Hey! Thanks for that!

Sunday April 6th, 2014
Marjorie: For doing the driving to our Big Breakfast Adventure. THANK YOU!
JB: Always a blast recording with you. THANK YOU!
Rod and Kathy: For giving my beloved blue couch a new home. THANK YOU!

Friday April 4th, 2014
Alisen: For being the hostess with the mostest for our friends birthday party. THANK YOU!
Steve: Fantastic massage, as always. THANK YOU!
Dr. Green: For being the adjustment king. THANK YOU!

Wednesday April 2nd, 2014
MVP: For a fantastic breakfast visit. THANK YOU!
Brenda: For the warmest of welcomes. THANK YOU!
Ellen: For such a loving, uplifting email. THANK YOU!

Tuesday April 1st, 2014
Daneil @ CrashPlan: Customer Service at its finest. THANK YOU!

Monday March 31st, 2014
Wendi: You are a good, good egg. THANK YOU!
IKEA Gal: For helping me with the consequences of my mind being bigger than my living room. THANK YOU!

Sunday March 30th, 2014
Wendi: What an amazing friend you are! THANK YOU!

Saturday March 29th, 2014
Lorrie: For lunch, for hugs, for love and support always. THANK YOU!
Vava: For 2 hugs and for getting ‘that’ stain out of my car carpet. THANK YOU!
Duane: You are the best hugger and all-round great guy. THANK YOU!

Friday March 28th, 2014
Gary: For graphic designer genius. THANK YOU!
Dr. Green: For your magical chiropractic fingers. THANK YOU!
Alisen: For a spectacular dinner “date”. THANK YOU!

Thursday March 27th, 2014
CrashPlan: for backing up my world so seamlessly. THANK YOU!

Wednesday March 26th, 2014
Marc: You’re the best therapist a girl could ever ask for. THANK YOU!
Doc Nelson: You make coming to the dentist awesome. THANK YOU!
Breanna: No one can make my hair look as good as you do. THANK YOU!

Tuesday March 25th, 2041
Alisen: You are always there. THANK YOU!
Doc Shaw: For your fantastic support the last few months. THANK YOU!
Stephanie: The Queen of Restorative Yoga. THANK YOU!

Monday March 24th, 2014
Taylor: For your very thoughtful call. I love having you in my life. THANK YOU!
Mic: For making me feel valuable. THANK YOU!
Minta: For always showing up at exactly the right moment, and what a lovely walk. THANK YOU!

Sunday March 23rd, 2014

Saturday March 22nd, 2014
Marjorie: For a lovely call just to see how I was doing. THANK YOU!
Joe: For the video that really made me think and inspired my next step. THANK YOU!

Friday March 21st, 2014
Dr. Green: More chiropractic magnificence. THANK YOU!
CrashPlan Support Dude: For helping so brilliantly with my crisis. THANK YOU!
Goodwill Dude: For helping me with all my stuff today. THANK YOU!
UPS Dude: For ringing the door bell so I knew you were there, and delivering my parcel exactly when you said you would. THANK YOU!

Thursday March 20th, 2014
Jade: For sending me a note that absolutely warmed my heart and made my day. THANK YOU!

Wednesday March 19th, 2014
Marc: You are the best therapist. Ever. THANK YOU!
Minta: For checking in on me and always caring. THANK YOU!
Goodwill dude: for helping me unload my car. THANK YOU!

Tuesday March 18th, 2014
Alisen: You are my favorite 2 hours of every week. THANK YOU!
Stephanie: For such a peaceful, restoring, beneficial yoga practice. THANK YOU!

Monday March 17th, 2014
Dr. Green: For all that manipulating and ice-ing. THANK YOU!

Sunday March 16th, 2014
Suzanne: For a splendid Big Breakfast Adventure. THANK YOU!
Maria: For a lovely dinner and time spent with you loving, nurturing self. THANK YOU!

Friday March 14th, 2014
MVP: For letting me know how much you miss me. THANK YOU!
Lorrie: For making my brain and my heart smile. THANK YOU!

Thursday March 13th, 2014
Goodwill: For having a drop-off location so handy. THANK YOU!
Blog readers: For all your lovely notes and emails and comments. THANK YOU!

