Tag Archives: Travel

Joy of the Month Club, 2016

Here I am on New Year’s Eve baby sitting three of my grandchildren.  The kids are all in bed and we have cheese, crackers and shrimp set up on the ottoman.  The sparkling grape juice is in the fridge and … Continue reading

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My China Summer

Summer Reading.  In my humble opinion those two words go together like peanut butter and jelly.  What else is summer FOR?  I am aware of the fact that not everyone feels this way.  The faculty summer reading assignment at our … Continue reading

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BTDubs…

So…tomorrow bright and early I’m off to China.  My blogging has been sporadic lately because it has been a crazier than usual spring.  So many things have been going on that I just haven’t gotten around to writing about this. … Continue reading

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Pulling the Stick Out of the Mud

This morning I finally put the last few Christmas decorations up in the attic.  The urns that hold our front porch trees got filled with water in all the rain this year and it took us a while to figure … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2015

This is my fifth “Joy of the Month Club” post.  It began in 2011, a very difficult year for our family, as an exercise in seeing joy in the midst of pain.  I’ve continued it because it is always good … Continue reading

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Running Streak Update: 300 Days and Counting

The 300th day of my running streak came on our last morning in Rome.  I ran a mile around the parking lot of our hotel before boarding the bus for the airport.  Running daily in Italy was the biggest challenge … Continue reading

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Fitbit Update: September

I know I need to find another way to begin my monthly updates, but honestly time passes so quickly that I find it hard to catch my breath.  All I can think about is how unbelievable it is that the … Continue reading

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Lessons from Florence

Almost ten years ago, in the spring of 2005, I rode on a bus into Florence, Italy for the first time.  I was completely exhausted.  My first flight over the Atlantic had ended in Frankfurt, Germany many hours before our … Continue reading

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Fitbit Update: August

It’s a good thing I’ve been practicing intervals, because August began at a walking pace, became a jog, and ended with a sprint to the finish.  I was able to keep up an average of eight miles per day on … Continue reading

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Fitbit Update: May

Wow, what a month!  With Senior Thesis, Amy’s graduation and party, exams, and speaking at graduation all happening one right on the heels of the other, I’ve had to learn to fit my running into the schedule.  That meant getting … Continue reading

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