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Dear all… we paused

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Life has that funny way of, getting in the way. I guess that’s what happened to WWMS over the past two years. Cindy is testing the waters with a new career, budding romance and new grandmother status times two. coque samsung Joanna, our starring new entrepreneur, is cultivating the entire West Coast for the perfect four leaf clover, brewing delicious aromatic concoctions for health and happiness while jetting coast to coast in search of the perfect dance party. coque samsung pas cher Michele was busy in the kitchen last winter, learning the ins and outs of vegetarian cooking, becoming the East Coast expert on special needs education while reading everything in the Northshire Bookstore and traveling back and forth on the Mass Pike. As for me with a couple wonderful trips, house selling, music festivals, graduating children, new careers and waiting for grandchild number 2. Coque pour Huawei It’s been a crazy couple of years of dramatic events between disease, terrorists, crazy weather and a host of many other current events. Now you might wonder why I decided to blog today after our long hiatis? It’s because of the events in the first paragraph…life. coque samsung galaxy You know, the good stuff. coque de samsung galaxy Like weddings,love, food, babies, good jobs and a good bottle of wine. So all you Moms, sons and daughters of moms, husbands and boyfriends of moms, moms-to-be and friends of moms, we are un-pausing (is that a word?) Back to advice, love, family, gardening, books, travel and cooking. All and more things that we love best coming from our little special village of friends.

Summer Olympics… Inspiring

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

The opening ceremonies were full of tradition and surprises… Countryside scenes, traditional, historical music, British humor, British legends, and Royals. I thought the filmed scenes of the queen with the James Bond character was sensational. What fun and whimsy! Good for her to allow that and be part of a fun joke at her royal highness’ expense! Good show! Thank you Danny Boyle and England! London is a fabulous city. It looks as though it was well planned. Good job! What was Mitt Romney so concerned about anyway? A city that moves people and a central location for all events. I have heard that they didn’t have the crowds of people they were hoping for. Evidently that is a recurring problem with the recent, past 10, 15 years of Olympiads. They plan for hoards of people to attend, even building new hotels and restaurants hoping for boosts in business and hiring more staff in anticipation and in the end the people stay away and the locals leave town fearing the discomfort and inconvenience. I guess now is the time to go. Coque huawei After the Olympics are done and everyone is leaving and the rush of the excitement is still present. Rooms are discounted and air fares are also low to encourage the end of summer travelers. I miss the Olympics. It was great to have so many choices for entertainment in the evening. I love my Tivo and recorded the daily events and could go back to anything. The swimming and the gymnastics were exciting. The track held me amazed at the incredible feets in just second… A flash of time and records are broken. The human being at a physical peak takes their body to the edge… and then does it again… The Beach Volley Ball…. To think that Beach Volley ball is an Olympic sport! This speaks to present times not the past. It was introduced at the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, a demonstration event, and has been an official Olympic sport since 1996. We, the USA teams, have won gold in either men’s or women’s since 1996. Right on team.

