Friday, September 29, 2017

Chester Bennington March 20th, 1976 - July 20th 2017's the type of news you never expect...comes out of nowhere in the morning and punches you in the face...Have you heard? No, what? Chester Bennington....Linkin Park...he, he didn't only die, he committed suicide...wait, what no way...then searching online, seeking something/anything to tell me it's a horrendous mistake, that it's not true - that it's one of those Jackie Chan died type hoaxes, that everyone got it wrong. Seriously - Chester is always so alive, there's absolutely no way he could be dead, right? Right? And matter how I wanted to believe it was a mistake, it was all too true. The rest of the day, the rest of the weekend, the rest of the month, the rest of...just numb...

Friday, May 20, 2016

happy birthday, daddy

Happy birthday, Daddy. This is what, your sixty second? The last one you celebrated here with us was your, time flies, doesn't it? It never seems to fly by, but then so soon, too soon, it's May again, and yet another birthday of yours goes by. And in eight short days it'll be thirteen years we've been mourning your loss. Yet, really, it's not mourning your loss so much as remembering you.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fosters in Rescue

Sometimes it seems as if  ​my husband and I​ have been involved in rescue forever. From fostering dogs, running to ​a shelter for a dog evaluation, picking up owner surrenders, photographing foster dogs for the website, helping ​organize fundraisers like our annual calendar, ​attending our events to promote the rescue…​it has become such a large part of our life that​ often​ I forget it hasn’t always been so. Then a quick email exchange happens that reminds me of my first times…

Monday, July 6, 2015

Expectations vs Reality

Many women get knocked for growing up wanting to be a stay at home mom. Me – I never wanted to be a stay at home mom, but I don’t knock them – someone has to stay at home and ring in the new generation. What I did want - not just want, but what I did expect - is that someday I would be a mother.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Flying a Flag

To: My friends who aren't American or really don’t understand the American government and some things that I believe set America apart from the rest of the world and also make it the oldest continuous government in the world.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Uncle Eric

Eric Raymond Johnson
Born: January 18th 1965
Died: February 25th 2015

Putting my fingers to the keys, I’m at first just tapping away without any words forming. I’m not sure I can do this…I've thought about doing this for four days now…ever since that call…that call from my mother that I almost didn't take because it was late, I was tired, and my husband had just gotten home from his long day away and we were still just catching up. But I answered.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Best Friends Part V

This is where the multi-dog household really comes in. It wasn't until we had four dogs in the house that I really began to understand this. At first, with my boys and Hershey, it was all fine. Dare and Dashain are so chill with other dogs, that I didn't realize that Hershey, well, she doesn't quite understand dog manners, like the “leave me alone, I dont wanna play with you” cues. And Cash, well….he was a touchy little guy….still is, sometimes.