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“Water Lilies, by Monet” (Jennifer Semple Siegel)

Water Lilies (Claude Monet, 1906) Wikipedia _____________________________   “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”  —Dr. Seuss I saw this wise quote on my Facebook timeline, and I just had to ponder it. In 2013, I lost two important people in my life. The “how” is not important to anyone but my small circle, but the loss itself is important. Their death has left a large gap in my life. This Christmas was a stark reminder of how important this holiday has been in my life. Forty four years ago, I showed up in Pennsylvania – no money, no friends, and a lot of emotional baggage – to meet my boyfriend, later husband, now ex-husband, and still my friend. I also met his parents, two gracious people who accepted me into the family and continued to accept me – and my second husband – long after my divorce from their son. With a few exceptions, Jerry and I spent every Christmas Day with Sherm and Jeanette and the family. On Christmas D

Thought for the Day--April 1, 2011: New Year's Resolutions

Stanczyk , by Jan Matejko (1838–1893) ________________________________ Remember your New Year's resolution to to lose weight, exercise more, and work toward a healthier lifestyle? How's that working out for you? A bit snarky, I know, but the sad truth: by now, April Fools' Day, most New Year's resolutions have fallen by the wayside. But there is good news: you can restart your New Year, by tricking the fool in you into thinking that today is your New Year. Just pick yourself up and start over, and keep doing it until you have you have it down to at least 80% right. Today, you no longer have to be The Fool. Today can be the first day of your New Year! UPDATE: By the way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? at the American Stage in St. Petersburg was awesome. I'm really wound up!

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment