Thursday, August 22, 2019

Do You Know What Normal Looks Like?

Do you ever wonder what normal feels like?  For as long as I can remember, my life has not been 'normal.'  I know there are many others who can relate.  But am happy to report that this past month should be labeled as normal.  

There were no sudden catastrophes, no insane trauma to deal with, no impending 
problems that needed immediate attention -- just normal.

Work, play, work, eat, work, write, work, entertain.  Normal.  Loved it.

Footprints in the sand

Do You Enjoy Doing What You Do?

My talk show turned four years old last month.  It is hard to believe because I love
doing it and it feels like only a few months ago it launched.  Speaking of 
normal, the common thread with 100% of my guests is they went from 
extraordinary circumstances to 'normal.'  I respect each and every one of them and
their incredible stories.  I am thrilled to be in such remarkable company.  
Never Ever Give Up Hope is a show sharing stories of ORDINARY people who have experienced the extraordinary.

You do not need to take a vacation when you live

in a place everybody wants to come to for a vacation

Our friends from Alberta Canada are visiting this week.  Today they are salmon fishing with my hubby.  In the first hour, they caught four.  Tonight will be stuffed salmon on the barbie.  Ever make it?  Awesome is an understatement!

Fishing salmon

First catch of the day

The Greatest Highlight of any Month

Next week the grands will be here for the week.  What a wonderful way to end a 
super, fun-filled, busy summer with the perfect temperature for the entire time.  Love the West Coast!

Grand kids are the BEST

Grand kids
Wearing Gramma's Glasses

Deep in thought
3 years old but much to think about

Here's to a new normal!

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today five bloggers are inviting you to catch a 
glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and 
buzz around my house, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:

Baking In A Tornado                  
Menopausal Mother                     
Spatulas on Parade                     
Go Mama O                                  


  1. I am so happy, with all that seems to go on in your life on a daily basis, to hear about you having a chance to breathe and enjoy.

    1. Thank you Karen, and may it continue for us all

  2. So glad you were able to experience some normalcy this past month, Carol, especially after all you've been through recently. I know you're excited to see the grands again, too. Such cuties!

  3. Bless you, Martha. Thank you for always commenting. You are appreciated.

  4. Happy to hear you finally had a NORMAL month. Your grandkids are adorable!

    1. Thank you. I always enjoy and smile when your posts come up! Thank you for sharing

  5. Congrats on your show's 4th year! Wow, I'm sure that salmon tastes amazing. Have a lovely visit with your sweet grandkids.

    1. Thank you. Yes, it is always an eventful and fun visit.

  6. Hi, Carol. Your article oozes joy. Thanks for sharing the sunshine, literally and figuratively.

    1. Reading between the lines, Traci. :) Thank you