Joyous Joy 72: “You Did it Again”

For the past three years I have been lucky enough to include a very special friend in my life who is caring, honest and generous with his time and love. I always feel grateful for dear friends in my life, but I feel extra lucky to have such a wise and supportive friend who I am able to spend time with regularly.

Speaking of being supportive....David bought the 1st ticket to our Culture Crawl! Here we are enjoying that gorgeous day together.

Speaking of being supportive….David bought the 1st ticket to our Culture Crawl! Here we are enjoying that gorgeous day together.

Lucky for me he lives just a short flight down and I am able to hang out with him at least twice per week. Our conversations are always constructive, uplifting and supportive. Continue reading

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Random Joy: “Katie!”

Circa 1983: Best Grandma ever in my book and I am sure my cousins would agree!

Circa 1983: Best Grandma ever in my book and I am sure my cousins would agree!

When home in Ohio I found my favorite photo of my late Grandma and me as a toddler. She and I were very close and spent a considerable amount of time together.

She lived in a nursing home for the last years of her life. She wasn’t thrilled about it and I couldn’t blame her. So I made it a point to stop by at least once a week to cheer her up.  Continue reading

Joyous Joy 71: “Happy as a Little Clam”

If I had a quarter for every time I said this while home in Ohio for the past 12 days – I’d have at least 5 more buckaroos in my pocket.

My days were full of fun and productivity as I continued to plow forward on building my new business, Red Currant Media. I even posted pics on my company Facebook Page about some of the neat “office spaces” I created throughout my parents’ home and backyard. Full of lush green trees and chirping birds, it was a welcome change to the sounds of city living.

I do want to assure you that my trip was also filled with all sorts of fun. Here are some pics of the most joyous events!  Continue reading