Welcome to DreamChallenge

Having a dream to share my knitting creations, cooking adventures and caregiving stories with others is now a reality. I bet you know someone right now who is at home taking care of someone they love. A phone call, e-mail, note card or some food would all be appreciated. Sometimes an offer to stand in for that person is a wonderful gift. Think about getting a hair cut, what if there is no time or person to sit with your loved one? What can you do to help someone else, or if you are that caregiver, how can you get people to understand you would like to see them or have their help? Knitting helps me stay calm. Knitting helps my blood pressure stay normal. What helps you? Cooking is an adventure for me. My husband is a dedicated 'clean-up' person. Join us on this part of our life's journey.

Choosing to send out cards is one way I stay in touch with others. I address cards on Sunday and my husband puts them in the mail on Monday. There is always someone who needs a card.

After several months of blogging there is a reality that lots of people really enjoy this activity. Positively delightful people, living life to the best of their ability. There is such fun in hearing from others who have ideas, stories, crafts all to share with those who choose to read. Thank you my new friends in this unknown world/way of communicating.

Monday, February 15, 2010

President's Day - Salute and Gratitude to them All

President's have served us with their best intentions. We do not have to agree with them, just give them the respect and gratitude they deserve. My Dad served in the Second World War and returned home safely. My middle brother Sam served in Korea and also returned home safely, but never had quite the same outlook on life and liberty. He was for the moment and the day. Well, come to think of it, so are some of us. Since I did not know my Dad before he left for the Aleutian Islands, he too may have been 'changed' when he returned. My cousin Sam served in VietNam and was forever changed when he returned to his home. My thankfulness is heartfelt for all of these men in my life and the many more who I do not know but respect for their service. One in particular is now serving in Afganistan. His name is Clyde and prayers are always going up for his safety. God Bless Them All.


  1. Yumm Yumm - I am so going to make those. Wish I had time today - so will be on a to do list! Thanks for posting the pictures - they look delish! Beautiful Valentines table also - I know how wonderful and welcoming it is to share that table with friends! Love,

  2. Your son in law is a service man as well who served for our freedoms. I too respect and love all those special men.