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Bashert

(beh shayrt’) – a Jewish word meaning “meant to be”. While shopping online for a special dress to wear for a black tie optional wedding we have coming up later this year, I found a formal gown on the Lord & Taylor website that I had simply fallen in love with.  The style was not too… Read more »

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A Bottle Full of Memories

On February 6, 2015, I woke up as a 50-year-old woman.  A momentous moment in anyone’s life to be sure, but so much more special because I woke up that day in Paris!   My darling husband treated me to a trip to Paris for my 50th birthday.  It was a dream I had had… Read more »

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Gremlins

We’ve had an outbreak of Gremlins in our house. No, not that kind of Gremlin. You know, when little catastrophes happen for no apparent reason and catch you off guard and basically try to ruin your day and always end up costing you time or money or BOTH?  We call these “Gremlins”. Last Monday, I… Read more »

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In Search of Smiles

In case you were wondering how yesterday turned out for me, I thought I’d share the day with you.  It was a cold, but very bright and shiny day.  I decided to take a field trip to find things that make me smile. I bundled up in warm and comfortable clothes, packed up my camera,… Read more »

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This Too Shall Pass

Please pardon this different type of blog from me today. Writing has always been a good outlet, so I’ll make an exception from my usual upbeat blogs to give voice to some thoughts, and hopefully purge them from inside of me.  I’m feeling vulnerable enough these days, so the thought of actually sharing my feelings… Read more »

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The Most Glorious Time of Year in My Neighborhood

This is without a doubt, my favorite time of year in my neighborhood.  I adore these trees, and this view, and I can’t help but to be filled with joy looking at this beauty. Interestingly, this first photo was taken April 29, 2015.  The trees were a month behind where we are this year. And this… Read more »

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How Many, Many Feet You Meet

Dr. Suess did it first.  I think I know most of this book by heart after reading it with my son a million times.   But it has occurred to me just how many different foot looks I’ve been through this week. I’ve had golf feet   errand feet   yoga feet   Jamberry feet… Read more »

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A Perfect Weekend Morning

Today I was blessed with a perfect morning. My sweet husband told me he was going to walk Bear and then feed all the animals for me, and that I should just keep sleeping. I really appreciated this as I haven’t slept much at all this past week. My hubby kissed me as he left,… Read more »

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The Birthday That Almost Wasn’t 

Every year I think that just maybe, I’m getting too old to be as excited about my birthday as I always am.  I can’t help it, birthdays are exciting and important to me. I’m sure this is a direct result of being raised by a mom who made birthdays oh-so-special.  Mom always allowed me to… Read more »

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It’s Just a Bad Day

  Today is one of those days for me.   When life gets all topsy-turvey, as it often does, how do you find your balance? I looked in my usual first choice – the chocolate bowl, but that, not surprisingly, wasn’t the answer. I looked for balance in a run with my buddy, Bear, but… Read more »