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Creating The Adventure Book Of A Lifetime

Photo albums provide a rewarding way to record the destinations we travel… …as many of us who enjoy taking vacation snapshots know. Our photos become souvenirs, reminding us that we have left our footprints on a distinct place in the world, in a particular moment in time.  Our photos can stir our memories, evoking happy … Continue reading

Getting What You Order Or Wanting What Is Served?

So we’re sitting in one of our favorite local diners… …ready to re-charge with a hearty breakfast before taking a 5-hour Presidents’ Day trek to Connecticut (we’re driving family members to meet up with in-laws).  Our server, a recent hire at the diner, brings out the food and everything looks appetizing and delicious – eggs … Continue reading

Blue

…not as in “I’m feeling blue”, more like in azure, sapphire, and cerulean.  Think: sky, gemstones, paints.  Blue.  If I had to describe Lake Tahoe (California/Nevada) it would be blue.  The most noticeable aspect of this incredible glacier-formed lake is its striking, remarkable color .  So clear, Lake Tahoe reflects the sky.  And in a locale … Continue reading

My Hiking Partner for Life

Several years ago (my then future husband) Bill invited me to join him and three of his children on a hiking trip.  I had no experience with hiking and had only a vague notion of the physical expectations, but with my sweetheart’s encouragement and, after some internet research, I accepted (cautiously) to join him to … Continue reading

Book Lovers Never Go To Bed Alone

“Book lovers never go to bed alone.” -Anonymous I love this quote – there’s nothing like a good book to send you off to sleep. And on a rainy day, as this one has been, there’s nothing better than curling up with a good book.  From the time I was very young, I discovered the … Continue reading

Oh, Happy Spring!: A Pittsburgh Treasure

Oh, happy Spring!  It’s the time for blooms and blossoms, warmer air and sunshine. Last weekend my daughter had the opportunity to host my sister and her family when they visited her in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  One of the spectacular sights she took them to see is the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.  Phipps Conservatory is … Continue reading

A Charming Getaway: Midnight in Paris

My husband and I don’t get out to the movie theater often.  With the sky-high price of tickets and the exorbitantly overpriced concessions, we don’t mind as much waiting for the films to come to cable (which is a splurge, too!).  So when we found ourselves flipping through channels the other night, a recent Woody … Continue reading

Home Is Where Your Heart Is

With Thanksgiving Day around the corner, the nurturer in me is thinking more about my family, and how I want to make them feel “at home” as we share this special day together.   While my husband will lovingly prepare the turkey, I will prepare the tables with decorations and favors; ways for us to show … Continue reading

World Travel

One of the greatest freedoms we have is the ability to travel the world.  Whether we explore destinations near or far, we can push our limits and expand our horizons.  From the moment we learn to crawl, we discover that we have the strength in our bodies and the power of our minds to choose … Continue reading

Daydream-scapes

Daydreams.  They are the perfect mental escape in a busy day.  So many possibilities for drama, fantasy, relaxation, excitement, and daring.  The medium is the mind and the control is all yours.  Create a scenario or an epic tale.  Be the hero or the villain.  Introduce a cast of characters or go solo.  When I … Continue reading