Monday, May 28, 2007

The Four Agreements and 10 Ways to Reduce Stress in Your Life

Hello, again! I am making up for lost time on the net and blogging. I was cleaning my living room and found these tips (verbatim)from The Crystal Connection newsletter: 1. Add more fun to your life! Do things you enjoy and enjoy what you do. 2. Get enough sleep and rest! Your body must recharge an discharge tension. 3. Express your feelings! Unexpressed emotions are the seeds of stress, pain, and illness. 4. Laugh often! Laughter is a great tension breaker and it enhances the immune system. 5. Exercise! 6. Love more! 7. Eliminate self-pity! 8.Develop meaningful relationships! 9.Alter beaviors and attitude! 10. Learn relaxation techniques! Read The Four Agreements. It rocks. I own a copy. Love, Lolo

Happy Memorial Day!

Hi! It's been awhile since I have written. It is the unofficial start of summer! This weekend has been nice. We saw Anne,David,Mom and Dad at Gravel Lake. It was a cold and rainy Friday night, Saturday, and part of Sunday. Good sleeping weather and we did manage a float boat ride and some reading time outside. Sunday afternoon we drove home, unpacked and visited Steve's parents. Their friends were having a party and one of them is a jazz musician. I joined their band and played bongos. (I was a little too shy to attempt the drumset). They did invite me back to play around the 4th of July. Fun! My favorite song of the night: Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard) Fly me to the moon And let me play among the stars Let me see what spring is like On Jupiter and Mars In other words hold my hand In other words darling kiss me Fill my life with song And let me sing forevermore You are all I hope for All I worship and adore In other words please be true In other words I love you (repeat 2nd verse, then repeat 1st verse) Monday morning I teamed up with Sponseller's and marched in a parade. It was hot, since I was in full uniform, which is black and long sleeved. Next year I will wear a t-shirt. Steve and I watched Pirates of the Caribbean II. Yar! We're going to see the third one on Wednesday night. Thanks for reading! Love, Lolo

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Weekend

To catch you up to speed, Steve managed to put Butterscotch the Cat in the carrier and took her to the Humane Society. Poor thing. She was too confused to be left in the wild to fend for herself. Jack the Wondercat was taken to the V-E-T on Friday and had to have a shot of cortizone for his asthma. Someone recently inquired if Jack was human. I would say yes until he lifts his leg and starts grooming, occasionally on my dining room table. That's my boy! Give Steve a big sloppy kiss! Hubby and I travelled to Gravel Lake today for the first time in 2007. It was a lot of fun. I visited some friends down the beach and then Mom and I ventured to a wonderful little flower shop near Paw Paw, Michigan. There were beautiful flowers for a reasonable price! I splurged and purchased flowers for my mothers and a tomato plant in a pot. I just love fresh tomatoes! Tomorrow I will be dividing my time between gardening, doing libraryland work, and dining with the Moms tomorrow night. I need another week to catch up! More Later! Enjoy your Mother's Day. Love, Lolo

Friday, May 04, 2007

Vampires at the Lab, Butterscotch, and Jujutsu

Hi! I hope you enjoyed the beautiful day today. I did! I took my poor husband to the clinic to have blood drawn. He was woozy, but he was a trooper. We made a deal--if he visited the doctor for a checkup and bloodwork, I'd go for a mammogram in October. Oh, snap. Now I have to go. (Maybe he'll forget.) Well, Butterscotch the stray kitten allegedly belonged to a neighbor who also had a dog. She escaped. But the neighbor allegedly kept her in the basement all the time and didn't fare well with the large dog, so she's on her own. It's so pathetic--she meows all the time and eats so much. Hubby tried to put her in the carrier to take her to the Humane Society but she escaped. He'll try tomorrow. The Humane Society does a much better job of trying to place homes for pets, thanks to places like Pet Smart. I'd be devastated to see this cute kitty on the side of the road somewhere. We'd take her in but we'd be up to... four. Beyond legal and perhaps beyond sane. When we download the pics from the camera, we'll show a photo of her. On another note, I attended tae kwon do tonight. It was awesome. Master Sponseller brought in his Ju-Jitsu instructor in to show us cool techniques using neck breaks. We had to be very careful because they can be very dangerous. I climbed out of my safety zone and practiced(it's close contact)with women and men. Tomorrow I play library. Have a good night! Love, Lolo

Thursday, May 03, 2007

YWCA Luncheon: Tribute to Women


This was such a lovely day. My mother totally blew me away. She paid and shopped with me for my suit, she paid for the hair appointment prior to the luncheon, and then she surprised me by attending the luncheon with a friend! My handsome husband took time off work and dressed in a suit!

Although I didn't win Woman of the Year, I was celebrated as an honoree with a flower corsage, a certificate, and a beautiful lunch with the wonderful administrators and coordinators and colleagues!

In a way, I was glad I didn't win because there were two of us in the same category of Arts, Literature, and Culture. So at the table the three of us are all winners.

Love, Lolo

National Lampoon's Garden Adventures, and Last Thoughts on 46

Update on Sake Sakura: We will be making an appointment to get Sake's MRI. It's been really hot and our schedules have been nuts,...