Wednesday March 12th, 2014
Doc Shaw: Always good to hear your perspective. THANK YOU!
Dr. Green: So happy your chiropractic office is 3 minutes from my house. THANK YOU!
Alisen: For help with all that business stuff. THANK YOU!

Tuesday March 11th, 2014
Alisen: For a blissful break in the middle of the day. THANK YOU!
Dr. Green: For all sorts of chiropractic jiggery-pokery. THANK YOU!
Steve: For that deep-tissue massage. THANK YOU!
Stephanie: For yoga magic. THANK YOU!

Monday March 10th, 2014
CrashPlan: For my Seed Kit and major stress-relief. THANK YOU!

Sunday March 9th, 2014
Jonathan Bailor: You inspire me like no one else. For encouraging me to talk openly about emotional eating. THANK YOU!

Saturday March 8th, 2014
Jeff and Mike: For a fantastic, as always, Big Breakfast Adventure, and for injecting some testosterone into my life. THANK YOU!

Friday March 7th, 2014
AAA: For getting discounts for your members all over the place. THANK YOU!
CrashPlan Customer Service: For getting me all backed up. THANK YOU!
JB: Just for being your brilliant self. And for answering that email a little over 2 years ago. THANK YOU!

Thursday March 6th, 2014
GoDaddy Customer Support: For totally saving my a** and my website. THANK YOU!
Minta: For the call just to say “Hi, how you doing?” THANK YOU!

Wednesday March 5th, 2014
Kate: For a most wonderful walk in the park and a bevy of gorgeous crocuses. THANK YOU!
JB: For SO. MUCH. FUN. recording our show. THANK YOU!
Marc: For being the strongest, most supportive constant in my life. THANK YOU!

Tuesday March 4th, 2014
Alisen: One of my favorite parts of the week is our Tuesday afternoon walk.  THANK YOU!
LG Customer Service: For walking me through a thermostat adjustment.  THANK YOU!
Stephanie: Fantastic yoga class. THANK YOU!

Friday January 18th, 2013
Tammy Montana: For a wonderful time spent sharing and uplifting each other.  THANK YOU!
Danny and Tina McManus: You guys put on a great show.  For your outstanding talents…THANK YOU!

Thursday January 17th, 2013
Dan Kearney: For taking the time to stop by for a great visit.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday January 16th, 2013
The Barrista at the Advanta Cafe: That was the best drink. Ever. You put your soul into that cup. THANK YOU!

Tuesday January 15th, 2013
Enrique: For your trust in me, and your willingness to be completely open.  You are so courageous.  THANK YOU!
Lorrie Walter: You’re the best gal pal a girl could ever want.  THANK YOU!

Monday January 14th, 2013
Matt: For making the conversation so easy, and open, and honest.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday January 9th, 2013
Marc: For being the best therapist a girl could ever ask for.  Or want.  Or need.  You get me more than anyone else on earth.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday January 8th, 2013
Vava Wolf:  For taking time out to come lunch.  You were worth the 12 year wait.  THANK YOU!

Monday January 7th, 2013
Matt: For entrusting me with Tahiti.  THANK YOU!
Laurie: For being a fantastic and excitable taste-tester.  THANK YOU!

Sunday January 6th, 2013
Walters: Another fine evening of great food, great company and the cutest dog ever.  THANK YOU!

Saturday January 5th, 2013
Rebecca Winston: For giving up 2 hours of your life to Skype.  What a fantastic chat!  THANK YOU!

Friday January 4th, 2013
Bea: For being one helluva girlfriend. THANK YOU!

Thursday January 3rd, 2013
Matt: For loaning me your Armadillo!!! THANK YOU!
Duane Walter: Best. Chicken. Soup. Ever.  THANK YOU!
Dan: I don’t even know you, but you drove to get a new bulb and then froze your a** off replacing that rear brake light for me.  That was SO kind.  THANK YOU!
Lorrie Walter: For my Friday To-do list, for loving my art, for laughing at me, for supporting me so wholeheartedly.  You truly are a gift in my life.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday January 2nd, 2013
Christine Betts: It was SO good to see you!  What a wonderful visit.  For stopping by…THANK YOU!

Tuesday January 1st, 2013
Mother Nature: you provided the most perfect day for the start of the New Year.  THANK YOU!

