Category Archives: Family

Moonlit profile

A full moon shines brightly over the summer sky, tonight.  As I walked towards the field, I glanced at the horse walking towards me, my heart stopped for a second… the image… the profile was that of my very beloved … Continue reading

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Photo a Day 11-26-10

My mom wanted to get Nathaniel his own ceramic Christmas tree. It arrived today. I was absolutely floored that Nathaniel knew how to put the lights in with no prompting. This little child is a thinker and a problem solver … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge 2010- Bike ride

An optimistic several months ago, I signed up for the 20 miler.  Well… training came more in the form of 20-30 minutes on the stationary bike and while the endurance or calorie burning program is more challenging than doing nothing… … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge- 2010 vs 2009 vs 2008

I just wanted to say, this year as I’m doing the Philly LiveStrong Challenge it’s quite a bag of mixed emotions… remembering when hubby did the 100 miler in 2008 and I brought our tiny son to meet him at … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge

Tomorrow, I’ll be doing the 5K in memory of John. http://philly2010.livestrong.org/maryksmith So far, Team Smitty has raised a total of  $$2,045.00 I want to send a shout out to Team Smitty David Dushkin Mary Smith Scott Baer Carolyn Brown Elizabeth … Continue reading

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RIP- Susquehanna Squall 1987- 7-7-2010

A week ago, I lost one of my best friends… this one with four legs…  Ms. Squall has been part of my life for 17 1/2 years.  She was my coming of age animal, the one who was with me … Continue reading

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If you didn’t want the answer you shouldn’t have asked…

A rhetorical question of… “If you were stranded on a deserted island, what two things would you want?” was posed to me recently. I said, “Can it be anything?  You probably don’t want to hear my answer.” “Yes, it can … Continue reading

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