I personally find the uniforms rather revealing, almost sexually exploitive for media purposes. I am sure there are those at home watching for reasons other than athletic interest now. They do look very containing, and supportive. I would say that of all the sports now. The athletic attire has become rather like extreme costuming. They were joking on TV about a man’s penis and whether he was aroused for the medal ceremony… Well so what if he was, or perhaps he just has a larger one… just like women’s breasts, they come in different sizes and shapes and these things are hard to hide in the skin tight minimal clothing specially designed for the teams… It was an exciting moment for him and with all the men and women in such evocative attire how could he help it in that moment, and with the snug fitting, form revealing uniforms how was he to hide it. Where? Really! But then the Olympics of ancient Greece and Rome were done naked! The human body being celebrated and the athletic prowess rewarded. coque samsung pas cher Of course, I love to watch the sports that I have enjoyed doing myself. As a young girl in gymnastic class, didn’t we all imagine ourselves at the Olympics… Remembering Nadia, Kathy Rigby… Cathy Rigby went on to acting and you could find her guest staring in a role on a TV series for a while. Then she really blew up on stage with her teaching Peter and Wendy to FLY on Broadway in Peter Pan. On the diving board when a child is asking her mom or brother and sister to rate their dive, we play at our own little competition with ourselves, wanting to do our best. The crazy fun I had with my sister when we would attempt the synchronized swimmers upside down movements or the apparent lack of above the water as they hold a pose gracefully never showing the manic paddling that it takes to keep a leg poised upward and then jut it up suddenly in synchronicity with others on the team. Wow! Remembering the old movies with the swimmer movie star, Esther Williams! I haven’t been to any of the Sea or Ocean amusement parks since I was young.. Oh no I forget the bay area Marine World Africa USA in Vallejo, California. coque iphone france I think they call it something else now. Surely there is an ocean theme park that employs these amazing anonymous athletes that spend much of there performance time holding their breath. I am thinking in Florida. While we play at our sports, some are taking the play seriously and making it a life passion, direction, and later profession. I do miss the days when the Olympic athletes could not be professionals. that when they would only become endorsed or advertised after they decided to leave the amateur status and that had to be a big decision whether to pursue another 4 years of intense Olympic aspiration driven training with out the financial backing of any large business. In history many Olympic athletes were working a day or night job while striving to find time to train. I am sure there are still many who do, but so many of the athletes today are supported by the sporting companies. The rock stars of the Olympic games are able to support their training and have major contracts with their sponsors well ahead. I wonder what the past athletes would have accomplished if they were able to have an extra 3 to 4 hours in the pool, while their mother looked on, free to drive them and spectate because she didn’t have to take a job to support her gifted child’s pursuit of the coveted Gold, Silver, and Bronze. I am sure families still have a challenge to deal with the intensity and demands of supporting and encouraging the gifted athlete, but the ability to now have the financial support of commercial sponsors is powerful. I do miss the simpler times of the amateur athlete at the Olympics. It seemed to be a more pure sense of competition. Just the athletes without the business and money behind the advertising. coque huawei livraison rapide Many would retire from Olympic pursuits just so they could cash in while the offers were still there for them. coque imprimé huawei pas cher Now we have Olympians who return for 3 even more games. Amazing that you can, but also wonderful to stand back and feel your success and open the door for others to experience the opportunity after you, the same glory. I would list the names of all the US Olympians, but that would take more time and we know so many and we just watched them. I was amazed daily with the athletes from all over the world…. The swimmers, runners, vaulters, jumpers, racquet swinging, shot put hurling….You know who you are inspired by. I imagine the work and skills that are developed by these athletes and in some way covet their incredible abilities… Their natural ability was a gift of birth and their dedication and perseverance to perfect their moves and pursue an excellence such that few will ever achieve at anything in life. Bravo… I admire and applaud you.

Beauty and the Oscar

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Last blog I spoke about meditation and suggested you look into yourself to discover the inner beauty that lies within us all as a key to spiritual growth. coque huawei pas cher Today I am posting pics of last night’s Oscars most beautiful, an event which confidently flaunts the glamour of the material world and outer beauty of our movie stars. coque samsung Aren’t they stunning? What is beauty anyway? Here is Webster’s answer:

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[byoo-tee] Show IPA

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the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense satisfaction to the mind, whether arisingfrom sensory manifestations
(as shape, color, sound, etc.),a meaningful design or pattern, or something else
(as apersonality in which high spiritual qualities are manifest).

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a beautiful person, especially a woman.

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Summer Solstice… Summer Begins

Monday, May 21st, 2012

It is the longest day of the year TODAY! … coque iphone 7 and all over the country there is record heat forecasted .

The sun is closest to the earth today. It is the longest day at the Northpole, but the shortest at the south pole. National Geographic says that although it is the longest day with the sun closest to the earth, that it is not necessarily the hottest although this year it may be in the U.S.

“Earth’s oceans and atmosphere act like heat sinks, absorbing and reradiating the sun’s rays over time. Even though the planet is absorbing lots of sunlight on the summer solstice, it takes several weeks to release it. As a result, the hottest days of summer usually occur in July or August.”

The solstice has been acknowledged as a spiritual celebration for long back in our human history. We still wonder at the the many ancient civilizations who marked their lives and built their cities around the suns rotational patterns. coque huawei pas cher How did they know? How many years did it take these first people to map the stars and count the days. Finding the sun so important. Gods. coque samsung a8 2018 amazon

Think of Stonehenge. Simple or not so simple stacking of giant stones.

Check out this party shot posted last night… Now there is a Solstice Party!

Celebrating the sun as it gives us life and helps plants to grow and do their Photosynthesis thing in the forests and the seas and they make oxygen so we can breath it and creates the food so we can eat it.

So enjoy this long day with some close friends and make the most of the extra light. I will be gardening here in california anbd my day has started with our cool coastal fog after a hot one yesterday.

Drink water… coque Samsung Galaxy S6 get a nice firm watermelon and don’t exert yourself unless it is doing something wonderful. Maybe some yoga? Have a friend with a pool? A pond? A river? If it ios hot and you’re in a city find a cool spot in the shade.

