Monday, August 15, 2011

Children never cease to amaze

This week has been rough. I visited a friend whose husband is in midst of the long goodbye. It's a very lonely place for the care-giver. Then an aquaintance whose cancer has been in remission found out it's back. Several other similar situations. This seems to just be part of the landscape in this age group.

But, on the other hand, we get to see our kids make great decisions and be real positive contribitors to the world. The grandbabies are just icing on the cake.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Talk Like A Dog

Well, Steve and I received training today on how to talk like a dog to Charlie Brown. Having a dog at this age has been stressful for us and not the best environment for a 6-month old Havanese. We had taught him that he was the leader and that's just too much responsibility for a puppy. So today, we paid big bucks for someone to teach us to be the leader instead of Charlie. We're all exhausted but we're all also hopeful that we are on the right road.

Thanks to Patrick!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Scott/fam came to visit early December, Tim/fam came mid-December, Steve and I were alone for Christmas. The last time that happened we didn't have Scott yet.

New Year's Day passed and I completed my annual Personal Evaluation Form. You're laughing, I know you are. You're saying, "yep, Phyllis would do that." Each year I review goals I set for myself last year. I evaluate what I successfully completed, what I didn't even get to, and what I changed during the year. Then I write up goals for the coming year.

Interesting how having a simple goal in writing can encourage you and keep you headed in the right direction.

I pray all my children will start some sort of "life review" and "goal setting" while they are still young. And, I encourage you to set goals you cannot imagine you could ever possibly reach. You'll be shocked at how soon unreachable goals can truly be reached -- then what?