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May 31, 2012

Get busy, Sara

Tomorrow is June 1st, beginning of the 6th month of 2012...and I've failed to reach one goal already.  After squeezing every nickel out of my meager funds last year I swore to either save $100 a month towards Christmas or purchase one nice gift per month for my immediate family.  That way December wouldn't be such a season of panic but a season of peace...financially anyway.  If I don't get a grip on things pretty quick, I may be betting on the Mayans come December!!

May 28, 2012

There's a Hole in My Bucket List!

Since I posted last a few years ago, I've seen the movie, The Bucket List.  I had this unspoken pressure to develop my own list but the thought of making a list of things to do before I die was a little more than depressing!  I would like to see the aurora borealis, cherry blossoms in Washington D.C., write a book, learn Spanish, weigh 120 again, and a few other things.  But at 64, I've had plenty of time to do this stuff and nothing's happened yet...makes me wonder how important these things really are to me.  Along the way, some cool things have happened that have brought me much joy and made precious memories for me.  One in particular is meeting and getting to know the gentleman pictured with me.  I'd like to introduce you to Glenn McDuffie, the Kissing Sailor from Times Square, VJ Day 1944.   I know, there's a book out and blah, blah, blah.  Mr. McDuffie, however has been forensically identified as the man in the famous picture by the top forensic artist with the Houston Police Dept., Lois Gibson and has passed every lie detector test ever given (a couple by F. Lee Bailey)!!  I'm hoping to see him again this year and you bet I will keep you posted.  In the meantime, I'm happy with the serendipity trails I'm following and the wonderful people I'm meeting.  And I think he's cuter than a cherry blossom!

May 13, 2012

Everything Old is New Again!

It's been suggested that I dust off my blog and start posting again.  We'll see what happens as this whole place is different and I'm not sure yet what google has to do with it.  I agree with my friend, Bonney, that social media isn't so friendly if you want to post more than a recent trip to the grocery store or make vague innuendos about people you're unhappy with.  Besides, now we're all on the grid and Big Brother knows where we are and what we're thinking...and who we're mad at!!  It's late and my last Dr. Pepper is wearing off so I'll think about something interesting I've done or am planning to do and get back with details.  In the meantime, y'all be careful out there, ya hear??