Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dear Mom...

...I really miss you today. I've been thinking lately of all of the things I would share with you if you were still with us on this earth.

Tomorrow I will turn 50 years old and you won't be here to celebrate it with me but I know that if you were we would do something really special.

We would chat on the phone about American Idol and who we like on the new season, I am quite sure that you would like Casey because, well...you just liked those cute boys every season, didn't you?

You would have whispered "bitch..." in your funny, loving way when I told you I was going to see Daughtry last week...it really made me laugh every time you did that.

You would be proud of the fact that Alex and I will be doing a day of volunteering at the nursing home where you spent some time last year, I know you'll be smiling down on us that day.

I probably wouldn't be doing a 5K run for brain tumor research if you hadn't been taken from us by that horrible disease but I know we would have been doing something else, we always did something for cancer research every year didn't we?

I miss visiting your beautiful house in Florida, I just miss having that time with you and watching Alex with his grandma. Remember when we went to the beach and you almost lost your shoe in the water?

I miss our trips to Disneyworld and walking around the marketplace and all the fun times we had being silly but weren't we lucky that we had all those memories together?

I wish you were here to see me turn a half a century old but most of all, I wish you were here...I just miss you, mom.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Last scrapper standing

I love the scrapbook board that I belong to and we have so many great people on there and awesome challenges and contests!

I did this layout for "The last scrapper standing" where we are going to be doing a weekly challenge and see who keeps going!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Train Concert

Great night with friends and wonderful music! My birthday month continues....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The concerts have begun....

...for my birthday month!

Last sunday I had the privilege of seeing Five for Fighting perform live with my good friend, Paula. We met up before hand and had a little bit to eat in the cafe at Whole Foods and then drove the 5 minutes to the theatre and enjoyed sitting and chatting over a glass of wine until the main event, we really were not interested in the opening act so it gave us a chance to just visit with each other which is always good. Here is a short video that I took of one of my favorite songs from the new CD-Slice, the song is called "Chances".

One of the things that I really love about John Ondrasik from FFF is his tireless efforts to supports our troops and he did announce that they were giving away copies of the CD for the Troops at the merchandise table so I was able to get one for my son. This was their 3rd one and this time John said that instead of music he enlisted the help of many comedians and put out a comedy CD which I think is fantastic!! I did download the first 2 editions for Robert but it was really nice to be at a show and get an actual CD, something tangible to give him. What I also love about John is that he tweets every time there is a gig that if any military would like to attend they just need to email him, in fact this is his post on his Twitter account from friday.

F4F Latest Tweet
Any Military who'd like to come to the FFF show tonight (Fri) in Atlanta e-mail fiveforfriends@aol.com

I had a super busy week at work and then yesterday Alex and I had quite the adventure getting to our bus out of the city what with almost missing the train in the morning and then finding out that the 3rd rail power went out in Penn Station! We had to get off the train in Queens and take 2 subways to get there and even then we arrived in Penn at 10:31 and our bus was at 10:30 so we high tailed it upstairs and practically ran the one block to where the buses leave from and as we turned the corner we saw our bus still there so we MADE IT!!

We are enjoying our day with Cole today but for some reason every time I come someone here is sick which is really beginning to get OLD!! I didn't get to visit last month if you remember because Alex was sick and now we are here and it is nasty and rainy and Cole is running a fever, so much for my plans of being able to take a nice walk. Oh well, at least we get to see him.

We are going home tomorrow morning and then I will be coming back at the beginning of April with Jesse and Nicole, he wants to introduce his bride to be to his aunt Nancy and uncle Paul and of course his baby cousin, Cole.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Let my birthday month begin!!

This month marks my 50th birthday, I will be exactly a half century old and I can say without reservation that so far I have lived my life fully and completely! I have a lot of fun things planned for this month including 3 concerts with friends and of course some scrapbooking!!

If anyone is looking for something to get me for my birthday please consider making a donation to a great cause! I will be participating in the Race for Hope on May 2nd with my sister and we will be joined by our children and racing in honor of our mom.

Click either of the images below to reach my donation page.

I started things off yesterday by spending some time with my friend Sandi. Here is just some of what we did…can anyone guess?? I had a great day!

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