Plod. Plod. Plod. It’s not forever. It’s just for right now.


  • Post Title: Melody Beattie from Short Blog, Long Walk: “I’m grateful. I’m just not sure what for yet. Plod. Plod. Plod. Sometimes that’s what we’ve got to do. It’s not forever. It’s just for right now.
  • Photo by Gleb Garanich ( September 28, 2018). A monkey performs at a circus in Kiev, Ukraine.


Saturday morning work-out inspiration. Don’t quit on this too soon. Love the screech of the Hawk.

Merry Christmas

Good morning and Merry Christmas!  As I was getting up this morning, I crossed paths with the kids who were just going to bed.  Instead of the kids hovering around the tree at 5am waiting for Mom and Dad to get up, there was Zeke…locked in on his Christmas stocking.  (Of course, Zeke has to have his own stocking.  Of course it’s monogrammed with his name.) Our bird hunting dog won’t hunt birds, he won’t retrieve tennis balls, he’s scared of cats and the dark, but that nose knows precisely where his treats are.  He wouldn’t break his stare for the first photo.  And after telling him that he had to wait for Rachel and Eric to get up before he could get at his stocking, his shoulders slumped, he dropped to the floor and cried “no fair.”

So, Zeke and I played loops of Sean Quiqley’s Little Drummer Boy at a HIGH decibel level.  Hoping that the kids would eventually roll out of bed and we can get this party rollin’.

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