Saturday, November 14, 2009

Keeping up with my blogs

Today is art museum day with the sisters-in-law. We haven't had a day to ourselves to just relax for awhile. The family reunion was a success and we were glad it was finally over.

The fall has been just glorious here and I have taken many pictures. I will have to re-learn how to post them here since it's been months since I did it.

I've decided I am more a blog reader than writer. That can be kind of one sided I guess. Maybe some people want to know about me, but I don't really think too many do.

I have started walking again with a neighbor. We walked everyday this week. On Thursday and Friday we did 3 miles. A real feat for us. Also, doing tai chi 3 times a week.

The grands are all well for the moment. We are looking forward to Thanksgiving in Michigan with the grand boys!

Hugs to all

Saturday, August 22, 2009

New Laptop

Erick Rohn, Amy Garrigan, Debby Page, Ryan behind Eric Garrigan, Carly Page. Big Fruetopians. I don't know how to put these pictures in order here.

This is the Fruetopia youth set. Gabe, Cary, Greg, Nate,Olivia, Amelia.

I just added this blog to my new laptop. It has been a trying week and I am glad it's over. I wanted to spend my days lulling by the pool but the weather is not agreeing with me. It's only up to about 72 and cloudy and windy. Beautiful day to be outside but not in the pool.

I have a new Printshop 23 program and want to make family reunion pictures. Not having much luck so I ask sister-in-law Jane to come over and give me lessons. She's been using this program for a while.

I feel I'm getting to old for all this stuff lately. Especially when I get frustrated trying to make something work.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I now have a new laptop and haven't put this web blog on it yet. My learning curve seems to get longer and longer. I get frustrated so easy now. I will eventually get this on the other computer.

The family reunion is over and all the Frueh women are glad. It was a great time and we had lots of fun, food and family. I have pictures Steve took and of course he isn't in any. Jane had one of him. I had wanted to get a picture of my whole clan but didn't get a chance to even tell anyone. So I only have random shots of the whole event.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Summer has arrived and pool fun has begun. I am teaching a seniors water aerobics class on Mondays and Thursdays. It is fun but I had to start working out early because I didn't want to be the teacher that "couldn't"! I still have tai chi on Wed. morning.

The flower beds have not been done yet because the landscape timbers have not been replaced. I started the process to have mine and my neighbors replaced due to their disrepair through the years. 11 to be exact. I just got an email from the B&G chair saying they would be done by July 4. I am not holding my breath.

Garage sales have been somewhat successful. I got a hedge trimmer for $2.00 for son-in-law. Haven't found a trombone yet. Or golf clubs for tall guy. I think I'll try Craigs list soon.

I have enjoyed seeing my sister in law a few times this summer and look forward to seeing her again Tues. We have been able to go see our Mich. daughter and grand boys and our teacher daughter.

Work on FRUEHOPIA Family Reunion is coming along. I bought 4 more T shirts and we have prizes a bunch! Pat is the welcoming committee, Jane and Geri are food committee, I am games committee. We are all doing planning and amassing stuff. I think we have around 40 coming so far. We will be emailing times and directions soon. Also, only those without email addresses will get cards with RSVP, time and directions.

It's a cloudy morning so the pool visit will wait until the afternoon. I think I'll transplant my profusion zinnias now.

Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I just found out my dear sister ( in law) has opened a blog. That is so great. I would love to hear from her and hope she gets started soon. It is so nice to hear from and about those you love. I think sometimes, after you get used to doing it, it is easier to express your self in a blog.

I use this site to view pictures of family and just write a note or two. I still haven't decided if I'm going to let it all hang out here or not. Things are looking pretty good for now. The back is still a PAIN and that is literal. I had to take 4 Tylenol yesterday just to spring clean and change the bedroom. Today is the bathroom and living room. I hope to actually clean the porch windows! Deb just notice the clean parts ok? lol.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I've been thinking about starting another blog. I have been complaining I don't know how to do so many things on the various blogs I already have but this is different. You see, some times I just want to let it all hang out and not worry about any consequences. I don't want to hurt any one's feelings and I don't want to say anything that someone will take the wrong way, and mostly I just want to vent with out being judged on what may or may not be a momentary spew of bilge. That being said I just may use this place as the venting blog. But then maybe not.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May a time for flowers

It's now May and my tulips are gone and so are the grape hyacinths. The petunias and other plants are looking good from all the rain. I still am not sure how to post pictures here. I can get it every so often. I am just not up to trying this morning. Had an adventure in Ft. Wayne yesterday see Xanga or FB. Also, don't know how to cross post here. A friend from both X and FB has tried to help me with this blog so maybe I will learn more.

