Monthly Archives: June 2013

MY DAY: Annual vaccinations

Today at 1 PM I took all three dogs over to Petsmart for their annual vaccinations. Navi, generally the most skittish one of the trio, spent most of her time cowering away from the other pets. Chief, the bold and … Continue reading

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MY DAY: First official day of vacation

Today seems like my first official day of vacation. I only have a graduation party for the evening, but it seems like some of my obligatory duties are complete. Last night I slept upstairs for the second time sans the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Using Siri

When I got my iPhone a few months ago, I discovered one of the greatest tools that I’ve known in a long time. Siri. Or rather, I thought it was a great tool. Some days, I am just not quite … Continue reading

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MY DAY: “Do not hasten to bid me adieu….”

Twenty years ago today, a personal tradition was born. At 2:15pm each June 27th I sit at the piano, and play “Red River Valley.” There was a darling little lady that welcomed me into this world in 1964, and on … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A morning walk on the first day of vacation

Man, oh man. The intersection of Shroyer Road and Lincoln Park Boulevard was like a dog walk festival. Seldom do we ever see other dogs out during the morning walk, but this morning we encountered seven dogs. Five of the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday done; one day until vacation

A somewhat dull evening, however, PBS came to the rescue with a documentary on Henry Ford. Hey long day of teaching was completed an hour early due to a cancellation. I ran to Kroger to get some groceries for the … Continue reading

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MY DAY: An ordinary day

Nothing out of the usual today I taught from 9:30 AM until 8 PM with an hour break. I did have one open lesson when the family could make it in time and hurried outback tomorrow the backyard within 15 … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Sunday. Sunday. Sunday.

Sundays are generally a combination of rest, reading, housework, yardwork, projects, and tidying up the house to prepare for the teaching week. In many ways, with the exception of usually talking to mother on the telephone, Sunday is almost like … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Hot, muggy, humid Sunday morning

Just as the subject line says, it is a hot, muggy, humid Sunday morning here in the Miami Valley of Ohio. The dogs and I went on a walk at 7:30 AM and within 20 minutes we were starting to … Continue reading

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MY DAY: No sleep for the weary

It’s now after 3 AM and I’m still wide awake. This is what seeing a wonderful production can do to me. And Centerville high school certainly delivered a brilliant production this evening. I also wanted to respond to several notes … Continue reading

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MY DAY: 6:15am – 12:15pm

Five loads of mulch were transported to The Haasienda and spread in the replanted, redesigned hosta bed. That process was from 6:15am to 10:00am.  At 10:30am I headed over to Pati Rogers’ house. Ms. R kindly donated a huge tub … Continue reading

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MY DAY: A false rummage sale

One day, when I lived in Centerville, Ohio, I decided to go to several rummage sales and some of the nicer neighborhoods. I located the list of garage sales for the area and made out my list of which ones … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Alum

Years ago, someone told me about a neat little secret that aids men during the summer months from chafing. Take a plastic baggie and put it teaspoonful of the spice, alum, and it. But the baggy in your pocket and … Continue reading

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MY DAY: a busy Thursday

It is 6:15 AM and I am off to the Kettering compost bins. This is a nice little free offering from the city of Kettering. It does seem a bit early to be up getting my gardening fix on already, … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Clothing: how do women do it?

When I was younger, I was a lot more attentive to my attire. I actually cared about current styles and often adopted them. As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to care less about the particulars of dressing stylish. My general … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Breakfast with Bill

I have been blessed with so many wonderful friends, but there will always be one that will be at the heart of my heart. Every couple months, or so, we join one another for breakfast at First Watch in Kettering. … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Wednesday is my Friday

I cannot believe how terribly fast three very long days of teaching flew by. The next four days are mine, doing what ever I please, spending some time with writing, and enjoying time with some dear friends. Actually, I won’t … Continue reading

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MY DAY: All in a day

The teaching day began at 9 AM after another sleepless night of worrying about Flyer and checking on her throughout the night. She was somewhat lethargic until she realized I was preparing breakfast. The old girl is now on phenobarbital … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Wilbur Wright’s dog, Flyer…

The Wright family had at least three pets that we know about. When Wilbur and Orville were children, they had a cat named “Old Mom.” When Wilbur was in France in 1908, he adopted a stray dog he called “Flyer.” … Continue reading

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MY DAY: And Monday begins

Although I got an early start off to bed, I was awakened three times through the night by Flyer needed to go out potty. I’m so glad she woke me rather than just going to the kitchen. Since we slept … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Wrapping up this Sunday

Well, the van ride was good… And just as I posted the one blog stating that the dogs had done a great job, I smelled the familiar warm acidic smell of Chief’s offering. Sigh… We stopped at Dairy Queen in … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Evening van ride

After leaving Carillon Park’s musical festivities today I returned home and grab a bite of lunch. The three dogs and I went on a brief walk and then returned to the guest bedroom to take a nap together. At 7:30 … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Sunday at noon

At some point through the night it must’ve rained down. The skies have not abandoned their dull, gray look all morning. It’s 10 minutes after the noon hour and there seems to be little promise of any sunshine making an … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Calling it a day…

I don’t know how I could have packed any more into this day.  But, I did try! Flyer’s first seizure at 1:30am set the pace for the remainder of the day, constant attention to her while juggling a myriad of … Continue reading

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MY DAY: 49 Crazy Things…

Last weekend I attended a graduation party, and met two of my students’ grandfather. During our conversation, he mentioned how his one daughter-in-law did something unique as she prepared to turn 40. The year leading up to her 40th birthday … Continue reading

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