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Kari's Climbers, Full Moon Rising, Hi-YA, Tae Kwon Do, and Halloween

Hello, there! It's been an interesting two weeks! Steve and I visited my parents at Gravel Lake. Lots of yummy food and company. Cousins Steve and Goobs came up too! Goobs is a librarian working in Chicago (watch out-two library buns in the family!)She also ran in the Chicago Marathon (YAY Goobs!) Steve works in Chicago and is a spokesperson for the American Lung Association. He has Cystic Fibrosis and survived a double lung-transplant 5 years ago. He is one of the most optimistic persons I know. He is heading up Hustle Up the Handcock in February, which is a run for the American Lung Association. I may haul my buns (librarian and otherwise) up 94(?) flights of stairs to the top of the Handcock Building. If you want to sponsor me, let me know. I'll be stepping under "Kari's Climbers." In Tae Kwon Do I'm having a good time. The philosophy lessons are creativity and optimism. I've worked halfway through my white-yellow belt and working towards earning …

Let Down the Library Bun and put on the Belt

Hi-YA! (Miss Piggy would be proud) I am excited to share with you that I have earned my first belt! I am now a white-yellow belt with two black notches (for attending classes.) It's been so much fun and great for stress! The night I promoted to white-yellow started off as a rough day at the north but eventually progressed into a positive Hi-YA adventure! Beating the yell out of a punching bag (I meant to say yell)and doing round kicks (my favorite kind) really takes one's mind off of things. I highly recommend Tae Kwon Do for everyone. The philosophy message for September was reliability... October is creativity (one of my favorite things).I like the all around well-ness aspect of it. And Jerry and Lari Sponseller ROCK! I adore them and the school. Speaking of creativity, I am seriously considering writing a column for a newspaper based on my adventures and mis-adventures with life. I have thought of "Adventures With Greenie" (car stories and tips) or "The …

An apple a day...

Thank you for awaiting my next post! I have been meaning to post earlier, but you know how that goes. Time is flying by! Last week (or was it the week before?) our theme for story hour was on Apples. I have an interesting story for you... This happened the Saturday before last (not Saturday, October 9). An apple a day They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away...not in my case. After I worked at the library and closed up at 2:00p.m., I drove the half-hour trek to my parents' house on Lincolnway to visit. They are remodeling a home to sell and are doing a terrific job. When I arrive, Mom and Dad take a break from painting. Dad is gimping around upstairs since he twisted his ankle, so we make sure he is still breathing before Mom and I go outside to chat. I notice the three apple trees on the side yard have beautiful red apples. I suggest to Mom to get a garbage bag and gather some of these apples to make pies. (Of course, she would be baking them... we all know my mom…