Archive for February, 2015

Your attitude.

Did you ever meet someone who is always happy? Always has something nice to say?  Now, did you ever meet someone who, no matter how blessed they are, they find a reason to find the negative in every situation? What is the one thing that makes these two people so very different? I saw this [...]

Joseph Kimutis Memorial Fund – Hats and Gloves

Each December hundreds of family, friend and strangers come out to our annual Joseph Kimutis Memorial Spaghetti Dinner. You bring food for the food pantry, hats, gloves and cash. You give freely to support our family and our fund. It is the most important night of the year for us. After the dinner we took [...]

Love what you do.

I saw this quote from Steve Jobs: “I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know [...]

Dancing makes me smile.

If it were the ’70s and people were learning to dance like this, I would have put my baton down and jumped on the wagon. So cool. Have a wonderful Tuesday!  

Thank you.

Thank you for the prayers for my girl, Sadie. The pain in her jaw will hopefully end with the root canal that she had yesterday. Her dentist told me that he thought her pain would have been excruciating. She agreed with him. Fortunately, she is still sleeping this morning. It has been a long few [...]

Prayers, please.

I don’t usually talk about personal things that are going on in the lives of my family members, but today I am making an exception. Sadie came home from college on Friday with a pain in her jaw. Over the last few days the pain has become so severe that we went to the Emergency [...]


I woke this morning with a nervous stomach. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does I don’t like it. I will have faith today. Faith that all is well. That everything is okay. I’m glad that I have faith.  It is days like today that I lean on something that is bigger than [...]

Snow, cookies and kindness.

I woke up this morning and looked out the window. My world is covered in white, beautiful snow. I love it. My favorite philosopher, Kahlil Gibran said, “Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers.” Love that! I love the snow covered pines on Pin Oak. My little girl is upstairs sleeping. I know [...]

Turn! Turn! Turn!

The sun is creeping up over the hillside. The sky is blue and cloudless. It is a beautiful morning. John has just told me that the temperature outside is -5. Schools in Pittsburgh are closed. We are sitting in the middle of winter, for sure. This afternoon we have a sales rep. from a decking [...]

Baby it’s cold outside!

Holy moly! When I woke up this morning and looked out the window, I did not see palm trees and a golf course.  Schools are closed and my neighborhood is white. It is an official snow day mug kind of day! I had a wonderful time in Florida, but I am happy to be back [...]