Thursday, July 30, 2015

My Dad Passed Away

video

Here are some pictures from throughout the years...
Looks like that Owen guy

I know it is sideways but is us in the early 70's


Dad a Grad

Dad Senior picture

Teaching me to walk

Stylin'

Both of us wondering why mom put me in that outfit.

Love you Dad and miss you already...  I can't believe I will not be able to pick up the phone and call you whenever I need advice or money... RIP :(


Friday, July 17, 2015

YES. 45. Tomorrow...LOL!

Yes, I am turning 45 on Saturday... who would have thought me or my liver would have made it this long.  The last couple years have been trying, to say the least, but I have made it.  Tough times are going on and I (we) are surviving... the loss of two of our doggies... has been ruff...
Cricket (14) and Pino (10) 

We do still have Roxy (7) and a new addition, Zeal (6 months)

These two pups make my day... though sometimes Zeal may stomp on my face before I am ready to wake up, but she is SOOOOOOO sweet... the two get together so well playing and fighting and chasing rabbits...

I am just fortunate to have had such great pets in my life the last 14 years and to have new babies along the way.  I am also fortunate to have a great group of friends who have supported me as I started my own business and helped me along with a few health issues.  Friendship is so important to me.  It is better than a 'like' on Facebook... it is the hugs and support via messages and sincere emails and for that, I am very appreciative. I have had some issues with family and others over the last year, but the support of my husband and friends has helped me through.  Giving me an ear that listens and a hug that supports is a great thing.  I wish everyone had the support and friendship that I have... it would likely save a lot of lives.  For me, July 18th is like New Years Eve... a time to make a fresh start on things you want to change in life.  I want to get back to the gym.  I want to expand my business and start making some money and I want to support my husband, who it now recognized as my husband across the nation.  A lot can happen in a year and I hope that this year will be even better and more... Thank you all for your support and friendship.  Even if only through Facebook, I do appreciate the 'likes' and 'friend' request...I know I may have said a 'like' is not as good as a hug, but the fact that you read or look at pictures and make the effort does really mean a lot to me.  So, I will step down from my soap box and thank you all for being friends far and near and hope we all can come together some day, some time.  Here's to 45 and not 6 feet of dirt on my face!!!




Friday, July 3, 2015

Show Some Love

Hat Tip to Joe.My.God for posting this video.  I think it is a very timely video with all that is going on in our country.

Several years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Martha Washington at our Pride event and she was super nice and genuine.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Daddy needs a new pair of shoes... well, some cash anyway

Hey y'all... I am trying to get some money and mentor-ship for my business, Stern Insurance, from Wells Fargo and part of the contest is how many votes I can get before July 19th... which happens to be the day after my 45th birthday... so having a vote from you would be a wonderful birthday present... :)  and I thank you in advance!!



June wrap up...

It has been a crazy month.  Lot's of stuff happening personally and professionally, but crazy shit!  My Mom had to have a pacemaker and defibrillator put in the same weekend as Father's Day and also the weekend I was sick a shit.  So that made for an interesting trip to Lynchburg, as I had to let my brother drive and I was not a happy camper in my own passenger seat... I hate being sick... but I was there... Mom is doing very well and spending too much time on Facebook sharing anti-gay stuff... so we have been going back and forth on a few things, but I am going to just let it be... Freedom of speech...

I bit the bullet and Stern Insurance sponsored Radford University night at Nacho Mama's before the baseball game in mid June.  Great event, and great people from all generations of my Alma Mater... Vanessa helped plan the event with me, and she is awesome!! 

There were a few fun nights out with friends...

Bowling with fraternity brothers...

Taking selfies for Jack and Melissa's morning show.... 

Goofing off while dogs pee and poop...

Flowers blooming...

Waiting for a meeting...

Getting Zeal to sit...

And celebrating Marriage Equality...

Now we move into July... and, well, we know what that means... BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!!  More to come on that later... but now just going to try and catch up on a few things before bed... Nite Y'all!!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Pride Challenge 2015

As we move into June and what can be called "Pride Month", this year in honor of my little buddy Pino, I am asking that you save and post this picture of him.  This month will bring down a decision from SCOTUS and will determine the fate of many marriages in many states and the nation.  If you post the picture of Pino or the picture of the flags on your Facebook or other social media, please let me know and I will tag you or link to your website in this post through out the month (unless you otherwise tell me not to)... Love each other and remember those we have lost...

RIP my Little Buddy... we miss you SOOOO much.

All American Gayborhood
Thanks for posting:  Jay in Virginia, Fearsome Beard, Anne Marie, Eclectic Potted Histories, Spo-Reflections,

Thursday, June 4, 2015

I need your help!!!

As you may know, I have gone into business for myself.  As with any new business, it takes some funding to get it going and keep it going. I have entered two different competitions for small business funding and would appreciate your vote and spread the word to vote for my company.  Money is always tight and to be able to have extra flow as I get the business going would make things much better for the business and myself (STRESSSSS)... so I am putting the links below and if you could forward to your friends and family and whoever else, I would greatly appreciate it... yes, I am whoring out for votes...  Thank you and when I become rich and famous, we will all have one big party on me!!

https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/b/56393 (this one would be really REALLY nice to win, but I need at least 250 votes to move to next round and I have less than 10 right now HALP!!!)

https://silverrockfunding.com/contest/?fb_ref=Default#!/entry/9096087 (you can cast 10 votes at a time on this one and I am one of 12 finalist and currently in 4th place...HALP!!!!)

Please...