“What is Your Joy?”

Last weekend I went to a new Primary Care Doctor appointment. This is a big deal for me because I have not had a Primary Care Doctor for over ten years. I do the maintenance; the OB/Gyno appt., my mammogram, I get blood work through my employer. I reflected, "I'm getting these wellness labs done, [...]

It’s Time!

We planted a green pepper plant and we did get some, but not that many. We are getting ready to take down the garden. I went out this evening to see what I could pick before we take down. After waiting all season, it's time! We finally have our peppers! I am learning so many [...]

Our Bountiful Garden

My husband wanted a garden so he built a raised garden bed on the south side of our house an optimal location! He did that a few years ago. I am so grateful he wanted the garden, he built us a beautiful area to plant our vegetables. Every year we try different vegetables, we try [...]

Part 4: The Journey – “Getting To The Other Side”

Toward the end of December, almost the last day, my husband received a call from the electrophysiologist's assistant who was going to set up another CT Scan to get the process going for the cryoablation. However, after everything my husband had been through he thought, "What if the fluid in my chest cavity was contributing [...]

Part 1 – The Journey: “How Did I Get to this Place?”

Last summer my husband went in for a routine colonoscopy. He was not looking forward to the prep, the procedure, there is always a risk the doctor will discover something. He could not anticipate the journey this routine colonoscopy would put him on... His vitals were taken once we arrived, his Blood Pressure was 210/124! [...]

The Coffee Bean Book – #BeTheBean

I heard this story before this summer. I knew Jon Gordon and Damon West were releasing "The Coffee Bean". Without revealing too much but perking your curiosity... This is a story that starts with a carrot, an egg and a coffee bean. It has a simple message that is relevant for all ages. Once you've [...]

Nature’s Teacher

Each year we start our garden confident we know what we are planting, when it's going to harvest and how much to water. We know we have everything properly spaced apart. What we never can predict is Mother Nature, the weather, how dry or rainy it will be, will insects be an issue? We start [...]

Gardening Magic!

Happy 4th of July! When the Memorial Day storm hit us, this plant was very damaged. We were not sure that it would make it. I wish I had a "before" picture when the plant was completely ravaged! I trimmed back the plant and kept tending to it. To our amazement, this week the plant [...]

Just Released Today! “The Coffee Bean Book!”

Today is the release of "The Coffee Bean Book A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change" by Jon Gordon & Damon West! Some of Jon Gordon's other books include: "The Energy Bus", "The Power of Positive Leadership", "You Win in the Locker Room First..." Damon West has authored "The Change Agent: How a Former QB [...]

Fringe = Marginal

One of the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary definitions for "Fringe": "something that is marginal, additional, or secondary to some activity, process, or subject" I grew up in a large family with seven siblings, five of us are married, six of us have children. A family gathering for the holidays easily can be 25-30 family members! In my [...]