Archive for November, 2016

Christmas magic.

This is a wonderful video. A little Christmas magic.   wuz2ILq4UeA Happy Wednesday!

All is well.

Some days all you can do is put one foot in front of the other. Other days you can be jump out of bed and hit the ground running. Whatever kind of day you are having today, I hope there is peace in your heart. All is well.    

The cozy coupe.

I saw this photo on Facebook. I just loved it. It brought back so many memories of the cozy coupe. We owned two of them. When Joe was a little guy I babysit two other little boys. Joe loved having his pals come over to play every day. Those boys would ride those cars for [...]

Look around.

When you leave the house today, and go about your life, look around. Everyone you see, every person in the stores, driving the car next to you in traffic and those sitting next to you in church, have their own pains and struggles. Be kind. Smile and say hello.  

Joe’s dinner.

Only TWO weeks until Joe’s spaghetti dinner. Every year I worry that we won’t have a lot of people who show up to eat the pasta. I worry that we won’t have enough auction items. Worry, worry, worry. This year the dinner is a week earlier than previous years. Eek. Take a break from your [...]

Holiday stress.

Historically I have always been happy when January rolled around, the tree was in the attic and it was time to get back to normal life. When it came to the holidays I was always wishing my life away. I didn’t enjoy each moment, but check off the box of each obligation that had to [...]


Today is Thanksgiving. When Sadie wakes up we will put the cinnamon rolls in the oven, turn on the Macy’s parade and begin decorating the Christmas tree. That’s the tradition around here. Later today we will enjoy dinner around a table with family. We are lucky.We are blessed. Whether your family dinner will resemble a [...]

Back in the ‘burgh.

Woke up in Pittsburgh this morning! While I loved my three weeks in the sunshine, it is wonderful to be back on Pin Oak Drive! Back to work, real life and a foot high stack of mail. It was so nice seeing Sadie’s smiling face when she pulled up to the airport door. I sure [...]

Until March….

Today is day 22 on Hutchinson Island. It is time to clean the condo, drive to Orlando, return the rental car and board the plane. Pittsburgh, we are coming home! We have had a wonderful time here at Ocean Village. We have many dear and caring friends who helped to fill our days and nights [...]


Today is our last full day on Hutchinson Island. When we leave tomorrow, we will have enjoyed this time and space for three weeks. I often talk about myself and my feelings, blah, blah, blah, but today I am going to talk about someone else. John has enjoyed this time and space with me. He [...]