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You Have Reached the Top of the Mountain!
Friday, February 24, 2017      37 comments

"You have reached the top of the mountain: performance on the level of .....!" This was the only line of text in an email I (and 10 others) received early this morning from the man who has organized the "Piano Marathon of Master Amateurs" t... Read more
There's a SparkTeam for That! (Calling All Pianists!)
Thursday, February 23, 2017      15 comments

Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the vastness of SparkPeople. Seriously! But in a good way. There are so many things to help us on our journey to better health. Nutrition tracker. Weight tracker. Fitness tracker. SparkRecipes. Articles. Vi... Read more
Pedal OFF! A Reality Check.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      25 comments

I've been learning Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" for an upcoming performance in May. It's coming along quite nicely, but I'll tell you something I have struggled with since I was a little girl when it comes to the piano. My mother, Brookly... Read more
There Will Come a Day
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      39 comments

I love the Lord of the Rings movies - especially Return of the King. One of my favorite parts of the movie is where Aragorn is rallying his army outside the Black Gate of Mordor and gives a stirring speech. If you don't know what I'm talking a... Read more
Ordinary People
Monday, February 20, 2017      24 comments

This blog isn't about anything health-related. It's just something funny I remembered as I went through photos on my hard drive. Last summer, I was with my husband in the elevator of the Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, headed down ... Read more
You're Never "Over the Hill"
Saturday, February 18, 2017      23 comments

Recently, my children's high school band director invited guest conductors to work with their bands for over 10 hours of rehearsal from 4 PM Friday to 3 PM Saturday as they prepare for Concert Assessment. For the final hour, parents were invite... Read more
So Delicious!
Friday, February 17, 2017      20 comments

A few years ago, my husband switched to almond & coconut milk products. Around the same time, we were also looking to consume less high-fructose corn syrup. We discovered it was in our coffee creamer, so I started looking at others. I found t... Read more
All Things Work for Good
Thursday, February 16, 2017      21 comments

There's a reason I thought of this particular Bible quote today from Romans 8:28. Nineteen years ago today, I miscarried my second pregnancy. The pain and sadness lessened a long time ago, which is why I can write about it and share my t... Read more
Let It Go... Let It Goooooooo...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      21 comments

Sorry. I'm sure I've now put that song in your head for the rest of the day, but it figures prominently in what I'm going to talk about today. A few days ago, I played another solo recital - this one was my "dry run" before I make my Europ... Read more
Valentine's Day #27
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      12 comments

Today is the 27th Valentine's Day for my husband and me. We had our first date on February 9th, 1991. I was flying out to Texas on the 13th for a piano competition, so I was really surprised when my boyfriend of 3 days dropped by my apartment ... Read more
May the Force Be with You!
Monday, February 13, 2017      11 comments

What is the strongest force in the world? According to what I found using Google, it seems it's the nuclear force that holds together the atom. I think the atoms that make up the mattress of my bed have the strongest nuclear force in the e... Read more
The "Show" I'm Referring to in My Blog Post Today (video blog)
Saturday, February 11, 2017      5 comments

See "The Health Benefits of Pets" for more about Gracie and how pets can help us be healthy!... Read more
The Health Benefits of Pets
Saturday, February 11, 2017      15 comments

This is Gracie. Gracie is not our dog. She lives next door. Imagine every time you drive into the garage, you see this little face looking at... Read more
"The Scale Is Wrong."
Friday, February 10, 2017      23 comments

This morning, I am pondering a question. How can you weigh more upon awakening (and after "emptying" yourself, to put it nicely) than you did when you went to bed? I don't usually weigh myself at night, but last night I did. Then this mor... Read more
Hooray! Love the Seagulls!
Thursday, February 09, 2017      15 comments

You know how much I hate the cold. Well, I'm here to tell you to forget Punxsutawney Phil's forecast this year! 6 more weeks of winter? Nope, I disagree. And it's all because of the seagulls. I pulled into the Wal-Mart parking lot and l... Read more

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