Archive for April, 2014

Joseph Kimutis Memorial Fund awards scholarship.

Last night was the Best of the Best Award Ceremony at South Fayette High School.  Each year we award The Joseph Kimutis Memorial Fund scholarship. Generally, John and I award the scholarship.  Last night, our niece’s husband, Matt Caprio, a teacher at the high school, did the honors for us. When we established the scholarship program, it [...]


My plan for yesterday was to roll up my sleeves, dip my brush into the paint and get the last six cabinet doors for the breakfast bar and powder room painted.  Didn’t happen.  I went out to lunch with a friend and worked hard at clearing the shows off of my DVR.  Yep, did nothing. [...]

Becoming kinder.

I read this quote yesterday.  I had a dream last night that I saw it on a billboard on the side of the road.  Sounds like the Universe is telling me to be a kinder person.  With that said, I am sharing it with you today: “We can let the circumstances of our lives harden [...]

Meet me in St. Louie.

It is quite early here in St. Louis.  John and his mom are still sleeping.  The birds, however, are having a concert, outside in the trees.  I love it.  We will be leaving for the airport in an hour. This was a great visit.  We saw friends, went to a Pirates game, watched our niece graduate [...]


Last night John and I met our niece and her friend at the baseball game.  It was a beautiful night in St. Louis.  The Pirates were playing the Cardinals.  John and I were wearing our black and gold in a sea of red. Now, I would really like to be able to tell you that the [...]


John and I arrived in St. Louis yesterday morning.  Our airplane looked like a toddler should be pulling it around the room by a string, but we survived.  Upon arriving there was a note on our bed. My mother-in-law, Marlene, is one fun and special lady.  At 82 she still has her own home and [...]

My DIY (with a lot of help from others) kitchen!

My before and after photos. About a month ago we began the project of updating the kitchen.  And, by we, I mean me, John, my brother, Bob, and my friend and owner of Shabby Chic Boutique, Roberta Lacinski. My thinking was that I wanted to have an updated kitchen on a tiny budget.  Of course [...]

Fighting women.

Last night I watched Dance Moms and The Real Housewives of New York City.  Holy moly, the fighting.  It is hard to watch grown women fighting like these women do.  All of the chaos reminded me of one of my favorite quotes from Mother Teresa. “Spread love everywhere you go.  Let no one ever come [...]

A purple Earth day

Last night, John and I went to Settler’s Cabin park. We parked our car and began walking on a well-worn path through the woods. Before we began I asked Joe for a sign to let me know that he is around us.  Shortly into the walk, John mentioned the tiny purple flowers that were popping up from [...]

A nice day.

I had such a nice day yesterday! We went to mass, looked for baskets and enjoyed a day with my sister, Kathi, and her family.  As I watched my two great nieces, I thought about my own children at those ages.  It doesn’t seem all that long ago.  When you think about it, we really [...]