Archive for October, 2017

Happy Halloween

Halloween has always been a big deal in our house.  John has always loved Halloween.  I took this photo a few years ago.  With him I’m not sure if it is the costumes, or the candy.  What do you think? The kid’s always loved dressing up for Halloween.  I remember the year that Joe just HAD [...]

Be the magic.

Magic is not something you do. Magic is something you are. Today, be the magic.

A prayer for today.

I need this today. Maybe you do too. Prayer of St. Teresa. “May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass [...]

Back at Baldwin High School.

Well, I went back to Baldwin High School last night. I was going to see one of my young friends play his last high school football game. I have known him since he was a tiny little guy. I have loved him for many years. He holds a special place in my heart. This is [...]

National Beer day!

Today is National American Beer day. I do enjoy an ice cold bottle of American Bud Light every now and again. This is me enjoying a beer that was nearly as tall as I am. Here are a few fun facts about American beer: There are more than 2,100 breweries that manufacture beer in the [...]

Joe Kimutis fund donates to food banks. Thank you for helping us!

Today, the Joseph Kimutis Memorial fund will be donating $500 to The St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry and $500 to the Bridgeville Area Food bank. Food is something so many of us take for granted. We shouldn’t. There are many hungry people living among us. I am glad we are able to help to fill [...]

Sleep Apnea

Last night was my long awaited and long dreaded sleep apnea test. I had to report to the UPMC Sleep Center in Monroeville at 9:00 p.m. Since my eyesight is not the best at night, I decided to go out early and kill some time shopping.  I strolled through the HomeGoods store and the At [...]


John and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary last weekend. I wanted to make a special dinner for him and Sadie on Sunday. I am very thankful for my years with John. I am very blessed and grateful to have Sadie as my daughter. With the theme of being thankful and grateful I decided to [...]

National Mother-in-law day.

Yesterday was National Mother-in-law day. I have been very blessed in the mother-in-law department. I still remember the first time I met Marlene. John and I went to St. Louis to visit with his family. We were already engaged when we made that trip. Since I met her that day, 30 year ago, I have [...]

Photographs and memories.

This time of year always reminds me of fun fall days. John and the kids would take hours carving pumpkins. They were pretty good at it. I took a lot of pictures of my kids when they were small. I am so grateful that I did. A lot of people take pictures now. A lot [...]