Saturday December 29th, 2013
Lorrie & Duane Walter: You both are just The Bomb.  There ain’t no one who loves me like you two do.  Plus, no one else could have got me to show up at Ferrells earlier.  THANK YOU!

Saturday November 3rd, 2012
Chiko:  My beautiful, beautiful boy.  My soul mate for more than 6 wonderful years.  I miss you every single day.  For the endless, unconditional love that you gave me every single moment you were alive.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday October 30th, 2012
Neil: You rock.  That’s all.  THANK YOU!
Maida: It was fantastic to see you!  For making the trek out and being the adorable, wonderful you…THANK YOU!

Monday October 29th, 2012
Bailor: Your email made my day.  It’s the little things.  THANK YOU!
Matt: Awesomeness all round. Happy Caramel Day!  THANK YOU!

Sunday October 28th, 2012
Geoff Nyheim: You are The Man. Always an inspiration. Always knowing the right thing to do. THANK YOU!

Thursday October 25th, 2012
Bailor: You make me laugh out loud. THANK YOU!
Matt: Best office re-arranger ever. THANK YOU!

Friday October 19th, 2012
Jeff James:  You have the patience of a saint. THANK YOU!
MVP:  Always. THANK YOU!

Thursday October 18th, 2012
Charlie Owen: You are The Man. THANK YOU!
Jenna LaRose: You are amazing. I am pretty sure I could not do what you did today. THANK YOU!
Bill Gates: You are an inspiration. THANK YOU!
Amber Counts: You never let me down. Ever. THANK YOU!

Wednesday October 17th, 2012
Marc Levine:  Why you put up with me I’ll never know.  Oh so very grateful that you do.  THANK YOU!
Charlie Owen:  Again.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday October 16th, 2012
Bailor: Great call. I LOVE working with you. THANK YOU!

Saturday October 13th, 2012
Marjorie Ferris: For coming with me to my Happy Place, and being the fantastic support that you are. THANK YOU!

Thursday October 11th, 2012
Danny McManus:  My world is a better place because you are in it.  THANK YOU!
Charlie Owen:  You just know.  THANK YOU!
Matt:  You made me smile.  A lot.  In fact, you made everything better today.  THANK YOU!
Lorrie Walter:  I love you.  You are an absolutely incredible woman.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday October 9th, 2012
Neil:  You make work so much fun.  I so appreciate your brilliant attitude and down-to-earth character.  THANK YOU!

Monday October 8th, 2012
Mailman:  For your outstanding service.  That was one heavy sucker of a package.  THANK YOU!
My Fence Staining Crew:  I am grateful more than you can know, for your help and support.  THANK YOU!
MVP:  You’re always there. You never waver.  You’re a freakin’ ROCK.  THANK YOU!
Charlie Owen:  You’re always there.  You never waver.  You’re a freakin’ ROCK.  THANK YOU!
Jenna LaRose:  You called.  THANK YOU!
Amy Clement:  You’re just awesome.  THANK YOU!
Readers, followers, fans:  I am overwhelmed at your enthusiasm and support.  THANK YOU!

Friday October 5th, 2012
Deanna Morauski:  You make me roar with laughter.  THANK YOU!
Meehan Crew:  You totally made my Friday night.  THANK YOU!

Thursday October 4th, 2012
Becky Schoen: For teaching me an incredibly important lesson. THANK YOU!

Tuesday April 24th, 2012
Charlie Owen:  for swinging by to see my California tan.  And for making me laugh out loud.  You’re awesome.  THANK YOU!
MVP & Lil’ P:  for coming to see us today!  YAY!  THANK YOU!
Forrest Hobbs:  for hanging out while you were in the building.  It was so good to see you, & you still give the best hugs.  THANK YOU!

Monday April 23rd, 2012
Geoff Nyheim:  for a fabulous, fabulous evening.  THANK YOU!

Sunday April 22nd, 2012
Alisen Peterson:  for the tank of gas, the bucket of chicken & the great company.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday April 18th, 2012
Eric Swift:  for the most incredible bouquet of flowers.  So hugely appreciated.  THANK YOU!

Saturday March 31st, 2012
Michelle, Breanna & Jennifer:  for a hysterical 2 hour breakfast with 3 lovely, lovely ladies.  THANK YOU!

