Beach weather

As many of us are feeling the effects of Mother Nature's cold attitude I thought we could all use a day at the beach. Welcome to warm, sunny Sitges, Spain.

Take a moment to get your senses adjusted. Can you feel the heat of the sun? It is 85F with a warm breeze blowing. Enjoy relaxing on the beach and then playing in the water. You can stay as long as you like. No need to be anywhere else right now.

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."  ~Celia Thaxter


A New Year

A new year. A new chapter. What will I write in this empty book and how will I fill the pages? We all have commitments and obligations but we need to be sure to listen to the commitments and obligations that we make to ourselves. These are equally important.

My hope is that I will fill the pages with more love, adventures, silliness and stories of every day amazing things that happen in my life. This life is not a dress rehearsal. We only have one shot at it. I intend to live every moment of it to the fullest.

"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." ~ Henry Miller


Cfor - RIP

Our little hairy monster went to Heaven yesterday. For the past 16 years he has filled our life with love, silliness, cuddles and amusement. Teaching us not to do anything that isn't comfortable - as he shows here.

He touched not only our lives but the lives of everyone who met him. The stories of how he chased pet sitters and friends out of the house, bailed up 2 maintenance guys who had to call a third to distract him so they could escape, made an Air Force Major feel "vulnerable", will live on in our hearts. He was a character from the day we met him until the end. The house seems strangely empty and quiet now. 

"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you." ~Winnie The Pooh


Hello Friend

"I think I would have missed you even if we never met." ~Nick Mercer - The Wedding Date


Be true to you!

Too many times we work to just please others or do for others without considering our own happiness. Pleasing others takes precedence over our own health and happiness. If we don't look out for ourselves - if we do not strive to make ourselves happy...who will? Thankfully I learned this lesson over 20 years ago. I wish for many dear people in my life to learn this lesson also.

Be yourself! Make yourself happy! Take care of you! It is nothing to feel guilty about.

“I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.” ~Richard Bach