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Five Friday Happy Bringers 5/20/22

1. Passionate Purple.

Photographed in several Savannah squares near us.

2. Grandtwins Madison and Matthew’s 4th grade awards ceremony.

With terrific teacher Mr.Range
Ex-wife Donna, Daughter Emily, HR and the twins (with Matthew looking a tad less than enthusiastic.)

3. Attending a tea tasting fundraiser for healthy new tea blend Equi-Tea at our buddy Wayne’s Ashford Tea Company here in Savannah. Proceeds from the sale of Tisane Health Equi-Tea support a wonderful organization, Healthy Savannah.

Cool tea expert Wayne

From Healthy Savannah’s website: “When we picture a healthy Savannah, it is inclusive of all people – regardless of ability, age, income level, race, or neighborhood. Everyone must have equitable access to the resources they need to live their healthiest life.”

“Healthy Savannah’s work over the past 13 years has been successful in reducing the gap in health equity. That is the power of our 200-member coalition, our close relationships with the local government leaders, the faith-based community, and residents in our priority population and neighborhoods.”

Me (looking slightly crazed and short), Larson
(Communications and Community Clinical Linkages Program Manager of Healthy Savannah) and Paula (Executive Director of Healthy Savannah)

More info here if you’re interested: https://healthysavannah.org/

4. Frozen Joy.

Oh. My. Goodness. SO GOOD.

5. Gratitude for each new morning!

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I’m grateful for you too. Have a cool and delicious weekend!

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 5/13/22

1. Having the Coolest of Grandsons in the history of grandsons. Grandson Gabriel. Age 12.

2. Sitting in a little alcove on a huge chair in Atlanta’s Georgian Terrace Hotel, with a cup of coffee. And a bright light.

I like this pic better.

Here’s HR …

3. Breath. Yes. Being able to breathe! What a joy. And privilege.

4. Wait, did I say coolest grandson? Here’s more of the coolest. GrandTWINS Madison (second from left) and Matthew (doing something weird with his hands) at Field Day this past week. After winning the U.S. Puzzle Competition.

5. Yet another grandson, Daniel this time, with the lead role as Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” which opens here in Savannah a week from today. Doing a selfie while trying on one of his costumes.

A few of the Joseph jokes I’ve been sending him during evening practice…

May you have a joyfully colorful weekend.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 5/6/22

1. Our new salt and pepper grinders!

(It doesn’t take much to make me excitedly happy.)

2. Pretty in purple.

Blue Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile), Morning walk in Historic District Savannah

3. The belief that our United States of America is still a democracy, despite the extremists (even seeping into the Supreme Court), who want to declare it — and make it — not so.

4. HR’s (Husband Robert’s) creative culinary expertise. Here’s a recent breakfast bowl …

5. Robert, dogs and me.

“Arf. Arf. We love everyone. Don’t you?”

May You Have a Happy First Weekend in May!

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 4/15/22

1. An incredible lunch: Chicken pot pie at Pie Society, Ellis Square, Historic District Savannah. With HR and ex-wife Donna.

See the little chicks on the crust?

2. A washing machine. And a dryer! Do you have that incredible pair? If so, I invite you to pause, take a moment and thank God (or whoever/whatever) for such a Glorious Blessing. What would your life be like without them?

Ours is small, stacked, not top of the line, but what a blessing!

3. My husband HR …

… who gets on my LAST nerve sometimes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

4. Ridiculous jokes I share with grandchildren.

5. Hope.

I HOPE your weekend is peaceful.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 4/8/22

1. Breakfast fruit.

No, really, the actual fruit, not HR.

Okay, well maybe Robert too.

2. Our “garden.” We have an apartment in historic district Savannah. No actual yard space, so we do what we can do.

Three Happy Herbs in a pot

3. The ability to make choices.

4. Easter approaching.

5. Appreciating beauty, even aging, post-prime and broken beauty.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 4/1/22

1. Yummy breakfast, “Spinach and Bacon Skillet,” with over-easy eggs and blue cheese crumbles, at J. Christopher’s, a favorite and nearby breakfast hangout here near us in Savannah.

2. Bright green.

3. HR’s wedding ring, reflecting light.

4. Air. To breathe.

5. More and more symbols of solidarity with Ukraine in my Savannah neighborhood.

Peace. Peace. Peaceful Weekend.

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 3/25/22

1. Edamame

2. Seeing Robert, aka HR, in unexpected places, in this case the raised hatch window of our little car.

See him?

3. The blessing of having cold—and hot!—running water. Everybody doesn’t.

4. Yellow … and seeing it all around.

5. Back to having in-person sessions with Therapist “Rubi.” Here’s my little ladder back chair and my we-need-to-talk-about-these-things! journal in his reception area.

The chair has this loud, slightly eerie screech when I sit down and make the slightest move. I have a suspicion it’s some sort of signal that “another one is waiting in the lobby.”

Have a happy and therapeutically healthy weekend!

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Five Friday Happy Bringers 3/18/22

1. Traveling to Atlanta for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Savannah’s Big Parade/Craziness was back this year, so we decided to abandon our parade route apartment and get outta Dodge.

2. Marveling at the gorgeous Atlanta Botanical Garden glory.

I felt bad for this sad and lonely little red tulip. I told her not to be embarrassed because she was different from the daffodils, to get right back up and stand proud. I hope she listened.

3. Robert’s obsession with close ups of him and his camera.

4. Last night’s Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Chorus presentation of Mozart’s Requiem and Strauss’ Tod and Verklarung (Death and Transfiguration). The music was absolutely lush and lovely.

It was exciting to see and hear ASO’s new conductor/music director Nathalie Stutzmann. She was pretty amazing, “a consummate rock star on the podium,” according to ArtsATL. It is also cool that she is the only woman to head a top-25 American orchestra.

And it was especially moving when, after intermission, the orchestra and chorus performed The State Anthem of Ukraine—and dedicated Requiem to the war torn nation.

5. The ability to make choices, sometimes wise, sometimes unwise.

Happy Last Day of Winter & First Day of Spring Weekend Ahead!