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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, May 30, 2010


It was a great day for my son's college graduation party....beautiful weather, not too hot, not too cold, no rain, a little cloudy....perfect.  I'm exhausted, but it was nice.  I'll post pictures soon!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Checklist for Graduation Party

Well, I already realized about 3 people that I forgot to invite to the party.....oh well.  Sorry, people!!

Balloons - check
Cake - Check
Venue - Check
Party goods/tablecloths/decorations - check
Paper goods - check
Electricity - NO (I just found out)
Weather - check (Thank you, Jesus!)
Tables - check
Coffeepot - check
Food - 5:00 today
Food Prep - tomorrow
Set up - Saturday morning
Games - bocce, ladder golf, badminton, volleyball, playground - check
CD Player - check

It's almost here......and I can't wait for it to be over already.......

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The masons

Half of the chimney is down.  They have everything set to begin filling in the hollow sections of the fireplace and then building it back up.  What a procedure!!!  However, they are neat, they are organized and they are nice.......

Sunday Afternoon

It was a beautiful day today.  Not a lot of sun, but no rain (yet) and warm.  We let the chickens out, like we do everyday, but today, they wanted to join us.  As we sat down for Sunday dinner in the kitchen, they came to see what we were up to.  This was the first time they came onto the patio.  The neighborhood cats (all feral) are not afraid of the chickens and the chickens are not afraid of them.  They ate out of the same bowl today(although not at the same time).  Dominic was almost able to get the feral grey cat to come to him.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

This week

I've been to busy to post again....So, this week

  • I taught Zumba four times
  • Lauren and I planned out our songs for out next session of Zumba
  • I will be teaching another class starting in June so I got that settled.
  • My dad has started radiation treatment
  • Garden looks great!
  • They have begun the chimney work......part of it needs to be taken down and filled (it is hollow??) and it is a fire hazard....always something.  And then the masons are going to build it back up.  I'll try to get some pictures of this!
  • First graduation party this weekend (college) for a good friend's son
  • Game/Card night at my dad's tonight
  • Time to clean the house......

The new barn/shed

I just wanted to post pictures of the new addition.  It is yellow and green and matches the house.....two feet bigger than the one we lost in the freak storm in January, so everything should fit nicely come wintertime. 

We filled it up in about an hour!!!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

CSA and local chickens.

So.....I have paid for 1/2 of my CSA already!!!  It starts the first week of June - I'm so excited for it this year!  I have found a new farm and my dad and I went to visit on Saturday.  Guess what I bought at my new farm???  Two meat chickens....so guess what I had for dinner yesterday?  Yup, my first taste of meat in a long time.  It was so very good.  This farmer butchers every Friday and you can pick up your meat chickens on Saturdays.

So, my husband asked "How much was the chicken?" (I bought two by the way).  But I wouldn't tell him. They were a little pricey.  But I know where these beautiful birds pecked the ground, I know how they were fed and I know that I would have treated them the same way, so it is all good.  Yes, I'm still a vegetarian, with a little bit of "local" chicken on the side.....

Yard work

I got a lot done this weekend - the weather was gorgeous.  Lettuce is in the ground, onions and garlic are in (some kind of special stuff my dad gave me).  I have planted thyme and rosemary.  Tomato plants are in.  Peas are about 1 foot tall already!

I am turning over a new section (it is small) of the garden and I'm putting in some herbs this year.  So far, so good.

Here are pictures of my rhodendrem (sp).  It is beautiful again this year.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


My son's graduation from the University of CT on Mother's Day....proud mom moment!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Elizabeth's Fashion Show

Here are some shots from Elizabeth's Fashion Show at SHA two weeks ago.  I'm a little behind on the uploading......

Next up, the Graduation!!!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Life in the fast lane...

Yesterday was a long day - Worked all day and then taught Zumba and then did my bookkeeping job at the church, but it is done!!!

Today, we are getting the new shed!  See this post for more information.  I'll post a picture of our new "barn" when it gets here.

This morning, I'm going to the dr. with my dad again.

Gotta go!

Monday, May 10, 2010

I learned something new

So, I went to the doctors with my dad. 

I now know what a CT scan, I know what a PET Scan is.  I have talked to an oncologist.  I have learned big words (can't say them or spell them, but I know what they mean).  I know what chemo is, I know what radiation is....I know what lymph nodes are.....I know what soft tissue means (and it isn't Puffs Plus!)  ....I'm full of knowledge....I know what heprin is...I know what cumidin (sp) is....I know what A fib means...I'm one smart lady......

And I was much better off being UNlearned!

Cancer is the new "C" word.


My son graduated from Uconn yesterday.  What a beautiful time it was!  It only lasted two hours and there were about 800 people in this graduation (there were about 10 other graduations also). 

Mother's Day was wonderful as I got to see my mom, all my kids, both my mother-in-laws (funny-huh) and my nonni!!!!!!

I am truly blessed.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Busy weekend ahead...

Tomorrow, I am going to Boston to see the Yankees play the Red Sox.....why???  I don't know!   Hubby wants me to go!???

But Sunday is the best day - and it isn't just for Mom's.  It is for Grad's too!  My son graduates from Uconn.  So, so excited!!!!!

Barbeque at my sister's house later in the day tomorrow for the mom's!!!  Looking forward to a wonderful day!!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


.........just kicks you in the ass sometimes.  Just to make sure you are awake!!!!!!

I'm awake!