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“Auntee EM”

Our OBT for today has to be the phone call we received tonight from an aunt who just finished her last bit of radiation last week. She called to thank us for a batch of pralines we surprised her with on last Saturday and to share an experience with us in which, while doing a good deed, she received a good deed. As she was headed out to pick up some ladies from the church to take them to the food pantry she had a flat tire. Luckily she was able to “limp” the car along to a gas station. Just before she made it to the air pump a police officer pulled in ahead of her to air his tires. She said that she waited her turn patiently inside her warm vehicle (she lives in Chicago so go figure on the temperature), and to her surprise, when the officer finished with the air hose he immediately walked over and put air in her tire. After thanking the officer she made a mental note to “pay it forward” in some way that day.

What a beautiful world we live in——


Hi, is this an odd name for a blog or what? We'd actually prefer it to be known as a peaceful, magical and mystical spot. It's a spot where you can stop in for a daily dose of love and laughter sprinkled with a bit of chaos, confusion and lunacy. You can get great recipes and cooking tips, as well as drilling and building ideas. Who does that? Who knows their way around the kitchen and around the tool shed? Well, I guess that's part of what'll make this blog so interesting - that and the brief glimpse you'll get into a very elite and exclusive lifestyle - one that supports a "never a dull moment" and "everything ain't for everybody" attitude. By the way, remember to keep an open mind (no judging or finger pointing), a watchful eye (be on the lookout for random giveaways), and a positive -pay it forward-attitude (everybody could use an occasional leg up). Now I know it sounds easy, but don't get it twisted, this "dance ain't for everybody", it's not always a bowl full of cherries, but we make the best of it by drinking a whole lot of lemonade and by praying daily for peace, patience and understanding; after all, we woke up like this!

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