswick, New Jersey, home to the Scarlet Knights’ (Rutgers) Women’s Soccer team. We met up with our Hawaiian friends outside the gates and also Amy of Uniboob Cake fame. It was chilly and I worried about Stephanie and Les and Cydnee seeing…

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Ladies’ Night Out

So last night my friends, Laura and Sheri, and I took Kris to The Cheesecake Factory for her 40th birthday. The waitress brings us our drinks and we toast each other, excited beyond belief that we’re actually out without husbands or kids, and I made the comment it was just like Sex and the City.…

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Thursday Thoughts

I finally gave in yesterday and bought myself a new pair of walking shoes. My old tennies had broken down and not good for the walking I’ve been trying to do. I tried on several pairs and ended up with a pair of Avia walkers. I usually love New Balance, but my heels slipped in…

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October Musings

Where has the year gone? I can hardly believe it’s already October. Mostly I’m very happy about it. I love the cooler temperatures and the changing leaves and the smells of autumn. And as I said in an earlier post, every weekend this month is something unusually fun for me. At the same time, however,…

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Girl and/or Flower Power

There’s this girl – we’ll call her “Girl”, which is really funny when you consider her screen name is Girl – who moved to this area fairly recently. A couple weeks ago or so ago I thought I saw her at the grocery store with a new do. I wasn’t positive it was her, I…

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Plum Larapin, Y’all!!

The menu for last night’s “Southern” Wine Club at our house: Various cheese and crackers Hot Creole Crab Dip and sourdough baguette slices Fried Green Tomatoes on Creole Sauce and melted mozzarella on top Chicken and Sausage Gumbo on Rice Peach Cobbler and Homemade Whipped Cream Pinot Grigio

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All Together Again

This morning I jumped in the car, opened the sunroof, started my favorites playlist, ran through Starbuck’s, and set the GPS for Katie’s camp in Maryland. Karen (Todd’s GPS) took me through green, rolling hills and a patchwork of various crops, mostly tall corn, before leading me over the Susquehanna River and into the campground.…

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In Between Islands

I still have beautiful pictures from the Big Island to share. Incredible vistas, valleys, waterfalls, HOT LAVA STREAMING INTO THE OCEAN – very Hawaiian scenery. But I’m going to take a quick break. *** I have hundreds of new posts in Google Reader. I’ve been trying to get to them, but it’s so overwhelming. I’m…

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The Big Picture

Do you know what this is?? It may look like a Starbuck’s table, but it’s actually The Big Picture. Here’s proof: Every now and then, and not nearly often enough, I meet my friend, Cristie, at Starbuck’s in the Valley Forge Barnes & Noble. Cristie is an unusual choice of friend for me simply because…

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