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Sew and Sew, and Sew and Sew

Sew and Sew, and Sew and Sew

“Kids don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are." - Jim Henson Today is the first day of sewing retreat. A group of great friends travel a short distance to spend a few days doing what we love - sewing. There is also a lot of fun, food, and...

Julie and Julia and Beth and Ryan

Julie and Julia and Beth and Ryan

"The tranquility that comes when you stop caring what they say, or think, or do. Only what you do" - Marcus Aurelius Has anyone seen the movie "Julie and Julia" (Or maybe it is Julia and Julie?) Anyway, it is about a woman who wanted to be a writer but was struggling....

Travel is good for the soul.

Travel is good for the soul.

"All who wander are not lost"- J.R.R. Tolkein I have a really good friend (you know who you are, Sue), and every time we go somewhere we usually end up getting lost - but it is always an adventure and we usually do not freak out. We have been down many a one-way...

Road Trip

Road Trip

"On the road again, on the road again, going places that I've never been" - Willie Nelson For the past several years, my sister and I have been trying to take an August road trip. Not really sure how it started. Last year we went to Tallahassee to visit her daughter,...

Friday Again

Friday Again

"The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place" - Helen Keller It's Friday again and I would like to say it is Fun Friday, but I don't think I am a very "fun" person. I have always been too serious. I have a very limited comfort zone. I...

The World According to Ryan

The World According to Ryan

"Never bend your head, Hold it High; Look at the World Straight in the Eye" - Helen Keller The conversation started like this: Nana - How was school this week? Ryan - Good (typical reaction of a kid) Nana - What is your favorite part of your school day? Ryan - Lunch....

Hello Monday!

Hello Monday!

"Work Hard, Be Kind, and Amazing Things Will Happen" - Conan O'Brien Today is Monday, again. Funny how Monday's seem to come around more quickly than Saturday's. But, that is OK. Last Wednesday I was invited to attend Ingram Sparks Day at the Ingram facility which is...

Fun Friday!

Fun Friday!

"It's not easy being green" - Joe Raposo I am not sure when Ryan started liking the color green, but he has liked it forever. His first nurse taught him a little bit of sign language because he has a trach and we were not sure if he would be able to really talk, but...

Ingram Sparks Day!

Ingram Sparks Day!

"Do something every day that scares you" - Eleanor Roosevelt I love the above quote.  I found it years ago and then forgot about it. I came across it again a few years ago and I try to remember it. It is so true for me as I am so out of my element with writing,...

Monday – a New Day, a New Week

Monday – a New Day, a New Week

"I know it's Monday, but it's also a new day, a new week, and in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen" - Michael Ely How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was quiet, which is not always the case. Ryan normally bowls on Saturday in the summer.  He...