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I think it’s a good time for a re-charge with Kelly about to graduate so much about to change in our daily lives. So I’m going to try to focus on 5 different areas of my life! First is creating, it’s what supports my family and it’s also where my passion is! The second point is to document daily. It gives me a better appreciation of our life! Third is fitness. As I continue with my pilates sessions I also want to add in more cardio. Fourth is healthy food choices for me and my family when making meals. Last, but most important is to make time for fun with friends and with family!
Hoping that focusing on these five things will lead me to some new energy!
We arrived home from Iceland last night filled with memories!
We did all sorts of exciting things from a glacier hike, a visit to the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, black sand beach walk, visits to a few waterfalls, caught a rainbow, traveled the Snæfellsnes Peninsula at breakneck speeds [I think the story of *that* misadventure will be a long one!], made new friends and celebrated Kelly's 18th birthday with room service!
I'm aching to edit photos and start putting together my memories to share but I have to recover from jet lag and get it together for work first. I'm so out of it I thought I started a load of laundry only to realize hours later I never put the soap it or turned it on. Oy! I'm tired!
So I'll be back later in the weekend with photos and stories [I kept a daily journal]!
In 2011, we saw Cher in Vegas. I'd always wanted to see her and it was definitely a dream fulfilled and got us more interested in going to concerts again. Then last year Randy and I went to the Peter Gabriel concert and that set off our musical flashback. Remembering our favorite bands from the 70s and 80s and all the memories that went along with them. My first concert was Fleetwood Mac for the Tusk tour on August 21, 1980 [exact date easily researched with the help of wikipedia]. So when we heard they were touring again it was a must to see them!
Saturday, April 6th in Philadelphia they put on a great show and Stevie Nicks sounded perfect just moving a little slower. Hard to believe they are all in the mid-60s now and it made me feel old. And being some of the younger people in the audience made me feel old too. There was no shortage of old people behaving badly though. The crowd at Peter Gabriel was definitely better behaved from what we saw anyway.
Still, my highlight was when Stevie Nicks performed Landslide. My all-time favorite song. I had to hold back ugly tears LOL That song always makes me emotional and it was especially true Saturday night. Good Show.
Services are being held for my dear friend, Pattie Knox today.
I can't be there but my heart is there today. Thinking of her and how lucky I am to have had her in my life for so many good years!
So as surreal as this is for me, I made a tribute page using a photo from a CHA we attended in Chicago back in '08. I just love this photo! I can hear her calling me and saying "really, Katie?" "you couldn't have found a picture where I wasn't opening my big mouth?" LOL! Love you lady! I think I'll be imagining her responses to daily life for days and weeks to come. Miss her so much!
I used the lyrics from a song called Thinking of You by Sa-Fire [modifying them slightly]
As I sit looking out the window I can still remember The call me to tell me You went away It was such a cold day
On a Wednesday morning It came without a warning And all the pain I felt inside I just can't forget you
I'm feeling so alone Though many times I've tried I can't get you off my mind I'm thinking of you
Wonder where you are tonight I wish that I could hold you tight
I'm thinking of you
Wish you could stay But you're so far away, so far away
And even though you're gone I know you're happy where you are I know someday will be together again.
Any Inauguration, whether of someone I chose or not, is an important one. It's historic. Living just north of DC it's something I'm following on the news.
These pictures are from my mom's scrapbook that I've scanned for a family archive and I love these for their historic significance. They are from John F. Kennedy's inauguration that my parents attended. My mom had been going to college in DC and my dad was working at the Pentagon. I can only imagine what a magical time it was for our country back then.
It's way to crazy to head down to DC for pictures like this of my own. So I'll settle for pictures of the tv ;)