Thursday, December 20, 2012

Nothing like a good laugh to start your day

I don't know if I've ever laughed as hard as I did this morning. My son and I were drinking our breakfast shakes and Queen Emily was, as usual, lying across his lap getting her morning lovin's. 

We were talking about what a love bug she is (especially to him, the little traitor) and the conversation moved to the day Emmy and I arrived in Denver to help him move. She was in her new carrying case and as I got out of the car to hug him hello I put it on the ground and it gently rolled over on its side. She was not pleased as you can imagine and the (sideways) look she gave me was priceless. We cracked up and it took at least a minute for us to stop laughing and rescue her. She has not forgotten and will have absolutely nothing to do with the cat carrier, in fact I had to put it on the top shelf of the closet so as not to offend her, but I digress. 

As we talked about the look she gave me, Wolf started talking as if he were Emily (in a very British accent, befitting the queen that she is) and it went on from there. I laughed so hard I snorted, many, many times and I am pretty sure the whole world heard me. That, of course, led to more laughter and more Emmy impressions. I am still in that silly mood 5 hours later. Maybe you had to be there, but I have to say, laughter really is the best medicine. ♥ you Wolf!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A lot to be thankful for!

I'm sorry I have been SUCH a slacker, but things have been OH SO VERY CRAZY BUSY HERE!  Those of you that follow me on Facebook know that my son has been extremely sick.  In fact when he got to the ER on Sunday, November 4, they told him he was a dead man walking.  The minute I heard he was ill, I started for Denver, a 10 hour drive from here.  No way I was going to let him go through this alone.  As it turned out, the Black Widow Spider bite he had received many months ago had caused an infection which had gone into the skin of his leg and hidden out there,  when it reappeared, it did so with a vengeance!  He had a 105 degree temperature, a right leg that was 7 inches bigger than his left leg, he was in incredible pain and as you can imagine, he was a very sick young man.  They sent him to the hospital (Medical Center of Aurora, an INCREDIBLE hospital) in an ambulance and he and I stayed there  for the next 5 days.  He had IV's in both arms, blood tests 3 or 4 times a day, vitals on the hour every hour and constant mothering from yours truly.  Finally by Thursday they let him go home.  I stayed with him another 5 days to help him with his meds, leg care and all of the things he couldn't do on his own.  When I look back on it, it amazes me that I was able to handle everything that I did.  I got, maybe, 2 hours of sleep a night, and it was always interrupted by either the nurses or my own concerns.  I "slept" on a lounge chair the first 5 nights, a cot the last 5 nights.  Two years ago I probably would have been in the hospital room next to him after three or four nights, but now I have such amazing energy and a zest for life that I handled it easily.  It's amazing what fantastic nutrition will do for a person! 

The best news is, of course, that my son is doing much better!  In fact, they were totally amazed that he came around as quickly as he did.  The doctor fully expected him to have to be on IV antibiotics for weeks after he was released from the hospital, but so far he is doing really well without!  She also thought he would be plagued with digestive issues because of all the meds, but he hasn't had any problems in that area either, and I am positive (and she agreed) that  it is because he drank 2 protein shakes with probiotics and enzymes every day that he was in there and every day since.

So, while life has been crazy it has also been pretty darned good!  I am so thankful that because I am my own boss, I was able to leave with a moments notice and go be with my son when he really needed me.  My son is very much on the mend and he is also heading home for Thanksgiving!  After he goes back, he is going to be looking for an apartment.  He has been sharing a house with some friends for the last several years but this experience has made him realize that he is better off having his own place.  It will be AWESOME because he can have friends over whenever he wants and can have family come stay whenever he wants!  I am so excited that I get to be a part of the whole adventure and after Christmas, or before if he can't get home for the Holidays, I will be heading there to help him move in.  His Christmas gift is going to be a 55 inch TV for his new place.  I am so excited! 

Anyway, life is crazy, but oh so good.  I have a couple of very fun things in the works too.  I will be rolling out a new blog (keeping this one though because of the Dale stories that I am not ready to let go of).  I am not quite ready to share it with you, but I will soon!  Big hugs to all and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!  I, for one, have a lot to be thankful for!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tech Support

The Queen is exhausted! I really shouldn't expect so much of her, but she is the boss (and a great one at that) and bosses are required to put in long hours. They are also expected to wear many hats in a day. In fact, night before last, she had a hard time convincing me to quit working and get some rest, so she put on her computer programmer hat! She pressed exactly the right 4 keys TWICE and completely disabled my wireless. I couldn't do anything but call Dell. By the time we were done getting it up and running, the entire team in New Delhi were laughing hysterically (I could hear them in the background, and I am sure every time he put me on hold to look something up, he told them of this crazy American lady and her genius feline). And I have to say, I was laughing the hardest of all. I literally had tears streaming down my face. When he put me on to talk to his supervisor, it was all I could do to say things were taken care of to my satisfaction. What an amazing and fun life I lead!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I guess my reader (hehe) knows that I love animals.  In fact, I like most animals more than some people!  Anyway, I follow a group on Facebook called Rimrock Humane Society.  They are out of Roundup, Montana and they only foster animals, no kennels and NO KILL!  They take amazing care of the furchildren and the woman that runs it is quite remarkable.  This weekend I read about this:

And since the money all went to support the Rimrock Humane Society, I jumped at the chance.  Imagine my surprise when I got in the chair and THIS man started to cut my hair!  

