Down the road

2013 is already off to a great start, up significantly even over last year at this time, and January is our slow month. Our first major seasonal event is behind us, that being Valentine’s Day, with many more events planned for the coming year.  The challenge for us is to anticipate response and be prepared for it, but without precedent, we’re never quite sure what to expect.

March brings St Patrick’s Day, which actually falls on a Sunday this year, but we plan our celebration on Saturday, March 16.  Since everyone wants to be Irish for at least a day, … more »

How’d you get that one?

We received a good diagnosis last week from Karen’s oncologist. No visible cancer remaining since her November surgery on the most recent CT scans.  In essence she is starting from a clean slate.  This doesn’t mean she is cancer free yet, but it does mean that what was there has been removed has not yet recurred.  She does have an aggressive cancer and the chance it could show up again is still possible. We take a wait-and-see approach again, continuing with regular check ups and blood work.

I am still in awe of what our community has done for us … more »

Looking back, looking ahead

I’m one of those weird people that like the New Year’s transition thing.  Being reflective, I think about the previous year, where I’ve been and how I can do better. As a result, I did something for the first time in my life this year.

I signed up with a personal trainer.

At 49 years of age, I am considered an old dog.  And you know what they say about old dogs? They can’t learn new tricks.  But every rule can be broken, so about a month ago I had my first workout with Andy at a nearby gym. I … more »