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Community Art

Sometimes you get a chance to be a part of something amazing. My first mosaic teacher and friend, Lynn Adamo, has done several community art projects that I have have the joy of being a small part of, and it has always left me feeling great about any little bit I was able to contribute. […]

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Spring is here

So yeah the weather is unpredictable, but the smells on our walks are astoundingly sweet. Blooms everywhere. New plants for my yard. Hints of warm weather coming soon. And the Hillsboro Rotary club raffle is starting. Scholarships, support for the domestic violence resource center and people doing good for others.  Hey spring, glad you are […]

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Peeking around on my own

Let’s see how intuitive the new site is – I think I found where to make new posts (the last one was put on the site by my site builder for me) so I am going to test and see if I figured it out. Spring is all about new beginnings and this new site […]

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March 2017 – my new website is launched

I am so stinking excited. What a difference it makes using a professional – Tisha Oehmen of Paradux Media has given my mosaic website a completely fresh and new platform.  I could not be more pleased. The fact that Scott Palmer of Bag&Baggage recommended her spoke volumes to me, but feeling heard when explaining what […]

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Where I have been

Much about where we go is influenced by where we have been.  Sweet cousin Cathy tells me I should write it down.  It feels daunting to track 52 years of movement.  The same things that have enriched my life – the travel, living among other cultures, the people I have met (so many I have […]

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Telling my story

I think I had started to become daunted by the process of meeting someone and feeling like there has been so much life before this moment, so many experiences, people, connections triumphs and struggles that brought me to this point….how would I ever go about explaining all of that to someone new? Then, out of […]

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Closing out 2011

September marked the passing of my pops.  I will save the long story for those who know me enough to ask (if you really want to know) over an adult beverage sometime, and just add that it was a consuming change.  Not because there was so much to do, I mean, there was a lot […]

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How does time pass so quickly?

Should be heading to bed; I was talked into a “you are certain to get wet and muddy” 5k obstacle course tomorrow – though for a good cause – what was I thinking? My yard looks awesome – there are always more projects, but the pruning is so so so much better.  I need to […]

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Clarity

I am doing what I need to to be clear.  Sure.  While at the same time dreaming and visioning the future I want.  I like to think that we can have it all – all the things that bring us joy, especially the parts where that feeling comes from bringing joy to the lives of […]

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at the airport…again

Funny, as much as I like travel, the back to back thing is not my gig.  I need down time to recharge and I am not sure my battery is full.  Seems especially hard since though I know this training for Rotary president is required, the timing is just bad.  San Jose of all places…oh […]

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gratitude

maybe after the phone call to the doctor, I will shift, and rather than admit the pain, each time I think of it I will announce something I am grateful for. I am so very grateful it was only one arm. For example.

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Montana Adventure and the story of why my arm hurts sooooo much

ok – so as I write this I am actually in Upham North Dakota. My arm is severely broken, the upper arm sporting a new rod from shoulder to elbow, and my shattered wrist held together with a plate and close to a dozen screws. I have been off work since September 10th, and we […]

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my potential SAMA project

What gets into my brain to make me try to do stuff that A) I have not done before, B) I haven’t researched the process for, and C) could wind up being a lot of time spent with no useable end? I want so much to be excited about this mosaic, but I keep finding […]

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writing again, for real

I got the gift story done…a combination of the old one bracketed by inspiration from the life and times of this snakewoman and a fanciful thread to connect it all. Based on the reaction of the two that have read it so far, it is a success! This weekend the pup goes to college – […]

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The things we see

Just realizing it is time to start the inward journey…off tomorrow, home with the pup and new man. With the women on Saturday. My head is already moving that direction.

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oh my good golly does time fly…

Facebook apparently draws one away from the prose and more detailed blog updates. But then maybe, I just forgot about this. It’s time though…good exercise to write more regularly, and maybe move away from the FB all things Isabella, all the time. A bit more of the personal here. ok…finding it, remembering my log in, […]

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in the Philippines

to minimize redundancy, please stay tuned to the travel blog and I will return to my personal blog after I get home. http://tagalogtravelblog.blogspot.com/ be well!

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My life is remarkable.

I am not sure if it is possible to not wake up in complete gratitude for this life. But it doesn’t matter. I am happy to have so very much to be grateful for. Time for work, so I will leave it at that for now.

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9 days and counting

hard to believe – but I am having bittersweet feelings about leaving for a month. Crazy talk, eh? I am just so happy. But the month will speed by, at least for me. Philippines, I am coming back!!

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I will learn to row it…

of course, this is an advertisement for a brand new drift boat…but I so want to learn to row them…what an amazing weekend

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departure is getting closer

and it is bittersweet. I am excited to be going back to the Philippines, really I am. And yet, I never expected that I would be thinking how much I would like to be spending this coming month tucked in some cabin in the woods, or traipsing around Alaska, or fishing anywhere or relaxing on […]

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42 days….

I am both excited to be returning to the Philippines and thinking about how much better good experiences are when shared…sure didn’t expect to be sorting through all these feelings on the 2nd day of the new year! Not that I am complaining! Focus on the beauty of it all, and how quickly a month […]

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Snow 2008….I miss it already

’nuff said.

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Christmas eve, full of snow and potential

What an amazing last couple of weeks. Hard to even capture all the joy and excitement and feelings of hope and potential for the future. I am spending this holiday in the present, embracing the bliss and wonder of things that feel like they are happening the right way. For once? Has it been a […]

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A week before Christmas and all through the house

I am just living in the present and loving every moment. I think this is how it is suppose to feel. Who knew?

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Kristen Valperga

Beautiful!!! Looks pretty in my house! Very pleased : )