Is Valentine’s Day Cheesy?



A lot of people either don’t or reluctantly celebrate Valentine’s Day because to them it is a cheesy made up Hallmark day. It’s just another excuse for companies to get their grubby hands on your hard earned money.

Do I think Valentine’s Day is cheesy? No.


Life get’s busy and while we should celebrate Valentine’s Day every day, we don’t. So once a year we get a reminder to express love to our family and friends. Cherish Valentine’s Day because next year, some of the people you love may not be here.

You will wish they were here even on a day you consider cheesy.

Happy Valentine’s Day. 

Love Always, 





Happy New Year From Chippie!!!

I am doing some research, planning and reading this weekend, so Chippie decided to stop by and wish everyone a Happy New Year.

My Facebook friends have been following his story for several months. He ran on the top of my neighbor’s fence several times a day carrying black walnuts from the tree in the woods. He would put them behind pieces of the windmill they build for Halloween.

When my neighbors took the pieces of the windmill out to assemble it in the front yard, they discovered Chippie’s stash – and it was a large stash. He was not happy with them for moving the windmill.

At first I thought Chippie was a squirrel, but he was very, very small and never grew taller, longer or wider during the several months I watched him. So I kept calling him Chippie and posting updates on Facebook about his antics at lunch and dinner.

I did get some pictures of him, and since I have a computer again, was able to upload them. Here are the best shots of Chippie from last year. Hopefully he comes back this fall as well.


I guess since he built a stash of black walnuts behind a windmill, he should be called Don Quixote.       😉

The Lesson I Learned From Rommie

Sunday I looked out the kitchen window and there was Rommie lying in the backyard, panting, and had a big ol’ grin on her face.  She was waiting for me to come back out and play more tennis ball.

It was then I had a revelation and suddenly saw Rommie as an example of how I am to be with God.

God wants us to trust him as Rommie trusts me.

She knows I will make sure she has food, treats, tennis balls, visits to the vet, and set up her swimming pool.  Whatever her needs are, she knows I will meet them.  She does not worry about anything.  She is happy because she knows I will take care of her and as a result, she lives life to the fullest.

I need to practice what she quietly preaches.  Live life fully knowing God will meet all my needs from career to my physical self to my physical surroundings.

May you live fully knowing God will meet all your needs.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13 (NIV)

This post was published “a  long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.”

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