Category Archives: Myself

Figuring out who I am

OOOPS

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Apparently I never actually hit “publish” on last weeks’ post.  Good news is that it’s still timely, so it will be coming your way tomorrow, 2/22/21. Thanks!

Cockatoos and Parrots and Videos- Oh My!

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I get a lot of (mostly) good natured grief over some of my entertainment choices.  Specifically as of late, folks find it odd/ unusual/ crazy that I have become a fan of watching YouTube videos of birds.  Most notably I am a fan of Mr Max TV- a moluccan cockatoo, and Einstein the Talking Texan Parrot- an African grey parrot,… Read more »

49 Reasons to Wonder

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“Age is just a number” “You are only as old as you feel” “50 is the new 30” We’ve all heard things like this.  We’ve probably said them ourselves, or had someone say them to us.  I’ve heard them a lot lately, because by the time you read this I will have turned 49.  And I have a lot a… Read more »

There’s Nothing Like a Book

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Recently I rediscovered how comforting it really is to disconnect from everything electronic and just get lost in a good old fashioned book.  I own lots of books, and I continue to buy books.  I just wasn’t reading any of them! Sure, e-books are convenient and often less expensive.  And yes, they weight a lot less.  But they just aren’t… Read more »

Ideas/ Help Needed!

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While it seems in some ways like 2020 will never end, we are just over a week away from Thanksgiving- traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season.  I usually don’t have a ton of gifts purchased by this time, but I’ve picked up a few things. This year I don’t have a single thing bought.  Even more worrisome, I… Read more »

Reflections of Portland

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As I mentioned last week, my husband and I recently took a short trip to Portland. When I told people where we were going almost everyone had the same reaction “Are you sure you want to go there? Isn’t is dangerous?”.    A couple folks were worried about travelling in general, but most people were only worried about us going… Read more »

Getting Out

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By the time you are reading this I will be on my way home from a few days in Northern Oregon visiting family and friends. I will admit I was not entirely on board when my husband first suggested this trip. In fact, originally he was going to go alone.  But I made the decision that my mental health is… Read more »