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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 24, 2015

Italian Night

Last year, I had posted about the Italian Cabaret Night at our local theatre.   See that blog post Here

. We went again this year.  And of course, since we are Italian, we travel in packs.  14 of us!!!

What an evening....Food, drink, desserts, music, wine, smiles, tears, laughter, more tears, more food and lots of hugs.

Thank you to Marc (I need his email to thank him) for one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year!

So many happy memories from my dad.  Marc (the MC) chose my brother to go up on stage and sing one of the songs.  I wish I had a better camera, but this is all I got!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Violet Jelly

I did not take any photos this year, but I got it done right before hubby was going to cut the lawn.  Five and 1/2 pints this year!   Still sweet, still delicious and still basically free!!!!   

This is a photo from two years ago!!   I love this stuff!!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Crowning of Mary

 At the school where I work, the Eighth Grade gets to crown Mary on Mother's Day (Friday before).  They had to write an essay to see who would do it and one lucky young lady (Mikayla), got to do it.
I really hate that the ladder is against Mary but there is actually no other way to do it.  The whole school comes outside to watch the ceremony and sing and pray.  Truly moving!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Guess what I got?

 A box came in the mail.....Hubby bought me a new MacBook Air.  My old computer was just that....OLD!!!! I am still trying to learn everything about it....but it is so much faster!!!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mother's Day!

Me with my three children....which is all I wanted for the day!

Friday, May 15, 2015

A gift of appreciation

I received a gift last week from my current boss!  Chocolate covered strawberries.  One dozen of them!!!

My daughter and myself ate most of them!  Delicious!!

I love Edible Arrangements!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015


We love going south to Florida to our "other" home.  We meet new people all the time and some of our dearest friends down there are in their eighties!

My camera did not take good pictures in the house, but these are our friends, Josie and Bobo!!

One day it rained (it rained a few days, actually) and we decided to go shopping to the mall.  We have been down there for six years and have never had a bad day to spend at a mall, but this time, we had a few days!  The mall is huge and very nice.
I met these two in the middle.....

 Some photos of the beach.  This time my husband actually went in the water.  I have known him for almost 15 years and he had never stepped foot in the water, so this was amazing.....I forgot to take a photo of him because I was so shocked!
This photo is outside one of our favorite restaurants down there, The Bonefish Grille!

The photo above is one of our new favorite restaurants at the Mercado - The Rusty Bucket

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I can't keep up

I keep trying to keep up with my blog, but I fail each time.  I do good for about a week and then get too busy for about three weeks.

I am going to keep on trying though! So much has happened in the past few weeks.

Mother's Day...Crowning of Mary....work...vacation.....Hope is home.....Rick moved out.....Violet jam...Summer (or close to it).  Memorial Day is right around the corner.

And I got a new computer.  Too much technology, though.  Thank Goodness Hope is home to help me with it all.

Anyway....She says she will help me blog and add pictures to it tonight.  Wish me luck!!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

So much

What a busy day!

Happy Birthday to my oldest child, Rick!   He is 27 today!

My daughter just got home for the summer for her college break!

The Kentucky Derby just ran.  I had Firing Line which came in second!!  Woot!

I worked all day after getting home yesterday late afternoon from a wonderful vacation in Naples!!
I am tan.....finally!

The last of the football draft and the BIG fight is tonight!  I would never pay $100.00 to watch, but I hope it is at least a good fight!!

I picked violets!!  It is that time of the year to make violet jelly!   I will blog more on this tomorrow.

Have a great evening.....I am spending mine with Hope!