I slept 7.5 straight hours last night. Life is so much better when I get a good night’s sleep. My new years resolution was to try to get at lease 7 hours of sleep a night. I have been doing a pretty good job. For the most part I am trying to get in bed [...]

Infrared Sauna.

Monday morning. This is a good day to spend and hour in an infrared sauna. I am blessed to have a wonderful friend who let’s me pop over to her house and enjoy the benefits of her sauna. Speaking of benefits, here are a few. If you have the opportunity to use an infrared sauna, [...]

Tea time.

I received this photo today. Sadie has always loved tea. When she found out she was going to London with her Aunt Kathi, having tea was on her to do list. I love that she is seeing and doing so many wonderful things. Nothing makes me happier than having a happy kid.  

2,400th Blog

Today I am writing my 2,400th blog. Wow, that’s a lot of yaking. Thank you to everyone who has supported me since I began this project in June 2011. Those early blogs were not easy to write and I am sure they were not easy to read. Life has taken a lot of twists and [...]


It is sunny. It is Friday. If you woke up this morning, you were lucky to have another day. Rejoice. This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.  


Someone sent me a message and asked me to share this. It is good to read it every once in a while. Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth [...]

Joe Kimutis Fund – Blessing bags for the homeless

This time of year is especially hard on the homeless and less fortunate in our city. This week we made blessing bags to help those in need. Because of your kindness and contributions to the Joseph Kimutis Memorial Fund we are able to do things to help the hungry and homeless in Pittsburgh, in memory [...]

Talking about loss.

At some point you will have a friend or family member who is in the process of passing from this life. It is an emotional, trying and hard time for everyone involved. Few of us have much experience talking about death and dying. It’s normal to be afraid of saying the wrong thing and upsetting [...]

A nice day.

Yesterday was a fun day. We joined a few neighbors and watched the Steeler game. No, the Steelers didn’t win, but we did. We laughed a lot. We shared food and drinks. We lived in the moment and the moment was great. It was a nice day.    

My happy place.

Well, the family room is painted and the new curtains are hung. I love a new, clean room. Now, all we need is new carpet, which is happening soon. I have never been one to love change, unless it came to paint colors. Changing my environment is one of my favorite things to do. New [...]