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Monday, August 25, 2014
I love all animals and in a perfect world I would own pigs, calf's, monkeys, ponies, goats, llamas, and many others. We would live on a farm and I would have many hot, half nekkid farm helpers to feed and groom them. I would pet, snuggle and love on 'em all without all the dirty work. My idea of paradise!!
So I guess my question is this: are you a cat lovin' person, a dog lovin' person, both, or neither? And, have you ever had a favorite pet? Let me know!
Have a wonderful week. Can you believe it's the last week of August already? And a belated Happy 30th. Anniversary to our dear friends Lori and Ivan. They celebrated last weekend with a lovely party, and I marvelled at how they are barely 50 and already at this milestone. Stay in love my dear friends. xoxo
Monday, August 18, 2014
Tragically, people in the Detroit area cleaned up from the massive flood. Tearfully they put their belongings on the curb and prayed for a way to replace the things that they lost. Sister in law, Cheryl completed 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen cancer walk. The training she did was intense and she stayed focused. Hooray Girl, you did it again and we are so proud of you! National Coney Island and shopping for my Little Sister's school supplies took up most of a Wednesday afternoon and I muddled thru knowing that a nap would come later. Cousin Kristie and her man Kevin wrapped up plans for their wedding and on Saturday it all came together in a lovely celebration.. It was a happy event although I couldn't help but blink back tears thinking of how the time has past. Their beaming smiles and faces full of love were so optimistic and I pray that they can stay that way. .
I fear for the future of all of us-mostly the inevitable. Handling life's sorrows is so hard. I'm not sure how anyone prepares for having the air knocked out of you. No one can predict what might be waiting around the corner for any of us. One rainfall, one phone call or one split second can change the color of how we view the world. I look at everything differently now. Happiness is a moving target with no guarantees. Nothing is the same and I have changed. Baby's are being born and the circle of life continues relentlessly without skipping a beat. I'm happy for those new parents while mourning the grandchildren I will never have.
I pray for the strength to continue without constant question. Live for today. Be good to yourself and others. It's the only chance we have at living thru this thing called life. xo
Monday, August 11, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
On Wednesday, the Florida lobster season officially opens. We have flown down for a quick 9 days and plan to grab up as many of the sweet treats as possible. It's been HOT, 103 degrees in Key West today and occasional rain, which makes it feel like an outdoor sauna. But what can you expect in south Florida in August?
This trip isn't about the weather or even the lobster. For me, it's just a necessary change of scenery and routine that I hope will bust me out of the funk I have been feeling. I realized a strange thing, tho. I have been doing some MAJOR bed hopping. Yep, bed hopping. Let me 'splain. Last Sunday night I crashed out at the beach house. Monday night found me back home. Tuesday, I took Mickey to my Mom's and spent the night in Ossineke. Wednesday and Thursday I was home again. On Friday night, I enjoyed a wonderful night's rest in Miami and then on Saturday, I was in the Keys. Whew, I wake up in the morning not sure where I am and even worse, in the middle of the night I get completely confused! Stubbed toes, spilled water bottles and bumping into wall as a result. Keeps a girl totally off guard...
I'll catch up with y'all next week when I will have the 'lobster report' to share. Wish me luck! xo