Collector of Stories

If you ever really think about it, we are collectors of stories. We are told stories and we create stories to tell. We had a new employee start recently and I basically asked him to tell me his story. We had a few discussions on topics and he shared some of his stories. I, in turn, come home and tell my husband about him and his stories. And in the future (whenever that may be), my husband might reference a man his wife works with and his stories. Our blogs are our daily stories. Those who come here will learn … Continue reading Collector of Stories

An Open Letter to My New 29 Yr. Old Self

Dear New 29 yr. old Self: Hello and welcome! Take a look around and make yourself at home. We’re going to be spending a lot of time together. You can arrange things however you would like. As you know, 28 just left. And she did a really good job – you’ve got big shoes to fill, girlie! So, I know I might be asking a lot from you, but I want you to do your best, give it your all, and no matter what, I will still love you. I want you to be strong and strict. I want you … Continue reading An Open Letter to My New 29 Yr. Old Self

You Are What You…

We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” Clearly eating doesn’t truly define us. I can eat a healthy salad one day, and a greasy burger the next. It doesn’t mean I’m confused, or uncertain, or bipolar. In today’s world, more weight (no pun intended) is put on what we eat. We want to eat healthier, we want to eat smarter, we also want to eat cheaper. Everyone is stuck on this health craze. And that’s all fine and dandy. Go and eat your apples and gluten free carbs. But I think there is more to this sentence. … Continue reading You Are What You…

Potato Chips and Grandma

Every time I have ruffled cheddar chips, or ruffled sour cream and potato chips, I think of my grandma. When I was younger, my grandma had to babysit both myself and my brother. She always had these two types of chips. She never had plain, un-ruffled chips. And she always had empty cool whip containers, or empty butter containers. When we went to her place, we usually got a plastic bowl full of chips, and we went to watch television. Come to think of it, we were pretty easy to babysit. This was back in the day when TGIF was … Continue reading Potato Chips and Grandma

An Open Letter to My New 28 Year Old Self

Dear 28: Hello. Welcome. Take a look around, and see what you are walking in to. We’re going to be together for a whole year. I’m not going to lie, 27 had a rough year. What you have to work with, isn’t a lot. But, it’s up to you to do something about it. There are a lot of goals that have been set for you to reach. And there are a lot of obstacles that lie ahead of you. It’s just an unpredictable, never ending, roller coaster ride. You have to be prepared for anything, and I have a … Continue reading An Open Letter to My New 28 Year Old Self

The Rest is History

Not too long ago, we were doing a sort of ‘spring cleaning’ around the holidays. While cleaning out the closet, I found my very first diary. When I opened it to find out when I started writing, I found out that I was 7. I was 7 years old when my mom gave me a diary to write it. She believed every girl needed a diary. I remember asking her what I was supposed to write about. I mean, I was 7 and this whole diary-thing was a rather new concept. I mean, write about your day? What does that … Continue reading The Rest is History

And Now I Really Know…

People often say, “when you meet the right one, you will know it.” I was always confused by this, because with every guy I’ve dated, I’ve pretty much known they weren’t ‘the one’. So I never really knew what it felt like to find the right person. I was in a relationship for quite some time, and I thought that he was the person I was going to marry. Well, the universe has a way of turning the world upside-down, and it did. I admit that since then, I have been on this wild and crazy journey with this new … Continue reading And Now I Really Know…

And Then Things Changed

I would first like to start off by saying this was not my fault. I did not seek this out, it was presented to me, and I had to look at it to determine it’s usefulness. Okay. Sometimes… wait… no, scratch that. ALL THE TIME we need documentation to prove something. You need a receipt to prove you bought that item. You need documentation that you were born even though I’m standing right in front of you. I was sent documentation to prove a transaction. As I was sifting through the paperwork, I came upon something very interesting. Everyone loves … Continue reading And Then Things Changed

Fourth of July

Hey! I hope everyone had a great Independence Day. We actually had good weather this year. Last year, I remember it rained. We went down to the city, and spent time a the point, walking around the Regatta, and basically just having a fun time walking around. It was a lot of walking around, and enjoying the good weather. The city was busy, and there was also a Po-Go competition as well. Very interesting stuff! We gathered up some snacks, found a good spot on the lawn, and watched some really awesome fireworks. All in all, I had a great … Continue reading Fourth of July

Throwback: The Duck

Every time John and I make our way down to the point, we remember The Duck. If you weren’t there to see it, I’m really sorry, but you can look at our nice pics! I know it might sound stupid to see a giant inflated Duck, but let me tell you… it was fun! The whole idea behind the duck was to bring people together through everything we share – a childhood. The duck was to resemble our youth and the current youth and the future youth. We all know about the floating ducky in our bathtubs, and this was … Continue reading Throwback: The Duck