Friday March 30th, 2012
Dan Kearney:  for your time, care & concern today.  THANK YOU!

Saturday February 18th, 2012
Natasha Reed:  for your friendship & your humor & your total down-to-earthness.  You rock.  THANK YOU!

Friday February 17th, 2012
Marc Levine:  for your constant pushing to get me to move towards my potential.  THANK YOU!
Michael P:  for inviting me to submit images that will ship with Windows 8 (are you kidding me??!!).  THANK YOU!

Thursday February 16th, 2012
Bonnie Chin:  for your trust, your love, your friendship.  THANK YOU!
Eric Swift:  for that little nugget of public recognition.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday February 15th, 2012
MVP & Lil’ P:  for coming to see us!  YAY!  THANK YOU!
Forrest:  it was fantastic to see you.  For coming over & hanging out…THANK YOU!

Tuesday February 14th, 2012
Cynthia Golpe:  for the cutest little Valentine’s Day cake pops.  THANK YOU!
Todd Rowe:  for that awesome email.  THANK YOU!

Saturday February 11th, 2012
Bea:  for a fabulous, fun-filled day together.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday February 7th, 2012
Charlie Owen:  just…THANK YOU!

Monday February 6th, 2012
Issaquah ER staff:  I never knew it was possible to get in & out an ER so fast.  Super-speedy, super-effective care-taking.  THANK YOU!

Sunday February 5th, 2012
Belinda:  you are amazing.  I feel so valued.  My Sunday was absolutely awesome, thanks to you.  THANK YOU!
Duane Blanchard:  for coming by to sort out my cable issue & measure my couch.  THANK YOU!

Saturday February 4th, 2012
Mother Nature:  for a most beautiful two days in the pacific Northwest.  February has never looked better!  THANK YOU!

Friday February 3rd, 2012
Tammy Cannon:  for a fabulous brunch & a lovely walk out in beautiful Snohomish.  THANK YOU!
Alisen Peterson:  for a wonderful evening of great food, great conversation & great friendship.  THANK YOU!

Thursday February 2nd, 2012
The server at Pizza Hut:  you made me feel valued.  You did a wonderful job.  You made the world seem a brighter place.  THANK YOU!
Eric Swift:  for a deep & meaningful discussion, and for a whole bunch of time.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday February 1st, 2012
Marc:  what would I do without you?  You keep me sane (ish).  You keep me hanging on.  You keep me thinking (damn you).  You never give up.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday January 31st, 2012
Janet Smith:  for the ride home & putting up with my whining.  I am so thankful for all that you bring to the team.  Including some more Girl Power :-)  THANK YOU!
Jane Collyer:  for being such an amazing sister to Brian.  For keeping in touch in such a difficult time.  For all that you’ve done.  THANK YOU!

Monday January 30th, 2012
Reid Downey:  for feeding me lamb chops & creamed spinach, for making me laugh, and for caring so much (about the strangest things!)  THANK YOU!

Sunday January 29th, 2012
Jeff Bollman:  great to hang while you were in town!  For a great breakfast & a great chat…THANK YOU!

Saturday January 28th, 2012
Joe Carling:  loved seeing you, loved your care & compassion, loved that you shared your cake, loved what you did to my hair.  Love, love, love.  THANK YOU!
Breanna Alexander:  oh mistress of color.  You rock.  THANK YOU!

Friday January 27th, 2012
Natasha Reed:  Awesome lunch, but the {very} best bit about it all was you.  You’re a great support.  You’re the best non-sister Twin a girl could have.  THANK YOU!
Nancy Wargo:  Great friend.  THANK YOU!

Thursday January 26th, 2012
Belinda Jensen:  I don’t have the words right now, so I’ll just sum it up by saying…you are AN ANGEL.  THANK YOU!
MVP:  for being the fantastic support that you always are.  THANK YOU!
Sally De Boer:  for all you do, for all your support this week especially, and for cake.  THANK YOU!
Becky Schoen:  Thank you.  Just THANK YOU!

