Thankful Thursdays

For the one-third remaining. Some years feel a bit heavier than others, but 2020 has felt like a ton of bricks. Phew! What a year it has been so far. And I’m not just talking about the craziness most of … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For a shoe-full of perspective. This week I find myself in someone else’s shoes. I messed up my knee and I’ve been hopping around wearing a brace and on crutches. The temporary interruption has brought to mind the countless people … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For the unmasking.   This week we’ve been away enjoying most of our time where the latest accessory is not needed. Ahhh…the freedom.   I hope and pray soon we’ll be able to return to hugging, dining, traveling, working, and … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For employment in the time of Corona. Yesterday during our weekly office web meeting many of us expressed how grateful we feel to be employed during these challenging times. Most of us know people who have lost their jobs and … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For those who make a difference. It has been a difficult year for all of us so far. Imagine what it’s been like for cancer-stricken kids and their families. The annual St. Jude Walk/Run is going VIRTUAL this year. Once … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For more wag. We recently got a dog. Well, more like Lauren showed up with a dog and we somewhat reluctantly allowed it. But now we love Beni. What I love the most about this animal is how happy he … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For that Higher Power. What are we in control of, really? These days more than ever we make ourselves crazy over the things that are not going our way. I know I do. But let me share with you a … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For awakenings. Last week I had surgery to remove my gallbladder (because 2020 wasn’t exciting enough). Would have preferred to have kept it, but it wasn’t in the plan for me. As I sat in the recovery room and my body … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For Mom’s angel. Lazara Ortega was unlike anyone I have ever known. She came into our lives shortly after my grandfather passed away in 1992 when, through a friend of a friend, she was put in touch with us about … Continue reading

Thankful Thursdays

For interim spots. The dining room has been their interim home office for four months now. She never would’ve imagined that, she said. Anyway, in this interim office, she has the best spot. It’s next to the bar and faces … Continue reading