Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pug Christmas.......

Happy Holidays Everyone,

Here I am in another stupid Santa hat. I try to look cute on the first pic to get it over with faster.  What do you think?

This year I'm in Key West which is not so bad. I do miss the snow but you know how my master is about that...... They do have a lot of lights down here. I mean on the houses......Now, why didn't he send you a picture of that...da....
The trip down wasn't bad.  Have done that before but after that it got me.. a'm running around in a circle, it's so funny......oh....I guess it's a dog joke.  

Anyway, lived in 3 hotels, 10 rooms, then a place where the landlord turned out to be a crazy person. Licking my foot Finally, we found a place. (pause........just took a small nap).. Oh, the place.... It's OK.  Small compared to my place in Chicago but where's my furniture?  I'm still waiting.  No couch, none of my familiar chairs.  Thank God, he brought my old toys.  

Gotta go.......I smell food....yum.....yum......woof, ya,

Nate the Dog

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


For the most part, the gifts have been given, the cards sent, and the frenzy subsided. As we all know, the wonder is in the eyes of the children but, what about our wonder?  As I read some of the posts of my fellow prostate survivors, I see some are happy that they have some functioning, others that they have become closer with their partners, while others strive to survive.

This magical season is about the wonder: the wonder of birth, the wonder of renewal, the wonder of love. I know I often get caught up in shopping, decorating, cooking......the list is endless.  But now that the day is over, the spirit continues. The spirit of appreciating what we have and what we can give. It's not about the presents. It's about the spirit. Knowing that a smile to someone may be the best gift he has received all day. A pleasant greeting to a stranger may renew her spirit.  A compliment to someone working the holidays may be just what the person needed to get through their shift.

Remember the gifts that we can always give but often forget. They may take some effort and time but they are the real gifts of the season. Keep giving.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone.....Hallelujah.

I've been out of commission for awhile and I'll explain it in another post soon.  I promise.  And to those who follow my blog, I apologize.

But this is Christmas Eve....a time I remember being with family, sharing hugs, and the Polish tradition of breaking a small piece of wafer (oplatek) and going to each person and wishing each "health, hope and happiness for the future." Now that I'm older and more sentimental ( I think I was always sentimental but I wasn't always older) I miss that tradition but I haven't forgotten the memories. Those memories live on and I know the tradition continues tonight with my family ( I can't be with them) and many other families throughout the world.  

Hope, Health, and Happiness
So, to you and yours, I wish you the best and hope your dreams come true.  Count your blessings and all those little things we tend to take for granted. Thank you all for reading my blog. 

In the meantime, celebrate as the people of the small Yupiq Eskimo Village of  Quinhagak, Alaska. 
It was a school computer project intended for the other Yupiq villages in the area. Much to the villagers' shock, over a half million people have viewed it.