She Would Have Been 83 Today

My Mom would have been 83 today. She passed away on July 7, 2011,¬† only about 14 months after this picture was taken. Ironically, her little dog companion, Annie, also passed away a few months before Mom did. I mentioned these in a previous post ten days ago, on the six-month anniversary of her death, … Read more

Dreaming a Dream of Excellence

Since Martin Luther King’s Day just passed, with the usual reflection on his “I have a dream” speech, I wanted to discuss the topic here. I dream a dream of excellence. The basic definition for excellence is that it is “the state or quality of excelling or being exceptionally good” and demonstrating qualities or characteristics … Read more

The Mad Mouse Mission

It all started when I opened the pantry cupboard door to grab my old-fashioned oats to make my usual morning bowl of oatmeal. Perched on the middle shelf below the oats, a little mouse stared back at me with its beady little eyes. I freaked out and slammed the door, which I’m sure scared the … Read more

Yeah – I’m Going to Have to Go Ahead and DE-CLUTTER!

I already knew this. Clutter has been my nemesis most of my adult life. As my family members and I have been going through decades of *stuff* at our childhood home since my Mom passed away – a task that has fallen mostly to one sister and her family who live closest to the house¬† … Read more

Exercise – Your Creativity!

Well, don’t ignore the other kind of exercise, either – especially if it’s part of your goals for 2012, to lose weight, exercise regularly, and take better care of yourself. It’s on my list and I’m doing fairly well with it (yes, a minimal weight loss already!) For THIS blog post, though, I’m talking about … Read more