Thankful for Nurse Carol


My admiration for nurses began when I was 5 years old. I was brought to the hospital to have my tonsils taken out. I remember three things most: being in a room with several shiny cribs, that I was the only little girl in the room with other pediatric patients were, and my nurse:  Nurse … Continue reading Thankful for Nurse Carol

No Lines, No Waiting…No Chance


I did my first bit of holiday shopping in an actual store today. I'm an on-line shopper for the most part, particularly when it comes to Christmas shopping--Amazon.com it my go-to site, for almost everything!  I swore years ago that I wouldn't venture down Route 2 (in Warwick), where the majority of the major shopping … Continue reading No Lines, No Waiting…No Chance

Lights, Lights…Christmas


A few years ago my husband and I bought a lovely home in a fantastic neighborhood.  We'd heard that not far from where we live there was a family who puts on a light show with music every night between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Our first visit to the house on Gristmill Road in Warwick four … Continue reading Lights, Lights…Christmas

We’re Here to Pump You Up


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Zk2vUmjpk Have you had people in your life who just know how to make you feel good about yourself?  Is there anyone who's surprised you with a compliment, or noticed something good about you and shared their observation with you?  Do you have an ego booster in your world?  Who pumps you up? Today,  I … Continue reading We’re Here to Pump You Up

Memory of a Holiday Past (Daily Prompt on WordPress)


My post about Thanksgiving probably best describes my favorite holiday--Thanksgiving.  The food, the family, the laughter, all makes it worth the price of admission; which for me is a cheesecake and a vegetable side dish.  Over the years children have grown and had their own children, and every year it's about a week in advance … Continue reading Memory of a Holiday Past (Daily Prompt on WordPress)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful


I love these Weekly Photo Challenges, it gives me an easy way to "show" you what I'm thankful for.  I think I may have missed the deadline for the one about Thanksgiving, of course.  As described in the DPChallenge, we're to show something that is about the holiday, the time spent with family and friends, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

Gravy and the Wooden Spoon


Tonight my twenty-something niece is hosting her first holiday party, from the looks of what's posted on Facebook it might just be her first "grown-up" hosting.  It reminds me of the time I first hosted a holiday event.  I was living in Vermont in the early 90's and there were quite a few of us … Continue reading Gravy and the Wooden Spoon