Monthly Archives: April 2012

Standing on the Weighing Scale…

Well, today was my weigh in day at Weight Watchers.  Just finished my third week.  Week three was not easy.  I had a meeting in Portland, OR and stayed at Hotel Modera near the Portland State University campus.  Right downtown.  Lovely hotel … Continue reading

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Review of UO Repertory Dance Company 2012

It was a celebratory evening of dance and music on Friday night at the UO’s Gerlinger Hall. In addition to five excellent modern dance pieces, special recognition was given to two Oregon artists. First was Donna Blatt-Ervin, Director of Modern … Continue reading

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Do You Volunteer?

Do you volunteer?  I just returned from a two day Oregon AARP volunteer retreat in Portland, Oregon.  I started volunteering with OR AARP in 2005 when there was talk of privatising Social Security, which makes up most of my retirement … Continue reading

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Rite of Spring

Went to see the Eugene Ballet’s Stravinsky Gala last night at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.  Wonderful evening.  Here is my review STRAVINSKY GALA REVIEW Eugene Ballet Company April 14, 2012, 7:30pm   The Hult Center stage sizzled … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Blue Sky

Today is a rare day in Oregon.  Sunshine and blue sky with a few white fluffy clouds.  Makes me realize that life is worth loving. Today both my daughters are celebrating their wedding anniversaries.  They chose well and their marriages … Continue reading

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ZUMBA, Zumba, zumba…

When the instructor of our Silver Sneakers class announced yesterday that there would be a Zumba Gold class, I got interested.  Seems every Friday there is a Zumba class for us oldies.  Never having taken a Zumba class, I really didn’t … Continue reading

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Pie & Pasta COMBOS — No Way!

Doesn’t pie and pasta sound gross?    This came to me in an ad for a chain of restaurants.  It does to me, even if I weren’t on weight watchers. As Ben Franklin said, “To lengthen thy life {and thy retirement years} … Continue reading

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