Bee Cause

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Bees have been disappearing at a alarming rate and there is a certain chemical that is suspect for being part of the problem. Bees are known for producing honey, and while that industry is certainly an essential one, it’s not the only reason why we need bees. Governments throughout the world are trying to combat a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder, first observed in North America in 2004 and which subsequently moved to Europe. coque samsung s7 America has lost 36.1 percent of its beehives since 2007. Perhaps because bees are considered “bugs,” they don’t get the same attention as a mammal facing extinction. coque samsung pas cher

But we should be paying attention to bee survival: bees are essential to the human food supply. coque iphone X USA Today warns that if we don’t do anything to protect the bees, we might end up reverting to diets composed solely of bread and water. Insect pollination supports one-third of human crop growth, and of this number, honeybees are responsible for 80 percent. coque samsung s7 pas cher What sort of crops? Apples, nuts, avocados, soybeans, asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, strawberries and peaches, just to name a few, the article says. And since cows depend on bees to pollinate the plants they eat, we’d also be without meat if all the bees died off.

This link will give you more information on the chemical that may be partly responsible for the disappearance of the bees. It gives you the opportunity to send your opinion to pressure the EPA to ban this poison from our environment and help the bees. Hurry, the deadline is tomorrow.

Mr and Mrs Facebook and the new 1%

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the frenzy on Wall Street this past week when Facebook, the company, went public. The shares were priced at $38 in the initial offering and once trading began had a hard time holding the price. Samsung coque a8 Since this was the single largest tech company offering giving Facebook an evaluation of 140 billion dollars, there was a lot of trading nerves on the first day. The idea that a company valued at such a high level and never had a “pop” in price during trading brought many critics.Will Facebook be able to bring revenue? Still bankers and retail investors wanted a piece of facebook and its future. coque huawei d’occasion What ever your read on the day, it was wonderful to watch as Mark Zuckerberg rang the Nasdaq bell becoming one of the richest young Americans and seeing his dream become a reality. Coque iphone Now the question for Mark will be how he will sustain this high and become an excellent boss and mentor to thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs. coque huawei nova pas cher And to top this week off, Mark and his long term girlfriend and recent medical school grad Priscilla Chan tied the knot on Saturday in a surprise ceremony.

Frendly Gathering TODAY!!!!

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Well it is Today… Coque iphone We mother’s are almost all going to be with our kids at the Gathering in Vermont.

The event venue is fun! with three stages, a DJ set up in a TREE House, a pond freshly refilled and regenerated for your aquatic pleasure.

Come with your Frends… Bring your Mother… coque Samsung Pas Cher Bring your FATHER! It is Father’s Day this weekend! Get DAD a ticket and bring a blanket. Coque huawei pas cher You can take him fishing early Saturday morning on the way in to the Gathering.

I can’t wait to see the JUNK MAN. coque iphone France He makes percussion from “junk”. coque iphone en ligne He makes music! I think he makes stuff for you…

Whitney Houston

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Thank you for the songs you want to belt out in the shower and the power to say you want to dance with somebody. coque iphone pas cher Goodbye Whitney, Coque huawei we will always love that voice and beautiful face.

Wedding Weekend!!!!

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

The long wait is over and the moms are headed out to Hood River for “the” event of the season. coque huawei en ligne Liza and Jared are getting married!This is the first blessed union in our little group of moms, coque samsung s9 dads and kids and we couldn’t be more excited. coque telephone samsung j3 The weekend will be filled with fun, coque samsung a8 2018 family, coques Samsung pas chères friends and laughs and in the end a couple starting their lives together and carrying on the family traditions and values we instilled in them. So we’re getting in our party dresses and dancing shoes and headed out west. Wishing our beautiful couple all the love,

whatwouldjackmitranisay….young entrepeneur of The Frendly Gathering

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Most of you know my son Jack Mitrani as a pro snowboarder, but Jack is also the passionate creator of the Frendly Gathering Music Festival, which takes place this Thursday June 14th at Timber Ridge in Vermont. This year he has teamed up with fellow snowboarder and frend Danny Davis and they have been working night and day on every detail to make this the event of all events. coque iphone 7 I must say the hard work behind the scenes brings new meaning to the Frends slogan, there is no “i” in frends. Coque Huawei P20 pas cher It is something to see, everyone banding together to chip in and offer their time and labor to this exciting event.There is more involved than imaginable. coque iphone en ligne They have dug out a pond for swimming, made a wood stage, coordinated 35 Bands, counted up ticket sales, made signs, provided vendors, dug trenches,etc. coque iphone for sale Special thanks to all the talented and resourceful crew that make it all happen. coque iphone prix So, it is a pleasure to see all the talent behind the scenes before the the headline musical talent shows up. Hats off to Jack and everyone in following their passion.