Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Reinvent Myself

A few days ago I had a rude awakening...I stepped on the scale at the health club. Bad. Worse than ever - and I've been on a string of worse than ever for about a year. All of which makes me say 'enough' - but will this time be different? Will I say 'enough' and mean it long enough to make a difference. And what is it anyway that causes me not to do what I intend to do?

The Apostle Paul puts it this way: "When I want to do good, evil is right there with me..." Romans 7:21

I was talking with a friend last night about this self-sabotage thing -- I even came up with a book idea -- "Self Sabatage- How to Screw Up a Good Thing Today & Every Day!" -- thing is most of us already know how to do that! What I want is to stop it.
Thus -- the need to reinvent myself. And when I get that figured out, I'll let you know.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

It's official - We're Moving to Arizona!

We're going back! I know many of you are saying "you never should have left in the first place" - and you may be right! But we operate on the premise that no one knowingly makes a bad decision and coming to Ohio for 7 months and 8 days (and counting) was by no means a mistake! We have been closer to our families and friends that we missed so much and are counting on them to travel west where we will be enjoying sunshine and dry weather.

It all came about because nothing seemed to be coming together for us in Ohio. (I know..."that's because you never should have left" as Auntie Linda is so fond of saying). Our job searches came to naught and Wes has been in the process of starting another law practice. His heart just isn't in it and we no sooner decided we would expand our search area when he reconnected with his friend Tom -- someone he worked with early in his career.

Long story short -- Wes and Tom will be working together for the same company once again. Wes is excited to have a new challenge with a young growing company that he can add value to while benefitting himself. Backbone Communication ( is a leader in educational software implementing solutions for Kindergarten through 12th Grade students including skills development, enrichment, remediation, Special Education, English Language Learners, and more.

I'm thrilled at the prospect of living in the greater Phoenix area with a population of nearly 4million! That should provide the variety and options that I'm always looking for. We'll know more soon....meanwhile, praise God with us for providing just what we need when we need it!

Havasupai Falls

It's never too soon to plan a trip, particularly one that involves hiking at least 16 miles in two days. Which means, it's time to start training. Wes and I would like to hike the Falls and do it with some of our friends! We know that all of you are at varying levels of fitness, hence, the advance notice. How does April 2008 sound? If you want to join us - let me know. You can find out more about Havasupai Falls at a variety of websites such as,,
Check out the sites, let me know you're available AND START TRAINING - we don't want to do this alone!