Marge's Evolution - Living Large
Living, Learning, and Sharing my best life by becoming thoughtfully engaged with the world around me. An evolving boomer, Grande Dame blogger, photographer, nurse, euchre player, lover of champagne, chocolates, and caviar, feeder of birds, reader of books, mother of a BC eagle, co-founder of the Goddess Gala and Dieting Diva.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Outside my window... hoots and hollers of teenagers across the neighborhood
I am thinking... how much I love that sound
From the learning rooms... I have been taking Italian lessons in preparation for a trip to Italy
I am thankful for... my husband...he is a good man
From the kitchen... I think I will make brownies tomorrow
I am wearing... pajamas
I am reading... the John Lennon biography. It has been a slow go...
I am hoping... that I have a bumper crop of tomatoes. I planted multiple heirloom varieties this year; pink, black, red, and yellow. Hoping the deer don't beat me to them.
I am creating... a throw pillow for my office chair, an herb garden in pots outside my kitchen door
I am praying... for my family, that we are healthy and active
Around the house... there are fresh cut flowers from my garden
One of my favorite things... conversation with my son
A few plans for the rest of the week... work in garden, study italian, go to driving range
Monday, May 18, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
2. Dessert - creme brulee
3. Smell- lilacs, lavender
4. Flower- Calla Lilly in a vase, Orchids in a pot, Lilacs, Peony, Hydrangea, Rose, Wysteria, tulip, daffodil, in the garden
5. Animal- dogs
6. Month- April
7. Beverage- depends on the application - Coffee, Ice Tea, Water, Sangria, wine, Margarita, Mint Julep
8. Pair of shoes- jimmy choo flats
9. Snack- buttered popcorn
10. Song - Some Where Over The Rainbow
11. Book - Maybe - Gone with the Wind
12. Fruit- berries of all kinds , mango,
13. Hairstyle- one that is easy
14. Piece of clothing - black Jeans
15. Store to clothes shop- tough question
17. Hobby- blogging, photography, gardening
18. Thing to collect - friends
19. Movie - Love stories always leave me with a good feeling
20. Restaurant- Boca for dinner, Lavomatic for brunch
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Friday, May 1, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Outside my window... The flowers are blooming, the sun is emerging and Will is fixing the fence.
I am thinking...conditions are ripe for me to stay on target and get tons done.
I am thankful for... everything, especially my health and my husband. Life is good!
From the learning rooms... I am learning to sew again
From the kitchen... dinner on my own tonight .. lean Cuisine and Homemade red pepper soup topped with greek yogurt and cilantro
I am wearing...sweats, straight from the gym and trying on Derby Day Hat
I am creating... a life I love.
I am going... to work on plans for trip to Italy
I am reading... John Lennon
I am hoping... my Blue Atlas Spruce I transplanted this morning lives.
I am hearing... birds singing.
Around the house... Dogs are hanging, chores are looming.
One of my favorite things... quiet time.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Bootsies, Derby Party, Sewing, Reading, Blogging
Here is picture thought I am sharing...
Monday, April 27, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I have just signed up on another social Media and networking site, goodreads. I learned of the site from a blog I follow, Bleeding Espresso. The site can be used to keep track of books you have read and those you want to read. You can find reviews here and write a review of your own, as well as, rating the book on a scale of 1-5 stars. The site also has a listing of author tours in your area. There are videos, trivia, and lots of people sharing lots of ideas on books of all kinds.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
- Give of yourself
- Be willing to forgive
- Search for the Humor
- Change the things you can...
- Remember the more the merrier
- Take care of your mind: Read, Play games
- Be open to new ideas
- Don't postpone joy: Make life happen
- Make meals and experience
- Take care of your body
- Nourish your soul
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I plant trees, compost, keep my thermostat turned down a couple notches, and am considering the purchase of a hybrid. We recycle paper, plastic, glass and aluminum. We have installed dual pane windows and use energy efficient appliances. Energy efficient dimmers on light fixtures is another green idea we have incorporated into our home.
Compact fluorescent lights do not provide me with enough light and public transit is not an option in my neighborhood. I will invesigate an investment in renewable energy such as, sunlight, wind, tides. Many in my neighborhood have installed geothermal heat and air. However to retrofit an old home is not cost effective.
I think each of us can at a minimum be cognizant of our usage. That in and of itself, has the power to reduce waste. Any other green ideas out there?
Tomorrow is opening day in Cincinnati and snow is predicted with wind chills in the 20's. Al Gore, we could use a little global warming right about now.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
What are you famous for?
The Plinky question of the Day is a great one. I will have to think about this.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
The question of the day on Plinky is who would I not mind being stuck in an elevator with? I wouldn't mind being stuck in an Elevator with Oprah, so I could tell her how much I have enjoyed her show over the years and to besiege her not to alienate her audience that does not share her political views.
Note*** If I was down to my bikini size I probably would have said McDreamy!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
What is Twitter? Twitter is a form of social media like Facebook or MySpace only different. It is a free social messaging and microblogging utility. Your tweets are limited to 140 characters. You can send your own and read others updates, which are called tweets. As a newbie in the social media world I am trying it out. I don't tweet much yet, but I have certainly found a couple of tweeters that provide useful information. So I am inclined to stick with it for awhile. I enjoy Facebook for posting photo's and looking at others photos. Facebook is better for connecting with people you have not seen for a long time and those you have. Twitter seems better for listening to new people with like interests and gathering information. Twitter seems to have a lot of application for business. Please leave your comments and ideas about Twitter and other social networks.
BlogLovin' is a service that notifies you when there are new posts on blogs you love to read. It saves you the time of having to go to the blog page to check for updates. You can choose to have BlogLovin' email you with updates or you can sign in to get up dates. Either way it makes keeping up to date with your favorite Blogs easy.
Monday, March 30, 2009
I loved this book. Fast read. Historical Fiction. Tells of life on the Channel Island of Guernsey during and after the German occupation of World War II. The story is told through a series of letters. Totally adorable and believable characters.