Monthly Archives: May 2012

My Love-Hate Relationship with Driving

Yesterday my blogging friend, Patti Jarrett, commented on my post that traffic going across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel signaled summer here in Virginia Beach. She is so right, and that made me think about my aversion to driving in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

This was an easy challenge, considering I live in Virginia Beach, a pretty hopping place in the summer. Memorial Day weekend seems to start it all.  This first picture is what Virginia Beach’s Oceanfront looks like all summer: This next … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Remembrances

My brother and sister-in-law have been visiting us this weekend, and yesterday we went to the Pungo Strawberry Festival here in Virginia Beach. Pungo is a rural area of our city with many farms close to the North Carolina border. … Continue reading

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Stocking Up

This morning I had a disturbing dream. I don’t usually remember my dreams, but this one was so disturbing, I thought it had really happened and only realized it was a dream when I was at the breakfast table in … Continue reading

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English Is a Silly Language

Every Tuesday I tutor a young Vietnamese woman in English, helping prepare her to take the citizenship test next year.  Lately we’ve been working on her vocabulary and writing skills. Until you look at English through the eyes of someone … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

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If It’s Sunday, It Must Be Ice Cream

Yesterday was a chilly, drizzly, dreary day in Virginia Beach.  My husband and I always go down to the Oceanfront late in the afternoon or early evening for our Sunday ice cream trip to Dairy Queen.  I get a chocolate … Continue reading

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My Flirtation With Running

I have never been an athlete, unlike my brother and sister.  While my brother played soccer and ran on the cross country team and my little sister earned belt after belt in judo, I was content to read my books … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

The photo you’ve all been waiting for:  Me in that blue dress I squeezed into for the wedding!

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For Rent: Prime Real Estate

I have always wanted a house with a big front porch.  Big enough to have a porch swing.  Big enough to fit my whole family and then some.  I remember my grandparents in Ohio having a porch like that, and … Continue reading

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