I really enjoyed our three-day camping safari in South Africa. Best moments: discovering wild lions napping in the tall grass, watching elephants by moonlight, and counting giraffes. 10 months ago
I fulfilled this 2012 resolution 6 days before the end of the year! Hooray! 14 months ago
Just 4 more pounds to go before this goal becomes reality. Can I do it by the end of the year?? 15 months ago
I just hit the 20-lb mark and I’m so excited. I’m feeling good and I might actually complete this goal by the end of the year! 16 months ago
I love Irish Dance. It is beyond cool. I’m so glad that I started taking this weekly class with my sister. We did our first dance competition this weekend, and we both took home medals! I won 3 golds! Of course, there’s less competition in the “adult beginner” category, but I’m still pretty proud of us. It makes me feel like a real dancer. 16 months ago
As of this morning, I’ve lost 15 lbs. Just 15 to go! I’m so excited that this is working! 17 months ago
I am so excited to have found this resource:
Now I feel like I am learning Koine in a conversational way. It’s really fun! 18 months ago
I have just discovered the “big breakfast diet,” and I’ve lost 10 pounds! After years of dieting, it’s so nice to have a satisfying breakfast without feeling guilty. Lunch and dinner are low-carb, low-fat, and low-cal, but it’s MUCH easier to stick to that if I start the day with a big breakfast. This is exciting because I have tried so many diets that haven’t worked. It’s hard for me to lose even one pound and keep it off. But I think I’ve finally found the plan that works for my body! 19 months ago
I don’t think I can take any credit for this, but there has been major progress. My young nieces are sight-singing simple melodies.
For years, I had been inventing complex music games for them. The kids had fun, and they excelled at rhythm, but they couldn’t remember intervals. My sister suggested (kindly) that I was probably moving too fast.
This year, we just stuck to singing combinations of do-mi-sol for several weeks. Then (at their request!), I wrote down the same combinations on music paper. They were able to read them instantly with almost no effort. How cool!
Children are just miraculous. 23 months ago
I am so impressed with Hans Orberg’s textbook series. It is such an intuitive approach to reading Latin at a high level! I think that if I simply read his first book (Pars I) several times this year, I will get the solid grounding that I’ve always wanted to have in Latin. 2 years ago
I was so inspired by your goal that I put a wax seal kit on my Amazon wish list!!! 2 years ago
My sister and I just took our first Irish Dance class. We tried an instructional video a couple of years ago but it didn’t really keep our interest, so now we’re going to try the real thing. Here goes…! 2 years ago
How I did it: I did a beginners' triathlon: The Day at the Beach triathlon in Hermosa Beach, which includes swimming 1/4 mile in the ocean, 10 miles on the bike and a 3 mile run. The organizers and competitors were extremely supportive! I felt very safe the whole time, and I really appreciated the encouragement. I'm proud of my body for meeting the challenge! :-) Read how I did it… 3 years ago
I just got cast as Leonora in a local production. This role has been on my wish list for a long time. Happiness. 2 years ago
Did this with three friends today at Balboa Parasail in Newport Beach, CA. It was a birthday present from my friends, who knew that this had been on my list for a while. We had a blast! The sensation is amazing. Imagine flying ABOVE a flock of birds. It was a gorgeous day: we had warm sunshine, fresh breeze and a cloudless sky to enjoy our panoramic view of the coast. On our way down, the driver dunked us once in the Pacific, which was pretty funny, and then set us gently on the boat. A perfect birthday treat for me. :) 2 years ago
Well, I started in June with modest rides of 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 miles and I’m starting to get in shape! On Saturday, I did 46 miles and felt fantastic. I’m on a mountain bike with big two-inch tires, so the hills are challenging. I hope to do 65+ by the end of the summer, and 100 by the end of the year. We’ll see… 2 years ago