12 Things I Learned in 2012

A short list of a few things that I have learned in 2012.....what did YOU learn? 1. It is always better to have a plan for what happens when you can no longer take care of yourself and your home.  Chris and I WILL have a plan. 2. The IRS moves slowly in some cases and it is best to have an advocate working along with you especially in estate dealings. 3. 50 is NOT the new 40.  Nor is 52 the new 42..... 4. It is good to be flexible when traveling---especially at the holidays. 5. … [Read more...]

Misery Loves Company

My husband is Mr. Logistic.  He is very good at planning and organizing trips and he loves to do it. This Christmas adventure that we are on was one of his best efforts.  Until the weather hit.  Enter chaos. We had planned to leave Iowa and spend the night before our early flight near the airport in Minneapolis in order to be there in the wee hours. Enter the blizzard.  Interstate 35 closed.  White out conditions.  It is never good when the state you live in has gates on the interstates to … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Always good to have a scarecrow for package hiding on your porch!!! Thanks Mr. Fed Ex!!! … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS—Teapot Tuesday

Merry Christmas to all!  As you gather with your families and loved ones (and maybe enjoy a c up of tea or two) please know that I am wishing you the most wonderful and blessed Christmas that you can even imagine!!!   Love and hugs! Beth Ann … [Read more...]

Company 4 Christmas

Not everyone is going to be able to be with family and friends on Christmas so a blogger over at RuleofStupid has come up with a great idea to host a place where folks can hang out on Christmas and have a conversation.  I first read about it at Rarasaur's blog and thought it was such a great idea !!!  A lot of folks don't have the chance to be with loved ones on Christmas and this would be a great place to hang out with some volunteers who will keep a conversation going.   This is what it is all … [Read more...]

No, Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason

When trying to make sense of recent events I found this blog post by Adam Hamilton.  It is well worth a read, in my humble opinion. Adam Hamilton. … [Read more...]

Singing Animals Make Me Smile

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The Wright Place to Stay

The hubby celebrated his birthday earlier this week and since it is so close to Christmas it always gets lost in all of the celebrations. Every year I think about doing something special for him mid year and it just does not happen.  This year I decided that I would try to do as much as I could to make it extra special starting with tickets to a UNC basketball game in January.  The weekend was filled with a fabulous dinner out, a great concert by Una Vocis and then Monday night I surprised him … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

I would definitely hire these guys! … [Read more...]