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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 29, 2009

The Trips 2nd Birthday

Today was fun, fun, fun.....

Church with Nonni and the then the triplets second birthday party. Lots of food, lots of gifts, lots of kids, lots of fun. I know there aren't a lot of pictures of the triplets.....

Happy 70th Birthday

My mother-in-law just turned 70. We had a nice birthday bash for her!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


I attended my girlfriend Julia's wedding. We had a wonderful time. The food was great, the band was great, the table was great - All my C & T friends.....

Thank you, Julia and have a wonderful honeymoon in Florida.....

Friday, November 27, 2009


It was a wonderful day, plenty of food, drink and family and friends.

I was exhausted....Race first thing in the morning - 5K and I did 28:21 - not my best, but not bad...
Elizabeth's game - Notre Dame won! And then dinner with 30 people and then cards for the night. Great, great time.....

I am thankful for all the wonderful family that I have.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Making Ravioli's

Here are some wonderful pictures of our Pre-Thanksgiving party - Making the Ravioli's. Because we are Italian, our first course on Thanksgiving day has to be some sort of pasta.....

We do this every year and now that the kids are older, they do most of the work and let us "older ones" supervise.
It was a great night....
Thanks for the pictures, Linda!!!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009


I was "flocked" last night!

A flock of flamingos came to my front yard (all dressed up, too!) It was a fund raiser for the local high school. Someone flocked me, so I have to flock someone else. So, I'm flocking four other people......How much fun and a great way to make some money for the post prom committee - Great idea, Cindy!!


Saturday was my errand day, cleaning day, cooking day and spend some time with the kids day!

Sunday was church with Nonni, back to my house for an early Turkey dinner as we won't be with Nonni for Thanksgiving this year. We spend Thanksgiving with my family not my husbands. Then my mother-in-law came over for something to eat and to have some apple pie. My first time for Apple Pie in a long time. I used some fresh apples and one jar of my canned apple pie filling. It was THE best pie I ever made.....And it went fast!!!!

Then out the door to sell some gold jewelry for my mom and sister. I have already sold all my old gold last year so I had none left. They both got nice checks.

What happened to the Steelers? I can't even watch them anymore - just horrible.

Then home to the hot tub with my husband. We haven't used it as much in the past few months. We have both been very busy. But winter is our favorite time to use it. We spent 45 minutes just enjoying the beautiful evening!

Then back in to the house, made my third loaf of bread of the weekend and folded three more loads of laundry (Nonni had done two for me this afternoon). Yep, my boys are home - and I still have a load in the washer and the dryer....

Watched one of my favorite shows - The Amazing Race - no one left the show this week- no elimination this week..... And now I am ready for bed....

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Just had a great Zumba workout with Sue! Congrats to her as she just got certified for Zumba and passed her CPR exam!!! And has two new jobs lined up.

Rick is home from college for a week - Yeah! Dominic comes home tomorrow for a week!

All is right with the world, when my kids are home!

Tomorrow is work all day and go shopping for new shoes in the evening...Wedding next Friday and I need a pair of shoes to match the new dress! The boys need new winter coats, so heading to Burlington Coat Factory too! Saturday, I get my next CSA and Sunday is church with Nonni, a nice Sunday dinner with my whole family and then off to a gold selling party....should be fun!

Monday, November 16, 2009


We went to Pittsburgh for our annual trip to see the Steelers. We had a wonderful, fantastic time! We went to new restaurants, found some awesome shopping, enjoyed spectacular weather (66 degrees) (for PITTSBURGH in November). I love that city!
Our team lost (they played horrible, they deserved to lose)! We had some flight issues, BUT (big but) it was one of the best vacations I have had. Thank you Debbie and Tony for your friendship and all the laughs!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Are you ready.......?

Big weekend coming up! I can't wait to blog and post pictures....see you Monday!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Confirmation Pictures

My daughter just uploaded the pictures of Confirmation, so I wanted to share.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yard Work

Well, the boys came home this past weekend, so we asked them to rake all the leaves - there were a lot. We had someone else come with one of those big trucks and suck up the leaves. The yard looked wonderful on Saturday afternoon. It's Tuesday.....and the back yard is almost completely covered again. This should be the last of it, but Rick, would you mind, this weekend when you come home again, to mow the lawn and mulch the rest of the leaves??? Please??

Thank you!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Had a great day at bingo today - Foxwoods Casino! We took Nonni and my mother-in-law. No, we didn't win but it was a great day and Nonni had a blast. (Maybe we will win next time?)


I had my friends over last night - not my card friends, my "group" friends.....Cindy, Donna, Theresa, Eva, Joanie and Christine....I had a wonderful evening my friends....I always do. So much fun to laugh and talk and laugh some more. Thank you for sharing your pictures, your videos and your time.

Love you, guys!!!! (missed you Andrea!)

Friday Night Lights

My daughter had another game on Friday night and my husband got to come and watch her cheer as he didn't have a game until today (Saturday). We won (it was a beating!) but my daughter had a little fever, so she didn't feel too great. She seems fine today, but who knows...there is so much going around.

I got my fifth CSA today....fun, fun, fun. I par-cooked and froze so much stuff already. I love this!

Friday, November 6, 2009


I didn't write a lot this week. It was a busy time. My daughter received Confirmation on Wednesday....very exciting for all of us. My sister is her sponsor and I took 1/2 of vacation to get myself organized. We actually had cake and coffee for her on Tuesday because I knew it was going to be a busy week. and we were all together for Tuesday night dinner.

Congratulations Elizabeth and God Bless always.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Busy Sunday

Slept in (a little). I love when we get the extra hour of sleep!!

Taught CCD, went to pick up Nonni and took her to church, then the cemetary. Came home and cooked the eggplant that I made last night for dinner today (Nonni folded my laundry - love her for that!) Relaxed for a little while, took my daughter to her Confirmation practice, went to a wake, came home and blogged and now I'm off to work on a sewing project.. Oh and I made two loaves of bread......

And no eggs, yet again......

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Busy Saturday

Made two aprons so far, cut the fabric cut for one pair of pj pants for my niece. Babysat Bruno who loves to play outside, made pizza for Halloween dinner, gave out a LOT of candy (even in the rain), fried up two eggplant for eggplant parm and watched the Yankees win. Very good Day!