The last of 2017

With apologies to Charles Dickens.

In many ways, 2017 was the best of times for me.

Then in the last eight months, it was the worst of times bringing terrible grief.

Now on the last day of 2017, I am looking forward with guarded optimism to 2018.

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Musings on my birthday

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Today is my birthday which puts me in a philosophical frame of mind.

I found myself thinking about the tumultuous year that flew by.

So many good things! Life was a joy.  My sons and their families were doing great. Continue reading “Musings on my birthday”

Paranoid?

“Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”  Kurt Cobain

Am I paranoid? You be the judge.

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Mea Culpa*—all day long!

Dateline: Alabama

Reporting directly to you from the trenches of my son’s home where I am embedded taking care of my 14-month old granddaughter while her parents travel to doctors’ appointments in Birmingham.

I admit that I made a lot of mistakes today.  I could make excuses but let’s leave it that I learned some valuable life lessons.

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Aiden’s First Bike

Another sign that my grandson is growing up!

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Aiden on his first bike! ~Photo Greer family

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No Rest This Sunday

I am exhausted.

What started as a lovely Sunday turned into a harrowing experience.

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A Morning Resolve

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“I will try this day to live a simple, sincere, and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking;

“cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence;

“exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God.

ln particular I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer, work, study, physical exercise, eating, and sleep which I believe that Holy Spirit has shown me to be right….” *

*Excerpt from Forward Day by Day

Compare & Despair

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”

Most of us know that this is not true.

Joey Julius almost lost his life because of words. Continue reading “Compare & Despair”

Head up. Keep Moving.

Cherish moments & experiences, not things.

~Shana Verstegen, Lumberjack & Fitness Pro Continue reading “Head up. Keep Moving.”

Retro, Fun, Relevant

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Since many places are suffering extreme heat, I decided it would be fun to share this video about what happens to our bodies when it’s hot outside. Continue reading “Retro, Fun, Relevant”