Wednesday January 25th, 2012
Brian Glasgow:  you made the world a {much} brighter place.  My life was {much} better because you were in it.  You added so much.  I will never stop missing you.  For all that you were & all that you did…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
Tony Ollivier:  you turned up with a beautiful box of chocolates.  You couldn’t have picked a better day.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness.  It was hugely appreciated.  THANK YOU!
Christian Vaillancourt:  for being there.  For taking some time.  For all those hugs.  THANK YOU!
Reid Downey:  for waking me up at 3:30 am.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you making sure you told me yourself.  And for calls & texts throughout the day.  THANK YOU!
Eric Baca:  for making sure I was taken care of.  THANK YOU!
Becky Schoen:  you are a ROCK.  For coming in at 6 am (or whatever crazy a** time it was), just to be with me.  THANK YOU!
POK, Charlie & Danny:  for making me feel better on such a terrible day; and for a great dinner.  You guys are awesome.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday January 24th, 2012
Rob:  for taking such great care of my car for me.  I truly appreciate your honesty, expertize & hard work.  THANK YOU!

Monday January 23rd, 2012
Belinda Jensen:  for being unbelievably responsive to my needs & caring so much about my getting great service.  THANK YOU!

Sunday January 22nd, 2012
Michelle Fusman:  for being a fantastic friend.  And for a fabulous breakfast.  THANK YOU!

Saturday January 21st, 2012
PSE Crews:  for working all hours in appalling weather & horrible conditions to get our power restored as quickly as you could.  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!
Annie & Sam Shaw: for the best hugs ever.  THANK YOU!

Friday January 20th, 2012
The Swifts, The Smiths, The Shahs, The Schoens, The Shaws:  for offering me a bed for the night & a warm place to hang.  A huge THANK YOU!

Thursday January 19th, 2012
Sommer Reynolds:  for calling to see if I was OK & if I needed anything…and for an invitation to come over for a hot dinner.  THANK YOU!
Minta Hale:  for always remembering me & checking in.  THANK YOU!
PSE:  for working around the clock to get every-ones power back on in miserable, freezing conditions, plus risking your lives & leaving your family to do so.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday January 18th, 2012
Bala:  for all the help you’ve been to me, for all the support & for all the laughs.  Yes, especially those laughs :-)  THANK YOU!
SEO Guru & your partner in crime:  So excited, so happy, so thankful for YOU TWO!  I am already lovin’ the new little orange tab on my website.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday January 17th, 2012
My FB friends:  for caring enough to check in with me after I posted about my pain.  You guys rock.  Every now and then the world can feel like a lonely place.  You change that.  THANK YOU!

Monday January 16th, 2012
Alisen Peterson:  for a darling little pile of chocolate bars from around South America.  They are the perfect size for an after-dinner treat.  THANK YOU!

Sunday January 15th, 2012
The Milligans:  for a fabulously fun breakfast. And for your endless support & encouragement & cheer-leading.  THANK YOU!
Nadine Kano:  for inviting me to your special celebration & making me feel so welcome.  And for letting me run riot through your party with my camera.  Fantastic way to spend an afternoon.  THANK YOU!

Saturday January 14th, 2012
Cindy Kelly:  for a fabulous breakfast…or two :-) Awesome grub, awesome company.  THANK YOU!
Alisen Peterson:  for Netflix ;-)  THANK YOU!

Friday January 13th, 2012
JJ Shah:  for the thoughtful, beautiful gift.  I missed you.  Welcome home.  THANK YOU!
Nitza Agrait Vila:  for the last of the La Maison Du Chocolate box.  Mmmmmmmmmm!  THANK YOU!
Eric Swift:  for letting me abandon you for 2 weeks without a murmur.  THANK YOU!

Thursday January 12th, 2012
Eric Baca:  for the invitation to dinner, for your uplifting & generous praise & support, and for the wonderful gift.  THANK YOU!
Jordi Munoz Royo:  for trusting me.  THANK YOU!
Reid Downey:  for the recognition & compliments.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday January 11th, 2012
Trey Wildridge:  for being you.  THANK YOU!
Mike Harris:  for laughing at me so heartily & being so kind.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday January 10th, 2012
The EMEA Team:  for letting me gatecrash your dessert, buying me one of my own & then letting me eat 5 of yours.  You all ROCK.  THANK YOU!
The Asia Team:  for the fabulous dinner & warmest of welcomes.  THANK YOU!

