I am thankful for all that I have and all that I don’t have. Gratitude is something that we talk about but don’t always do anything with. Do you know that even a simple “thank you” has health benefits? You’ve probably heard the phrase “thoughts become things” or some variation of this. Our minds and … More Happy Giving Thanks Day
I do. My 5th grade year was in what is now referred to as an intermediate school. I don’t know about all of NJ or the rest of the country for that matter but I know that when I talk with people my age they don’t remember an intermediate school for 5th and 6th grades. … More Do you remember 5th grade?
I can’t manage to shake the fear, the nerves, when I write. I have a lot to say but I am afraid that people are going to read it and “just know” it is about them. Sometimes that will be the true and sometimes it will not be true. I had been in the habit … More Writing in spite of fear
For heaven’s sake. Just write. If that is what you want to do, then do it. Don’t get hung up on the pictures that you “should” add to your blog post. Don’t worry about whether or not people will read it. If you want to write, do it. Don’t write for others. Write for you. … More Just Write
I am going to make a little foray into uncharted – for me – territory. I am going to give you a travel review! For Bambino’s 10th birthday, we surprised him with a trip to do some things he has never done before… Camping and roller coasters! We went to Knoebels (pronounced kuh-noe-bulls) in Elysburg, … More Travel Review – Knoebels
Dear Bambino, Happy 10th birthday! I know you have some reservations about getting older, but no matter what, you will always be my little boy. Of course you could promise to never grow up just like your uncle. You could spend the rest of your life being silly and child-like and keep putting bugles on … More Welcome to Double Digits, Bambino!
I remember a phrase from when I was younger about being a June bride. I guess June was the month to get married. Well, not this year! May is the month! No, I’m not talking about some crazy big wedding on the other side of the pond. I’m talking about a couple that I was … More Tears of Joy, Lots of Them
As you may be aware, Dear Husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary last month. Well, it got me thinking about how we met and about my life before we met. It also reminded me of how he answered a question from an old friend of mine after we were married. A long time … More You’re scared of little ol’ me?
There are some places where the number 13 is considered lucky. Italy is one of them. Being of Italian descent makes this fact warms my heart. Today, Dear Husband, you and I celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary! What are we doing to celebrate? Going to Bambino’s back to school night, of course! There are so … More Happy Anniversary and Thank You, Dear Husband! Our Lucky Number 13
Ahhh to be in elementary school again. Remember when the phrase ‘snow day’ conjured images of sledding with your friends until your nose and toes were numb then going inside where Mom had hot chocolate ready for you? Then playing board games until it was time for everyone to go to their respective homes for … More Snow Days and Summers Off