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Whenever I look at this photo I think of what a wonderful day it was, the day Nicholas came home from the hospital after his birth. His Grampy was one of the first people to meet and hold him, appropriately so since Nicholas was given his Grampy’s first name as his middle name. I remember […]

Lowe’s is Not A Pet Store & It’s Not Okay to Take Your Dog Shopping

Warning: This post may come across as ranty and negative, but it’s something that’s been on my mind for a very long time and I need to get it off my chest. I’m tired and late getting something written, again, and I have nobody to blame for it but myself. I swear I have good […]

Priorities, No Excuses, & My Burpee Challenge Update

Do you know someone who always seems to have an excuse for everything? I’ve definitely encountered more than a few people like that over the years and it’s probably not an accident they aren’t in my life anymore. I’m a firm believer in the mantra No Excuses and I try to live by it every […]

Good Gravy & Four Other Things I’m Grateful for This Thanksgiving

How was your Thanksgiving? Good in every way, I hope, and I can’t think of a better day to for a peek inside my Gratitude Journal. Today was kind of a weird day, but weird in a good way. It was just Paul, Cody, Nick and me plus a few family guests and while I […]

Wordless Wednesday – A Banana Loving Horse, Of Course


Sometimes Mondays Aren’t So Bad

Be honest. Do you like Mondays? I mean, I know they generally get a bad rap, but I’ve honestly never had much against them except of course when I’m having a bad one. In that case, it’s totally Monday’s fault for whatever is going wrong at the time. Mostly, though, I’ve always liked Mondays. I […]

What’s on My DVR List Right Now? Hint: We Watch a Lot of Great TV Shows

Do you ever wonder what television shows other people are watching? Either because you want ideas for something new to watch or because you want someone to talk to about the shows you’re already watching? I kind of like to know for both reasons, which is why I love it when someone asks that question […]

Thanksgiving Stress, I Have Some

Can we talk about the cornucopia of stress in the room right now? Well, maybe you’re not feeling the stress, but I sure am. Before I whine about that I have a question for you. Do you travel for Thanksgiving, do you stay home for Thanksgiving, or do you host people at your house for […]

Kindness, A Friendly Pilot, & One of the Best Gifts I Ever Received

Today was kind of a weird Saturday. Well, part of it was because it was just Cody and I at home for a few hours because Nick was at work and Paul was at rehearsal. They’re getting so close to opening night, which means the rehearsals are more frequent, more hours, and more stress for […]

This is Autism. Some Days are Harder than Others

Well, would you look at that. It’s Friday again already and just like the last couple weeks I had a plan for today, but then we had a rough morning and I’m drained. It’s only two in the afternoon and I feel like taking a nap, but I’m not going to do that because we […]