Tag: christmas

It’s that Time of Year…start Shopping for the Holidays!

Filed in Citizen Science, MY BOOK, Our Planet by on November 26, 2017 0 Comments
It’s that Time of Year…start Shopping for the Holidays!

I cannot believe it, but it’s that time of year, when the world falls in love! I love Christmas, and I love suggesting gifts for fellow travelers and their families…I also enjoy pointing out some wonderful gifts that benefit our planet and make the gift recipient very happy at the same time! So let’s give, […]

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15 Awesome Travel Gifts for the Holidays all under $15.00!!

Filed in Boomer, Empty Nesters, Important Stuff!, Midlife, MY BOOK, Travel by on November 23, 2017 0 Comments
15 Awesome Travel Gifts for the Holidays all under $15.00!!

15 Awesome Travel Gifts for the Holidays all under $15.00! Don’t worry, I have your back! I found these awesome, sometimes adorable, fun gifts for the travelers on your holiday list! Hurry, some of these items are on sale! 1. 2. 3. 4. ON SALE 5. ON SALE 6. ON SALE 7. ON SALE 8. […]

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50 Things I am Grateful For: Bloggers Unite in a Flood of Gratitude

Filed in Important Stuff!, Travel Adventures! by on December 27, 2015 16 Comments
50 Things I am Grateful For: Bloggers Unite in a Flood of Gratitude

Challenge: set a timer for 10 minutes and write 50 things you are grateful for, or that made you happy, during 2015. Here’s my 10 minute list: Randy is alive. My kids are healthy. I am still moving and doing (after 2 back surgeries and psoriatic arthritis, it’s not always easy!) My darling rescue Goldens, […]

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Lung Transplant: The Unexpected Continues

Filed in Boomer, Midlife, Transplant. An Unexpected Journey by on December 19, 2015 8 Comments
Lung Transplant: The Unexpected Continues

HA! I know how he feels! My husband, Randy, is two years post a double lung transplant. A double lung transplant is a very serious surgery, and remains a very serious condition (for details, see Our Transplant Journey). The procedure, and a wonderful donor, saved my husband’s life, and I am grateful, but the unexpected can […]

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Give Back to Mother Earth this Holiday Season!

Give Back to Mother Earth this Holiday Season!

Do you love animals? The ocean? Terra Firma? Do you have a conservationist in your family or friend group? If so, consider these gifts which will not only please the recipient, but give a priceless gift to our fellow creatures. Did you watch RACING EXTINCTION last night on Discovery? It premiered, and it has the power […]

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Here we are, it is the season of giving! Happy Holidays, regardless of what you celebrate! My family has a history of a BIG Christmas, and no, my relatives were not rich. The packages were always piled high, regardless of how much money was spent. Even a paper doll set was a huge excitement if […]

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The Best of 2014

The Best of 2014

The last few years have been, for me, at least, a perfect storm. Circumstances have conspired to create the most challenging years of my life.  So much so, that there have been times I have almost had to laugh at the continuing onslaught.  Although 2014 has been a year of challenge, there have been moments of […]

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It was an Epic Christmas/Christmukkah!

Filed in Empty Nesters, Midlife by on December 26, 2014 4 Comments
It was an Epic Christmas/Christmukkah!

It was truly an epic Christmas. Christmas Eve was great fun, visiting with friends we regard as family, and playing an utterly crazy poker game until all hours. 15 months from a near death experience and a double lung transplant, my husband Randy is doing incredibly well.  Back to his old self! My two children, […]

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Ho Ho Ho, here we go!

Filed in Empty Nesters, Midlife by on December 21, 2014 18 Comments
Ho Ho Ho, here we go!

I’m done with the buying, almost done with the wrapping, 2 days away from doing the baking with my daughter, and 3 days from our annual Christmas Eve get together!  Whew. Yes, I’m tired….but happy and looking forward to the festivities! Tomorrow, I’m taking Pilates and getting my hair cut. I had lost a bit […]

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Midlife Christmas Conundrum

Filed in Midlife, Travel by on December 15, 2014 12 Comments
Midlife Christmas Conundrum

I love the holidays! Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, you name it, I love it. Following in the family tradition of Big Christmas, I have created a “Holiday Home”. I don’t put up a tree and a few decorations, I practically redecorate my house for the holidays, and we all enjoy it, especially me!  Nothing makes me happier […]

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