Friday, May 29, 2009

Kiev is Awesome

Yesterday we spent the day sight seeing in the city. The weather was perfect for it - sunny and warm. We travelled to many historic sites, took lots of photos and then walked all around the central city district - stopped for lunch and coffee and then more window shopping and people watching. Left my camera bag in the car with our guide so won't be able to load pictures until tomorrow. Today is a set up day and tomorrow we begin the three day seminar. Early morning flight on Tuesday back home. This has been a very successful and entertaining trip.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hi from Russia

Actually I am now in the Ukraine - Kiev to be exact. We took the night train from Moscow. Had trouble getting into my site in English until now so no posts. Dial up at the hotel was difficult. The event was great and we had a busy work time. Weather also conspired against much sight seeing but since this was our third trip it was ok. We had a fabulous farewell dinner sponsored by our hosts Arsen and Yelena. It was in an old home built by the Masons for a Count and his family. We received a tour which was lovely and the meal was sumptuous. Then a mad dash to the train station with tons of luggage and nine of us in one car - two people to a sleeper plus one stranger to even things out. That is the way of it here. I was glad that this year I wasn't the one sleeping in a car with a stranger. Whew!! The weather in Kiev is much warmer and sunnier. Sight seeing tomorrow and hopefully some pictures that I can insert to entertain. Got to get some more rest before then. Pepper, Glenn and I were driven to dinner in a Porsche SUV that was beyond luxurious. We tried to get our friend to drive us in real style to Kiev but too long for him I think. Also had a great time with my friend and translator, Amir. He gave me some Tai Chi exercises to start.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Slowly I creep, step by step ...

Two full days to get ready to leave on my newest great adventure. I met a woman in the bank who was speaking Russian and we struck up a conversation. She is actually from Ukraine and said that I would love visiting Kiev - it is beautiful in spring and there historical sites are as well. My plan is to be ready before 2AM on Tuesday morning so that I can catch a few hours of sleep before the long plane ride. So many of my friends will be there for this trip so it is reunion time for us all. Took a break and went to my nephew's baseball game. They won and he had "an inside the park homerun". Luckily this time I was there to see it in person. Whew!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Time is Short but I still have had some fun!

It's less than a week before I leave and while packing is calling, I played hooky and babysat with my great niece (I can barely stand to say that) Holland. She is the youngest child of my niece, Beth. What a precious, precocious, little munchkin. Mom had a physical therapy appointment so I was called into service to entertain "Baby" as she is known to her daddy. This photo is of Holland a bit younger than she is now.

I also spent time today with my friend and associate, Shirley Michael, working on a new program which helps design an eating program that is based on Metabolic Typing. It defines how the body processes food, which systems are dominant and gives you food choices that help the body return to balance and wellness. I am excited to start and will keep you all posted about my results. We worked out a plan for eating the best I can while I am on the road.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Upcoming Trip

When I sent off my visa application for our upcoming trip to Moscow and Kiev it seemed like light years away but now it is exactly one week away. Yikes. We, Lee Carroll (Kryon) and Pepper Lewis (GAIA) and the team will have work time and play time which is always exciting. Our trip last year was wonderful and I am delighted to see Kiev. We saw such artistic architecture and powerful spiritual places last year - had a private serenade by a men's chorus in Catherine's Palace which also houses the "Amber Room". Stay tuned for updates from the trip.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day and I am exploring the process of developing my site. Please excuse the simplicity - I am sure that in time I will evolve..."During the holidays, it is always a time for reflection on the past but our moments in the present are fleeting and precious so do not linger too long in nostalgia for things long gone or fantasy for things yet to come." bw