Moving Forward

Post Christmas blues. December 26th – the most depressing day of the year. I’m sure Ebenezer Scrooge once had this day marked on his calendar with smiley faces and highlights while the rest of the world cried boo-hoo-hoo like the Grinch wanted to hear from Whoville. The wrapping paper is torn and thrown out, theContinue reading “Moving Forward”

URGENT: Bring the Howells Back Together for Christmas

Our friend Adam Howell went to Africa a week ago to pick up their newly adopted one year old boy, Judah. Everything is in place as far as adoption paperwork is concerned (Judah is theirs!). Right now, they’re just waiting for their exit visa so they can come home and be with their family byContinue reading “URGENT: Bring the Howells Back Together for Christmas”

Cherish this Holiday Season

It seems every year Thanksgiving and Christmas come faster and faster. I think the older we get, the more used to the length of a year we become. Kind of like the return drive on a long trip often seems shorter than the initial drive. Our minds tell us that the trip was so long,Continue reading “Cherish this Holiday Season”

Customer Etiquette: 10 Tips on How to be a Good Customer

I ¬†couldn’t resist sharing this. I wrote this a couple of years back when I worked in retail. Have fun, laugh at yourself, and share with your shopping-crazy friends and family members. Remember, retail workers are people too! Customer Etiquette: 10 Tips on How to be a Good Customer As you gear up for yourContinue reading “Customer Etiquette: 10 Tips on How to be a Good Customer”

Christmas Wish List Part 2

For Part 1 of this list, click here. Clothes are great gifts for Christmas, but they get old, tattered and go out of style. Movies are great, but they generally only last 90 minutes and then it’s probably a year before you watch them again. But books… books are stories that can take as longContinue reading “Christmas Wish List Part 2”

2012 Christmas Wish List Part 1

John Adams, the second president of the United States was notorious for giving out only books as gifts. Sarabeth has learned to do the same for me. Since April, 2011 I’ve read over 60 books. For the next three days, leading up to Black Friday, I’m going to make some of your Christmas shopping easierContinue reading “2012 Christmas Wish List Part 1”