I’ve mentioned this in blog posts before, but I fell in love with Xanadu homes (bubble looking shotcrete-styrofoam homes that were futuristic) that were in tourist traps like Gatlinburg, the Dells and Florida. Continue reading “Dream Home…Xanadu” »
I’m not really sure if Courtney knew what she wanted to do for her 15th Birthday. But last month we took a trip to the Mall of America, when all the kids didn’t have school on a Friday, and we perused shops and just had a nice day. Continue reading “A Teen…A Mystery….A Prom…A Birthday….A Success!” »
I remember the day I first met you.
I remember you hunting around my room and taking everything that I had that was Tigger (large plush Tigger, Tigger backpack, Tigger Pillow, Tigger Slippers, and even my Tigger desk clock) and hoarding it all under my computer desk in a Tigger nest. I knew that we were going to be fast friends and have so much in common. Continue reading “A Message to Courtney!” »
Since Amy and I started doing slimgenics, we have wanted an easy way to enter our food journal on our phones. Continue reading “For my Slimgenics Friends…” »
Recently I was listening to a podcast from “This Week in Photography” (they have some great discussions over there) and it got my creative juices flowin.
What would my wish list be? What would I like to photograph?
Well, like Sara France said in the podcast: “Dream Big…and make it happen…make that shoot” Continue reading “I wish…” »
Recently I have been taking charge of my personal life and making some changes. The biggest has been re-learning how to eat and lose weight.
As of today, I am down 10.5 lbs…and its my second week.
But at work last night…I realized…I can’t just take charge of my personal life, I need to take charge of my professional life as well.
Tonight Amy and I had Couples Massage Training* with our Message Therapist Steph over at StoneWater Massage & Skin Care.
Before I get to far into this post, I want to be clear, this was not a “sensual” couples massage class. This was just basic techniques to help each other relieve pain and tension when we are at home and not able to book with Steph for a more thorough pain relief session.
Now that I have that out of the way, let me just say, that I don’t like giving massages. Continue reading “Couples Massage Class” »
In 2008, I said goodbye to my Great-Aunt Muriel. (You can read that in this post).
Yesterday, at 7:00 p.m. on Valentines Day, Muriel’s Sister (My Grandmother) passed away. She was 86 and a half years old. She was the last of her brother’s and sisters. Muriel, Clayton, and Byron never had any children. Only Lorraine and her sister Zella had any children.
As I have written countless times, these two women were a huge influence on my life.
This week has started out very rough.
First, my grandmother passes away on Valentines day. If that wasn’t enough, tonight, Amy was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
I figured it would be easier to give all the details in one blog post. Continue reading “What a start to a week…” »
I posted on Facebook when I woke up:
Woke up in tears…I had a very real-feeling bittersweet dream…long story short: I was “visited” by my great Aunt (who inspired me to be creative growing up) and I was able to finally say goodbye, which I wasn’t able to do when she died 2 years ago.
So I thought I would post the whole thing, mainly to record this down somewhere. Continue reading “When Angels Dream” »