My Pets

A Decade With Lexi

Today is Lexi’s birthday!!  We are celebrating ten years together today.  It was ten years ago this evening when she first came into my life as a little baby kitten. Continue reading “A Decade With Lexi”


Happy 67th Birthday, Peter Gabriel!!

Today is Peter Gabriel’s 67th birthday (as well as my best friend Nate’s 36th  birthday).  I have been a BIG fan of Peter Gabriel and his music for the last two decades, and I even have a few very interesting connections to Peter.  So here is a little backstory about how I became a Peter Gabriel fan. Continue reading “Happy 67th Birthday, Peter Gabriel!!”

Family, Loss & Grief

Happy Birthday, Grandma

I’ve been thinking about Grandma today on what would have been her 81st birthday.  I remember calling her on the phone on this day last year to wish her a Happy 80th, and I remember her telling me that her big plans for that day were to mow the lawn and play Canasta with Janet, one of our longtime neighbors.  Grandma still had so much life and energy in her at 80 years old.  It just doesn’t make any sense at all that she left us so suddenly when she still had a lot of years left in her.

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