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My Husband, My Valentine

Every Valentine’s day, I wonder what my husband Bill will do that he hasn’t done before.  We were teenagers when we met, and I can honestly say, from that young age until now, some 55 years later, he always seems to come up with a…

First Things First

With New Years’ Resolutions flying around everywhere, it would be easy to fall into the same old set of the yearly wishes.  You know, loose weight, start the exercise program, organize my life, save money, travel more, and of course, keep the daily journal to…

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Orchestrating a large Christmas Banquet the other evening was a lot of fun for me.  The crowd seemed energized, and ready for good food and fun. The sweater contest was embraced with folks wearing the ugliest, the most unique, and the flashiest.  Sweaters were lit…

Fall for Love

Opening my door this morning, I was met with a blast of very cool air, enough so, that I went back in for my soft warm jacket.  Cappuccino, my Shih-Tzu, was wondering why the delay in his daily morning walk.  I explained that it was…

Back to School Mania

Hey guys, do you remember when we went back to school way back in the day?  It was the day after Labor Day on September 4th, and for sure we were still in school all the way up until the first week in June.  The…

The Peach Tree

Growing up as a kid in the 1950’s in a little community know as Jennings, MO., I can still picture the 2-story house my dad built, and the peach tree planted right along the south side of the house.  My dad loved to make flower…

The Smoothie Bar

The Smoothie Bar

NEWSLETTER – The Smoothie Bar- July 12 Planning for my kid’s class, called Healthy and Nutritious, I wanted something that the kids could make on their own, have fun with, and be good for them all at the same time.  With the weather being so…

Perserve Me Not

I have been blessed to have been raised in an Italian home with a mother who loved to cook.   I am sure it was at her apron strings that her love for cooking gave me the passion I have today.  Since we had the luxury…

Forever Thanksgiving

When I think about the career that I have as a registered nurse, it makes me so thankful to have had the luxury of witnessing the miraculous hand of God in the lives of so many.  As it gets closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, I…