Dream Home…Xanadu

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” »

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A Teen…A Mystery….A Prom…A Birthday….A Success!

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!” »

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A Message to Courtney!

I can’t believe your turn­ing 15 today!

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!” »

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For my Slimgenics Friends…

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…” »

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I wish…

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…” »

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My heads a swimmin’

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.

Con­tin­ue read­ing “My heads a swim­min’” »

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Couples Massage Class

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” »

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End of a Generation

Lorraine and Bert

My Grand­ma & Me


Lor­raine in the ‘80s

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.

Con­tin­ue read­ing “End of a Gen­er­a­tion” »

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What a start to a week…

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…” »

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When Angels Dream

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” »

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