Today is Sunday and usually I will eat out with my family after church services.  Today was different though because we went downtown for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure where more than 12,000 people came to support loved ones that either are fighting breast cancer, currently survivors, or lost their battle with it.  After we all got back home and I asked my daughter what she wanted to eat for dinner later tonight, she quickly said Red Lobster. Well, today would be one of those days none of us would not be able to go out to eat, so we settled on trying to fix something similar at home.  Here is the delicious result! View Post

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I have always loved visiting art museums. Despite that, I have not yet developed an eye or preference for any particular style of art, nor will I ever claim to have an expert knowledge of paintings.  When I see something that stands out to me, draws me to it, and tells a story – I usually tend to like it. This is true for paintings, sculptures, illustrations, and photography.   I don’t like boring art, I rather enjoy art that shows emotions and vulnerability.  Still life has never captured my eye that much – but people and showing how they live and expressing what they may be going through or thinking at the time, has.

If I had to pick my most and least favorites, then it would begin like this: View Post

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Throughout the years, I have owned many dogs yet, It is only very recently that I realized how much of a role a pet has played in my life.  I cannot recall ever crying over my dogs as they passed away.  Most died with out me around and also suddenly, and so I think that had something to do with me being able to control my emotions when they finally crossed over.  Recently though, reality hit me when my latest dog was given a terminal diagnosis.  I’ve oddly been dealing with it very different than the rest of the pets I have ever owned.  Why have I been so emotional lately though?  I believe it’s because she has been right at my side through most of the toughest times of my life – the death of a child, illnesses of my own, court dealings and also various changes in my life – and so I hold a perhaps larger connection and love for her that I had not had with any of the others.

Many of us see our pets just as our children.  And so it hurts just as much to see them in pain, to know that they are dying, and that there is nothing that you can do or say to change what’s going to eventually happen.  No one wants to hear that they will soon have to have their loved pet euthanized, or that they will die fairly soon.  But when that time comes, there are a few tips you can utilize to prepare for the situation a bit better.  These tips have helped me thus far. View Post

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