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Jan 272015

Early morning after a quick breakfast snack we climb into our Land Rover for our morning Safari.  What will we find today?  What adventure will cross our path?  The ranger and tracker are alert for any animal tracks and signs of animals nearby.  Sounds of crackles and squeaks suddenly permeate the still morning and the [...]

Jan 252015
Everybody has a purpose

Drifting, floating, no end in sight.  No horizon, lost in the flexibility of chaos.  No purpose = no direction.  Purpose… I see the light ahead, the horizon and the promise of something more.  Something with substance that has meaning for me… that gives me breath and life, that fills me up with curiosity, wonder, and [...]

Jan 192015
Give Credit Where Credit is Due

The Following is a guest blog, from Mary Knippel, Writer Unleashed No hype or a gimmick…your life experience is priceless! However, The Mint, the financial services website, released a breakdown of the value of different homemaker duties and found it would draw close to 6 figures…$95,000 a year! Now, you and I know that making [...]

Jan 182015

I look at my desk and what do I see? A constant inflow of paper that drives me absolutely crazy. Who thought that in this electronic age that paper keeps coming in even though we keep throwing it out. It kind of makes my head ache, my skin itch, and the desire to run away [...]

Dec 142014

Lights twinkle on our beautiful Christmas tree that stands tall in our living room. As we unwrap each ornament and place them on the tree, we also watch a favorite Christmas movie. We found the The Muppet Christmas Carol and just had to watch this classic, and as some reviewer said, “too good for kids.” [...]

Dec 102014

Christmas decorations burst out of the Christmas storage boxes onto the chair, table, and sofa like a bad flu bug. After working 2 very long and exhausting nursing work days, I just look at the beautiful decorations with tired eyes and little enthusiasm. It’s time to take a day off so that I can rally [...]

Nov 232014
A Grateful Thanksgiving

  Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ Melody Beattie As you enjoy the beauty of friendship [...]

Nov 162014
Prepare like a Girl Scout

I look at my upcoming ICU schedule and my face gets sad. Yes, I must be scheduled for Thanksgiving and my husband, although sad too, understands this necessary “evil” for my nursing job. What does that mean for Thanksgiving this year? PUNT! Being be prepared like a Girl Scout is the mode I am jumping [...]

Oct 192014
Lesson from Mother Nature

Red, green, yellow, and orange peak out amongst the branches. Mother Nature is adapting to our continuing drought with an early fall. My cat’s winter hair is already in place and ready to go. “They” say, we’ll have a heavy winter this year. I know we certainly could use a heavy snowfall and rainfall here [...]