Our country.

I am not going to voice my opinion one way or another about the events of yesterday during the football games. What I will say is that we, as a county, are standing at the edge of a crisis. I rarely watch the news. I find it disturbing and out of my control. When I [...]

Race day!

A few months back John and Sadie began training to run the half marathon that is next May. John, a seasoned runner with ten marathons under his belt, and his girl who hated to run to the bathroom. Wow how things have changed. I am proud of these two. I’m super proud of Sadie. She [...]

Pushing through it.

Today is a high pain level day for me. It is hard for me to type these words. My hands and fingers are very swollen. I’m taking a deep breath. I’m going to put on my shoes. I am going to hobble down to Sadie’s and spend the day with my girl. Hopefully, spending time [...]

Swimming in fall.

Today is the first day of fall. The temperature will rise to the high 80s today. I can’t believe I am going to say this, but I think I will get in my pool today. I don’t think I have ever been in my pool in September, but definitely not the 22nd of September. Anything [...]

Oh the possibilities!

I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about this morning when I received a text from Johnny. He sent me these two photos. This is his view from his office in the UPMC U.S. Steel Building. The first photo looks like he is in a plane. I find the second photo to be [...]


I’m putting on my fixer up hat today. It has been a while. Our tenants have moved out and now I will touch up the paint and do a few other little jobs to get the place ready for the next tenant. We have been landlords for a year. Wow. That year flew by quickly. [...]

St. Joseph of Cupertino

Yesterday was the feast day for St. Joseph of Cupertino. He is the patron saint of pilots and travelers. I never enter a plane without first drawing a sign of the cross on the side. Once, the man entering the plane behind me said, “Good idea.” I laughed and said, “It can’t hurt.” I always [...]


It feels like fall today. I love fall! Life is good. Be patient and kind today. Smile. It is more than likely that at least one person you speak with today is concerned or worried about issues of which you have no idea. Be nice.  

The spider.

So interesting! Spider Energy BY MADISYN TAYLOR The feminine energy of spiders reminds us that we have the ability to weave our lives into strong beautiful works of art. We may not realize that the sight of a spider’s web glistening in the sun, the beads of morning dew catching the light to shine like diamonds [...]

A new attitude.

It is a beautiful day. I didn’t sleep well, at all, last night. But, today is a new day and I have a pretty good attitude about it. Attitude seems to be the most important thing. I generally have a good attitude about things. Earlier this week I didn’t. One of the things I got [...]