september 7, 2019

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~  Dale Carnegie Today was the annual Pickin’ In The Park at Delancy Park in Cannel City. I got the folks in the car and we went visiting for a few hours. Sat right down beside their old friends Nell and Von McCarty

july 10, 2019

“Don’t let anyone treat you like free salsa. You are guacamole, Baby. You. Are. Guacamole.” ~ Unknown     Today, me and Hero sprang Shero from her most recent rehab stint. Off we went on a beautiful day back to the comforts of their mountain home. Here’s hoping they can keep it together and continue to heal so we can go have many more adventures.  

july 2, 2019

“Everyone is beautiful when they’re being themselves.”~ Carla Gover     Shero’s rehab facility – The Willows at Fritz Farm – offers a variety of social events. Bingo allows visitors to join in so, we did. Naturally, Hero was already well known by the staff as I soon learned when he won a game or two. Not exactly how I’d choose to spend a Friday night, I doubt it’s how

june 21, 2019

“Whatever you hear about me please believe it. I no longer have time to explain myself. You can also add some if you want.” ~ Unknown     Shero had her first follow-up with the orthopedic surgeon today. Though she is far from healed, she is improving really well. Afterward, as we were waiting for her ride to arrive in the nearly perfect Friday morning weather, who should pull up

june 12, 2019

“Don’t adapt to the energy in the room. Influence the energy in the room.” ~ Unknown      She was sick as a dog -bleeding, on oxygen sick- and yet she broke out into song. That’s our Shero.

june 10, 2019

“You are the average of five people you spend the most time with.” ~ Jim Rohn     Dad thought it was funny that I caught all three of us in the photo. We were waiting with mom for her endoscopy. “But wait,” you say, “I thought she broke her pelvis?” Why, yes, she did, but I believe I mentioned complications. I’m happy to report that the scope returned good

june 8, 2019

“[Say] ‘What can I do today, not what I can’t.’” ~ Nancy Vickers     Thanks to each and every one who have sent well wishes for Shero by whatever means you sent them. Today’s update: Surgery still hasn’t been ruled out for a few reasons and we continue to be in limbo. Meanwhile, Shero continues to do her part to be an exceptional patient, doing everything she’s asked in

june 7, 2019

“Instead of imagining everything that could go wrong, imagine what an amazing adventure it could be.” ~ Lori Deschene     Shero is back at UK Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. Late yesterday -with dinner ready and on the table- she let the dogs out, got dizzy, lunged head-first onto the porch, grabbed the pillar for a twist and shout pole dance before landing on the edge of the concrete.

may 12, 2019

“Courage is knowing it might hurt, and doing it anyway. Stupidity is the same. That’s why life is hard.” ~ Jeremy Goldberg     This is one of the best pictures I’ve ever seen of my mother. It’s hard to catch her being natural, but catch her I did when we stopped yesterday to photograph the covered bridge. She was enamored with the gorgeous purple wildflowers growing near the road.

march 26, 2019

“Life is better with a positive outlook.” ~ Unknown