Monthly Archives: November 2022

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Saturday morning… barely

It’s about ten minutes before Noon on this last Saturday of November 2022 and I am only an hour into my day. Last night, The Park closed at 10 PM Friday night but my shift did not conclude until 11 … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Thanksgiving 2022

The day could not be more beautiful and unseasonably warm for the end of November and Thanksgiving Day. Throughout my life, I have always leaned toward a sense of daily gratitude. Thanksgiving Day has simply been a day of spending … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Wednesday & “A Carillon Christmas”

I cannot believe we are to reach 54 degrees today. Right now, it is 50 degrees, and I am loving it. The past few days have been stunningly beautiful with the bright sunshine spending most of the day with us. … Continue reading

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MY DAY: “A Carillon Christmas” and my 1st time in The Roundhouse Cafe

I had an absolute BLAST! It was a long first day, 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM but it was so much fun. Running concessions, fun? Yes. Most often with parent boosters, I would get assigned in leadership areas but I … Continue reading

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MY DAY: On a walk

I stepped off No. 17 on Main Street, adjacent from the Marriott Hotel so I could enjoy the fresh air and warmer weather. The best part of this walk is the beauty of this afternoon.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Fred Waring

This was a pretty nice biographical sketch of the master showman, Fred Waring. The Life of Fred Waring

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Saturday, November 19th

It’s 21 degrees and bitterly cold. I truly dread heading out into this weather an hour from now. 37 will top off the temperature for the day. Last night, I went to see TUCK EVERLASTING at Centerville High School with … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday morning, November 20th & BRIGHT STAR

It was 19 degrees when I left the house at 7:20 AM for my Sunday morning breakfast haunt. My weather app now says it’s 18 degrees. But, despite the frigid temperature, the sun is blasting its brightness, just little warmth. … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Chief & Navi’s 12th birthday

Chief and Navi were born on an east central Indiana farm on November 17, 2010. Sadly, Navi left us on December 21, 2013, after a tragic accident. But, nevertheless, she is always remembered on this day. Make it a great … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Thursday is in the books

I have every reason to feel accomplished with this day. It was long but so gratifying. The unseasonably warm weather seems to have boosted my spirit and energy. While I have taken time to rest, I have also taken the … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Monday is moving right along

It is a bit chillier than previous days but the sun is out and the day is still gorgeous. My energy is fighting to be heard. Time changes tend to block my energy and today I feel a bit sluggish. … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Thursday & in from the yard

Yesterday, while it was still warm, I hoped to tackle Mama Kay’s leaves, but she was hosting a card party and I didn’t want to disturb them. This morning, I took to my backyard at 10:00 AM to blow leaves … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Friday Fun Day

This dark, rainy fun day may need to be curtailed as I do not want to go outside in the wet weather. I am still feeling triumphant that Operation Leaves is completed and just in time for the rain. Today … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Saturday morning

So much for daylight savings time… it’s dark at 7:15 AM. It’s actually just very dark gray but it suits my grumpy mood for the morning. I was lying in bed with a list of documentaries, plus the last two … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Tuesday evening; November 15th

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Cold & bitter Sunday

Saturday morning was just one of those “damn it all to hell” mornings with my crabbiness. Once I got to The Park for my four hour shift, I was fine and happy to see Guests from the Hudson Valley region … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Wednesday wonderings

There’s not much to report. The time change still makes me feel a bit sluggish no matter how I try to maintain my energy. Teaching had so many highs over the past three days and I finished last night with … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Sunday, November 6th

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Saturday morning

I am awake and alert despite losing sleep Thursday and Friday nights. Thursday, I barely managed four hours. I fell asleep and woke around 2:00 AM and could not recover continued slumber until 5:00 AM. Last night, the play did … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Figuring out the leaves

I am one happy camper! After nearly twenty years, I finally applied a system for raking Mama Kay’s yard that was much more expedient. Her tree sits at the corner of her yard where Rockhill Avenue runs into Shroyer Road, … Continue reading

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THE FAMILY ALBUM: Flyer at Wilbur Wright’s grave

This was a typical visit to Woodland Cemetery with Flyer. We’d always stop at the Wright family plot just as we did that first day before bringing Flyer home. The ten week old puppy hopped out of the car, scampered … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Wednesday with Silent, cool Calvin Coolidge

It’s been a slower start to my day, and I earned my additional snoozes after Zooming with my London son and feeding the dogs. Normally, I feel guilty for wasting time, but I do not. My body was nudging me … Continue reading

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O, FOR HISTORY: Roebling Wire & The Wright Brothers’ gliders and fliers

A year ago, I posted something on social media about the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, and my friend, Diane Householder, added to the post with information about the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge which spans the Ohio River … Continue reading

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MAKE IT A GREAT DAY: Holding on to the branches

One of the most beautiful trees in the neighborhood, and one of my favorites, is the very large tree at the corner of Mama Kay‘s yard. as one can tell from the photographs, it fills up quite an amount of … Continue reading

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MY DAY: Fall is falling

While at The Park this morning, I looked outside the entry into the actual park and saw tons of leaves drifting to the ground from the perch they’ve held since the spring. While it is common to see leaves dropping, … Continue reading

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