I’ve always admired birds for knowing when to get the heck outta Dodge. It gets cold, they pack up and leave. I always dreaded the day when I’d hear the Canadian geese heading south overhead. Living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we are in the flyway for geese during their journey south. I’m usually lying … Continue reading So today, I became a snowbird….
My grandmother's name was Jewell and she was as beautiful as her name. She was pretty as a pin up girl back in the day. She called me Karen although my name was Diana Lynn. Some people find that strange, but it made me feel special. She'd wanted my mom to name me Karen and … Continue reading So today, I found a Christmas card…
When you're the grandparent of a military family, you learn to savor those summer and Christmas vacations. We always packed so much fun into those weeks, trips to the beach and boardwalk, fishing derbies, scavenger hunts, McRaces, camping trips, you name it. The problem with these visits was that they were always hectic and hurried. … Continue reading So today, I’m Grandy-Mom.
Many mothers and grandmothers can relate. Knowing the dangers when someone you love is in the military and deployed, you spend days on end praying (trying not to beg) to God to keep them safe. When Adam first went into the Army, we were relieved. He needed the structure the Army had to offer. … Continue reading So today, I got phone calls from both my soldiers.
I had the privilege of addressing Sysco Eastern MD's women's advocacy organization, WISE (Women Industry Success Empowerment), in August. It was a great reunion with lots of the friends I've made over the years I worked with them. I'm so excited to see the level of engagement in their organization as Sysco will reap big … Continue reading Addressing WISE (Women Industry Success Empowerment)