january 31, 2019

“Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now. Otherwise, you’ll run out of time.” ~ Unknown  

january 30, 2019

“You don’t have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you’re holding.” ~ Cheryl Stayed     You’ve heard me mention The Burl Arcade, but in a separate building just across the parking lot, The Burl also offers live music. That building – seen here with this really cool mural by an unknown

january 29, 2019

“Read more books than status updates. Look into more eyes than screens. Hold more hands than devices. Love more than you judge.” ~ Dulce Ruby⠀     I promised a photo of the Birthday Girl and here are two with one of her two beloved (and adorable) nephews, Josh. Annie loves her nephews beyond all telling and I was really glad to finally meet at least one of them (I

january 28, 2019

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall     Reinette Jones has a heart of pure gold and she can light up the darkest room even on a bad day. When Stacy hugged her, and I snapped the top pic, I said something about being at a bad angle causing me to shoot up Reinette’s

january 27, 2019

“Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts out excellent.” ~ Unknown     I had a great day and it wasn’t even my birthday. But it was Annie Bassoni’s birthday and she gathered a ton of friends at The Burl Arcade. The plan was hatched last week over Cards Against Humanity and today she pulled it off. Many of us arrived not long after they opened, and before

january 26, 2019

“Your beliefs don’t make you a better person. Your behavior does.” ~ Unknown     This little girl adores her daddy, David Hurst. And right she should; he’s one cool daddy-o.

january 25, 2019

“Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.” ~ Unknown     Birthday surprises from HRB Crystal Heis. What, indeed, would Dolly do? Just cracks me up. In case you can’t make out the socks, they have bread and milk on them. They also crack me up. Crystal knows me so well.

january 24, 2019

“One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” ~ Jack Penn     I made my way to Young Library on Tuesday and saw for the first time the beautiful sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan. Created by Amanda Matthews from here in Lexington, the statue was first displayed in the Newseum in Washington, D.C. before coming to UK. It will eventually land in

january 23, 2019

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” ~ A.A. Milne     Marie Dale’s birthday is July 4. We’re never at work for her birthday, so I’m lucky if I even remember to wish her happy birthday let alone do something for her. I’m absolutely terrible remembering important dates like that. So, tonight, I fixed that when

january 22, 2019

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ~ Roy T. Bennet     When your grandchild can’t make it to the party, facetime to the rescue. Aren’t they adorable? These two: I love them so. They create love and harmony everywhere they go.