Lodging a Complaint

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: “Michael, do you see the world through rose colored glasses?” is a question I get often. Nope. I prefer dark brown Maui Jims. I choose only to write about the positive because I believe in praising in public, and coaching in private. Dirty laundry gets aired too often and easily…

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I heart iPho!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I have to admit that I never pronounce pho correctly, but it won’t keep me from eating it. And every bowlful makes me long to travel to Vietnam. We have been in a serious deep freeze. By Sunday morning we warmed to a balmy 0 degrees, which felt like such…

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Alpine Shop – Sandpoint, ID

Thoughts From the Coffee Table:  Yesterday was a great day! Wait, no. It was a terrible day. No, no wait. It was a great day. OK, decide for yourself. Schweitzer Ski Mountain in Northern Idaho, is a spectacular place to view the world. Multiple vantage points overlook Lake Pend Oreille, and the site can take…

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The Power of a Snow Shovel

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: When my son was 2 we lost my (now ex) husband’s grandfather. Harvey was an incredibly wonderful man, and more like a father to my husband. With the family 300 miles away, we decided that he would go alone. Not long after he left, snow began to fall. It became…

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Soy Delicious!

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I was born too late. I should have been a hippie. Lotions and potions and bubbles (of all kinds) draw me in. And I am a firm believer in the role that scent has on your mood. You can often find me wandering through a conference room with a bottle…

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Fizz & Bubble

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: The first time I went to Mexico, I wanted to have pretty feet for the whole trip. I brought polish and lotion, and a foot scrub. Called Beach. Yep. It had sand. I wasn’t too bright those days. Last week I was in the beautiful Caribbean every day, and my…

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#BVI Strong

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Today we head home from this amazing vacation, each person changed in some way. My hubby and I spent one last night in Tortola and were shocked by how much progress was made in this town during the 8 days we were at sea. Bobby’s Markest has only been reopened…

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Cousin Frank

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: There’s a certain kind of person that can watch their home and livelihood be destroyed, and still smile. We have found so many of such people here. Yesterday we pulled into White Bay, on Jost Van Dyke Island. The Soggy Dollar Bar, the birthplace of a drink called a Painkiller…

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