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Vacation with GG

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Illinois.  It was truly a special time with my very special friend. GG and I “met” online in a group for cat lovers about 5 years ago.  She has visited me several times now, and I was very excited to go visit her this time.  I’ve… Read more »

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Take a Hike

For my 50th birthday (well over a year ago), I asked my son, a then outdoor recreation major in college,  to take me on a challenging hike.  I wanted to do something with some level of  difficulty to commemorate reaching 50 years of age and being pretty happy about being at a good fitness level. Well,… Read more »

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Favorite Places

This time of year allows me to visit some of my favorite places – greenhouses and nurseries.  The experience of being amidst so much lushness of green and vibrant colors and smelling so much sweetness – both the fragrance of some flowers as well as the sweet earthiness of dirt – can lift my spirits like… Read more »

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Mini Getaway

82 degrees and sunshiney in February in the Northeast?  Is this really possible?  It sure was for us this past weekend!  After so many invitations, we finally accepted our brother Mike’s offer to check out The Pool at Harrah’s in Atlantic City, NJ. It felt so good to shed some layers and expose parts of… Read more »

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Birthday Fun In the Big City

On Saturday, I was lucky enough to celebrate my 51st birthday in NYC with my husband and some really great friends.  Our full day started with a visit to Ellen’s Stardust Diner. If you’ve never been, I would highly recommend it.  The food is good, nothing special, but you don’t go here for the food…. Read more »