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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Holidays are Coming

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just when we thought you had all the time in the world, they are here again. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and all the other holidays that are celebrated around the world. I love them all and embrace each one as they come and go. We gather the family and laugh, eat, and catch up until the next time we can gather everyone together and repeat our ritual. Our happiness centers around the preparing of our favorite foods and desserts, special drinks and lots of laughs and smiles. We are all just happy to be together and for those who...

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Winter is Just Around the Corner

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I hate to admit it but where we live, no matter how much we try to ignore it, the cold will blanket us soon and embrace our lungs with breathless mornings. At times I can say I enjoy the refreshing air but most of the time, by end of January, I am counting the days until spring and summer are upon us. It is nice if you can take a trip to somewhere warm, something we always try to do, which helps us cope with winters that are ungodly cold. When my bones feel the ache and cold and I cannot warm up during the day, I enjoy a hot drink, a fire, and...

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Laughter Helps Healing

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For the past 3 years, I have planned a comedy dinner at the beginning of fall. It separates my events into two large ones per year at about 6 months apart. Both events are totally different, since there is nothing in life better than laughing out loud. Every year we offer a dinner with the show and keep the ticket price low enough to be affordable to all. Although you have to be at least 18 to attend, it is for my foundation that helps children and keep my book in the eye for those who may need a bit of inspiration dealing with an ill child. I...

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Loosing Someone Special

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We just went to a funeral of a wonderful lady we have known for many years. Phyllis had dementia for the past few years and still remained as lovely as the day we met her. Many, many years ago, even before we bought our restaurant, we were customers there and met her and her husband at the bar one evening. They also owned some businesses locally and together we would chat and share “war stories” of the business. After we sold our restaurant, we frequented a few places locally and would run into each other periodically. They were...

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Preparing for Inclimate Weather

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We have experienced a few hurricanes and warnings over the past couple months on the east coast. Following the storm on the weather channel and local channels can become quite trying. In our home, those channels are on for days before watching, tracking, and re-watching all of the scenarios and each step the storm takes. Since Sandy wiped out the entire first floor of our home and it took 4 months before we were able to move back into it, I always want to be prepared . My husband has decided that being prepared is always the number one...

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Being Self Centered

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Funny, but I think I am sometimes TOO logical. I always always like to plan. I like to think ahead and consider all options and scenarios and work around everyone who is involved in whatever it is I am preparing for. This could be anything from a vacation to a simple dinner. No matter what it may be, I like to be considerate and flexible and think it all through. I want to consider everyone’s needs, likes, and dislikes. I am certain that not everyone in this world ever does this. Some of you do, some not. When I am looking at the big...

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Things Going Your Way

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

How often to you feel things just are not “going my way?” Do you think about all the senarios of each thing and disect it and try to figure every one out? I do at times, although I always try to look at the “big picture” in everything thing I do. I look at the good, bad, and even play out different things in my head before I make a decision. I try to be over organized; something that often gets me into trouble since the world, family, friends, etc almost always do not plan and just go in the moment. Me, I hate that. I...

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