“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it’s ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.”
– L.R. Knost



What does a mom do?

The time has come to realize that there is nothing I can do when your grown children have decided to move out of the country.  I grew up with everyone (and I mean everyone) lived on the same block.  Aunt and uncles and their families and grandma….all on the same block.  But that was the time when everyone knew each other and watched out for each other.  I remember going to the local grocery store and telling Mr. G. to put it on my grandmas bill.

And so this generation has other ideas.  Do we blame it on technology, planes that take only a few hours to get us to where we want to go.  I considered myself blessed when 4 of my 5 children lived in the same neighborhood.  One went to live an hour away….but it still was a close and easy accessible area.  And now I will have to accept them leaving NY to fly to another country, taking my two grandchildren.  It’s good, a great job and I know they will be fine.  But still I will miss them….although with technology – we will skype and manage to keep in touch….but its not the same.

Do you have children outside the US?  How do you cope?  Any ideas on how to keep in touch besides calls, texts etc.

Best Sale Ever

Now is the time to get on the Sale Wagon.  Avon has the Best Sale Ever because where else can you get Flip Flops for only $7.99

Watches for only $6.99——-bracelets for $5.99———-earrings for $8——-hand creams for 99 cents ————and Easter items.

Need a brochure mailed to you?  Contact me today and it will be on the way to your door.


Big One or Small One?

We are at a stalemate.  We cant decide and neither one of us wants to give in.  Isn’t marriage part compromise?  We compromise plenty.  On the food, on how to raise the kids, where to live, our jobs and of course any trips we take.  But for some reason we cannot compromise on this.  It’s either his way or mine.  He doesn’t like mine; and no way am I going for his.

A small one is not manly enough; a big one is too much trouble.  Who will be doing the work?  Not him so I am left with the big one – of which I cannot handle.  But then again neither can he.  Having medical problems puts both of us at a disadvantage.  So here we are not making any decision because neither one of us will give in.


Big Dog – Small Dog

Proper Settings

Hoping the cold weather leaves us soon – well spring is just around the corner….all eyes turn to flowers, warm weather and entertaining.  I love to entertain and find the proper setting is all you need.  My favorite is doing BBQs on my deck and serving not only hot dogs and hamburgers but also chips and dips and of course a fancy dessert.

To make that experience a delightful one, I rely on some great settings.  It doesnt have to be elaborate, but some little elegant placing on the table will make it pop.  This year things like striped napkins or blooming plates.  I love the blue stemmed glasses (wine maybe?) and of course those coasters make it complete.  Whatever you do to entertain, giving your table a little pop will certainly make your company delighted.

Forever Friends

As we go through life we find friends everywhere.  First it was family friends, friends on the block, friends at school, friends at work…friends in the neighborhood … and there is a great bonding that one does not realize until you dont see those friends anymore, or as often.

I recently retired and of all the things that has happened since that time….my one thing I miss the most is seeing those friends I made at work.  But the older I get the more I find out that even if we dont see each other every day…there is still a friendship there that is never broken.

And somehow when we do get together we have so much more respect and love and cherish the time we do meet up and talk about our families and what our plans are… friendship never really ends.  It just gets put on the back burner for a while – to then come out and be cherished even more than before….

Have you called a friend today?