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Thirteen Years Ago
Thursday, September 11, 2014      14 comments

I work for a nonprofit whose members are organizations and individuals who are interested in the development of innovative alternatives for youth and families in high-risk situations. We are a national organization and we just held an event for... Read more
Childhood Obesity - The Other Side of the Coin
Friday, September 05, 2014      14 comments

I am not making light of childhood obesity. I know it is a huge problem and I've had personal experience with my own. But I am afraid that in our zeal to solve the problem we are creating new ones. This is my nephew, Nelson. I watch him ... Read more
Last Day of Vacation
Friday, August 29, 2014      14 comments

I took off from Thursday to Wednesday for vacation. We got back from Florida on Monday late afternoon. DH went back to work Tuesday and I got my usual weekend errands done. Then on Wednesday DD and I went to a Pirates game. She took this pic... Read more
Sunday with Gino
Sunday, August 24, 2014      15 comments

I got to spend most of the day just hanging out with my grandson and his parents. Since I live in Pittsburgh PA and they live in Florida, we don't get much time like this. Even when we do see each other, it is an "occasion" and I am sharing ti... Read more
Sunday, August 24, 2014      19 comments

Yesterday was my grandson's 2nd birthday. Today I get him all to myself! I took this picture before Gino realized I had a camera. ... Read more
Home Again
Sunday, July 27, 2014      13 comments

Thanks to all of you who responded to my last blog. It helped knowing you were all rooting for me. The visit went better than I expected but it was not without its moments. The drive home was exhausting. We left later than planned, hit a... Read more
The Trip
Friday, July 25, 2014      11 comments

I am making the trip to my sister's. We are leaving around noon and it's a 5 hour drive without stops. To say I am anxious would be an understatement. My DH convinced me that I would most likely regret not going more than I may regret g... Read more
Monday, June 30, 2014      12 comments

"Remember that stress doesn't come from what's going on in your life. It comes from your thoughts about what's going on in your life." ~ Andrew Bernstein I posted this as my status yesterday and it got a lot of 'likes', both here and on Fa... Read more
Getting to know you (from my friend Connie)
Sunday, June 29, 2014      6 comments

Your go-to chewing gum flavor… Peppermint Best time of the year… Fall If you were a toe nail polish what color would you be…. OPI Samoan Sand Favorite pie... Eat’n’Park Strawberry Pie First record you ever bought… I honestly ... Read more
Monday, May 12, 2014      26 comments

You always think there is more time. We'll do it another time. Tomorrow is another day. Until it isn't. Your dad is going to be 80 on March 2nd. You think about going to visit, but it's just so crazy right now. You are busy at work... Read more
Great Weekend
Sunday, April 27, 2014      18 comments

This weekend my DD, Angie, graduated from Pitt with her MSW. As a surprise, we flew my DS, DIL and GS, Gino, up for the weekend. I haven't seen them in person in 8 months, and it has been even longer for Angie. ... Read more
Another year gone…
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      21 comments

Another year gone…but somehow this year I am looking forward more than back. Today I am 56 years old, but I don’t feel “old”, even though a friend told me I am getting there. I usually spend my birthday thinking about all the things I haven’t ... Read more
Thursday, February 27, 2014      14 comments

My boss had a death in the family and just returned from the funeral. She was telling us that her uncle wanted a celebration of his life and although you often hear that, this was the first time she attended a funeral that really was a celebrat... Read more
Food Addiction
Tuesday, February 25, 2014      14 comments

I have to come to terms with the fact that I am a food addict. I will never be able to eat "normally". I cannot eat treats in moderation. There are some foods I have to give up and never eat again if I am going to gain control of this beast. ... Read more
One Small Step Forward
Sunday, February 23, 2014      10 comments

This is sparked by an email I received today: Many of us believe that the past is prologue. We think that things can never change - however they are now is how they will always be. It is hard to maintain a positive attitude when negat... Read more

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