Archive for November, 2012

Spread cheer.

I had lunch with a few friends yesterday.  My one friend spoke of her hunt for a red nose and a pair of antlers for her car.  We all laughed, as she spoke of the different stores she contacted, without luck.  Another friend got on her phone, called a local store, and TA DA, found them!  [...]

2nd Annual Joseph Kimutis Memorial Fund Spaghetti Dinner

We are very happy to be letting you know that we will be having the Second Annual Joseph Kimutis Memorial Fund Spaghetti Dinner of Saturday, December 29th.  That is one month from today! Last years dinner was a huge success.  With the money that we raised we were able to present three, $1,000 education scholarships, [...]


I had a dream last night that Joe and Daddy were sitting on my couch.  They weren’t saying anything.  Just sitting there, watching.  Small smiles on their faces.  It felt comforting to see them there.  Often I feel their spirits in the house.  Maybe the dream was a confirmation to me, that my feelings are [...]

$425 million

I just turned on the television.  The Powerball Lottery jackpot amount is $425 million.  That is a LOT of dollars.  I think I will buy a ticket today.  What would you do with that money?  I’m not sure, but I’m thinking the check amount would be about $200 million?  I don’t know the details of [...]

Start a tradition.

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care.  The tree is up and the holiday season has begun.  We reminisced about the ornaments as we put them on the tree.  When we were done, I took a picture of Sadie wearing the tree skirt.  Sounds weird, right?  Well, I have been taking a picture [...]

It’s that time of year.

Well, this Thanksgiving break has sure flown by.  I was really looking forward to having Sadie in the house.  She was here.  In and out, just as a teenager should be.  But, the last four days went by very quickly. Today is the day to get the Christmas decorations out of the attic.  A bittersweet [...]

Eagle Scouts.

Last night, John, Sadie and I had the privilege to attend an Eagle Scout ceremony.  Two young men that we have known for many years, were receiving their Eagle Scout Awards. I am proud of these boys and the parents who have raised them.  Brothers.  Everyday we hear about the troubles of teens.  We hear [...]

In the present.

I woke up this morning with an earache and a sore throat.  Ugh.  I hope that whatever it is that is ailing me, that it leaves my body quickly.  Thanksgiving was lovely.  Johnny ran in the Pittsburgh Turkey Trot five mile run.  I baked two pies (and when I say baked I mean opened the box [...]

Give thanks.

It has always been a dream of mine, to one day be a balloon handler in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.  As a child, I remember watching the parade with my family.  I told my grandma that bullwinkle was my favorite balloon.  I LOVE parades.  Growing up I was a majorette in a local drum [...]

Hidden kindness.

A Facebook friend of mine made me aware of the following video.  It brought tears to my eyes. I believe that the good outweigh the bad.  I believe that people want to do their best.  And, the vast majority of people do. Enjoy!