Monday January 9th, 2012
Becky Schoen & Sally De Boer:  for being amazing support & tireless helpers.  I could not have done this without you.  THANK YOU!

Sunday January 8th, 2012
Elicia Latter & Belinda Jensen:  for all the cool stuff you left in my room.  Completely unexpected, completely unnecessary, completely awesome.  THANK YOU!
Chris Barger:  for the kind & beautiful words, and for your thoughtfulness.  THANK YOU!
Jordi Munoz Royo:  for giving me the biggest compliment I could ever dream of.  THANK YOU!

Saturday January 7th, 2012
Alisen Peterson:  for swinging by to say hello & swapping holiday stories with me.  You are the best friend a girl could have.  THANK YOU!

Friday January 6th, 2012
Reid Downey:  for an enormous box of my favorite chocolates to nibble on while I blogged my fingers off.  THANK YOU!
Becky Schoen:  for working on your day off, just to make sure that everything was ready.  THANK YOU!

Thursday January 5th, 2012
Becky Schoen:  for staying late, for helping to lug boxes, for smiling through everything, every day.  THANK YOU!
Sally De Boer:  for taking care of stuff so I didn’t have to.  For hauling backpacks.  For making me laugh.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday January 4th, 2012
Mailman:  for delivering my new toy, in perfect shape & on time.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday January 3rd, 2012
Eric, Becky & Sally:  for such a warm welcome back.  THANK YOU!

Monday January 2nd, 2012
Minta Hale:  for being a fantastic house-sitter.  It’s been a lot this year.  I appreciate it more than you know.  THANK YOU!

Sunday January 1st, 2012:  SO MANY people to thank for 2011.  Most notably, my life was better because of the contributions that these people made to it:
Geoff Nyheim, Marc Levine, Alisen Peterson, Minta Hale, Eric Swift, Michaela Van Putten, Becky Schoen, Sally DeBoer, Joe Carling, Michelle Fusman, Breanna Alexander, Tres Hatch, Charlie Owen, Michael Tyomkin, Kevin Brown, LeRoy & Kelli Brown, Ross & Eidth Brown, Reid Downey, Scott Brown, Natasha Reed, Neil Enns, Bala Sivakumar, Jon Gallant, Ginger Allen, Shawn Waldron, Travis Waldron, Elizabeth Galla, Nancy Wargo…to be continued


Sunday January 23rd, 2011
MVP & Miss C:  it means the world that you shared your precious time with me today just because you knew it was important to me.  THANK YOU!

Saturday January 22nd, 2011
Michelle:  your support & encouragement for all that I do both humbles & inspires me.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday January 5th, 2011
Maria & Bonnie:  you fed us all day long for free, which you totally didn’t have to do.  You two have the hugest hearts.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday January 4th, 2011
MVP:  the first thing you did today was make me a cup of my favorite hot drink.  You made the first day back in the office so much better!  THANK YOU!

Monday January 3rd, 2011
Lady on the Self-checkout @ Fred Meyers:  you found a lost 10% off housewares coupon & without a word just applied it to my shopping.  THANK YOU!

Sunday January 2nd, 2011
Gas Pumpers in Oregon:  I hate pumping gas.  You all do it so well & so graciously & so joyfully.  THANK YOU!
Edie:  you peeled & sliced & bagged oranges for my long, LONG drive.  Best oranges ever!  THANK YOU!

Saturday January 1st, 2011: SO MANY people to thank for the second half of 2010.
Kathy Lee, RN @ Lennox Hill Hospital, New York: for truly compassionate & heart-felt care.  THANK YOU!

New York Strangers: you altruistically gave up time on your weekends to visit me while I was in hospital 3000 miles away from home.  THANK YOU!

Nancy: for having the enthusiasm for & faith in my work to send me on my first photography commission.  THANK YOU!

Michelle, Joe & the whole Mode Crew: for loving my work enough to put on my first Fine Art Photography Gallery Show for me.  THANK YOU!

The Lawn Fairies:  my lawn was mowed all summer long, but I don’t know by who.  HUGE help.  THANK YOU!


Monday July 5th
Jerry @ Napa:  you tested my battery for me, figured out which new one was the best one for me to get & then carried that sucker to my car for me.  Napa – you rock…again!  THANK YOU!

