We Are Into Fall

We Are Into Fall

​ ​From the Journal of the S.O.B.:​ WE ARE INTO FALL Hard to believe the summer is gone, although here in Miami it is still 90 degrees. Here we are told a cold front is coming but the temp just goes to 70 or 80. Boats are out in the day and people are by the pool, or...
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Sad News…

​ From the Journal of the S.O.B.:​ SAD NEWS I am referring to the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was someone who set the bar for all of us. It was noted by my great nephew that she passed on the same day my Mom did several years ago and he mentioned how my Mom...
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A Brave New World

​From the Journal of the S.O.B.:​ ​A BRAVE NEW WORLD ​Isn’t that what we are all looking for at this point in our lives? ​Hard to believe this is my 27th week of isolation, and I know there are many of you right there with me. Yet I have stayed connected with...
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Happy Labor Day!

​ From the Journal of the S.O.B.:​​ HAPPY LABOR DAY! Here we are celebrating a day for workers and so many are out of work. Let’s be grateful for those who are working, those who are finding side hustles, those who operate small businesses and have found ways to...
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Balance

​ ​​ From the Journal of the S.O.B.:​ BALANCE I thought on this last day of August I would talk about balance. I was involved in a discussion on work-life balance in a Mastermind group I belong to. The leader didn’t believe it existed and I said it did. So I was...
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Summer Is Ending

​ From the Journal of the S.O.B.:​ SUMMER IS ENDING Are some of you asking “where did summer go?” I don’t blame you. Since I have been indoors for all of the summer, I remembered when the summer was our free time to do what we wanted, where we wanted...
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Looking Ahead

​ From the Journal of the S.O.B.:​ LOOKING AHEAD This will be a busy week. The Democratic Convention, the Covid numbers, Schools getting back in session or not, and everything else going on in the world. As this is my 23rd week of confinement, I am facing radiation in...
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A Meaningful Day

​ From the Journal of the S.O.B.: A MEANINGFUL DAY Today would have been my husband’s birthday. As I think back on all the things we shared, good and bad, I know how lucky I was to find a man who could not only put up with me, but also loved to laugh more than...
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No Hurricane

  From the Journal of the S.O.B.: ​ No Hurricane ​Since I’ve lived here so long, I am used to hurricanes even though I don’t like them. Luckily we missed this one. Yes, we had some rain but no more than it usually rains in Miami and when we get a...
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Greetings From La La Land

  From the Journal of the S.O.B.: Greetings from La La Land ​I know we aren’t L.A. but with what’s going on everywhere, I feel like I’m in La La Land. I continue to self-isolate, spend time with my kitties and do all my “stuff.” And...
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Celebrate Our Beautiful Days

From the Journal of the S.O.B.:​ CELEBRATE OUR BEAUTIFUL DAYS Yesterday I looked out my window and saw 19 boats!!!! all cruising the bay. That’s an activity I approve of as you are out in the open space, and the wind is blowing. My husband and family spent a lot...
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Happy Fourth Of July (belated)

From the Journal of the S.O.B.:​ ​HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY (belated) ​I hope all of you enjoyed the holiday weekend. Most people had a 3 day reprieve and enjoyed some family activities. This is the time for renewed relationships–family, personal, community and work....
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16 Weeks And Counting

  16 Weeks And Counting Yes, this begins my 16th week of isolating. And there is a routine. I get up, take care of the cats, eat my breakfast, exercise, take a shower and begin the work day. I exercise first thing because I know if I didn’t do it then, I...
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Happy Father’s Day!

​ I know we are a day late but Father’s Day is important enough to be celebrated.​ I want to take this opportunity to express my love and appreciation for both my father and husband. I was fortunate enough to be raised in a wonderful and loving family. My mother...
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Live Your Life

  ​ ​ The difference between success and failure is discipline and commitment. It sometimes means extreme dedication. Here are some rules you can follow:​I say that because there is so much grief in the headlines and sometimes that makes it difficult to decide...
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The Joy of June

​ ​ Why don’t you develop fun and humor in your life by looking at the positives. You can’t be funny if you don’t feel good, so this is just one more reason why you have to take care of yourself. Why feel miserable if you do feel great, you can enjoy...
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Keep Looking Forward

Today is the partial opening of many businesses and although I am thrilled that people are getting back to work and some will come off unemployment, I am still staying home until everyone obeys instructions. I am venturing out today however to get my hair and nails...
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Happy Mother’s Day

I know this is a day late but since Mother’s Day is just about every day, I am still wishing everyone a happy day and hope yesterday was fabulous for you! Have you ever thought of making a movie of your own? There’s an old technique called the...
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Cinco De Mayo

Why did I title this Cinco de Mayo? Because we are all in need of a little celebration and the 5th of May is a colorful, musical, fun celebration. So I’m going to ask you, how have you been celebrating these last many weeks vs complaining? As I start my 8th week...
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Spring Is Coming

We have been breaking heat records in Florida while it has been snowing in places up north and west. Mother Nature has plans of her own but we can’t forget that May happens at the end of this week so spring can’t be far behind. So here are the remainder of...