Friday Round-Up

First up, thanks to those who entered the Heart Health giveaway.  The winner (via is Carrie!  (Please send me an email with your address and I’ll pass it along to the folks who will send you your goodies!)

I didn’t do a Friday Round-Up last week because it was Tucker’s birthday…so I have a lot of fun things to share today.

To get a dose of adorable dogs, check out this story about future service dogs meeting a group of firefighters.

It’s almost Spring Break season–do people still send postcards?  Here are vintage postcards that might make you laugh.

Break out the tissues…here’s the moment a deaf mother hears her 8-year old’s voice for the first time.  So precious.

And finally, here’s the Valentine I sent out yesterday:


PicMonkey is so fun!

Happy Weekend!  What’s on tap?  

Friday Round-Up

Don’t mind me…I’m going to keep drinking my hot coffee as I type.  The temp is -5 with the “feels like” -19 disclaimer.  I’m trying to figure out if head-to-toe fleece will be appropriate Casual Friday attire!

Paulo Coelho is my favorite author.  If you haven’t read The Alchemist, please do yourself a favor and read this gem.  This list is on Coelho’s blog:

Lessons from Einstein

Two favorites that are sticking with me today:

2. Perseverance is Priceless “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

7. Create Value “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

I’m on the hunt for this kitchen tool.  Zucchini spaghetti here I come!

This kid is cracking me up this morning!  He’s a tiny dancing machine!

There’s also been a lot of this going on


Kostas is relentless and does the same thing every night–he sits in front of Tucker and pouts, stares him down, and makes his desire to be on the dog bed known – in the form of very loud sighs.  But Tucker can’t hear him so this goes on for a while until Kostas is basically standing over Tucker and there’s a changing of the guard and Kostas gets the bed.  And just to be clear – there’s a perfectly good dog bed waiting for Kostas but he’s particular about where he wants to be at certain times of day.

I’m cramming a lot in today!

 The New Year New Gear posts will be up on Monday.  I’m really looking forward to reading about everyone’s experience.

Is there interest in another month of the NYNG exchange?

Have you ever been on a dance/kiss cam?  Can you wear fleece to work?