What’s In a List? Fifty Things to Do Before I Turn…

Yes, it’s the eve of the 28th anniversary of my 21st birthday or what others may claim as the age of 49.

Forty-nine.

49.

4-9.

Doesn’t matter how often I type it, write it, say it out loud, I’m having trouble believing I’m going to be 49 years old on March 2nd. That in another 364 days, I will turn 50. Fifty…half a decade. Where did the time go? As young teens, do you recall telling your parents how you wished you were older, so you could run your own house the way you desired, and not live under the strict rules your parent set for you? Of course, their reply would always lead to…”don’t wish your life away.” Pfft – yeah, what did they know any way? Continue reading

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Good Bye 2015…Hello 2016!

If there is one word that comes to mind year after year, that one word to describe what has occurred over the last 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8760 hours…is the word CHANGE.

Change is scary … it’s the fear of the unknown, fear that the outcomes of change will create instability in the stable life we think we have at that moment. Yet, while our fears of change consume us, they also paralyze us from thinking about the new opportunities change will bring to us or that the changes we face will open our paths to something richer, brighter, better than that of the past. And, sure change could bring something we do not want to face, yet even in the darkest of change comes opportunity to grow, learn, and sometimes the need to say goodbye.

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Humanity Still Exists!

FullSizeRenderToday started out as any typical day starts for me. Awake, feed the cats, shower, get dressed, stop at Dunkin’ Donuts for my daily iced tea pick me up, get into work and begin my work day. Then at 10:30am it was time to log off the computer and head to DuBois for a client lunch meeting, but before I could leave town, I would need to gas up the 4Runner. So on my way out of town, I stopped at the local gas station that pumps gas for you. It was raining, and I didn’t feel like getting out of the car to pump it myself.

After the attendant finishes pumping the gas, I hand him my debit card to pay. Like any other time, I don’t put my debit card back in my purse, but rather sit it in the ashtray area of my console to put back in my purse when I get to DuBois. Generally, my purse sits next to me, but this time I had a passenger, so my purse was in the back, and I didn’t feel like reaching around to get my wallet to replace the card in it.

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A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

Little Kindness_sneak peakHow often do we forget to say Thank You for the acts of kindness people share with us? I’ll be honest, I’m terrible at this sort of thing. I think about it, but I don’t often act upon it. And shame on me, because growing up, writing a thank you for something that was presented to you was ingrained to both my sister and I. It was just the polite thing to do, to let people know you appreciated their gift.

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Lucy’s Story

wookie n oliverFor those of you who don’t know me well, I have a real soft spot for animals. Especially innocent kittens. Over the last four years, my husband and I have fed, fostered, adopted, loved, found homes for more than a half dozen litters of feral cats. What started as innocently feeding a roaming cat on our front porch in the middle of winter, turned out to be a circus of love and me being dubbed as “the crazy cat lady.” But that’s ok, I’ll own up to it, because I am in fact crazy…crazy finding ways to get these cats all good and loving homes without me going into debt.

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What’s To Come?

I have so many interests and it’s hard for me to choose just one and stay focused on it to blog about, so I finally decided that my blog will be about the multiple facets of life and the things I love most about it. You will find me post about my love for craftin’ and share projects I create. I’m a DIYer at heart, and so I’ll be sharing the little projects I get started around the house (and hopefully finish for you). I love to cook, and my latest passion is making things in my new Vitamix (at least that’s for today). I’m “mom” to eight, yes 8, felines (three females and five males), so I’ll share photos and anecdotal stories of my lovable broad who run our lives and home. And, finally I will share some random inspirations I find while surfing the world wide web as well as from time to time share my outlook on life in general. I hope you will stop by often to see what’s up and get inspired as I’ve been so often inspired by the many wonderful blogs I visit regularly and now it’s time to start one of my own.