May 27, 2022
May 23, 2022
Physically I can't be sitting at my desk for extended periods. The option to now stand, thanks to a desk top lift my bosom buddy Doug gave me, is very helpful, but I still have to limit my screen time.
Mentally I've been kinda down. The world has changed so much in the past few years. It can be hard NOT to feel anxious and depressed about that.
Plus this weekend's deadly storm that took at least 8 lives and caused massive damage has really upset me. I have relatives and friends in Ottawa & the Ottawa Valley. When I drive to visit them, I pass through many of the places that were pummeled by the storm. Several of the people who died were hit by a tree. A f*cking tree! And there was very little advance notice. The emergency message went out and BAM..... the monster storm was upon them.
On Good Friday, we had a bad storm which caused damage including some big branches in my yard and my neighbour's. It was scary when the winds were smashing small branches on to my house and windows. I can only imagine how scary it must have been for those in the path of Saturday's killer storm.
It could happen anywhere at any time with little to no notice. And it can be pretty overwhelming.
I hope my Scribbles friends who lived through the storm are all okay and that they were spared major damages. Feel free to let me know how you're doing in the comments section if you can.
I hope everyone has a good Victoria Day. Scribbles should be ready by next weekend.
May 11, 2022
May 9, 2022
But there's a bit more to our video than that.
We have a special guest joining Mr. Sock and I for the draws. We often ask my mom or sisters, but since they are all contestants in our sweepstakes, we needed someone else to pick the winning tokens.
Even if you didn't enter the contest, we hope you take time to check out our video. We worked hard to add stuff that would be entertaining for ALL our Scribbles pals.
May 3, 2022
May 2, 2022
We've taken all 4 videos of our Super Spring Sweepstakes and merged them into one video. Feel free to check it out to see who entered and enjoy the antics of Mr. Sock, Officer Leavoy & Klyde.
May 1, 2022
One day before she and daughter Wynonna were to be inducted into Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame, Naomi Judd passed away on April 30, 2022. She was 76. Naomi and Wynonna made it big in the 80's as "The Judds" and made a rare appearance earlier in April on the CMT Music Awards, where they performed "Love Will Build a Bridge" (see video below).
The legendary mother, daughter duet were slated to begin a 10 concert "Farewell Tour" in September.
Naomi was mother to Wynonna and actress Ashley Judd.
VIDEO | The Judds Perform 'Love Can Build a Bridge' on the CMT Country Music Awards in April.VIDEO | The Judds Farewell Concert 1991
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Understandably emotional, Ashley Judd spoke candidly to Diane Sawyer on the tragic death of her mother Naomi. The segment aired on Good Morning America.
Naomi Judd’s passing has reminded me that my biological father ended his life in a very similar way back in 1990. Keith and I were not close - a fact that’s fairly obvious considering I call him my “biological father” or by his first name.
I felt a bit like a stranger at his funeral. I had attempted suicide when I was around 18 or 19 years old. Seeing the anguish Keith’s family and friends were experiencing was a real eye opener for me. I visualized what MY family and friends would be feeling if I were to end my life. It was a valuable lesson.
If you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts help is available 24/7. I know personally that it isn’t easy to make that step. But reaching out to someone can be very beneficial.
If you are not comfortable talking to strangers about your mental health, please know I am here for you. Direct message, email, text or call me. Who knows. You may even help me by letting me help you.
Sorry for the length of this message. I usually keep my posts light and cheery much like my website Scribbles. But sometimes a more serious post is necessary. This is one of those times.
Here’s the interview with Ashley Judd…