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Mary Beth
I'm a glass-half-full kind of girl in a cynical world.
Interests: music, knitting, reading, writing, silence, the episcopal church usa, international education, cultural awareness, parking lot striping, centering prayer, peace and justice, women's ministry
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The color is called canteloupe. They are more peach than pink.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2015 on Friday Five: Random at Terrapin Station
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Karla says at RevGals: Playing Friday Five was my entree into the World of RevGals. I remember the first time I played, I felt so welcomed by everyone’s comments. That was in 2007. And even though most of my blogging... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Terrapin Station
So, I installed my Varidesk on January 20. That means I've been standing for part of each work day for 2.5 months. I am still glad I have it. I like taking my shoes off and standing on the gel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Terrapin Station
This Friday Five comes a little late, but it's a pretty universal one. What are you reading these days? Any genre, give us novels, magazines, websites, newsletters.... you need not limit it to five if you don't want to!!!!! Bonus... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at Terrapin Station
Random thoughts...Begged, borrowed, and stolen. Earlier this week I was driving down 35 East in packed afternoon traffic, and someone rear-ended me, hard. Hard enough that I then rear-ended the truck & trailer a car length ahead of me. Then... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Terrapin Station
As posted by Karla at RevGals: Woo hoo! It’s not only Random Friday Five time, but it is also Friday the 13th. And also Lent. And, in my neighborhood, the snow is starting to melt and I can see a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Terrapin Station
As posted by Anne at RevGals: Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, which got me thinking about how the “official” saints of the church touch our individual and collective worlds. A woman I met recently was born on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Terrapin Station
Thank you for hearing me, Jan! The book is one of the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs. I realize, looking at the list on Amazon, that they are so interchangeable I couldn't even tell you which one I am currently reading. But that's escape fiction for you. Hugs and hugs and love.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2015 on A little nutty at Terrapin Station
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I am usually operating on a pretty even keel. As a 9 on the Enneagram, that's actually really central to my sense of well-being: being unaffected by life. That's how I am comfortable. SO: I am working on taking risks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Terrapin Station
It's great. I love this desk. Trust me, I'm not the fittest person (though I have aspirations), nor does standing up for long periods excite me. But this, this is easy. I really like it. And now I don't stand... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Terrapin Station
As posted by me at RevGals: Hello, all! It’s the end of January…how did that get by so fast!? Here’s a Friday Five for your amusement and our edification. If you play, please be sure to paste the URL of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Terrapin Station
I guess some folks who are playing this have weather to whine about, but I don't. We had about 2 weeks of grey weather earlier in the month, and there WAS some whining going on then...because of how unusual that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Terrapin Station
So, I tend to be a woman of enthusiasms. I tend to be a bit impulsive with GREAT! THINGS! THAT! WILL! FIX! MY! LIFE! So, when I first read about the Varidesk last fall, I set the idea aside. "Think... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Terrapin Station
Happy Friday! In honor of Karla, the usual sponsor of this page on the second Friday, I announce it as a random Friday Five. But with a theme: New. 1. If you have one, what is your new resolution? Mine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Terrapin Station
Collect for Epiphany O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the Peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Terrapin Station
I am eating broccoli with cheese sauce and waiting for it to be time to go south to acolyte for the 10:30 pm service. I am here to say that I'm grateful for the idea and reality of Longest Night... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Terrapin Station
I am on vacation. I slept in, to finish my dream(s). There were goldfish, a sailboat, a motorboat, and a cruise ship. And a lot of other stuff, but that's what I retained. I ate oatmeal and am on my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Jan says at RevGals This was the first Nativity scene I ever had. My cousin Margaret sent it to me from France when I was in first grade. I still put it out every year, a tradition I love. (Notice... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Anxiety. I haz it. I'z had it for a long time. Forever, maybe. It's well controlled now. I have had it much worse in the past. I remember telling my doc (this was 25 years ago) that I was terrified... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Hey, y'all, one of my Christmas gifts is here and in use as of today: (no, that's not me. Ha.) This morning I rode 20 minutes at ~9 mph. Distance was ~3.7 miles. Gotta start somewhere. Get this...I can READ... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Karla says at RevGals: Happy Friday Five, all you gals and pals winding your way through Advent! Time to take a break, put your tinsel toes on, and play a round of Friday Five for a breath or two. 1.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Friday Five: Oh! Christmas Tree! Posted on December 5, 2014 by 3dogmom Edit Anne says at RevGals: It’s been a week of wrangling with the Christmas tree at our house. Multiple strands of new lights were strung carefully on the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Terrapin Station
Sometimes I forget that I live in the Bible Belt. Really and truly, right on the buckle of it. My spiritual life is spent with: people with whom I go to church (Episcopalians) online people who mostly tend to think... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Terrapin Station
(As posted by me at RevGals) Shhhhh…. Advent is coming. I tell you this, not to panic you, but as a quiet invitation. This time of year can be so busy with planning for Advent and Christmas, for those who... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Terrapin Station
What is the one appliance you can't live without? I kind of take this prompt to exempt things like refrigerators and toilets. Because my life would be entirely different without them. In the world I live in, they are necessities,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Terrapin Station