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In memory of my Uncle

I originnally wrote this in October after our family reunion. I am reposting it today in memory of My Uncle Ewing who passed away yesterday afternoon Tuesday, 2 Feb. 2009. My Aunt Faye is sitting next to him.

 

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The license plate game - my count for 2009

Every play the license plate game? I love to play it when I am on a trip.

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My dogs had other plans for me today

We have been experiencing winter in North Texas the last couple of days. Tuesday the freezing rain started, and over night it sleeted pretty heavily with the temperatures below freezing. I have a pretty tricky driveway.

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The United States will not torture

After a full day of work, I sat down to check my email while the microwave was warming dinner. Turning on the TV, President Obama was speaking at the State Department earlier in the day. These were the first words I heard, "First, I can say without exception or equivocation that the United States will not torture."

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20 January 2009

20 January 2009

I have a $25 small black & white TV that I keep in my office. I bought it at the HQs store probably 10 years ago. More than anything I was drawn to it because it cost $25 dollars; I was amused that I could buy a TV set for $25.

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No acceptable use for nuclear weapons

During the recent Vice-Presidential debate, Governor Palin was asked, ‘What should be the trigger, or should there be a trigger, when nuclear weapons use is ever put into play?’

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2008 Elections & the American Dream

Last night was one of my proudest moments as an American. I would like to hope that I would have felt that way regardless of my political leanings.

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Randall's Tree dedication Nov 4

Nov 4 was a big day for me, so I am going to have 2 posts. In 2006, Randall Hollis, a co-worker, passed away suddenly. We were all shocked and upset by his loss. Randall was his own indvidiual, unique in many ways. Not long after his death, George and Jill, 2 of his co-workers, came to me with the idea of planting a tree in Randall's memory.

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Oh, the pains and joys of being a Longhorn

Last week's game (Texas vs Okla State) just about did me in. It is one thing to play hard, but it is something else to play up to the last 6 seconds.

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My Hero - H.E. Ewing Paris Oct 2008

I was fortunate when I was growing up to be surrounded by strong male figures, my Dad, Granddads and Uncles. In my little girl’s perception of life, they stood as heroic figures of working men. I never wondered what truck drivers or mail men or preachers or soldiers or cowboys or deacons or firemen were like. I saw them every day. I saw them take care of their families, work in their churches and stand up for what was right in their communities.

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More on my illness - Week of 11-21 July

Week of 11-21 July

First, the week of 11-18 July I determined to do something about my weight. It has been 5 years since the cancer and I was feeling strong enough that I could finally face the challenge and discipline of weight loss. I talked about my several options for approaching this with my dear friend and chiropractor, Dawn, and she really encourage me to be under medical supervision for the diet, with my past history. That made sense to me too; I went to see a Dr that she recommended. The diet made sense too, while it was a drastic reduction in calories, the food was all good and followed good nutrition practices. I mainly had to give up empty calories, diet soda, breads, most diary, etc. The diet actually was using the same food groups I need to eat for my blood type. So starting 11 July, I went cold turkey with diet sodas and chocolate from diet. I suffered caffeine and general food withdrawal, but everyday got better. Even though the food withdrawals were strong, I also had to admit that I was never hungry.

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What a bizzare couple of weeks

July 31, 2008

Today, I felt strong enough to sit at the computer for a while.

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Why I am fascinated with white puffy clouds

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I figured out this week why I am so fascinated with puffy white clouds. It has seemed like this summer has been just a long blue sky with beautiful puffy white clouds.

 

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My latest photo contest entries

                                 

                                                                                                      

I entered a photo in the latest Kimbell Art museum photo contest. It is a photo from our last family reunion, with some artist stuff done to it.

 

 

 

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A week in Orlando

Last week I spent 5 days in Orlando on a business trip. I didn't feel like it was very ethical to blog about the trip until I had completed my trip report. I finished and mailed it today.

 

 

 

 

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I can't believe it is almost July

Last week we had a couple of days of beautiful skies with a lot puffy white clouds. One day I was waiting in the drive through at Luby's I saw these clouds which looked to me like a troll who is sitting, smoking...

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Austin's 8th grade graduation

After a hectic weekend, Austin returned to several exams before his 8th graduation on Wednesday, May 21.

 

 

 

 

 

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American Bandstand - My MTV

August 5, 1957"American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, made its network TV debut on ABC.

 

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Only Jesus

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How I reached 1000+ Twitter followers

My Twitter profile

 

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Where We Are Located

Lyndie Blevins

P.O. Box 381029
Duncanville, Tx 75138
LyndieBlevins@guidingwind.com

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