"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover." –Mark Twain
Today is my last day at my full-time job. I captured this rainbow on my way into work this morning. Time for new adventures! ❤
Does THIS make my nose look long?! 🤥🤔
Funny how things like exterior stucco can “date” a house...never really thought about it before. It was suggested we update ours when we had to replace some existing stucco around some doors and windows we replaced. I have to say, I’m so glad we decided to do it, it gives the house a whole new feel and now I can play up the “Santa Barbara Spanish Revival” style with wood shutters and wrought iron accents.
Who was that person who took your hand, when you thought you were all alone? Enjoy today’s blog~
I had @ricksteveseurope
Rome episodes on in the background as I was getting for hockey and made me reminisce of my past trip to Italy and how much I love that country .
Day 5 of this month long trip took me to Parma for the 1st time. Wonderful little city that makes me want to go back .
This is the cathedral in Parma .
Parma Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Parma, Emilia-Romagna (Italy), dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Parma. It is an important Italian Romanesque cathedral: the dome, in particular, is decorated by a highly influential illusionistic fresco by Renaissance painter Antonio da Correggio.
The construction was begun in 1059 by bishop Cadalo, later antipope with the name of Honorius II, and was consecrated by Paschal II in 1106. A basilica existed probably in the 6th century, but was later abandoned; another church had been consecrated in the rear part of the preceding one in the 9th century by the count-bishop Guibodo. The new church was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1117 and had to be restored. Of the original building, remains can be seen in the presbytery, the transept, the choir and the apses, and in some sculpture fragments. The wide façade was completed in 1178: it has three loggia floors and three portals, whose doors were sculpted by Luchino Bianchino in 1494. Between the central and the right doors is the tomb of the mathematician Biagio Pelacani, who died in 1416.
The Gothic belfry was added later, in 1284-1294: a twin construction on the left side had been conceived, but it was never begun. Beside the Cathedral lies the octagonal Baptistery of Parma.
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Mom and Dad when they left California in '97. Going back home to Texas #retiredlife
This transformation took just over six hours.
Happy to be starting these again. Little by little...
Being a 65 year old Nana, I am so excited about having a virtual fitness studio. It’s like a library that I can go to 24/7 for my fitness, nutrition, personal development, mentoring and friendships!
It’s helped me expand my horizons beyond age, time and West Linn!
I love the fact that I’m never alone – I always have friends to connect with.
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