Fighting Against or Living For?

Two and a half years ago Bob and I moved to the lake.  At first it was “paradise.”  Then some major changes around here brought us back to reality and reminded us that life has its challenges and people are people no matter where you live. The biggest challenge for me has been staying young and healthyContinue reading “Fighting Against or Living For?”

We’re All in This Together

When in comes to life in this world we are all in it together.  Our culture doesn’t really want us to believe that right now.  We are bombarded from every side with messages that we must be self sufficient.  There are even people who proudly boast they need no help from anyone.  But truth isContinue reading “We’re All in This Together”

Be a Light in a Dark World

You may have noticed I’m not quick to react to all the crazy, sad, violent and horrific things going on in the world.  When I do post about current events it is only after much thought and prayer.  But after recent terrorist attacks and the web going crazy over red coffee cups I feel the needContinue reading “Be a Light in a Dark World”

Breaking Free

You might remember this quote from last week: “A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner. People can be prisoners of their own concepts and ideas. They can be slaves to their own selves” – Maharaji So how do we break out of a prison of our own making? UnfortunatelyContinue reading “Breaking Free”

Sometimes What we Fear the Most…

… is exactly what we need to do. I do not like to drive.  It is necessary in the part of the country where we live, but not something I consider fun.  Bob loved driving, but with his eye problems I am the only driver now.  I really don’t like driving in cities. So when I learned IContinue reading “Sometimes What we Fear the Most…”

Welcome to Our Home

We are blessed to live in a beautiful place.  When we decided to leave the big, bad, violent city behind and go elsewhere for our retirement we never imagined we could find such a wonderful, peaceful, natural and affordable setting.  Thank you God! Let me take you on a tour.  As you drive into theContinue reading “Welcome to Our Home”

10 Things to Do When a Pet Goes Missing

Pets often become family.  When a beloved pet goes missing it isn’t always easy to know what to do first.  These are a few things we learned when Callie recently went missing. Panic for exactly three minutes, then get moving. You have work to do. Check the obvious places first – house, yard, favorite hidingContinue reading “10 Things to Do When a Pet Goes Missing”

Update on I Aspire to be a Giant Squid

I’ve noticed people looking at an old post about Squidoo called I Aspire to be a Giant Squid. Did I ever become one?  Yes, I did after graduation from Rocket Squids.  However about a week after that I received notice that many of my lenses, including my Lens of the Day and several Purple Star Award lenses.Continue reading “Update on I Aspire to be a Giant Squid”

Creating Good From a Bad Situation

When Bob lost his job a year and a half ago with little hope of there being another one we were confused and upset.  Due to the way things happened we were also angry. Our future plans had been contingent on Bob working 7 more years.  What were we going to do?  How were weContinue reading “Creating Good From a Bad Situation”