Seventeen years ago ... inspiration? ... NOT really
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      8 comments

my sister just sent this ... she said "i came across a picture that you should hang on your inspiration board". with no hints about the composition of the picture ... who, what, where? ... i was anxiously awaiting the mail ... well, it arri... Read more
Anyone remember double-dutch? ...
Sunday, September 27, 2009      10 comments

i had a dream last night ... i was probably 8 or 9 years old, double-dutch jump roping with with my friends. it was so much fun. i woke up happy, happy, happy! did any of you double-dutch? ... maybe you still do? i wonder if kids double-dutc... Read more
Truth rears it's ugly head ...
Friday, September 25, 2009      7 comments

on Wednesday i vowed to track my food for the next 30 days. day one was a mess. it's not like i hadn't "TRIED" before. when i joined sparkpeople, i gave all the tools "a good college try" so that i could say i'd given this my best. but i fel... Read more
Two dates ... tons of motivation
Tuesday, September 22, 2009      5 comments

my one year anniversary (10/19) with sparkpeople is right around the corner AND parents' weekend (10/23) at duke. the goal is 150. i've been see-sawing ... going up and down ... down and up ... from 154 to 158. but my spirit and det... Read more
A first ... I think
Saturday, September 12, 2009      7 comments

i can't remember mommie traveling WITHOUT daddy. they do everything together! different personalities, but definitely "a couple" ... when you see one, you know the other isn't far behind. they are truly eachother's best friend. marrying at 17... Read more
Quick change ... ME 2 WE-cation ...
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      8 comments

my ME-cation ended with a bang. i had so much fun, just being ME. i highly recommend it ... just slip away and have some ME-time sparkies. our only planned outing for the long weekend was surprising my mom for her birthday yesterday. but... Read more
ME-cation_ day 2 & 3
Thursday, September 03, 2009      4 comments

this is fun ... it reminds me of being single, but better. i like the woman i am today so much more. my sparkfriend NANJET sent me a sparkgoodie of relaxing music (THANK YOU NANJET), which reminded me how much i love music. the TV (yes HG... Read more
ME-cation_ day 1
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      5 comments

"me-cation" isn't that the cutest term? i love it, and i'm adopting it! my sparkfriend EWESTCOTT used it when responding to my last blog. my mom howled when i answered the phone this morning saying ... "me-cation central, may i help you... Read more
This week is ALL ABOUT MEEEEEE :o)
Monday, August 31, 2009      2 comments

njeri is at duke, which equals no mom(me) duties aaron is on a week-long business trip, so no wifey duties i got up this morning to do my usual "routine" to ensure that he knows i'll miss him and that he's loved ... wrote a love note and ... Read more
Sundays are always full of tradition ...
Sunday, August 30, 2009      5 comments

sunday is my absolutely favorite day of the week ... we lived overseas for many years, and unlike the USA, most things are closed for business (retail & grocery shops, etc). people make family and friends a priority. in germany, there's actual... Read more
Skype is as fabulous as Sparking ...
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      6 comments

in my last blog ... obviously i was experiencing separation anxiety. i failed to mention anything about our trip to durham, nc! duke is fabulous ... beautiful! what an opportunity... smartness smells in the air, but not in a nerdy way..... Read more
Our daughter is a Duke Blue Devil ... we're empty nesters
Sunday, August 23, 2009      1 comments

sending your child off to college is like getting pregnant ... everyone tells you how it's going to change your life, things will never be the same, it's closing one of life's chapters only to open another. they passed on wise counsel and... Read more
College SHOPPING ... ahhhhhhhhh
Thursday, August 13, 2009      5 comments

repeat after me ... i love my family, i really do ... i have patience, yes i do ... life is about change, challenges, new horizons ... i embrace them all ... right? i'm a planner, organizer ... but i can be flexible, really i can. the best... Read more
It's my birthday :o)
Sunday, August 09, 2009      11 comments

i know i should probably write something thoughtful ... something profound ... something worthy and reflective upon my years of experience on this earth ... but all i know is that, i'm a kid at heart ... still waiting to see what it feels like t... Read more
My daughter's birthday ...
Saturday, August 08, 2009      8 comments

18 years ago today i got the best birthday present! njeri arrived one month early and one day BEFORE my birthday. whenever the topic of age comes up, i always tell her loudly ... "you know, you're a day older than i am" ... and then whisper...... Read more

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