We got the very sad news that my cousin Ian lost his valiant battle against cancer on Friday. Ian was one of those rare "old" souls who brought out the best in everyone around him. It was truly a blessing to be his friend and to be family.
Had a very relaxed three day weekend to celebrate "another trip around the sun." Wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the time to wish me a happy birthday I really appreciate it.
Teresa and I celebrated our eleventh wedding anniversary this past Saturday. I had booked us a table at one of our local favorites, Mimi's Table. Just a quick post to thank everyone who made it such a special night for us.
One of those memorable moments in life happened for the Fleming family this week. Our son Ryan received his diploma from Florida State University. Congratulations Ryan. TeTe and I love you very much and are so proud of you!
Small changes can make a difference. I continued my daily reading streak and I exceeded my goal to read at least three books a month in 2021 with 44 books.
One of the annual traditions we have as a family is a "Fresh Start" with matching tee shirts for the three of us to wear New Year's Day.
From our family to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year. In the midst of all the turmoil and angst so prevalent today, please take some time to remember why we celebrate the first Noel and, like Charles Dickens' Scrooge, let each of us always "keep Christmas well."
I am reading a meditation from The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday every day. This thoughtful reminder was from yesterday’s meditation. Whether things are going pretty well or pretty badly, it can change in an instant.
My mother-in-law and I got our Pfizer Covid booster shots today. Our primary care doctor had a drive-through in her parking lot. We were in and out in less than 30 minutes.
This Friday's song is If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away by Justin Moore. I picked this because I am thinking of my Mom today. Four years ago today, we had to rush her to the emergency room at Baptist Hospital.
It has been a tough summer. The pandemic we hoped would be behind us continues to cause disruption and death. Despite or maybe because of that, I picked Beautiful World by Kenny Chesney for this Friday's song.
It is very easy to get caught up in everything going on in life and not take the time to relax and appreciate the beauty in the world. I am really guilty of this.