Write A Chapter Monday (on a Tuesday) #48in48 #16

Beck pulled into the parking spot along the public access area to the beach.  It was a warm night but the night breeze was blowing so she decided to reach for her jacket in the backseat.  She jumped out of the car, throwing her shoes to the passenger floorboard.  She would not need them after all, the walk from this spot to the beach was easy on the feet.  She knew the path like the back of her hand, having walked it a []

Chicken Fried Rice #48in48 #15

So this is what it looks like on the recipe photo: Ingredients 2 tablespoons Pure Wesson® Canola Oil 2 pkgs (8.8 oz each) fully cooked original white rice 1 can (8 oz each) La Choy® Sliced Water Chestnuts, drained, chopped 1 cup chopped cooked chicken 3/4 cup frozen peas and carrots 3 tablespoons La Choy® Soy Sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 cup Egg Beaters® Original Directions Heat oil in large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, squeeze sides of rice []

Fort Sill Sport Parachute Club #48in48 #15

While Renau and I were adventuring in Canaan Valley, we stopped at an old second hand store that was packed with interesting tidbits.  One of those tidbits was a jacket patch for a Parachute Club located at Fort Sill Ok. I thought about keeping it as it was an interesting conversation piece. But then I thought it would be a nice gesture to reach out to the club and offer to send it to them for a memory piece.  And as acts []

Giving Thanks (x5) #48in48 #13

It being the week of Thanksgiving, I am reflecting on the things I am most grateful for.  For my personal history blog (that should have been posted during my busy weekend – oops) I am touching upon five of those that I am most thankful for: 1  The Bobert.  I am always thankful for Husband.  He is amazing. But this year, I am more thankful for him than ever.  He has been amazing (no surprise).  He sat at my bedside after my surgery.  []

Morning Paragraphs #48in48 #8

This morning I sit here and contemplate the restlessness of our nation.  I find it fascinating that carrying a weapon is considered Patriotic while exercising your right to peaceful assembly is not. I liken it to those who quote the Bible for their own purposes, the quoting of Amendments and Rights.  My #48in48 challenge is my distraction from the vitriolic atmosphere that surrounds me (and sometimes makes me feel as if I will drown).  I want to open my eyes to new []

REBLOG 2008-11-17 The Guggenheim and thoughts on art…

On Friday, I took my good friend Chris who was visiting from my hometown to the Guggenheim Museum. On Fridays you get to pay what you want (in our case $5 each) instead of the full $18 admission. At the Guggenheim you can view works from such Masters as Picasso, Renoir, Degas and many, many more. There are also temporary exhibits that usually last a few months. In one instance of temporary exhibits, you will find one photographer named Catherine Opie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Opie). []


Today is my birthday and I have one question – why wait until a round number to celebrate in a big way?  If it ends in a five or a zero, we tend to make a big deal of it.  My thought, you’re only 48 once so I might as well live it up! My birthday challenge to myself is #48in 48.  Below is a list of 48 very doable items.  I plan on doing those 48 things 48 times in my []


Daddy was a one-in-a-million kind of man. I don’t say that because I am biased (which I am). It’s the truth. He didn’t hoard his love. I watched a sea of people flow through his wake and I was approached time and again by people who told me about how my Dad made them a better person, how he made sure they stayed on the straight and narrow, how they appreciated what he did for them. If he saw a kid who needed love he made []

Pre-Bridge Day 5k

I am looking forward to this race quite a bit.  However, I am severely under-prepared.  I have a mantra: “I never claimed to be fast but I am determined to finish.”  That has been a common theme for me throughout all of the races in which I have participated. This one will be no different. Dad died. There. I typed it. He died.  I now live in a world where neither Parent is present in real-form.  ((inhale. exhale.))  My feelings are raw []