Larry:  you installed my new battery for me.  I couldn’t even lift that battery off the ground!  I am hugely grateful for your constant help & support.  THANK YOU!

Saturday July 3rd
Duane & Mike:  you replaced my headlight for me & saved me about $391 in the process.  I can’t tell you how grateful I am!  THANK YOU!

Larry:  you weeded, you sprayed, you mowed.  You are awesome.  THANK YOU!

Friday July 2nd
Kurt @ Napa:  you helped me figure out which headlight bulb I needed & you installed a new sidelight bulb for me for free.  Napa – you rock!  THANK YOU!

Wednesday June 30th
Tony & the Oz Crew:  you sent me the most beautiful bouquet of flowers today for helping you with a customer event.  The flowers were totally unexpected, completely unnecessary but utterly appreciated!  I thought I was just doing my job, you apparently thought that I went the extra mile.  I really appreciate you expressing your gratitude.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday June 29th
Shar:  you took time to stop by with the girls to say hi, drop off an ice cream bowl & leave me a cute note.  You made me feel special & appreciated.  THANK YOU!

Monday June 28th
Susan:  you fixed my BBF & as a result my almost-a-migraine went away.  THANK YOU!

Sunday June 27th
HF:  even though I struggle, even though I regularly screw up, even though I don’t always make the right choices, even though I make mistake after mistake…you still love me & you do it unconditionally.  I would be nothing without you.  THANK YOU!

Saturday June 26th
Miss Kathy:  you are the best breakfast buddy ever.  I love eating yummy food with you.  I love hanging out with you.  You are a fantastic friend.  THANK YOU!

Thursday June 24th
Doctor Nelson:  you made time in your crazy cavity-filling, crown-building, molar-extracting schedule to examine the half of my tooth that remained in my mouth after I ate the rest.  How do you make a visit to the dentist so fun??  THANK YOU!
Connor:  I went to pick up my order from your store & there it was:  perfect.  All ready & waiting for me just like you had promised it would be.  And then there were the two little treats that you hid in the bag just because you knew that I would love them.  You are outstanding.  THANK YOU!
F-Stop:  you fixed my BBF.  I don’t think you realize how HUGE a deal that is.  It doesn’t seem to matter what I need, you are always willing to do whatever you can to help.  Even with really weird stuff :-)  THANK YOU!

Wednesday June 23rd
Doc:  you called me today just to see how I was doing & then pointed me in the right direction so that I could feel better.  You are amazing.  I feel so blessed to have you in my life caring about me.  THANK YOU!
Mr. Cop:  you didn’t give me a ticket when you were perfectly within your right to do so.  You were understanding & reasonable, kind & courteous.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday June 22nd
G:  you are the most amazing boss ever.  I was down & not only did you notice but you made me laugh…over & over & over again today.  THANK YOU!
Matt:  you are truly working to hear me & understand how I feel.  It has already made a huge difference.  THANK YOU!
Michaela:  you bought me 3 more Malt Loaves.  2 so I could make Malt Loaf Bread & Butter Pudding & 1 just for me to eat.  You rock.  THANK YOU!
Connor:  more spectacular service over the phone today.  It is a real pleasure doing business with you.  THANK YOU!

Monday June 21st
Harriett:  you are just always there for me, unconditionally, no matter what.  THANK YOU!

Sunday June 20th
Grandma Helen:  you barely know me and yet you invited me to join your family dinner tonight.  Means a ton.  THANK YOU!

Saturday June 19th
The VPs:  you made a great breakfast even greater, just by being there.  You two are awesome.  THANK YOU!

Friday June 18th
Miss Mic:  you invited me to join your family for your Graduation Ceremony & celebration today.  It means the world to me that you think I have, in some small way, impacted your life for good.  And it means the world to me that you included me in your celebrations with your family.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday June 16th
Marc:  I was just thinking about how with you, I can truly be me…more than I can with anyone else on earth.  You know me better than anyone & you still like me :-)  THANK YOU!

Tuesday June 15th
Tay:  you got me a new dock & installed the DVD drive for me so I didn’t have to, then brought it all to me complete with paperwork & CD.  You make my life so much easier.  THANK YOU!

