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Maya's 11th Birthday Party

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Seven girls. One me. Overnight at a downtown hotel. Dinner. Swimming. Ice cream at Ivanna Cone. Chat time now.

Lighthouse Public Art Project, 15-17 of 51

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And a better photo of one also  included in the last lightbulb post.

Incoming Mail--Les

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Notecard packed with little surprises from Les in Maine.

Incoming Mail--Shirley

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Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and Hoover Dam postcards from Shirley in Nebraska.

Recent Reads

Rump:The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff (2013).Maya chose this book, which she read to me, at the public library.Poor Rump’s mother died right in the middle of naming him, leaving him with an unfortunate name.(Why do mothers fare so poorly in fairy tales, Disney stories, and the like?)Now 12, Rump is able to turn straw into gold, but, of course, that brings more troubles than anything.Pulled into a journey to break the curse placed on him, Rump leads the reader on a fun, magical adventure.
The Summit:How Triumph Turned to Tragedy on K2’s Deadliest Days by Pat Falvey and Pemba Gyalje Sherpa (2014).Pemba Gyalje lived through the 28-hour period in August 2008 when 11 climbers died while climbing K2, second to Mount Everest in height, yet first in death ratio.One of the more interesting, well-written books this nonclimber has read about mountaineering.
Wrapped Around Him:Moroad Motorcycle Club and For Life:Moroad Motorcycle Club by Debra Kayn (2015).During the first book …

Lighthouse Public Art Project, 7-14 of 51

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Here are 7-14 of the 51 light bulb art scattered around Lincoln that will eventually be auctioned as a fundraiser for Lighthouse.  You can learn more, including titles, artists, and locations for each piece, at the Lighthouse site.  I'm avoiding looking at the site because we want to just "run across" the light bulbs without learning locations in advance.  More photos later. . . .

Outgoing Mail--May 1-15, 2015

Cards and letters to Tami in Oregon, Sherri Kay in Wisconsin (2), Barbara in South Carolina, my sister in New Mexico (2), and Penny in Canada. Card to my nephew in New Mexico.Postcard to Penny in Canada.

Recent Reads

Lighthouse Public Art Project, 1-6 of 51

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Here are 6 of the 51 light bulb art scattered around Lincoln that will eventually be auctioned as a fundraiser for Lighthouse.  You can learn more, including titles, artists, and locations for each piece, at the Lighthouse site.  I'm avoiding looking at the site because we want to just "run across" the light bulbs without learning locations in advance.  More photos later. . . .





Mother's Day 2015

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Thought I'd share photos, courtesy of USPS, of the stamps my sister, our families, and I are giving to my mom for Mother's Day this year.










Current Little Pleasures

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Always mail--incoming and outgoing! LindaRae Jewelry, a designer in Corrales, New Mexico.  My sister gave me a pair of her earrings for my birthday.  Beautiful! Corrales is actually one of my favorite places on the planet.  I wouldn't mind living there in an adobe with a couple of horses, a few dogs--and the husband and daughter, of course!
We started using Wen by Chaz Dean for our hair at Maya's request.  I think I like it better than she does.
Homemade waffles.  Herb bought a waffle maker for Christmas, and that was a good decision.
Maya and I are having fun locating the 51 light bulbs temporarily placed across Lincoln.  According to the Lighthouse site,
"ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE A Public Art Project Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Lighthouse ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE is a Public Art Project – modeled after such projects as the Cows on Parade in Chicago and Lincoln’s Bikes – Tour de Lincoln – and will be a part of the 25th Anniversary celebration …

Outgoing Mail--April 16-30, 2015

Cards and letters to my sister in New Mexico and Sherri Kay in Wisconsin.

Letters to Steph in Minnesota, my sister in New Mexico, and Angela in Florida.

Cards to my goddaughter in Nebraska and my niece in Iowa.

Postcards to my niece in New Mexico, Becky in Oregon, and Joel in Arizona.