My husband and I are on vacation and last week I was in Annapolis, Maryland for Finish the Sentence Friday…in fact, that day I was at the United States Naval Academy, soaking up history like a sponge. This vacation has been one for the books…So to the reason I didn’t post on FTSF. I am … Continue reading Finish the Sentence Friday…the Late Version…
Ohmigoodness...there aren't enough superlatives in the world. One of the places that I have wanted to visit for as long as I can remember is the Smithsonian Castle on the Mall. The Smithsonian was the bequest of James Smithson, and an interesting factoid is that it almost WASN'T accepted by Congress...because Smithson was British. Honestly. … Continue reading Today was an ART Day…Day 4 of The BEST Vacation EVER….
Day Three of my vacation...Okay, okay, I know Bill Cosby is currently being judged in the Court of Public Opinion...but when I was a kid, my favorite comedy routine was his "Chickenheart" bit. Loved it. Still do. Funniest guy I've ever heard...anyway.So today I decided, after thoroughly spoiling myself with a room service breakfast of … Continue reading Today was a CHICKENHEART Day…Oh yes, and I am On My First Vacation Since 2008…
18 OctoberWe left Seattle early this morning. Another nice flight...thank You, God, for the miracle of Xanax. Flying is (for me anyway!) bearable... when I "[Flying] on drugs feels better when they're prescription..." (I Feel Fantastic by Jonathan Coulton) Seriously, though...I have terrible flight anxiety and it really does help to medicate.Arrived in Baltimore to … Continue reading Day Two – Annapolis and SUNSHINE!
17 October... I love flying at 6ish PM. Almost no lines, very laid back…nice. Our flight to Seattle was great and I didn’t even fall asleep. Our seatmate was this very nice man who actually had the middle seat, but volunteered to take the window so Paul and I could sit together. He was on the … Continue reading Our Trip to Annapolis
My friend Kristi is on vacation with her husband and their son Tucker...and her post today gave me a LOT to think about, so I thought it a good idea to start of by sharing that with you first: Being Thankful While Others WeepIn case you don't read all the way to the bottom, here's … Continue reading Happy Monday…and a share from Finding Ninee!
For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.-- Audrey Hepburn
Why did I call my blog by this title? Well...because life IS like a hand grenade...you'll be toddling along, happy and secure in the way that things are going in your life and then...BOOM!Grenade explosion (Source: https://s3.amazonaws.com/blenderguru.com/uploads/2011/09/00262.jpg) ...at which point you have to decide how you will proceed, going forward. Are you going to lay down … Continue reading "Why is Your Blog Called ‘Life is Like a Hand Grenade’?"
So I have an oral presentation in my German 432 class on Tuesday...tomorrow...OHMYGOODNESSIHAVEANORALPRESENTATIONTOMORROW...help!Edvard Munch The Scream (1893) Yes, I am actually a German major at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I am also majoring in wheelthrown ceramics, with a minor in history. I have an Associate of Art in ceramics from Grossmont College in San … Continue reading
This post is actually one that I shared on Facebook in 2011. It bears repeating...A Perfect DayPosted on Facebook as a note on 23 July 2011 at 20:21Okay…so. I said yesterday that I would write about the incredibly amazing day that God gave to me..so here goes.To begin at the beginning, my great uncle, Chester … Continue reading A Perfect Day….