Archive for February, 2013

A new look.

Tuesday, I hit TJMaxx, HomeGoods and a few other stores.  I made a commitment to a comforter for our bedroom.  Yesterday, I picked paint colors, and will soon be painting.  It is time.  My paint colors are Spring Cactus (Green) and Frosted Mulberry (purple).  Of course I can’t paint all four walls the same color.  I [...]

Joe’s room.

I opened the closed door and took a giant breath.  It still smells like my son.  His room.  Frozen in time from five o’clock, March 30, 2011.  I had closed the heat vent.  Stopped the circulation of air.  Hanging onto the smell as long as possible. Typical of a 19 year old, the bed is [...]


 It looks like much of the country is under a new blanket of snow.  Seems it is heading to Pittsburgh as sleet and rain, turning to snow.  I love living in a city that experiences the four seasons.  While I was cooking dinner last night, the sun was shining through my kitchen windows.  I don’t [...]


I have always loved going to the movies.  There is something so magical to me, if only for 120 minutes, to be transported from my reality, my life, to the lives of those on the silver screen. The first movie I remember seeing in the theater was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  I thought [...]

Still sick.

I spent yesterday sitting on the couch, watching mindless television.  My head is still stuffed up, eyes watering, earache and feeling horrible.  I’m taking Vitamins, Airborne, orange juice and cold medication.  If I have learned one thing over the last few years, it is that illness manifests in our bodies because of  what is going on in [...]

Head cold. :(

I have a terrible head cold.  My head is stuffed up, my ears ache.  Metaphysically, a head cold is considered public crying.  Honestly, I don’t need a head cold to publicly cry.  I cry whenever the mood strikes me.  My head is fuzzy from all of the cold medication.  Yesterday I spent the day on [...]

National Margarita day!

Today is National Margarita Day!  There is no solid proof who “invented” the Margarita.  The most accepted of all stories is that the Margarita was invented in October 1941, at Hussong’s Cantina in Ensenada, Mexico, by bartender Don Carlos Orozco.  One slow afternoon, Don Carlos was experimenting with mixing new drinks when a prestigious visitor [...]

National Card Reading Day

Today is National Card Reading Day.  It is designed (probably by Hallmark), as a day to purchase and send cards to those who are important to you.  I love getting cards in the mail.  I love getting cards, period. I have a box of wonderful cards that were made by John and the kids.  All [...]

Turning it around.

Is it really still winter?  I know that I was in Florida for two weeks.  So, I know that I should not be complaining, BUT, I am sick of winter.  I’m over it.  Snow is blowing in the air as I write this.  The wind is howling.  The sky is gray.  No sun.  I am [...]

No luck.

I spent an hour in Joann Fabrics yesterday.  I came out empty-handed.  I was looking at the home decor fabrics.  There are two things that are important to me.  I need to find fabric with a smaller pattern and I need it to have five different colors that I can use in the paint for the [...]