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.