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JIM’S MEMORIAL

04 Dec

  The day had come. The room was filled with people for my brother-in-law jim’s memorial. He wanted everyone who loved him to have a big ole party in his honor. To laugh a lot, tell stories, dance, drink and remember the good times with Jim and everyone did just that. The dinner party at […]

ANNIVERSARY/MEMORIAL/MILWAUKEE 

04 Dec

  My husband’s entire family is still living in Milwaukee. Sadly, we spent our anniversary flying to Wisconsin to my husband’s brother Jim’s memorial. We wound up spending our anniversary with Jeff’s brother Dave and actually had a wonderful dinner and a lot of laughs together. The next day we went to visit my sister-in-law […]

BIRTHDAYS LEFT AND RIGHT

30 Nov

Thanksgiving has passed, and the Birthdays begin! The day after Thanksgiving is my wonderful husband Jeff’s Birthday. His maneger’s Birthday is on the same day. We had a small family dinner at Hugo’s. One of Jeff’s favorite places, where I was able to hand off my son-in-law’s Birthday gift to him. I told him he […]

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS

25 Nov

It’s amazing what some people call lemons in their lives. Some people are having a bad day, they consider that a lemon of a day. Maybe you get a flat tire, or in an accident, or maybe the flue. Now there’s a week’s worth of lemons That would be considered a lemon of a day […]

TAKING HOME THE GOLD….AGAIN

23 Nov

Excited as can be to take home the Gold once more. That’s four years in a row I took home the gold Internationally! It should have been an amazingly exciting time for me but my mind was on my mom and my brother in law.  My mom will be starting radiation treatments as soon as […]

THE OLYMPIA ONCE AGAIN

23 Nov

One week away from the final competition of the year and I think I’m feeling ready. Haven’t gotten sick this year, haven’t hurt myself and I’m feeling pretty confident. This year I can feel myself being a little more tired than the past four years prior. I really don’t think it’s age creeping up on […]

BIRTHDAY GATHERING

23 Nov

Last night we celebrated my daughter (step-daughter) Krista’s Birthday. How do these kids of mine keep getting older and I’m still a teen? It was her best birthday yet, she announced as she blew out the candles on her cupcakes. I am so happy for her because it really was one of the best. The […]

DEALING WITH THE C WORD

25 Oct

I often hear people say, “This was so unexpected!”, and “The timing for this is all wrong!”. But who really ever expects cancer to rear it’s ugly head? And when would the timing for that be okay? My mother, lovingly known as Bubby, found a small lump in her breast a year ago. Her main doctor, […]

THINGS WORK OUT

20 Oct

In my last blog I wrote about how my new assistant, Tatiana, was going to shoot and edit all of my up coming videos.  I was really excited to find someone who could do all of this. Well, it turns out she got another position that whisked her out of my working life. I’m always […]

SLOW TO START

15 Oct

Isn’t it frustrating when you make plans to start a project…you get everything in place…you’re all ready to go… and the person who’s going to help you can’t start. What’s that saying? Stuff Happens!  I cleaned that one up didn’t I?  Luckily for me I know everything happens for a reason.  So, when Tatiana couldn’t […]