Today I want you to think about all the things you are, instead of all the things you are not.


Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret, or fear.

A Day in the Life – Tuesday

“Feel it on my finger tips, hear it on my window pane

Your love’s coming down like


Wash away my sorrow, take away my pain

Your love’s coming down like


Happily walked into work in the rain. These flowers were grateful, too!

Rain cleared for a while but by lunchtime it was starting to come down again.

Spent much of my day in the office calling students and putting together information for next week’s meetings and events. I had the pleasure of being introduced to a man who is interested in helping to place our students in his businesses as a work based learning site. I’m meeting so many new people!

When I got back into the car the rain was coming down so hard I felt like I was in the car wash!

This is through the driver’s side window looking toward the West. I was in a complete downpour where I was at, but blue skies on my left!

When I got to the Mug I had to borrow a towel to dry off because I was so drenched. Won’t let a little rain get between me and my Tuesday donut.

Mackenzie drew all of the Tiger Path employees on their white board for fun.

I love this tree, y’all

I could see the late afternoon storm coming our way and left work just in time to get home before it started again.


The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.

A Day in the Life – Monday

🎶 I’ve walked these streets

In a spectacle of wealth & poverty

In the diamond market

The scarlet welcome carpet

That they just rolled out for me 🎶

Had a meeting this afternoon at the south campus in Kansas City. We are hosting an Open House for business partners to come for a tour on the 22nd.

I love walking past the milkweed on my way to and from work each day. I almost always get to see a winged creature of some kind busy working away.

Spent the afternoon on the phone calling about 15 students to let them know they are approved for the Job Corps program. My last question among many is if they have any questions. 90% of the time the response I hear is, “When can I start?”

Just some random girl waving goodbye to the neighborhood as she makes her way to the dump!

This evening I had a MU Extension event at Calibration Brewery in North Kansas City. Love what they’ve done to the area!

Where are my Mizzou fans at? I’ve been serving as the Chair for the MU Extension Council in Clay County and have learned so much about this valuable program! There are opportunities for people of all ages to get involved and become better educated in so many things. The Services the council provides the community are extraordinary. I highly suggest you check out their website to learn more about the programming:

As I was heading home the sky overhead was full of rain. I could smell it! Miss that smell!

Tonight at roller derby Mackenzie worked really hard with an instructor. I’m so impressed by the adults leading the teams. They do a good job of working with them to help them succeed.

Tonight Mackenzie passed her speed test to play in the roller derby bout coming up this weekend!!

Um, excuse me, Sketch.


There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

A Day in the Life – Sunday

“I hitched a ride with my soul, by the side of the road, just as the sky turned black, I took a walk with my fame, down memory lane, I never did find my way back…” – Oasis

Ready to spend the day getting ready for the week while enjoying peanut butter pancakes and bacon, thanks, Bird!

This is Mackenzie’s sketch of what she wants to do for Halloween this year. She wants to dress up her cats and put them in a clear container while pulling them around with a wagon. I wonder if they would go for that.

The Emery’s always have beautiful flowers in their yard.

Come for a walk with us around the neighborhood.

I’ve had some folks ask me what will happen now to the Hall and Museum. Truth is, not much will change. They’ll continue to hold fundraisers to make improvements where they can.

These footprints have been here my whole life. I used to walk over them when I was her age, too!

Love the progress being done on this building by TNG Construction.

I believe the plan for this building is to remove the top part of the facade. I hope it makes it look better.

I love all of the features that are at the base of each building along Thompson Avenue downtown.

The Rotary organization and students from our Job Corps Center partnered to create two informational displays in our downtown. There’s a map showcasing the downtown business community along the most traveled route from the hotel leading into the downtown. There’s another in front of the Hall of Waters.

The new brewery, Dubious Claims Brewing Company, has been a big hit with the locals.

Does anyone know what building this cornerstone belongs to?

Snack platter Sunday but Jason made Mack and I our favorite, pasta with parmesan. Hope you all have a great week!


Happiness is not a destination. It’s a way of life.

A Day in the Life

“People of the world today, Are we looking for a better way of life, We are a part of the rhythm nation, People of the world unite, Strength in numbers we can get it right, One time, We are a part of the rhythm nation…”

– Janet Jackson

Every Saturday morning Mackenzie has roller derby practice. She’s been so dedicated to it. (Photo by S. Jason)

S. Jason has been letting me sleep in and takes her to Kansas City, Kansas to practice.

I spent the day writing blog posts for this week. I also took time to think ahead on what questions and polls I wanted to do with the community. I’ve got it planned out through the first of December!

They brought home Chipotle for lunch and Sketch was happy with the bag.

S. Jason made us cheeseburgers for dinner.

Mack is having her friend Luna spend the night. They’ve been busy playing games, acting out Barbies, and laughing a lot.


Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen!