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Full Time Mom, Wife, Work, Life - Mom to three children (adults), two are college graduates and now own their own homes, and the youngest is in college in NC; wife to Thomas; Work - one full time and multiple part time jobs; Life - whatever you can throw at me....

Sunday, November 1, 2015

It is a busy week.

Five more days until the wedding....

Last night I went shopping and got a new pocketbook, new earrings and a necklace.  I think I am now ready.  Hubby got new dress black shoes.

I got some candles and holders for the rehearsal dinner.  We should be all set with that.  Things are falling into place.

Tonight we are making centerpieces.  That should be fun!

Today, hubby took Richard to the Uconn basketball exhibition  game.  Elizabeth comes home Thursday morning.  I am working all week except for Friday at my full time job, and I cancelled all my other jobs except for two Zumba classes.

My mom has been moving in her things piecemeal.  She only needs her clothes, her bureau, her bed, her TV and a couch - that won't happen this week, but soon!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Back to the Future

Today is the day....

Marty and Doc Brown come to the future on October 21, 2015 - The DeLorean is coming today.  I don't think we are actually there in terms of hoverboards or time machines, but what a great "feel good" movie Back to the Future was in 1985!! 

It takes me right back to a much simpler time!!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Another mushroom

My Brother brought me a puffball mushroom.  I had never seen it in my life - it was really awesome!
 This is the mushroom before I peeled it.  I have never had to peel a mushroom before!
 This is the mushroom - as white as snow after peeling.  I put a can next to it to show the size.
 I then sliced it.  Recipes said I could sauté it or put it into soup.  I sautéed it in a little olive oil and butter.  I froze it for use for another time.  I really don't know what I am going to do with it.  It says it can be used like tofu.  And since I haven't cooked tofu in over 21 years, I am not really sure anymore!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Short Sales

I HATE THEM.  If you thought a  regular real estate closing had a lot of paperwork, the short sale paperwork BEFORE the closing is enough to make anyone cry!

But alas, we are getting it done....page by page.

We would like to get my mom's house all sold and done before Thanksgiving.

If you pray, I would appreciate the prayers.

Thank you!

Great photo

Former President Bill Clinton was in Clinton, CT yesterday. My nephew happened to be at the event and got to take his picture with the ex-president.

I am not a fan of Bill however, what an opportunity for my nephew.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


We took a drive today to get away from it all.  We ended up in Mystic, CT.  We went to the Seaport, but just went to the gift shop and the coffee shop.  We went into Downtown Mystic.  I had been there once before many years ago.  It is a cute little town with shopping, restaurants, the river, etc.  It reminds me of Chatham on the Cape.

 These below are from Historic Downtown.  The ones above are from the Seaport.

 These are photos of the drawbridge that went up and down twice while we were there!!

 The view from our table at the restaurant.  Just perfect!
 If you saw the movie, Mystic Pizza (Julia Roberts first movie), this was the premise.