LOU1DAY's Blogs

I'm Back - Again
Tuesday, November 04, 2014      5 comments

It seems that I write a blog entry about once every 4 years or so - sounds about right for me! I dropped out of sight for a while this fall, due to a family emergency. My DH had a massive stroke in late September - one of those with no hop... Read more
Home and Back
Saturday, November 19, 2011      2 comments

No matter where I live, 'home' is always the family farm in Illinois. As an aside - I got to thinking about it, and since I left college, I've lived in 16 different places, ranging from summer camps to tiny apartments to our current house. ... Read more
Shopping Success
Saturday, November 05, 2011      1 comments

Wet and blustery today, so I decided it was a good time to go shopping for clothes. My DH has been after me to buy a coat for the winter - it's been ages since I bought a new one; I've been wearing one I got at a garage sale for $1.00 when ... Read more
The Fields of Home
Thursday, August 12, 2010      3 comments

Oh Joy! Weather in the 100s! Or, rather, more of it! I got back from a week in Illinois yesterday, a day late. Wednesday started with a smaller plane being substituted on the first leg of my trip and a lot of folks being re-routed. Then... Read more
Leisure Time?
Sunday, January 24, 2010      0 comments

I read an article in today's Columbian (newspaper) about working women/housewives/mothers actually having about 30 hours of leisure time per week. I'm like the writer - "leisure" time is time when I sit back and say, "Wow! Nothing to do!" (S... Read more
Monday, August 10, 2009      3 comments

It's been a while since I did an entry here - guess there hasn't been much to say! I was going to try to maintain for the rest of the summer, but started to get out of the good habits, so now I'm slowly getting back to them. Eating right i... Read more
Rose Week
Sunday, July 05, 2009      0 comments

OK - this is the last one about roses for a while, but I wanted to share some of my fantastic week at the World Federation of Rose Societies convention in Vancouver, BC. This convention is held roughly every 3 years (2012 in South Africa; 2... Read more
More Roses
Monday, June 15, 2009      1 comments

More Roses, and that will be IT for roses for a while! Spent most of Friday and Saturday at the Fort Vancouver Rose Show - an annual event dedicated to roses. This year the weather cooperated more than the past couple of years, so we had 6... Read more
Roses, Roses, Roses
Monday, June 08, 2009      0 comments

I promised some photos of the Portland Rose Show, so have added three. ... Read more
Blogging Ironies
Tuesday, June 02, 2009      0 comments

I find it ironic that I blogged in April about the Swine Flu and how it would be impossible to "contain" it once it got a good start. Airports are marvelous places for sharing viruses with others. I should know! I arrived at PDX last Thur... Read more
Morning Stretches
Sunday, May 17, 2009      2 comments

This morning I happened to recall a series of stretching exercises from something called the “Akron Diet”. It was a 15-week lifestyle change diet plan that was published in “The Oregonian” several years ago. The plan worked by starting slowly ... Read more
Planning Ahead
Monday, May 11, 2009      1 comments

I spent the morning outlining ideas for a meeting on Thursday. I let myself be talked into chairing the District Convention & Rose Show for 2010, and our planning meeting is coming up. I did this once before - in 1993, and so at least I know w... Read more
Mental Rambles
Sunday, April 26, 2009      0 comments

It's Sunday morning and my mind is going in several directions at the same time! Watched the briefing about the Swine Flu, and was astounded that one of the reporters didn't seem to understand why it was already past "containment" - in this... Read more
Susan Boyle - the next 'Riverdance'?
Sunday, April 19, 2009      1 comments

I first saw one of the Susan Boyle clips a week or so ago; sent it to DH. He had seen the abc.com interview clip; didn't know what it was about, and didn't understand what was going on, so he had clicked it off. When I told him to be sure to w... Read more
Calendar Filling Up!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      0 comments

Just a couple of weeks ago, I had only one thing on my calendar that I was really looking forward to - the late June convention in Vancouver, BC. Then, the low airfare induced me to schedule a trip to the Denver area to visit my sisters. Today... Read more

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