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It’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to

Yeah, it’s a whiny post so if you don’t want to read, leave or delete now. Disclaimer out-of-the-way, what this is really about is longing. This time of year always brings about a longing in me I can’t or haven’t fulfilled in my life. Personally I think a trip to Italy would help. I also … Continue reading

Coming to terms with my food snobbery…

It seems I’ve been put in my place by none other than my very own daughter. And on my 45th birthday of all days! Ha! That’ll teach me to let my husband plan my special day. Hehe…all kidding aside I am delighted to tell you about the wonderful birthday I had and how I had to … Continue reading


Photo credit: Another dear friend of mine has passed away. This time my friend died from a tragic accident as opposed to a sickness, it’s still sad either way. The loss is still great. The sadness is here. My friend Irene welcomed me into her heart and life back in 1994 when we moved … Continue reading

The Art of Storytelling

I firmly believe storytelling is becoming a lost art. With so many factors causing families to be separated these days, the chief storytellers have no one to pass on their stories to. I find that even in my own life, my kids at home, who are of the teenage boy variety, don’t care to hear … Continue reading

Food allergies and how they pertain to my life

Icon Credit: Loaded Smoothies It seems I have a possible food allergy. For the last few years I’ve dealt with a lactose-intolerance that comes and goes. But since last Saturday I have been having some really nasty side affects after I’ve eaten anything with wheat in it. From pasta to bread to pancakes, it’s all … Continue reading

Cooking lessons from my Father

My dad’s high school senior picture Most of the cooking knowledge I had growing up came from my father. He learned from his parents who probably learned from theirs back in the little village of Campolieto, Italy. I guess my lessons go back a long time. I truly didn’t learn how to cook until I … Continue reading

Adventures of the cooking teacher continued

When we last heard of the cooking teacher’s classes, she was busy getting ready to teach preschoolers their basic shapes and letters as well as some fun cooking skills. This time around the average age of the students was about 9 years old.Keep reading to learn of the newest adventure. Photo credit: Deviant Art Yesterday … Continue reading


I’m not sure why I gave this entry the title I did but it’s where my mind is today. I’m finally sitting to blog about our Easter and my job. In a way, reflections is appropriate as no one wants to read the novel of my life but just see a few brief glimpses. Warning: … Continue reading

He is Risen! Happy Easter!

Photo Credit:Graphic Leftover I hope this Easter finds all of you healthy and well and celebrating the Risen Lord with family and friends. I am truly thankful to the Lord for all of the support He has given me through all of you, my readers, friends and family. Spend the day enjoying the blessings in … Continue reading

Memories of Easters past…

This picture was taken on Easter 1969. I know this because my little brother was not born yet and I am about 2 1/2, and on the far right. My older sister and brother are with me, don’t we look cute? I love the little corsage my sister and I were wearing. I don’t remember … Continue reading