Thursday, August 09, 2018

Ongoing Spiritual Practice for (me!) ~sandra, tvgp

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

DUE SEASON cont. for (sexy! and tops!) Public "Thank You!" to (john! and maria!)

 
and more pix on another camera.  yes.. want as many as I can from the best year of my life.. our due season, this past weekend included  -my sexy fixin' a lobster dinner, decorating the room to surprise me, joyce meyer live at the SAP, a bday dinner with his beautiful family at a wonderful Italian restaurant, followed by a visit with fun friends at the san pedro market square  -which is an awesome hang-out  -then 

honey!

"ive been stretched!"  and rode beyond what I ever believed I could.   and have mentioned several times that it is only because I didn't know in advance what the bike ride would entail..

so..  I just followed my fearless leaders, and..

from fort mason.. to and across the golden gate bridge     /which CH's = to my other time on the Golden Gate Bridge, with 300,000 other people, for the bridges 50th anniversary; traumatic memory  -not fun at all, very scary.

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but the entertainment value! of riding a bike over the golden gate in 2018; sharing the narrow space with novice riders like myself + tourist groups + individuals of every level + those master level bike riders with expensive bikes, uniforms, helmets, gear and traveling at mind-blowing speeds..

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and from there through Sausalito...  and on such a gorgeous day!

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and from there to Tiburon             /CH = literary agency.. unsuccessful submissions..  many several years ago

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and a wonderful lunch..   which, doesn't every meal taste even better when you've biked miles and miles before sitting down to enjoy it


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from there on the ferry, to pier 39, and rode our bikes from the pier back to fort mason.

and pause to mention here..   had I known in advance, the route..     I would have never agreed.
the only thing I would have agreed to, are those parts of the route where there is a clearly designated area for bike riders, pedestrians,  -paved; away from any traffic 

but we rode with traffic..  in narrow bike lanes..
we climbed steep upgrades and glided downhill..
we wove in and out of crowds of people... and cars.. trucks and buses
we rode past freeway entrances..

I just can't even believe..  but

"I did it!"      "We did it!"

and I am so grateful and enriched.

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and then, a delicious seafood pizza dinner and organic margaritas, "thank you!" very much to
 john and maria


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yes.

"thank you!"  very much to my sexy, to john, to maria

that was a blast!  a challenge I didn't know I could rise to


/which CH's to   STILL I RISE..


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my scrapbook page from Golden Gate's 50th Anniversary



In, Jesus is my fearless leader on the narrow paths' name,     hallelujah and amen.

CH = 7962 for (me!) sandra, tvgp


 # 7962

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Re-Joyce! LIVE at SAP Center, San Jose, Aug 3rd 2018




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I AM A STUDENT FOR LIFE.   -where both definitions of life apply; duration/quality

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and, 

to (me!)

SHE IS ALWAYS, predictably, consistently, reliably, typically fabulous every single time she teaches.     -clearly favored, blessed, anointed

"Thank You! Jesus!"  "Thank You! Joyce Meyer Ministries!"








Monday, August 06, 2018

SWEET REVENGE the Meadowlark Dairy CH for (me!) ~writeousmom



Sweet Revenge

-favorite family memory archives

and a CNF Story captured in my book

Eat, Write & Exercise


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TYJA


Wednesday, August 01, 2018

52 Year Old Virgin. (me!) sandra, tvgp


just fun..

had a hairstylist pass through alden lane.  somehow our passing conversation which started by discussing the definition of organic, ended with her sharing, that when a person comes into her salon, if they don't have any color/dye in their hair, they are referred to as virgins.

well!

-having let my natural hair come in,  and I cant even remember now the last time I got a fresh coat of paint, but its been years now

how fun that I get to be called a virgin again.

yes, 

at 52, I am a virgin with a crown of splendor.


who wants to amen that;  amen!

