Happiness

Drunk Wedding Podcast - Aimee & Bryan Giese

We Got Drunk and Talked About Our Wedding

(Just like everyone else) Our friends Jen and Mal started a podcast! But in typical awesome Jen and Mal fashion, it's on a fun topic and involves alcohol. Let's Get Drunk and Talk about Your Wedding. Bryan and I appeared on it recently, and talked…
List of inspiring quotes - Quotes to help motivate you

Collection of Inspiring Quotes To Live By

I have a whole "Word Art" section on Pinterest that I have been collecting for years. I thought that I would also start sharing posts of some of my favorite inspiring quotes here, because - basically - they make me really happy! Especially during 2020,…
Zoom Backgrounds Free Downloads - Nature & Travel

Virtually Escape with Zoom Backgrounds

I have been working remotely for nine years now. But I almost always have clients enter the meeting with video off under the guise (and truth!) that I am just going to share my screen. Since we have been in quarantine, clicking that link to…
James is a fantastic example of the MDA campaign "Live Unlimited."

James Makes Me Want To Live Unlimited

About 13 years ago, this guy came into my company for an interview. He was a programmer, and clearly very talented. At the time, I thought he was all-business and all about the code. Totally perfect for the job, so we hired him. James just happened to have…
Marriage Advice After 20 Years

Marriage Advice After 20 Years of It

Last week, we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Many people say this, but it feels like just yesterday *and* forever ago - all at the same time. We married here in Denver, a little while after we moved and it's fun to think about how young and optimistic we were then. We may be more cynical and jaded now, but in many ways, we still work on our marriage just as hard as day one. Some things get easier over the years, some harder. For example - we literally have talked about everything. What is there left to say after all this time? Well, for one, we recently chatted about how we make our marriage work so I could write one of these condescending posts about it. Look... We know every marriage is different. We've seen some couples split for reasons I could not explain, and people stay together for no good one. No judgements here, just some suggestions from two goofballs who still lean on each other as heavily now as they did two decades ago.
Best of 2014 - Recap

2014 Was A Really, Really Good Year

We had some bad years. Primarily they started with my mom getting sick and ending with me getting sick. 2013 started to turn things around, but last year was good. Really, really good. Sure, we are still struggling out of a financial hole from those…

The Darkness of Diabetes

I have had diabetes for over twelve years now. Probably more, because they were pretty sure I had it for several years prior to diagnosis. The first ten years were a cakewalk. I only took a little bit of medicine and checked in with my doctor and really not much else. Then there was that time in my life when things got rough. I call them the Dark Years. It was when my mom got sick and I got sick and other then that bad time in childhood with my dad, it was pretty much the worst period of my life. The good news is when you have a bad couple years, you appreciate the good ones so much more. After I spent nine months on my back with the ear infection my body didn't bounce back easily. Part of this I know is age; when you're over 40, things just take longer to heal. But it just seemed like my pancreas has decided it just wasn't going to work anymore. So I was taking all kinds of different meds and lots of insulin.
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