Friday, August 19, 2016

Adventure 8- Wine and Paint

One of my old colleagues and I had always planned to go a wine and paint night.

Before we had a chance to do the outing, she had moved.

When I asked for my adventure,
this was what she sent.

Actually, she sent two adventures
but I'm not going to share the other one.  ;)

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Hi, Ellen!
I hope this email finds you doing great!
I wanted to give you some things that are easy to do 
and stuff that we never got a chance to do this together. I encourage you to:
2. Do the Corks and Canvas thing we never got to do - wave your creative flag proudly!
Sending you much love and happy thoughts!
Best,
O


Well tonight, I complete this adventure!
Some friends and I went to Painting with a Twist 
and had a fantastic time!




Second 50 adventures for 50 completed.

Thought of you the whole time, O!
 
I'm sure you would have had a fantastic time.
Wish you could have been here...



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Adventure 7- Celebrate the past, the present and the future.
Spend time and Enjoy with family and friends.
ADVENTURE COMPLETED.
Adventure 8- Wine and Paint- ADVENTURE COMPLETED.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Love all the way from UGANDA

This postcard was a nice surprise.
Given by one of my "kiddies" from way back.:)

It's nice that even after many years,
I am still thought of...
and still a part of their lives. :)
I got it NA!!!
Stay safe and enjoy over there! 
 
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Little Things...

This is one of my birthday presents.
...from a dear friend.

It came with a set of green wine glasses too.

I have been enjoying myself coloring it
while I sip on some wine.
It's very relaxing.

She's right about one thing though...
alot of the joys in life are in the little things.<3 p="">


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Friday, August 12, 2016

Special Celebration

Last Saturday I completed my first 50 for 50 adventure.


I celebrated life with my dearest friends and family.


The venue was beautiful...
held in a historic clubhouse built in 1912.


It had beautiful wood floors...  just perfect for dancing!


Everyone seemed to have had a great time...
I know I did!:)

The theme of the celebration is Shades of Green.

and we had plenty of yummy "long" foods
to symbolize long life.


All of it truly was a fantastic scene!:)
 

That night, all in one room is where my past



 my present

and my future merged.




It was a wonderful celebration.
...and a beautiful adventure completed.

What a way to kick start my next half century!  :)
Stay tuned and read on....
come along for the ride.

 
 
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ADVENTURE COMPLETED.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ready, Set. Go!

Yesterday was a great day.
I turned 50!



It was a day full of love, well wishes and celebrations.
My First adventure started at 4:30 AM.
It started out like this...



If you missed my last post, you can read about it by clicking here.
It was nice to start my day with some quiet reflections.

Then I went to work...
and was presented with this...  :) 

video

The singing was extra special since it was full of cheer
for someone that does not greet the day until at least 10AM.
and it was only about 9 o'clock.   LOL!

Throughout the day, my phone was full of buzzes and dings and pings...
and my email mailboxes full of messages.


The day ended with family and presents and noodle dinner for long life.
and topped with a wonderful birthday cake made with love.

Thank you to every single one of you
that called, texted, left messages, sent me snaps,
my wonderful message on instagram,
all the facebook posts,
the cards received
and the presents in the mail.

THANK YOU!

I am truly blessed.

Thank you all for being a part of my life.

Let the new adventure begin!


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Friday, July 29, 2016

6th Adventure: Write

My sixth adventure proposal came via mail.


And in it was a book box.
In the card had bits of passages from this friend's favorite author, James Salter.

"Life passes into pages
If it passes into anything.

To write! Because all this is going to vanish.
The only thing left will be...
what is written down"
 
My letter reads:
Life is for us to live the best, most purposeful way we can. 
People are for us to love and touch the best way we can too.
But it is hard to remember it all and we don't know what lies ahead.


My gift to you is also my challenge. 

Write what you feel, what you remember
anything related to each of them..
...something that you can leave them with.
Something of you that they can treasure.


We feel so much and we experience so much.
But the years are not so kind and there is much that we forget.

The books of love, 
yours for each of them 
 can help them through the roughest of storms someday.



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I love you too, dear friend.
Challenge accepted.  


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