Public "Thank You!" to (linda! & helene!) from us (mrs. harrison! & sandy!)



to re-cross paths..  with Helene and linda!  friends from our southgate school elementary school days. that's linda in the far right of the pix from what looks like my 8 or 9 year old bday party.

and both of our mom's volunteered in one way or another at the school..  yard duty, pta, carnivals, room-mom's; so they have their own set of memories of people/events

and linda and I  -our memories of different teachers, students, experiences..

and from my scrapbook, looks like we were both in student council..

but,  -took me by surprise to learn we both attended bret harte jr high together..  I hadn't realized when I left calaroga, I had any peers from my neighborhood

and then,  -just joyful/happy to learn..  our mom's are both doing very well..

and linda and I..  both proud mom's of young adult children now  -both of us with a daughter and a son..  very close in age      -and our siblings..    fun to share pictures with each others, the way we can now..  from our phones in the palms of our hands.    -never even imagined such a thing when we were at southgate.

and that always makes me wonder what will manifest in a tomorrow which cannot even be imagined write now.

  -and it's been a while since ive been to tyme for tea in niles..   but I do remember last time I was there, looking up and down the street for the building where my brother's rock band used to perform..   niles station it was called.




-turns out, our friendship visit was taking place INSIDE the very building we were sitting, sipping and visiting.   that is to say, tyme for tea was once niles station.  I love the contrast.   from a building once packed with loud and passionate rock n' rollers     -to this quaint and elegant tea house..

 more pix to come..

/oh!  if I was not restricted by time and other responsibilities.. can you imagine





Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Attraction was purely physical -for (me!) sandra, tvgp



that is my confession  -the attraction was purely physical.  pulled, with magnetic force toward those leaves..   then I had to touch and stare..  

it was only after the physical attraction that I desired to learn more

and the more I learn about this tree; the more I want to learn more about this tree!

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* I am not alone in being awed by it.   it is already regarded as one of the most distinct and beautiful of all deciduous trees    -I will not go on here, about how human beings of all walks of life share in common certain criteria/recognition of the beautiful.   nor will I go on here, about how beauty in nature, vs. beauty of humans   -well, only to say, one is culturally influenced and one is spiritually influenced..      /force myself to STOP


* THIS TREE IS A LIVING FOSSIL.  THE OLDEST TREE ON EARTH!  a link to the dinosaurs  -earliest leaf fossils dating (depending which website you visit)  250, to 270 MILLION YEARS AGO!     /and my second confession, is that I can write that number, and I can read it, and I can say it out loud..   but I do not  -comprehend- it properly.  I just know it =s a very long, long, long, time ago

*  it is a real survivor!  apparently resistant to a long variety of potential diseases other trees fall prey to

*  it is the opposite of 'high maintenance'   -thriving with little fuss..   in nature, in cities..

* prefers  -but does not demand:  full sun/partial shade

* transplants easily and establishes without difficulty

* can live as long as 3,000! years    

*   -rediscovered in 1691 in China and brought to USA in late 1700's.

*  seeds/leaves are still USED IN MEDICINE throughout the world   /and, it can be a bit overwhelming researching that further..       a ton of sites with conflicting information..  seems once one person claims medicinal benefits of any kind; everyone claims medicinal benefits of every kind.

*  both female/male, but with no living relatives    -and the preference for planting/owning is males, because apparently the females have some blooms/nuts with unpleasant odor      -the ones ive seen must be male, because I noticed no odor/aroma at all, of any kind

and what an intuitive contrast, because with its leaves being so pretty, you would imagine a lovely perfume aroma if there is anything at all..


* it is, from what ive read  -popular with Buddhists, monks..

and there is so much more to read and learn and sort through..

but I have it in my mind, that I would like a bonsai of this very pretty, very intriguing...

IJNA


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Monday, July 30, 2018

Dear Robbert Dijkgraaf... from (me!) sandra, tvgp



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narrator:   … leading theoretical physicists are trying to solve the problem Einstein never could.   -finding a single set of rules that applies to both the cosmic and atomic scales.  a unifying theory. the holy grail of physics.

dijkgraaf:  …   still trying to capture the laws of the universe..   from the very small to the very large in a single equation.  the brightest minds are working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week struggling to grasp the great mysteries of the universe.   we are driven by the same dream:

-that at some point we can capture everything in elegant mathematics.

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(me!):       the elegant equation you are seeking:




on your chalkboard   first quantify it, and then..  -try and remove it; minus it; negate it.     and after that experiment, see what happens when you multiply it; exponentially 

it is the spiritual law that unifies everything and everyone. and it's what God is!

1 John 4:8 



it is not an equation.  it is a word.  and the word..     was made flesh.


the holy grail of physics:    love.




your welcome,   in Jesus name,    love, ~sandra


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CH =  I AM