Moving On

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tragedy after tragedy comes to us through social media, the news, and many other ways. There are so many terrible things happening in the world today? How do we manage to process them? How do we put our fears on hold to travel? How do we prepare ourselves mentally if we were subjected to something horrific? These questions and many others run through my head every time the news tells me about another person or persons doing harm to innocent people. The real question I just cannot process is…why? I feel very strongly about this subject...

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Misunderstanding Some Social Media

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I like all of us have at one time or another been misunderstood while posting on social media. Seems like when we type and think of what we want to express, at times it may come accross different than how you meant it to sound. Texting would also be included in this catagory. I am not certain how to correct this other than to stop, think, reread your thoughts over twice and then hit the send or post button. It makes me feel bad when someone gets the wrong thing come across, and when you try to correct it or re-read it after it has already sent...

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Posted by on Feb 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I just met a women who I have been in contact with online for years. She collects the items for the “mommy bags” and delivers them to CHOP for the Oncology moms who are stuck at the hospital during the holidays with their ill children. Marie is an amazing person who I want to salute as an unsung hero in my book. She tirelessly collect items for these gifts and when she comes up short, goes out and makes purchases to make certain each mom has enough personal items to help them get through being at the hospital day in and day...

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Fundraising Importance

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are so many charitable organizations and there are so many causes, how does one decide where or how to donate? There are some things you can think about before you donate to an organization. Here are some questions you can ask yourself. First, do I want to donate to a nationwide or global organization or something a bit smaller, like local or run very small and close to the belt? Does it matter the percentage of my dollar that is used for the actual charity? How does my heart feel when I donate to said organization, or go to something to...

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Saying Goodbye

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We said goodbye a few weeks ago to yet another young person who graduated high school with our son. Tori passed in a terrible car accident recently of which the details we do not know as of yet. Regardless, this is just another young person heading to heaven way too early. Tori and our son went all through grade school, middle, and high school together and although I am not certain they kept in touch after, social media managed to keep the kids up to date with each other. Tori was a full of life kind of girl, a little troubled, but who did not...

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Favorite Foods

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We recently were away for a little trip and the conversation with friends was sharing what our favorite foods were. For those who know me, I love to eat and for me it is usually about eating well prepared foods that are healthy. I am not obsessed with healthy but close to it and love to try to prepare all our meals with nutritional value. We also shared our favorite cheat foods which can also be nutritious if prepared properly. I just love pizza and pasta. These two things are foods I do not eat very often but when I do they are enjoyed. I...

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Chicken Soup, Good for the Soul

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a book and a saying and is so very true. I love to cook and making chicken soup is a specialty of mine. It is a staple in our freezer at all times and everyone we are close with looks forward to a “drop off” when they are feeling ill and under the weather. On a snowy day in the middle of winter, there is nothing like a big bowl of homemade chicken soup. When I visited our son a few times I surprised him with a fresh pot of soup for his freezer, which he loved more than anything and recently visiting some close friends in...

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Appreciate What We Have

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

With all the election stuff (speaking mildly), and everyone bickering in the country (also putting it mildly), it’s time to stand up and sit back and wait. It is not going to matter who you voted for or not, we are all Americans, of every color and religion. We have to give it the time it needs to unfold and play out. We should all be on the same page at this point and hope and ,yes, pray, that things will fall into place. Taxes, healthcare, deportation, and everything else going forward. We have made our choice as a majority and now it...

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Family “Stuff”

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We all have it, try to hide it,deal with hit, hate it. That pretty much sums up the whirlwind of a family. Whithout it we could not exist as a family. It feeds us positive and negative energy and the truth is to learn the balance and make it work for everyone.  It is impossible to please every kind of personality without creating a bit of havic among family members. I try to keep neutral when I can but like everyone I speak my mind when needed but try very hard not to hurt feelings along the way. I have found most important is that we...

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Illness and the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

All of us have experienced illness during the holidays at one time or another. It really is not the “best” time to become ill, but for those of us who have something much more serious that we are dealing with throughout the year, the holidays can be challenging. If a child is hospitalized, then we have to work around it and remember that holidays are just another day of the week. We strive for that perfection but we forget that happiness and gifts should first come from the heart. If the family cannot gather for one reason or...

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