Category Archives: Friends

To this day it still hurts :(

Happy Birthday Tom McGill! Or ‘Gilligan’ as you were known to many of your friends. Your parents, family and the world for that matter, had no idea what would be coming their way for the next 18 years making your entry on Halloween. You touched many lives, one of those was mine. I know you and Greg are partying in heaven today. You never could resist a good party, possibly because you were the life of so many of them. I’ll eat a Butterfinger today in your honor! Rest In Peace 🙏😇

I think it’s just common sense!!!

For the record, if you’re employed in a large Medical building, and a patient who just steps out of a room asks your help in finding her way to the lobby, telling her it’s the same way that she came in, is NOT the correct answer. If I remembered how I came in, I wouldn’t have asked how to get out!

There’s your lesson for the day in common courtesy!!

It was beautiful….from start to finish!

What a fabulous day!! I met a friend at NW EyeCare Professionals, and introduced her to Dr. Macson Lee, who would be her Behavioral / Neurological Optometrist. Both she and her husband were beside themselves with his knowledge, understanding, and how one visit made such a huge difference!! I met & had a great conversation with a wonderful man in the waiting room who left carrying a signed copy of ‘Learning to Make Toast’. He was thrilled!! Then Husband & I picked up some donations for Oregon Impact’s fundraiser, Merry & Bright that’s being held on November 30th at the Abernathy Center in Oregon City.

God is sooooo good!!!

It was such an honor to be asked to sit with a patient of Dr. Bruce’s today. She recently was hurt in a car crash, which resulted in a TBI. Her injury devastated her, but given a copy of ‘Learning to Make Toast’ from one of Dr. Bruce’s tech’s days ago to help give her hope. Then I surprised her with a visit and what a surprise it was! She doesn’t live in Oregon and when she met the woman the book was about, she couldn’t stop crying she was so overwhelmed and appreciative. We’ll be staying in touch even when she moves back home to Alaska.

It feels so good and so right living a purpose filled life!

A phenomenal day at hand!!!!

Later this morning I’ll be going to my Civil Tongues Toastmasters meeting. Then I’ll head over to Good Samaritan Medical Center for the 70th anniversary RIO garden party where I’ll be doing a book signing from 4:00 to 6:00.

Thanks to my dear, dear friend Cynthia Slauson Thurber for hanging out with me today and being my wheels!!!

Life was just beginning…………..

19 years ago today, Husband’s & my life were permanently changed in a near fatal car crash by a hit and run drunk driver in Ogden Utah. Because of the wisdom of Chuck Goetschel, I discovered my purpose & why I survived the crash. To inspire TBI survivors that there is life after a TBI and is dependent on making good choices to keep moving forward! Life is ALL about choices so make them count for the good and safety of yourselves and others!!! www.oregonimpact.org

I’m very blessed!

It was great to have Carolyn Martin come over and help me decide on snippets of my keynote speech to put on my website. What was even better is when she told me to go lay down, I looked exhausted and she’d watch the video, and write down the parts she felt were the best of me getting my message across. I didn’t even hear her leave! She’s as quiet as a mouse, a great friend and class act!!

Thank you Carolyn Martin, for all your support in sooooo many ways!!!!