Um, yah, can you say yummy?  Anyway, here is the end result, way shorter than usual, but in my opinion, pretty amazing considering what he had to work with and that it only took him 15 minutes!

Ta da! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Most Amazing Blessing in Life; Happy Birthday Son

Thirty years ago today I received the most amazing blessing in life; my son Wolf was born.  He was and still is the light of my life.  He is my very best friend in the universe and I can't imagine life without him.  He still tells me he loves me in front of ALL of his friends and actually enjoys going places with me.  He is giving, loving, kind and protective of all of the people in his life.  I am the luckiest mom in the world!

He lives in Denver, which is a good day's drive from me, but we still spend quite a bit of time together.  Last month, his dad was working road construction and was his by a pickup.  As a result, he lost his leg above the knee.  Wolf, who hadn't seen his dad in a long time, rushed to his side and offered him great comfort.  Since I am my own boss, I was able to join them.  We spent 4 days with his dad and half sister, Abby.  Since there were many valid reasons why Wolf had chosen not to see his dad, I was extremely proud of him for making the decision to go to him.  During their visit, his dad apologized for his behavior many years ago, and now they once again have a relationship and I am very thankful for that.

The month before that I was able to spend 5 days with him in Denver.  Two of our kid cousins went with me and SO MUCH FUN WAS HAD!  We shopped, enjoyed a few very nice meals out, I cooked a bunch, and we barbecued and had Wolf's amazing friends over.  Wolf, the kids and I went to the IMAX and watched "Rock of Ages" and had an incredible time!  I laughed so hard I snorted a dozen times or more and the kids had an absolute blast.

I often wonder where I would be today if I hadn't had my son.  I had been told I wouldn't be able to have a child, so when he came he was an even more incredible blessing.  I'd like to think I would still be OK, but I am not all that sure of that.  He is the best of me.  He brings out the best in me.  He is the love and light of my life and I would like to wish him a very happy 30th birthday and thank him for all of the love he has brought into my life.  I love you son.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I am SO excited!  I haven't seen my son in over two months and I am leaving tomorrow morning to spend almost a week with him!  I can't wait!  Two of my kid cousins, Sadie and Eric, are going along and we intend to have the time of our lives this weekend at Pridefest Denver!  Wolf, Sadie and I went several years ago and had an absolute blast, and we can't wait to share the fun with Eric!

As excited as I am, I can't say the same for Queen Emily.

You are going to Denver without me?  You WILL be punished.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Yellow is for FUN!

Have you heard of  I took the test a little over six months ago in preparation for a training event for my business.  I was quite surprised to find out that I am a "yellow"  which means I am motivated by FUN.  Here is the color code description for yellow:

Yellows are motivated by Fun. They are inviting and embrace life as a party that they're hosting. They love playful interaction and can be extremely sociable. They are highly persuasive and seek instant gratification. Yellows need to be adored and praised. While yellows are carefree, they are sensitive and highly alert to others' agendas to control them. Yellows typically carry within themselves the gift of a good heart.
Yellows need to look good socially, and friendships command a high priority in their lives. Yellows are happy, articulate, engaging of others and crave adventure. Easily distracted, they can never sit still for long. They embrace each day in the "present tense" and choose people who, like themselves, enjoy a curious nature. yellows are charismatic, spontaneous, and positive; but can also be irresponsible, obnoxious, and forgetful. When you deal with a YELLOW, take a positive, upbeat approach and promote light-hearted, creative, and fun interactions.

During the event and in the time since I have come to realize that YES, I am very much a yellow! I am very motivated by FUN and when I incorporate fun into everything I do, I am much more successful! I had hidden my yellowness as far a work was concerned for decades.  Because of the type of work I did, I was forced to "be" red, a color type that is motivated by power.  I have to tell you, it took a toll on me and is probably why I was never truly happy in those jobs.  Reds have many wonderful traits, such as organization and yellows do not generally have that trait, so one very good thing that came from my being forced into redness, was that it taught me to be organized, however that being said I am so very happy that I have now embraced my yellowness.  It has made my life much more FUN!


Monday, April 02, 2012


I have officially been my own boss since January 4, 2012 and I have to say I absolutely LOVE IT! There's nothing like being able to wake up when my body says it's time, or being able to work from wherever I want (including Mexico),
not being limited in the amount of money I can make, being able to take off during the day to take the dog for a drive,
and I absolutely LOVE having being able to work with my furchild by my side (and in my purple and pink penguin pajama pants, say that 3 times really fast)!
 There is also the added bonus of being able to help people achieve their health and wealth goals as well. Have I mentioned that LIFE IS GOOD lately?
Because it really, Really, REALLY is!