Archive for January, 2015

What matters.

I love when I read something and think, “Exactly!” “One day you will realize that material things mean nothing. All that matters is the well being of the people in your life.” Leon Brown I love that. Drive safe today, I think it might be a snowy one.    

Open a door.

I saw this video yesterday. It didn’t just bring tears to my eyes, it made me cry. I think back to how my own son, Joe, was bullied in school. This boy, Josh, was grieving the loss of his father, and he was being teased for it. My own beautiful girl, Sarah, was teased when [...]

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. There are many wonderful quotes, but this is one of my favorite, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is,”What are you doing for others?” Love that.

Shabby Chic Boutique does it again.

There is a wonderful store near where I live. It is called, “The Shabby Chic Boutique”. Two sisters took their passion for breathing new life into old pieces of furniture and turned it into a business. When I walk into their store I exhale. It is not often that I can find a place where [...]

My quiet house.

I was asleep last night when the garage door went up. John is home. He has been in Kansas City since January 4th. To say I am happy he is home is an understatement. It has been such a blessing to still have Sadie in the house. She will be returning to Seton Hill on [...]

Joe’s socks.

The morning that Sadie and I delivered the blessing bags, I was told that the homeless are in need of socks. They did not need to be new, just clean. That got me thinking about the big drawer of socks that was still sitting in Joe’s dresser. I have had trouble getting rid of Joe’s [...]

Joseph Kimutis Memorial Fund – Blessing Bags

This is a particularly hard time of year for the homeless and hungry in Pittsburgh. This week, Sarah create 150 blessing bags. The bags consisted of a bottle of water, two granola snack bars, chapstick, tissue, hand lotion, pen and paper. Yesterday, Sadie and I delivered the bags to CHS Homeless Assistance Programs on Fifth [...]


I find a lot of comfort in prayer. My favorite prayer is, show me what to do so that your will is done through me. Someone recently said to me that they did not know how to pray. If you can think, you can pray. I pray a lot. I speak to God often. If [...]


I have a lot of work to do. Since I am fortunate to be able to watch television while I work, I rented the movie, “Boyhood” yesterday. Such an interesting movie! It begins in 2002 and is filmed each summer for the next 12 years. Before our eyes we watch as two children grow from [...]

National Clean Off Your Desk day.

Today is National Clean Off Your Desk day. This day was created as an opportunity to begin your new year with a clean and organized work space.  Whether your desk is in a private office, shared office, cubicle,  home office or a make-shift desk on the counter, having your work space uncluttered, organized,  refreshed and [...]