Thoughts, Tips and TalesI started a personal blog to share my thoughts and bring a lift to other people. Reading a "lifestyle" blog can be like enjoying a letter from a friend or indulging in a good conversation. It connects you with another human being who has the same types of joys, doubts, thoughts, questions and problems as you do. I hope that reading my blog will brighten your day!
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Hurricane Evacuation with Elderly Parents to Hotel Hell
During September 2019, monster Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas and took a path up the East Coast, threatening the Charleston, South Carolina, area where I live and where my 92- and 94-year-old parents live in an independent living community. Little … Continue reading
Visiting Russia on a Baltic Cruise
One place I never thought I’d go was Russia — but I spent two days in St. Petersburg on a recent Baltic cruise. And it wasn’t anything like I imagined. For starters, it snowed there in May!
Posted in cruising, life, travel Tagged Baltic cruise, cruising, Hermitage, Princess cryuise, Regal Princess, Russia on Baltic cruise, St. Petersburg, travel 2 Comments
Amazing Copenhagen on a Baltic Cruise
My friend and I took a two-week trip to the Baltic in May on the Regal Princess, and this was the first time it ever snowed on a cruise! Copenhagen was amazing, Russia was COLD — and, as always, it … Continue reading
Adventure Awaits: First 90 Days Progress on My Theme for 2019
My one little word for 2019 turned out to be two words — Adventure Awaits. Since 2018 was a rather challenging year that was not full of fun activities, decided to go for the gusto this year and actively pursue … Continue reading
Posted in life, one little word, one word Tagged adventure awaits, one little word, one word, Riverbanks zoo, ufo welcome center 1 Comment
Do a Body Composition Test, See How Much Fat and Muscle You Have
I had the chance to get a free body composition test at work and the results provided an eye-opening opportunity to see exactly how much fat, water and lean tissue I have — plus an indicator of metabolic rate.
Posted in fitness, life Tagged body composition, body composition test, do a body composition test, fitness 3 Comments
My One Word for 2019 is Actually Two Words
Once again, my “one word” for the new year is actually two words… and I’m a little late finding exactly the right thing. But that’s OK!
Posted in life Tagged adventure awaits, one word 4 Comments
World Kindness Day and Random Acts of Kindness I’ve Received in the Past Month
World Kindness Day is celebrated November 13, and to commemorate that day I want to pass along the much-appreciated random acts of kindness that people in my world have done for me in the past month.
Posted in life Tagged kindness, random acts of kindness, world kindness day 5 Comments
Things We Love About You: No-Cost Birthday Gift is Heartwarming
Years ago, I had an idea for a coworker — and friend’s — birthday gift. (Probably read it somewhere and have totally forgotten the source.) It cost nothing, it’s very positive and uplifting, one or more than one person can … Continue reading
An Adventure: Hurricane Evacuation with Elderly Parents
Hurricane Florence was a threat to Charleston, S.C., where I live — and where my 91- and 93-year-old parents’ retirement center is — so when the South Carolina governor issued a mandatory evacuation in September 2018, we had to head … Continue reading
15 Ways to Find Good Books to Read
If you’re an avid reader, there’s nothing worse than to finish a book and not have another one waiting. Check out 15 ways to find good books to read.
Posted in How to, life, miscellaneous, saving money Tagged book club, books, find good books to read, good books to read 5 Comments