Good vs not so good….

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Good…

This is what good people do…

Not so good…

Some jackass left a box of newborn kittens in a box, in the parking lot at work. We went to the humane society with 6 kittens in a box. I left with six kittens in a crate, KMR, bottles and a manual. Apparently I will be fostering these little ones for the next 8 weeks.

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UPDATE:  We are at day 6, their eyes are open, and they are crawling!

 

Tips for managing stress, which is so important during the holidays…

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/lisaquast/2011/09/26/the-importance-of-proactively-managing-workplace-stress/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2012/11/27/there-is-no-band-aid-for-workplace-stress/

http://www.forbes.com/2007/05/01/stress-health-office-forbeslife-cx_avd_0502stress.html

http://stress.about.com/library/myths/bl_stress_myth_quiz.htm?level=20&question1=a&question2=a&question3=b&question4=a&question5=a&question6=a&question7=b&question8=a&question9=b&question10=a&question11=b&question12=b&q0=14&q1=5&q2=15&q3=6&q4=12&q5=10&q6=16&q7=2&q8=13&q9=0&q10=17&q11=11&last=14&q12=8&question13=a&q13=18&question14=a http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2012/12/26/5-daily-rituals-to-manage-work-stress/

A change gonna come…

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ImageTuesday, June 25th – Federal Supreme Court strikes down a significant part of DOMA and dismisses Prop 8

Friday, June 31st – Jerry Brown announces that all counties must issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

Friday, July 5th – After being together for 18 years, raising a child together…Councilman Yaeger married us.  As we drove home after our impromptu wedding and reception, one of my father’s favorite songs started playing on the radio (Duke of Earl).  Beyond random, but I knew it meant he was with us…watching over the family.

Seven Years…

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Has it really been seven years since Dad embarked on a new journey without us?  Has it really been seven years since a little piece of each of us left with him?  He would be so proud of each of us….  Carlos living strong and proud and still fighting for what he believes in. Christian married to the woman of his dreams, finishing his PhD, a principal…and still feeling his heart beat with every tap on his drum.  Easley keeping the streets safe, loving his perfect mate, and raising his son with the same love we each received from our father. Me…back in school working on that PsyD, working hard and learning to love myself a little more each day. To see my little Forest graduating college this year and ready to embark on the next chapter in his life – brings me great joy.  I know dad would be proud.  I am proud… to be a part of the legacy that dad created for each of us.  He breathes life through everything we do.  We are blessed to have shared in his world.