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When The Stars Don’t Align…

When The Stars Don't Align...

If you’re a regular reader of my Monday morning missives, you know how I feel about Keith Urban. That blonde hair, those good looks, that smiling face – just as good as that first cup of coffee on a Monday morning! I’m happily married, as you know, so I’m not eligible to date a fella like Keith. Plus, he’s married too. Naturally, a gorgeous superstar hunk like Keith Urban is married to actress Nicole Kidman. She’s always beautiful, always graceful, and always manages to be connected to some of the most gorgeous guys around.

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Shipping + Veterans= Home

Shipping + Veterans= Home

As far as we’re concerned, today is one of the most important days of the year – Veteran’s Day, a day to honor veterans and thank them for their service. They are our family, our friends, and our heroes, and they deserve our gratitude not today, but every day. Meeting the needs of veterans as they return from fighting overseas is a challenge that many of us hold close to our hearts. After helping our country, servicemen and women often need our help integrating back into the society they fought so hard to protect.

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No Obstacle Too Great

No Obstacle Too Great

I’m not the first to say it – kids don’t play outside enough anymore. YouTube,TV shows on demand, and endless computer games are tough competitors against good old fresh air. The playgrounds aren’t even the same as they used to be! The tall, metal slides and monkey bars have been replaced with small plastic slides, and short, safe climbing walls. Everything from the merry-go-round to the tire swing – all of those perennial favorites – have been deemed unsafe. As a mother of two boys, I can appreciate safety regulations, but I’m not the

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A Star-Studded PSA

A Star-Studded PSA

Greetings Thought for the Weekend readers! In anticipation of the upcoming weekend, I felt it my civic duty to remind you of one of the most exciting events of each year, happening this Sunday. With the help of Cher, I bring you this very important Public Service Announcement: This Sunday, we get to ‘fall back’ into our beds for an extra hour of sleep! (I told you it was exciting….) If you can’t sleep in, you can spend your hour in other ways. Polls indicate that other than sleeping, the most popular ways to

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Halloween On Wheels

Halloween On Wheels

Happy Halloween! One of my favorite things about this holiday is that it enables everyone to have a good time. No matter where you’re from, you can find a good neighborhood and knock on doors for candy and a fun scare. Costumes level the playing field where creativity, not cost, determines who looks the best. Recently, I stumbled across some of the most creative costumes I’ve seen in a while. These kids use their wheelchairs or mobility devices as part of their costumes, making some truly next-level outfits that are one-of-a-kind. (Check out Magic

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Getting Spooky With It

Getting Spooky With It

Halloween weekend is one of the best weekends of the year, if you ask me! Candy by the bucket, costume parties, incredible people-watching, and a great excuse to give everyone a good, fun, harmless scare. In preparation, last weekend my wife asked my daughter, Chloe, and I to go out and grab some Halloween decorations. I couldn’t believe my luck – carte blanche to let my inner Freddy Krueger out to play! Have you seen some of these modern Halloween decorations? Gone are the days of posterboard bats stuck to the wall, or a

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Rack ‘Em

Rack 'Em

As you probably already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It seems the whole world has turned pink in well-deserved support of the lady warriors who fight this devastating cancer. The women in my Birmingham Ladies APA Pool League all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and we wanted to make sure we did something too. This month we had planned to do a bake sale with the theme “Everything Must Be Pink!” We were originally just planning to wear our best pink shirts to the sale when an idea

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This Has Really Been Bugging Me….

This Has Really Been Bugging Me....

The Human Fly. Spider-man. Mary Nicholas. The list of superheroes powered by bugs goes on and on. Well, okay – admittedly, we haven’t seen any changes in Mary since her run in with a wasp , but we’ve been monitoring her closely for any new wasp-like powers. I think the flying, stinging sort are on to us, because they came after me, too! Last month, on a Friday, I was doing some maintenance on my backyard pool in preparation for out-of-town visitors. I set the cleaning supplies down hard on a bench, just to

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Rock Star Daydreams

Rock Star Daydreams

Pass the coffee, it was a fun, but exhausting weekend. And now, I’m back! This past Friday, I cut out of work a little bit early in order to go on a weekend vacation with a few girlfriends! My cousin and one of our best friends will be meeting up in New Orleans, the Big Easy, the birthplace of jazz. While there, we enjoyed all that the city had to offer – dazzling nightlife, beignets for breakfast, and one very special guest: our favorite musician, Keith Urban! I couldn’t have been more excited. My

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A Cool Video for a Hot Topic

A Cool Video for a Hot Topic

One of the coolest parts of my job is that people often send me amazing trucking videos. What can I say – I’m like a little kid when it comes to seeing big machines do incredible things! And since it’s National Fire Prevention week, this clip couldn’t come at a better time: I was fascinated by this footage of a water bomber putting out a Canadian truck fire. Now, typically, a firetruck is sent in when a truck is at risk for catching fire. But in a remote area like Newfoundland, Canada, where it

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