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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....

Friday, April 25, 2014

It's Wine Time (and we are late to the game)

Hubby decided to make wine again this year, and to make enough of it, so that he only does it once a year (started in October and bottled in March) and once it is bottled, it is done! (until October again!)

Unfortunately, due to his rotator cuff surgery, we never got the wine bottled in March, so here it is the end of April and last night, we were able to bottle two (of five) of the demi-johns.  He made two demi-johns of Chianti, two of Barbera and one Muscatel.  The Muscatel (a white wine) is OMG awesome.  Clear, delicious, a hint of sweetness, and a hint of homemade (if you have ever had homemade, you will know what I am talking about). 

We came out with 53 bottles last night and we gave my brother two bottles, and my mom one bottle of white (which is her favorite).  So fifty bottles are now in our cold room, sitting, and they just need to be labeled.  We plan on doing another demi-john this weekend and then two more during the week next week, so that all bottling is completely done by May 1st!  (My ancestors are turning over in their graves because we are so late to the bottling process - but oh well). 

We were a little frazzled last night because the corker wasn't working as well as it did last time (it is very old).  So, I went to my moms house and got my dad's corker and it worked like a charm (thank you, daddy!).  These are corkers, to those who don't know. 

The first photo is supposedly a vintage corker, but let me tell you, my brothers is much, much older.  The second one is a newer version. 

Anyway, because I was frazzled, I forgot to take photos, so hopefully, I will do that this weekend!   Fedora and all! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Last week

Wow, was it a busy week, last week  - church almost every day!  Work, baking, cooking, eating and celebrating life!

I will be happy to see April end - but we still have a lot to do before May Day!  

Gardens need prepping, coop needs to be cleaned out, sticks have to be picked up, the rest of last years leaves are finally raked and the yard will be coming together soon to enjoy summer!  

Hoping the weather will cooperate!!!  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Holy Saturday

Oggi e Sabato Sancto a questa casa!

A very old Italian saying to chase away the demons.....

But it is also a day of sadness for my family.  We lost both our grandparents on Holy Saturday, one year apart, 27 and 28 years ago.  Where does the time go? 

Miss you Nonni and Nonno!  

Friday, April 18, 2014


I lost a friend this week.  She was the mom of one of oldest friends, but she became my friend also!  We attended church together every week and she made me laugh and made me nervous and made me smile! 

I'll miss you Jackie!!


Thursday, April 17, 2014


My daughter and I just booked a trip to Orlando to Universal Studios for her fall break! 

Harry Potter - Part II!!!!!

We can't wait!  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One Month

It's almost been a month since my last post.  I don't know what happened....but I guess life happened!

And a vacation....
And a death....
And just life!

So, I'm going to try to get back to blogging.......

Thought for today -