I love the pictures of M &M and family. That is my reason for having this blog. I get to see great niece and nephews growing up. It's super that she is a wonderful photographer. Have a wonderful day Marci and family.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Back to Paper and Pencil

I've been thinking about the Internet and blogging and well just a lot of stuff lately. I just was thinking bout reading old journals and notes and letters. It seems so much more personal to be able to hold something in your hand that you or someone else wrote. I have one lonely piece of paper with a note from my mother, which she wrote to me when I got married. It kind of seems sad and yet a blessing to have a remembrance of her physical existence. I think I would like for my kids or grandkids to be able to hold a piece of me after I'm gone.
The advantage of a blog is it's typed and can be printed whenever you want or if you want. It is also more ledgible than hand writing. Then again the personal touch of handwriting that changes over time is something to think about. And that is what I am doing right now.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I don't know why I keep trying to write. It seems it's a lot like my painting , it comes in spurts. The main reason I have this blog is to see photos of my great niece and nephews. My niece Marci is a great photographer ( I am not prejudice because I worked in a camera shop for a few years and really do have some knowledge of what is great photography). So now you know why I keep a note here and there at little go lynda.
I will be on the go the first week end in May. I am meeting the youngest in FT. Wayne,In for the Vera Bradley sale! Should be fun .

Saturday, February 28, 2009


It seems March is coming in sort of like a lamb here. It's not snowing or raining, but it is getting colder. We have had a few warm in the 50's days this past week so I hate going back to the teens.
I know by the end of March it will be warmer and I look forward to that. I know spring is coming and new life and growth are on the way. I am thankful for all that and for being here to enjoy that renewal .

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Goals for 40 days

Lent starts Wed. and I have been thinking of some positive things to do during this time. In the past I have tried to " pay it forward" kind of actions. Mostly do and give to strangers or friends and family with no identity of myself. This year I am doing something for myself.

I am going to walk a mile a day. That is an extra mile. Not one I do with just the everyday events. I also am going to do tai chi on Tues and Fri. Those are the days I do not do it.

This sounds self centered maybe but in a way it's not. I want to be here and healthy for my grand kids, and kids and other parts of my family. Staying healthy seems like something I need to do now.

Going with the positive seems to make me happier and if I'm happier those around me will be happier too. So I guess that is my ultimate goal. Happiness to share.

Friday, February 20, 2009

LittleGoLynda: History of Fruehtopia

LittleGoLynda: History of Fruehtopia

History of Fruehtopia

I am going to start a" history of fruehtopia" It sounds kind of weird I guess but how do family reunions get started? This will be a new kind of history starting with the Frueh siblings and going forward instead of backward. Each Frueh married and had assorted children. They in turn married, divorced, had off spring, didn't have off spring and other stuff. So until more firm ideas jump into my head that is the initial start of FRUEHTOPIA. Coming to you August 15, 2009.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Half way to spring

It is now Feb. 15th and all the snow is gone. I am hoping any we get now will just be a days covering and not that huge storm we had a couple of years ago.

I have been thinking a lot about our family picnic this coming august. The sister-in-laws and I had a coffee sit down at Panera's to go over some things. We have decided to send " Save the Date" emails to all on line and post cards to the rest. Then a little later we will send questionnaires and ask for idea imput. We are hoping the next generation will come through with fun, games and food suggestions. All ideas are welcome.

Right now we have a tentative name: FRUEHTOPIA! AUGUST 15,2009. More later as we get people excited and interested.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


It seems I like to add the weather here. Today it's 1 degree out there. But!!! The great thing is it will be going up into the 40's and possibly 50 in the next 5 days. That means all the snow should melt and we will see the ground. Yes, only the ground. Grass is brown and ugly laying dormant under the snow. I don't care I just want to see something besides snow and ice for awhile.

Today is Tai chi and I look forward to it. It is a good bunch of people and we enjoy each other. I feel we bring together a lot of positive energy and I need that now.

I am transfering all my old VHS home movies on to DVD's. So far I have only made one. I am not editing any of them. I am making a " master copy" so to speak. Then those that want part or all of it can burn from dvd to dvd and do their own editing. I just haven't gotten that smart yet.
So today after tai chi I am making a dvd that oldest dauhgter did of Jon & Lyndsey swimming, Lily swimming with Amanda, and on the same tape is A. Fae's 50th Annv. party. And finally the last part is a snippet of a 6 weeks old Gabe in his mom's arm's.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


The sun is out and it's going to reach 40 degrees today. That makes me happy. I have a smile on my face just thinking about it. It will not stay this way so I am going to enjoy the moment.

