I had a weird dream last night…
I dreamt my husband and I went to a home that was in a rural area. He knew the owner and wanted to show me their home and property. I have no idea who the person was, male or female, or how my husband knew them.
Of course I have no further details because that’s how dreams are!
What I do remember very clearly is that something in the back of the house caught my eye… As I walked back there, the yard sloped down into this separately fenced area with scattered trees.
I then observed 2 gorillas slowly walking around, doing what gorillas do, in the fenced area. That makes no sense, right?
All of a sudden I saw my husband run past me and jump into the fenced area WHERE THE GORILLAS WERE!!!! I began screaming for him to stop but then realized what he was doing. He was running to save our dog, Moji, who had somehow gotten out of our car, and into the fenced-in area with the gorillas. (Mind you, Moji wasn’t in my dream until this...
For many Americans, this weekend after Thanksgiving is the kickoff to Christmas, with the roll out of holiday decorations and the putting up of the tree.
I know a few folks started earlier this year because we can all agree it’s been a rather unusual year where nothing is normal, but I decided to stick to my normal plan, with one exception...
I’m on my own!!!
My husband, who usually does the heavy lifting and dragging of the artificial tree parts and tubs of decorations from the garage, is out of commission recovering from hernia surgery - likely a result of Christmases past!
So today I feel amazingly accomplished because I did a man’s job!!! And it was not easy!
I’m ecstatic that I didn’t get injured and I think I burned quite a few calories in the process. What a workout!!!
I’ve decided to reward myself with some spiked eggnog while I admire the completion of Phase 1 of my project!
Phase 2, which is my usual annual job of ornament placement...
New desk alert!!! Well, new to me!
I was lucky enough to be the recipient of this amazing new work space when a client of my realtor husband moved and didn’t want to take it with her!
I am so grateful for my NEW desk that has nice big drawers, lots of shelves, AND a very bright, built-in light!
This desk was sitting in her basement, unused, and now it is contributing to making the world a better place through the work its new owner is doing…
I wonder if my desk is happy to be a vital part of my work? I like to believe that, just like everything in life, it was meant to be here with me at this time.
“One woman's trash is another woman's treasure!”
Now I need to find some more “trash” to fill all of those shelves!
Today’s a BIG day!!!
And I’m not talking about the election!
Happy birthday to my best friend and amazing partner in this thing called life.
I‘ve loved him for as long as I can remember and he makes my life better for being in it!
And for that, he gets a kiss and a selfie from me on his big day!!!
#birthdaypost #hubbybirthday #soulmate #loveofmylife #passionphoto
I’m a little late to the party!!! Yesterday was International Daughter Day and I have two to brag about!
I definitely drew lucky cards in that department! I wanted girls and I got the best I could have ever hoped for!!!
I mean seriously, if I had custom ordered what I wanted, I couldn’t have done any better.
They have given me such joy and laughter and love and amazing experiences. And most of all, the feelings of unconditional love. Oh, and Hanson!!!
I am such a better person for being their mom so thank you whoever anointed me with that job.
I love you to infinity and beyond Nikki Hill Johnson and Kori Hill Wallace!
They love each other so much!!!
When I Face Time with my grandson, he asks for Moji. I think Moji is his favorite thing he looks forward to when he comes to Nannie’s house.
One of the things I wanted in my next dog was sweetness and friendliness and I hit a home run with this one.
He seems to know that he needs to be gentle with Harrison. He’ll puppy-bite the adults but he only licks H.
It’s so cute to watch. And I feel grateful we got a good one, on both counts!!!
Remember back when you were a child and you had no worries, no complaints, and no thoughts of your limitations? When life was simply about noticing the beauty and abundance around you...
You CAN return to that...
It's all about choice and learning to train your brain to do that.
If you can learn this, you will see the amazing abundance all around you, just like my grandson felt yesterday in the field of sunflowers.
I'm so happy that I now have the ability to tap into that inner child that I had lost.
I see things all around me that I completely missed before I learned the brain training tools I now use every day.
You are never too old to learn new things and uncover the beauty in your life that has been there all along...
Eleven years today I became Mrs. Wright... The time has flown! But it's been an amazing ride, and I'm so glad I get to do the rest with him!!!
He makes my every day more fun, and I feel more loved than ever.
I met him at 18 but didn't walk down the aisle with him until I was 50. I always knew he was Mr. (W)Right, but the universe had to make us wait until the time was right.
I love this picture of us on our wedding day with my 2 daughters, who were our bridesmaids, looking on... It was a special day as it was my husband's first marriage and his friends thought the day would never happen.
Amazing things can happen late in life, if you just listen and follow your gut, no matter how high that mountain may seem. It IS possible. The dream I had at the young age of 18, finally came true.
Happy Anniversary to us and Happy (almost) Birthday to America!
Just had to share this crazy story...
I’ve had this picture for years... It was a gift from my father who bought it for my ex husband and I after our last Bernese Mountain dog died. At the time, we were so heartbroken that we decided to get a smaller dog that would live longer... No more BMDs.
So this picture was special. It gave us amazing memories of our Berners. We had 3 of those amazing dogs before we switched to a Chihuahua.
Not too long after we got that picture, my husband and I split up and I ended up with both the dog and the picture.
Fast forward to several years later...
The picture hangs in the guest room so we rarely look at it. This past weekend, my youngest grandson who is 22 months old was visiting with his parents. As he was playing in the bed with his mommy, he looked at the picture, pointed and said “Moji!”
My daughter looked up and was dumbfounded, as I was when she told me what happened...
The dog in the foreground of the picture, standing right...
Every single one of my dogs has had a name ending with an "eee" sound... like my name: Laurie. #weirdrandomfact
I've had Skeezi, Willie, Gerdy, Snoopy, Burkie, Ziggy, Josie, Chewy, Dobby, and now Moji.
People think that Moji stands for "emoji" but nope... Moji stands for "mojo" but since mojo doesn't end with an "eee" sound, I had to improvise and invent a name!
A unique name for a unique, sweet boy who has brought such joy into my life. My Moji!
And now you know one more weird random fact about me!
Time for you to share one of yours with me!!!