On a Sober Note…

There are 25 million Americans affected by substance abuse with an additional 40 million indirectly affected including family members per Mental Health America. Newsweek.com says about 42.5 million suffer from mental disabilities every year including bipolar, schizophrenia and depression, which is one in five people. I have multiple family and friends who have substance abuse issues and/or mental disabilities. Recently, there have been more situations I’ve heard about … Continue reading On a Sober Note…

Enjoying Little Q

The holidays are coming!! Time to gain some more weight that took me a while to get off last year. Yea.
Last weekend we went to a friend’s house who had a pumpkin picking bar-b-que. They live on a farm so little Q got to see actual calves, goats, geese, and pigs. We have a stuffed cow and pig that when you squeeze them they make the real animal noises. It’s sad but really funny that Q starts crying every time the cow moos, but at least he liked the real calves and the other animals. He also got to pick his first pumpkin even though he basically just looked around to see what his foolish looking parents were doing. Continue reading Enjoying Little Q

Real, Genuine People

Recently, I was out of town and encountered a number of people who would renew your faith in the humanity. Countless stories about a selfless lady who pulled over to help someone change a tire without hesitation, a man snow blowing the whole block’s driveways in the winter because he could, and a couple that spreads happiness and smiles wherever they go. Those are just a … Continue reading Real, Genuine People

Community Service

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And, if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”  Dalai Lama My husband and I help with the harvest festival that’s been celebrated for over 100 years in the small town we live by. A couple of us are gathering items for games, ordering food, filling the schedule, and getting all the little … Continue reading Community Service

Baby Love

Babies eat, sleep and poop. Yep. There is also bathing, cuddling, napping, playing, cleaning bottles and clothes, reading books, making stuffed animals talk, having a funny noises contests, making mommy and daddy laugh until they cry, going for walks, and taking a bunch of pictures. Babies take a great deal of time, but he’s growing so fast and we are cherishing every moment! Little Q … Continue reading Baby Love