Monthly Archives: November 2010

Addressing “The Look”

We’ve all experienced “the look” from folks whose mothers apparently didn’t teach them it’s not polite to stare.  Sometimes it really  bothers me.  Sometimes not.  Recently, I had the opportunity to unofficially analyze the look and figure out the difference…. for me!  I spent a day at the Bronx Zoo with my 3 beautiful children —…

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Smooth

Is it Saturday already? At times, this week has flown by. And at others, it has dragged on. Especially from 5 a.m. to about 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning when Tim had surgery on his foot. He plays in an adult soccer league and a week ago Tuesday, he got kicked in the foot. That…

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Equipment.!

Equipment. ! We’ve been waiting since the beginning of July for a piece of equipment to be approved by medicaid.    Today I called to check on it.  I know I probably should have done it earlier, but really it’s not unusual to wait for this company.  To get my son’s Wheelchair it took 9 months…it…

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How Do You Deal With The Holidays?

Yesterday was Thanksgiving day in the US. The day traditionally set aside for visiting or entertaining family and friends, eating boatloads of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and all the foods that oddly enough, I don’t find appealing at any other time of the year. For some, it also means watching football all.day.long. For the…

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Santa Schmanta…

2 weeks ago, my husband was out of town on business. It happened to be his birthday coming up, so I took my kids to the local mall for some Papa Birthday Buying. We stepped in to the Wonderful World of Bass Pro Shops and were met with Santa’s Wonderland of Stuffed Animals (and I’m…

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Home for the Holidays

Every year, my larger-than-life family gets together for holidays, just like the rest of the world. I have three brothers and three sisters and their spouses, plus multiple nieces and nephews, which  means a gathering with “just us” and it’s thirty to forty people. We used to take turns hosting the gatherings. Used to. As…

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Engaging through music

I am a musician.  I am a woman, a mom, a therapist, an advocate. a nurse, a chauffer, a maid and much more. But I am also a musician.  I take any words and make them into a song.  Whether the words are actually from a song or not, I can sing it. One song I think…

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Making Her Point

On this Thanksgiving day, I’m thankful, that even though my daughter may not have the verbalization to speak with me, we can still communicate like any mom and daughter.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hello, I created a short video just to say thank you for visiting and being a friend. I hope you have had a wonderful year and are able to count the blessings today. I know many folks have had difficulties over this past year and I hope you are still able to find your blessings…

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Preparing to be Thankful

Thanksgiving will be different for me this year. For several years running it has not been my favorite holiday. It was stressful for many reasons…not that I haven’t had my reasons to be thankful, but somehow they seemed shabby in comparison to what I had expected. This year I have determined to just be thankful,…

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