november 1, 2015

“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” ~ James Allen     I had a guest register available at the reception. I didn’t realize I’d forgotten it until I went to bed Friday night. I attended All Saints Day service this morning and picked it

may 9, 2015

“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” ~ Unknown     Riley Morrow turned three on Cinco de Mayo. Today, he had his birthday party with all his friends and family. Happy birthday, young man. Aunt Pannie loves you.      

april 8, 2015

“Nothing in life, including our circumstances or potential, is fixed. Reality is bendable to our will.” ~ Brendon Burchard     Yesterday, I said it was a day filled with treats, and gave thanks for Marie Dale and Skyla for their sunshine. My second big treat of the day was running into Riley Morrow and his mama, Heidi, at Kroger. He was very busy looking for a fictional cartoon character, the name I

april 2, 2015

“Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.” ~ Leo Babauta     Every time one orders something from Photojojo, one’s package arrives with a small dinosaur. One got her first dino from Crystal Heis who gave one something, a Holga lens perhaps, as a gift. She was sweet enough to include the dino as part of the gift. One has gotten the other two

january 2, 2015

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ~ Maya Angelou     Lunch with The Morrow’s was a highlight today. As we were preparing to leave, Riley, from his mama’s arms, reached for me (he’s never done that) and hugged and hugged and hugged. And when he let go, he tenderly kissed me on the lips (he’s definitely never done that). I love that little boy to

august 2, 2014

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi     It was a beautiful day with beautiful people. Eric and Heidi Morrow came over with their son, Riley. So did Stacy Yelton, Sandy Davis and her two basset hounds, as well as Annie Bassoni and her mentee, Kameryn Williams. We cooked out. We laughed and talked. We listened to a

may 5, 2014

“Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t give up.” ~ Unknown     This sweet little boy is two years old today. They had his birthday party yesterday of course, but because I was with my piano peeps, I missed the cake and presents portion of the party. No matter, his little cake face was all I needed to see.

may 3, 2014

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~ Nelson Mandela     It was one of the most beautiful Derby days Kentucky has ever had. The temperature was perfect, the sky spectacular, and the people the very best. I had my third Derby party. Thanks to Stacy Yelton, Annie Bassoni, Sandy Davis, Deb Chenault, Crystal Heis, John Lumagui, Greg Davis, Vanessa Oliver, and Riley, Eric, and Heidi Morrow,

january 11, 2014

“Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is “timing” it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen Riley and his mom and dad made birthday brownies for me. Along with aunties Stacy Yelton  and Annie Bassoni, we enjoyed them over a few rousing hands of Cards Against Humanity. Riley has begun to talk. He’s very smart, and

october 31, 2013

“Everything passes, nothing remains. Understand this, loosen your grip and find serenity.” ~ Lama Surya Das It was a day filled with fun and frivolity. Creative costumes at every turn. Usually it’s hard to say who has the best costume, but this year my vote goes to Jason Flahardy. Hands down he did ‘grumpy cat’ better than any expensive costume and hi-tech make-up job ever could. This morning the employee