This was even BETTER!

IMG_14191-1Ok…it didn’t look like that, but it was fantastic.  Since I was a hero with my vegetarian dinner on Valentines Day, I got to select a dinner WITH meat, chicken or fish.  I once again, scanned my cookbooks and selected this one:Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 6.39.06 PM

It took me a long time, but I finally found it.  Jill made it for me before, so I knew it was good.  And boy, was it speculator!


Make this recipe and you wife/groom/husband/boyfriend/significant other will think you are amazing.   I know...I think my wife made the best dish ever!  You have to taste it. Jill HATES salmon, so she just had the gnocchi…and it was amazing.'s+seafood+restaurant+cookbook&sprefix=mccormick%2Cstripbooks%2C197&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Amccormick+%26+schmick's+seafood+restaurant+cookbookNow, I have to get on my treadmill and walk off some extra pounds. ( I will tell you about that next time.)

No more speeches after Tuesday…

I am sad to see the year end.  We had a good year with 45 speeches.  Next year I hope will be even better.

We have a lot to be thankful for:

  • Good Health.  In fact, Jill is seeing out of BOTH her eyes now.  It is amazing.
  • Fantastic Friendship.  Everywhere we went, people just seemed very warm and friendly.
  • Blessed.  We feel blessed to meet all these amazing people in our daily lives.

Does it get better than that? I don’t think so.

We are taking a few week off and we will see you in January.   In the mean time, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

You are THE man!

I was racking my brain this morning trying to figure out what to do next.  I couldn’t figure out how to set my WordPress site up with Google.  I was even Googling (is that a word?) for help.

But my brain didn’t want to work. I  was suddenly struck with too many things to handle and my brain just shut down, confused. I decided to go out in my garden and just walk around. If you ever been to my garden, it takes 3 seconds to walk the grounds. So, I decided to just stand in the middle.

Bill came over to drop off plants that my wife will watch where they are gone.  If you have been reading since the beginning, you know that Bill was a MAJOR help with my wife figuring out Quicken.  And Bill was also a wizard with websites.  So I asked him for help.  It took me a while to get out the correct sentences, but he finally understood.  In less than 5 minutes, he got my site working with Google.  Bill was amazing!  He did stuff on my computer that I didn’t even know you could do.

I told Bill I would write about him BEFORE he left.  Bill…you are THE man!

Time For Jill To Speak!

Jill had a busy week!

We showed up at AM Northwest, and completed the interview. Then we went to our first Painful Blessing presentation:IMG_0330 Courtyard at Mt. Tabor.  The group was fantastic and they gave us lots of tips. Jill listened to many all of them.

The second one was two days later at Durham & Bates. I was a little nervous and I don’t know why!  I arrived early so I could hook up the system.  The projector was mounted on the ceiling and I found the remote to turn it on. I felt good at that point (a mistake) and just had to the right input. I couldn’t do it.  Their IT person showed up and HE couldn’t do it either!  He asked me if I had it on a USB drive so he can put it in his computer.   I didn’t. We were running on MAC and I didn’t think it was necessary.  Jill was going to have to give her presentation… without any slides. Can she do this?   It’s only her second time. Won’t that mess her up?

When I deliver my speech, I can’t do it without having my presentation!  My presentation has still photos and video clips thoughout which tie the whole thing together.  Plus, I get thirsty; I have time to drink during the presentation while the video played.  How can I help her with this terrible situation?

She didn’t need any help. Effortlessly, she delivered her speech, with NO presentation… flawlessly.  She was absolutely amazing!

And yes, when I got home I put Jill’s presentation on a USB so we will be prepared next time.