All Temps Heating and Air Conditioning is returning to our home to try, once again, to fix the heat. Our house has been at about 62 degrees for the last three days. At times it has felt colder inside the house than it has outside. My furs have cuddled close to me and shared their … Continue reading Its All A Matter Of Perspective
Mullen Kick ASS APPLE SAUCE . My friend Fran shared a story about her friend Jim Mullen--Jim Mullen makes Kick ASS APPLE SAUCE. He was also a plainclothes Chicago cop when a bad guy shot him in the face with a .357 caliber pistol. The bullet went through his cheek and lodged in his spinal column, … Continue reading Jim Mullen’s KICK ASS Apple Sauce
The Animals Can Talk. This is one of my favorite Christmas stories. Listen closely at midnight on Christmas Eve, and you will hear the animals talking....wonder what secrets my campers will share with me? "Christmas Gifts" It was Christmas Eve in the barnyard. Seven ordinary animals had just settled down for the night. It was … Continue reading On Christmas Eve Midnight: The Animals Can Talk!
Joe and I were married nine years ago today (December 23rd). As I mentioned in a previous post, our wedding was a celebration of “Done.” We acknowledged with family and friends what we already knew: We were meant to be together for better and for worse. Neither of us were naturals at being married. We knew … Continue reading Happy 9th Anniversary Joe!
Screw celebrating hindsight! Your Fabulous! My friend Joni called last night. She had just been to the funeral of a client’s 19-year-old son who had committed suicide. Joni made a really good point, for which I’ll give her credit and sum up for you here. The good die young, and remind us to celebrate each … Continue reading Screw Celebrating Hindsight!
Cisco: Camp Run-A-Pup Photo
Seth Godin has published a free ebook called What Matters Now. He describes the inspiration for the book in this blog post: Now, more than ever, we need a different way of thinking, a useful way to focus and the energy to turn the game around. What Matters Now presents seventy big thinkers, each sharing … Continue reading What Matters Now-Seth Godin’s Free E-Book
Don't Be Sad.... A friend commented the other day about how well Cole and I seemed to be doing, and asked me what I thought contributed the most to our wellbeing. The answer, I think, is that we are moving through the grief process our way. “Our way” has always been an important value in … Continue reading Don’t Be Sad, Be Less Sad