Today I am going to Barnes & Noble with my 2 sister-in-laws. My one sister in law is taking care of her 2 brother-in-laws and it is making her crazy. She didn't sign up to care for them in their old age. It just happened. They have never married and have no other family. In all the years they were single and living in the same town they never bothered being a part of the family. That is why it's very hard on her. Also, their brother, her husband has Alzheimer's and isn't a help for her. She has always been the most in control and origanized person. Their lives have impacted so much on hers. She lost it the other night when she found out a person at the nursing home stole one of their credit cards and charged it to the max. (1000). Thank goodness it wasn't more.
That is just the latest in all she has had to endure since August. We have been trying to help when ever we can and when she will let us. I think she now knows she has to let others do some of the things she has always thought she had to do alone.

This started as just a thank goodness Jan. is over but has turned into a mini soap of extended family. I wish I could do more than I am doing but we are doing all we can right now.

The sky is clear and a blue that only God can make. The ice is glistening like diamonds hanging from the branches of otherwise barren trees. The snow is still pretty because it hasn't started to melt and turn to dirty slush. So all in all it is a grand and wonderful day.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


It's still january!

This is my 3rd try at a blog here. I don't understand why i have so much trouble. i down loaded a picture and now don't know how to post it here. It's still January and I am bummed. Only 2 more days and then the dreaded Feb. arrives. It's hard to feel good about something when all you do is look out windows and see snow, ice, and mush.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


It seems January gets longer and longer every year. Which is odd because the years seem to go by faster and faster.This month seems endless. It is snowing again and has been since 9:30AM. It is now 4:30PM. We have over 2 inches on top of a sheet of ice. Our condo show removal people have been very lax this year. Even the trash men complained about our streets. They actually helped me get my can out Friday.

There is one more week in January and I will be glad to see it go. My birthday is Tues. just another day this year. Friday is grand boy's 8th birthday and he's leaning toward not having a
" family" party but one with friends only. 8 is a hard time for little boys wanting to grow up and yet wanting to stay the little boy for omas and poppies.

February has the least number of days and I hope it proves to be a short month. I am so wanting to get out side and see buds on trees and maybe some green in the grass. Hey, I would like to just see the sidewalk without snow or ice for a change.
January please end soon.

Edit :
My daughter's birtthday is Wed. When I was pregant with her I wanted to make sure she had her own day of birth. I had a few pains the night of my birthday so hoped they would hold off a few hours and they did. She has her own birthday even though it's just the next day. Love to her and to grand son this week.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sunny Day

Today the sun is shining brightly outside my windows. Of course the windows are dirty but that just helps defuse the brightness of the sun. I love it though.

Poppie is baby sitting sick grand boy alone. This the first time he has done that for more than a few minutes for me to run to the store or some thing when we babysit the gang. I know they will be enjoying each others company even though one is sick and the other is not use to being alone with kids.

A day alone in my house is something I rarely have. It feels good.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today just a few minutes ago a black man has become president of the United States of America. I truly wish this man and his family good health, good wishes and faith to endure all this is ahead of them. Please citizens of this country help him help our country out of the mess it's in and into an better way of life.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Today the sun is out but the temperature is -10 right now. I will probably not be going out at all. The spouse has turned into a hibernating bear and just travels from sleeping place to sleeping place. But even he is restless to do something.
I said I was going to paint during this artic freeze but so far I've only read a book and blogged and read blogs and visited Hawaii web cams. A girl can dream can't see.

Monday, January 12, 2009


I've read some things lately that have made me stop and think. Here are some of them.

Make peace with your past so it won't mess up the present.

Forgive everyone for everything.

Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

Life is to short to waste time hating people.

And finally:

Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does.

Those that read this, I have left space between the lines for you to read too.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The New Year

It seems the new year brings promise for the future. Is it really so? I like to hope it is. I see so much excitement in children's faces when they are discovering new things and re-discovering things they have done before but not for a long time.

We took the grand kids to the museum Sat. and to the creek to throw rocks. For the two older ones it was a return after a long lapse of time for the 2 year old it was a wondrous new experience. This is what we want our legacy to be for our grand kids. Experiences that Oma and Poppie have given them to last a life time. I sure hope it works!
Memories are a part of who we are and who we become. I'm hoping positive memories will be the lasting impressions of us.