We are on VACATION! First class to Hawaii. Woop! When you cash in miles from your road warrior life, it feels a bit more fabulous and worth while!
Seattle's Japanese Garden
Seattle has some beutiful green space. Today we walked through the Japanese Garden with our great friend Katie May, who is visiting from Milwaukee. Today was a wonderful example of how much we love the PNW!
Quick trip to Chicagoland was so worth the hassle. Amazing evening last night and today with the GE GLBTA Alliance members at the regional meeting. Incredible internal and external speakers talking about start-ups, diversity, transforming culture. It was an honored to facilitate a panel of transgender and bi-sexual employees, speaking about how the challenges they face are similar and different from the gays, lesbians, queers, and straight allies. #geglbta #gehealthcare #ge #outandproud
You never know who you'll spend time with ... Today was two evangelical pastors @ O'hare
I just had the most fascinating conversation with two evangelical pastors, while I was killing time during my 2 hr (and counting) flight delay. It was a respectful conversation with compassion. The lesson I ask you all to take from this is ... have compassion for those not like you. Talk and educate and don't assume people hate based on a label. Thank you Chris and Brian. It was an absolute pleasure to talk with you this evening. I will watch your CD with an open mind and heart.
One of my sanctuaries
A lovely evening at one of my favorite places ... Falling Water in Monroe, WA. Toight was celebrating Rick Perry's birthday. Rick and Ken own this amazing place. Love this place and love these guys. This place always bring me zen ...
Another awesome Southwest experience ... and I got another pin as a gift from a flight attendant. She shared with me that a Southwest employee was shot twice (survived) in Orlando at Pulse. The company made these pins to show their support for her recovery. Nice to see they treat their employees like they treat their customers, with love. 💜💙💚💛❤️
It's an early morning waiting for my flight home, reflecting on the day ahead. Today is my mom's birthday. It's rather strange that later in the day, I'll be going to the Dr for my own check-up regarding the disease that killed her. I continue to fight the odds and do my part to manage this disease in my own body. Here's to hoping I get good news today and learn that the steps I'm taking continue to show progress #missyoumom #findacure #breastcancer#iwillnotgiveup
Evening with the TP Sisters
This evening I got to meet Team Phoenix 2016. It was so wonderful to see my TP Family. I miss them dearly.
I also miss being part of the TP Volunteer program. These ladies certainly made MKE a great place. Love ya'll so much!
I went to practice, bike riding night. Then we found a mexican place that could handle a group and had a few drinks and some grub.
SWA Love ... loving the rainbow
I am totally digging SWA these days! Have had the BEST flight attendants this past week (5 flights). The rainbow heart pin 🌈 ❤️ (on my backpack strap) was a gift from my Orlando based flight attendant when we got off the plane today. Of course, I gave her a GE breast cancer pin in return. One of the other flight attendants on the flight is battling breast cancer and we talked about nutrition and supplements for nearly an hour. The woman in the picture is the baggage services rep who wanted this pic to post on the local SWA love site. I am feeling lots of love for you SWA!
Worth Family Pig Roast
There are few yearly traditions I look forward to more than the Worth Family 4th of July Pig Roast. It's always an amazing weekend in Kelso, WA. Here's a snapshot of this years "Liberals from Seattle" ... makes for a pretty good John Deer promo, eh?