Spring celebrations 🌷

Not talking about Tax Day here in the US… There are pivotal Spring celebrations upon us soon. This week, for those who observe, is Passover, Good Friday and Easter. Many other cultures and places in the world gather to rejoice this week: https://www.officeholidays.com/upcoming/index.php. Along with these feasts of plenty comes family and friends time. hese […]

Hashtag holidays

Add to Hallmark©️ holidays Facebook and Instagram holidays. One example: International Siblings Day ‘celebrated’ yesterday (April 10) as a grand exhibition of happy, joyful kids juxtaposed to current or recent photos. I loved seeing my friends’ pictures of skiing, holding hands, horsing around, posing with family pets, and then as the adults, I know. My […]

Yo-yo climate conditions

Sunny one day, humid the next, rainy after that….hmm is Mother Nature telling us something? The yo-yo conditions are challenging my #Camino2020 training plans. No matter. I’m flexible. Excited for Spring, and lured out on a sunny day, I cleaned off my bicycle and hiking boots, planning on alternating the training. I walked for a […]

Genealog​​y jaunt results

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, (http://www.alohadenise.com/2019/03/31/best-living-gifts/) Mark and I drove with cousins Hillard and Mary to Kansas City to meet his sisters, Linda and Ellie, and their 99-year old mom, Beverly. This trip began as Mark’s genealogy quest to find family members on Ancestry.com two years ago. One of my mantras: “People […]