Happy Blogaversary!

Hapdownloadpblogaversary signy Blogaversary to me!  When I started this blog I wasn’t sure what I expected.  I knew I had some things I wanted to share but I also felt like this might be therapeutic in a way.  I’ve spent the last two years trying to re-learn who I am.  I wasn’t sure how to go about that.  I just knew that it was time for a change.  This blog has been my way of re-focusing and getting back on track.

My original goal was to share my expertise about the nonprofit world.  I’ve just recently joined the Board of Directors of a new nonprofit so I’m sure I will have some new information to share as that venture unfolds.

I also wanted to finally put down on paper (does a computer and internet count?) some of my favorite stories and trips.  It has been a fun way to walk down memory lane.  I hoped that writing it down might also motivate me to travel more and create some new memories.   That’s how I found myself on Route 66 and on a zipline this past year!

I also just found out I’m going to be a grandmother again so I’m sure there will be new stories because up to now I really haven’t shared much in that area.  I don’t know why I haven’t shared much about it because honestly, it’s about the most wonderful thing I have been or done – being a Nana – so I will have to introduce you to Riley and my new Junebug (who is due in April 2015).

Speaking about family, I’ve also spent the last two years working on family history and am absolutely fascinated with ancestry.com.  My family thinks I’m crazy when I come across some new tidbit of family lore or jump in the car and trek to some little cemetery to visit relatives!  I haven’t really shared very much of that yet so maybe that will be one of my goals for this next year.   It’s been interesting putting that puzzle together.  I have to admit, I’ve found out that I’m related to some pretty awesome people!

I guess the bottom line is I just want to know where I fit into the universe.  My own version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  As I get older, I think about things like that.  I guess it’s about putting things into perspective.  And sharing it with the world.  So here’s to year 2.  Who knows what this year will have in store…  I’ll keep you posted!

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Guilty Pleasures

A guilty pleasure is something one enjoys and considers pleasurable despite feeling guilt for enjoying it. I’m finally getting to the age where I just don’t feel guilty about it anymore.  I like what I like and that’s just the way it is.  But here are my top 10.  If you are brave enough to admit some of yours, leave them in the comments…

 

Singing in the car at the top of my lungs – when no one else is around especially if it involves 4-part harmony! (Think Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli)

Singing in the car at the top of my lungs – when no one else is around especially if it involves 4-part harmony! (Think Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Frankie Valli & of course, The Lettermen)

Tuna Helper (especially when I’m sick)

Tuna Helper (especially when I’m sick)

Coffee with a little Bailey’s Irish Cream

Coffee with a little Bailey’s Irish Cream, especially when it’s cold outside.

oy bands – NKOTB, N’Sync, Backstreet Boys…

Boy bands – NKOTB, N’Sync, Backstreet Boys…

Musicals (Sound of Music, Chicago, Mama Mia, Meet Me In St. Louis)

Musicals (Sound of Music, Chicago, Mama Mia, Meet Me In St. Louis)

Dancing “Waltzing Matilda” with one of my kids/grandchildren on my hip… and I don’t really waltz but that’s not ever stopped me.

Dancing “Waltzing Matilda” with one of my kids/grandchildren on my hip… and I don’t really waltz but that’s not ever stopped me.

Eating popcorn and M&M’s while watching my all-time favorite movie, Hoosiers. Sneak away to catch a mid-afternoon movie. Movie Theater Popcorn – I’ve gone to the theater to get popcorn and skipped the movie!

Eating popcorn and M&M’s while watching my all-time favorite movie, Hoosiers.
Sneak away to catch a mid-afternoon movie.
Movie Theater Popcorn – I’ve gone to the theater to get popcorn and skipped the movie!

A road trip to anywhere with the music cranked up, the windows rolled down, and someone to share it with.

A road trip to anywhere with the music cranked up, the windows rolled down, and someone to share it with.

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