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Time to Spare, Go by Air

Travelling in a small plane is sometimes an adventure, mainly because weather plays such a large role in both timing of a trip and whether you can fly at all. Last weekend, we planned to fly to Montgomery, New York and back on Saturday. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Pack for Oshkosh

So, I thought I’d share my top ten list of things to pack. Top Ten Things to Pack for Oshkosh #1 Comfortable shoes. I cannot emphasize this enough. Define “comfortable shoes” as ones that don’t give you blisters even when you walk … Continue reading

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Berlin: The War and the Wall

Berlin. Germany. Both place names conjure up visions of World War II and/or the Berlin Wall. Yet, during our visit, I kept forgetting the city had been the scene of so many tragedies, despite Germany making every effort to help visitors remember. This is … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, and Bikes in Berlin and Amsterdam

As I mentioned in my previous post, we walked a lot in Berlin and Amsterdam, probably about eight or ten miles a day. I estimate this based on my fitness tracker, which gives me a little explosion of lights when … Continue reading

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Berlin: Dining and Drinking

A few weeks ago, The Engineer and I went to Berlin to see Darling Daughter who is spending a semester there. It was wonderful. Not only were we able to spend time with our beautiful girl, we also got to explore … Continue reading

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Can we take a moment from our busy lives

Can we take a moment from our busy lives and think of those whose lives have been shattered by this earthquake? http://ow.ly/Madnv

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The Bright Side

Reading, Writing, Ranting, and Raving. Recently I’ve done very little of the second but a great deal of the first, third, and fourth. There are several reasons for this. The Engineer and I were selling a house, we spent two … Continue reading

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3 Rag Quilts in One Week–Why?

Originally posted on quiltsandchemo:
First, I scored some pretty flannel on sale AND with a coupon.  And Second, no matter what the question may be, quilts can be the answer. I belong to a support group for women with gynecologic…

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Piecing a Friendship Together

Last week, my friend Pat gave me this quilt, which she designed and sewed especially for me. It’s so beautiful even Rosa wanted a closer look. The centerpiece reads: “Simply imagine your life as a journey, an adventure to live, to create and … Continue reading

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Be Brave and Drink Tea

My daughter is in Germany, thousands of miles from family and friends, in a country whose language she has only begun to learn. I set the expectation that she would have a semester abroad, mainly because such an experience was … Continue reading

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