My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Thanks for your great tips on keeping the holidays in perspective. Thanks to Steve for helping me get the mailing out for our Renew & Restore Seminar (Understanding and Treating Compassion Fatigue) to be held February 4th. Super excited for this project. I was best at the folding and inserting in the envelopes. Steve centered the mailing labels on the envelope. Great relief to have that on its way to 350 therapists in our area.

Thursday afternoon, Steve holds a meeting in our office. Cricket knows he's here even with the door shut and can hardly contain her excitement. She was wagging her tail so hard and put her nose underneath the door. A little naughty and some obedience puppy pushups were done to remind her of office behavior even when Steve comes to visit.

Thanks to Cricket for trodding through the snow with me up to the store. We didn't realize how much more of a workout it would be to walk back to the office with ten 1 1/2 lbs of M & M's. My colleagues love to tease me about my diet of peanut M & M's. I eat so much healthier now, but in the spirit of fun, I'm giving them all a nice bag. We will celebrate another year together at Sego Lily tomorrow for lunch.


s day @ said...

So super duper bummed I'm going to miss lunch. Yuck, I have to be at my "other job." Blah.
Have fun. I'm jealous. Eat lots of our favorite salad for me! And an extra roll too! MMMMMM:)

Clive said...

Sorcha loves M&M's here too! She couldn't believe the M&M shop in New York that we visited this summer - she's still talking about months later!

Love the photo of Cricket in your previous post with his list! We write lots of lists here to keep ourselves calm and make ourselves feel in control in the run-up to Christmas. But the best bit of advice we once got, "is to remember it is all over on the 26th". We try and remember that every year in the run-up to Christmas Day and not get too stressed!

take care

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Hey there Becky...

I love blogposts entitled 'Random'. It usually means that the blogger could do with a little 'encouragement'.(at least that is what "I" think)

Christmas can indeed be overwhelming for many - including me - but I'm sure you know that already. Yes, it is hard to keep perspective.

You however have the answer in your own hands, it seems - to think beyond Christmas to imbue its spirit into the rest of the year.

I find the mantra:
"Christmas is a love" very helpful when I lose perspective.

What fabulous vision you have for your 'healing' therapy. I wish you the best.

Also, if I don't get another opportunity, I just want to wish you all a happy and festive Christmas, filled with love.

Sending lotsaluv

Becky said...

Shannon -- We will miss you! Let's plan a date there soon.
Sorcha -- My daughter and I loved that store too, in NYC! Great wisdom, too. It goes by so fast.
Maxmom -- Yes! Thanks. xoxo

Kauaiart said...

Becky, You do so much to alleviate duhka, suffering. . . much Love to you.
Puppy push ups? That's a good one!
Love, Suzy