Monday June 14th
Connor:  you gave me spectacular service & wonderful conversation today when I needed some special chocolate gifts.  You made an errand into a delightful hour.  THANK YOU!

Sunday June 13th
Shar:  that was a huge hug & a lovely welcome.  THANK YOU!

Saturday June 12th
Larry:  You mowed my front lawn & weed-whacked my ‘hay field’ out back.  My cats love their new yard now they can see over the grass.  The front yard looks great.  THANK YOU!

Friday June 11th
Toyota:  you replaced parts & gave me new floor mats even though there was nothing wrong with my car.  Proactivity is a great thing.  Taking precautions is a great thing & I am very grateful for your integrity & attention to detail.  THANK YOU!

Thursday June 10th
Miss C:  for trusting me with being your mentor.  It means the world to me that I can in some way impact your life for good.  THANK YOU!

Wednesday June 9th
Customer M:  for booking my flights & hotel in NYC for my assignment.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday June 8th
Michaela:  you bought a case of Malt Loaves & sent me two of them.  You are amazing.  I can’t thank you enough!  My favorite food EVER.  THANK YOU!

Monday June 7th
Customer M:  for booking my flights & hotel in Atlanta for my assignment.  THANK YOU!

Saturday June 5th
Doogal: I needed a couple of tennis balls to put in the tumble dryer with my goose-down jacket.  It helps the down feathers stay evenly distributed, in case you were wondering.  You were there & willing to share your tennis balls with me instantly.  Both my jacket and I THANK YOU!

Friday June 4th
Patty: you always make me look so good.  I know I don’t make it easy for you by telling you that nobody should be able to notice that I’ve had a hair cut, but you always rise to the challenge & do a fantastic job!  My hair feels (& looks, if I do say so myself) amazing.  THANK YOU!

Thursday June 3rd
Fred: you made my over-the-phone funds transfer so easy & beautiful today.  You helped me to organize my finances & save money.  Love that.   THANK YOU!

Wednesday June 2nd
Ms. B: you were incredibly thoughtful, caring & gentle today when I had a migraine.  You quietly came into my office, lowered & closed the blinds, turned the lights off & kept everyone away so that I could nap & let the meds do their work.  I so appreciate your caring actions.  THANK YOU!

Tuesday June 1st
Susan W: what a lovely surprise delivery of chocolates that I received from you today.  Totally unexpected, completely unnecessary but utterly appreciated!  I thought I was just doing my job, you apparently thought that I went the extra mile.  I never do anything in order to get thanks (or chocolates :-) ) but it sure feels good to be appreciated.  THANK YOU!

Kaylene & Dennis: it was an honor to have been of assistance to you back in April when you experienced your emergency.  I will never forget the crazy circumstances that introduced us to each other & brought us together for a few hours.  I got your note & gift in the mail today.  Totally unexpected, completely unnecessary but utterly appreciated!  I am humbled to be considered a “guardian angel” in someone else’s life.  THANK YOU!

Monday May 31st
Patrick Tesh @ Cafe Presse: you greeted me like I was one of your favorite people (even though we had never met), you brought me peppermint tea, honey, baked eggs & a chocolate croissant with genuine care & attention to detail, you made sure that I had everything that I wanted, you didn’t bring the check until I was ready to leave (you let me sit & write forever), you were attentive, polite, kind, oh, & cute :-) You made my day!  THANK YOU.

Sunday May 30th
Harriet: you are an incredibly delightful & thoughtful friend.  You bought me a box of the most delicious caramels today…just because you knew that I would love them; and I did.  They made my mouth so happy.  And the card made me laugh.  Every time we interact I am so thankful that we are friends.  THANK YOU.

  • Lorrie Walter - This page is amazing as you are my dearest friend, i could not imagine my life without you in it, that goes for both of us oh and a dog :-)ReplyCancel

  • Mahir Alsalman - Carrie Brown, I just want to tell you thank you. This is the first recipe I followed for your Vanilla Ice cream and the result was AMAZING!!
    I bought your books and most of your ingredients, and I’m ready to transform my health and my family’s health forever
    And off course, thanks to Jonathan Bailor who changed the way I think of food and eating, the way I shop for groceries, and made me start working out for the first time of my life at the age of 40.
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