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Retired (and loving it) teacher waiting for a visit with my Turkish 'husband' and eventually, being with him permanently.
Interests: reading, computer, music, TRAVEL, being with all my relatives but especially working with my great nieces and great nephews.
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About 2 months ago, I lost my 88 yr old father to heart disease. His life was rich with family and friends and memories of driving trucks across America. He made me laugh; he made me cry…but mostly, I knew... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at My Weblog
My dad will be gone 1 month this birthday. I miss him so much. At night I "hear" him walking around in the halls. I know it will get better and he is in a much better place with his new body and my mom. I just want to hug him and kiss him one more time and tell him I love him.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2016 on My Father - A Tribute at My Weblog
It all began in 1951 when I was born into the family of Jake and Lucy Barndt. I had naturally curly hair (started red and turned blonde), I had big brown eyes and very deep dimples. I remember everyone telling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at My Weblog
I am having a sleepless night and watching "A Christmas Carol", which got me thinking about a Christmas past I remember most from my childhood. My father was an over-the-road truck driver. He would load people's furniture and belongings and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at My Weblog
Oh my this sounds good. I am going to steal the recipe and try it when I return from New Mexico. I know my roommate will eat it but my father will not. Yummmmmmmmmm
1 reply Matthew West - Do Something Today I was quiet, sleepy and being introspective. I decided I would listen to Christian praise and worship and try to sleep. I was lying down, closed my eyes, and had my iPhone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at My Weblog
We all have seen changes or metamorphosis taking place in numerous items, even insects, animals and people. At conception we see things change from a zygot to a fetus to a newborn and the next step is being a teenager... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at My Weblog
Ah! The memories of 2014 roll gently through my mind. Such a wonderful year of travel and friends and family! I shall always treasure my travel. I love flying, driving in new places, and meeting new and wonderful people of different cultures. I yearn to return to where my heart... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at 2015 Year of Promise
My father was born 87 yrs ago in Pennsylvania. He recently celebrated this birthday. He grew up one of 9 children to my Grammy and Pappy. Pappy owned his business of moving and hauling. Growing up, Dad was forced to,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at My Weblog
Congratulations, Anastasia. I realize when we met it was on Yahoo 360. I had never blogged before and had no idea about the topics on which I would write. I began writing in response to your blogs, then got brave enough to publish my own blogs, and my poetry.... and you were very generous with your comments. You, Lakis, Constantine, and Stefania helped me get started. I love writing and was saddened when yahoo closed its site. I was thrilled to have you tell me about Typepad but really didn't write much. Now that I am retired, I write but basically for myself. I need to re-establish myself now that I have time to write. I miss all the comments but I know that is my fault since I did not spend much time on Typepad. I doubt I will ever reach 1000 posts and I am very proud of you...especially the one about our weekend in Cyprus. :) Congratulations to you! And thank you for getting me started with blogging.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2014 on Celebrating 1000 Posts on TypePad at Anastasia
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Apr 6, 2014
As you may or may not know, It has had been 5 yrs since I had the opportunity to travel to Turkey to be with the man of my dreams, Mesut. Cancer had entered my life, he had financial difficulties,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at My Weblog
Oh Dear Anastasia, the joy of our meeting was indeed mine. I have wanted to sit and talk to you for so long but it never seemed to happen. When Mesut said I should fly to Cyprus because we were in Izmir and it was so close, I thought I had died and gone to Heaven. My only disappointment (and his also) was that you did not get to meet him. He so wanted to be able to meet my wonderful friend who has always been "there for me". I loved our short time together and it seemed as if we have known each other all our lives. Next time, hopefully, he will be able to get a visa to Southern Cyprus and we can all enjoy each other's company. I love you so much and I too was masking tears. Thank you again for being so kind and generous. Alkis was a dream. I felt I knew him as well and the love I saw going between you both, gave me hope also for my relationship with Mesut. Thank you so much. I have such glorious memories but want to make many more. xoxoxo
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2014 on Meeting Faith: A Dream Come True at Anastasia
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Well, I am beginning to really get excited. I am planning my clothing, jewelry, shoes, and how to get them to their destination in "not a big suitcase". The song, "I'm so Excited" keeps flittering through my head and it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at My Weblog
Anastasia, I can do all those things you described because I was taught to do them, but I hate to clean. I do it because it must be done. I have thought of hiring someone to clean but it is so expensive and I would have to clean before I allowed someone else to "really" clean. We are currently working at putting our home back into order after working 28 1/2 yrs and letting things go. It is a chore for sure but it must be done. Grrrrrr! I wish I was rich instead of beautiful. Haha!
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2014 on Doing Housework at Anastasia
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Thank you, Anastasia. I love you.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2014 on MEMORIES at My Weblog
Raising Father I knew the day would surely come but I didn't think it would be this soon. You're taking care of everyone else, but not doing what's right for you. Making promises you can't keep; Making exchanges with others... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at My Weblog
Since the beginning of this New Year, 2014, many of my thoughts and desires are based upon memories from my past (family and friends, travel) and memories I am making in the present, and hopefully, the future memories which will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2014 at My Weblog
I have been reliving in my mind, many Christmases past. The times I received a special gift; the times I received something I had not asked for and loved; the times my mother knitted me a sweater - which would... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at My Weblog
Oh how I wish we had cooler weather here. I love the cold and snow (not sure how my body would accept it) but here, Florida is the hottest place in the continental US. Today it was 85 degrees and humid. Unbearable for mid-December. I love roaring fires, warm blankets and cuddling with the one you love, with gentle music playing in the background. I especially like it with only Christmas lights and candles lighting the room. Hmmmmmmmmm Would I give anything for this scenerio right now.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2013 on Let it Snow! at Anastasia
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Happy holidays to you, Anastasia. I love you, my dear friend and sister.
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2013 on Christmas Memories at Anastasia
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Last week I wrote about when my nephew died 12 yrs ago. Writing that blog made me realize many things. It is my understanding that when we are faced with a realization about ourselves, it then requires action... or you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2013 at My Weblog
Twelve years ago today, Sept. 21, 2001, changed my world forever. It changed my life and the lives of many of my relatives. Today, 12 yrs ago at 3:30 pm, I received a phone call from my brother in law... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at My Weblog
I am so proud of you, Anastasia. I love you!!! You are such and wonderful example. Now I must get my man to stop smoking. He says he is now listening to his lungs telling him it is time to quit.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2013 on Fighting a Puff at Anastasia
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I have been remiss in not sharing about my retirement and the retirement dinner. What a wonderful night it was. First of all, most people from work (even those I have known since my first day of work at Palmetto... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at My Weblog