December 6, 2016December
December birthdays tossed into the usual decking of the halls can really complicate ones calendar. We December babies get that this month is tough. I've always appreciated the fact that my mom kept the days different, as I do for one of my daughters, also born this month. In my family alone we have 8 immediate family members with a birthday before Christmas. And there is a strict rule of not cheating with "here's your birthday present and your Christmas present." No birthday gift can be wrapped in anything with a snowflake, or the celebrations are geared towards anything Christmassy.
It's my friend Dana Healy's birthday today. I've known her since I was in the second grade. She lived a few houses up from me and had parents that loved to play. Her dad drove a Harley and they had a trampoline in their play room along with every hot toy, even video games. One of her most prized possessions was a hamster named Charlie. She got Charlie as a gift when she turned 10 years-old. It was a devastating time when he died; I'll never forget that back yard funeral. She loved watching "The Walton's" and Mary Tyler Moore. and she was on the swim team. Our summers had us biking to the city pool where we spent hours and split cheeseburgers. Her sister's name was Tracy and they called her grandma "Cakey". Cakey always made Dana's birthday cake into a Barbie with the cake part being Barbie's dress.
November 22, 2016Cars
Car shopping has me looking at everything with four wheels in a different light. Instead of driving behind a silver car I deem "too slow because it won't drive the limit in the fast lane, my view has changed to "I like the styling of that slow Acura. and the digital ...
November 8, 2016Field Trips & Parties
Field trips and parties are an important part of the school year. I remember being sick for my second grade field trip. I was devastated to miss our class trip to the Philadelphia Zoo, that really was worse than the chicken pox I had. My kids will never understand that ...
November 1, 2016Halloween
Halloween happenings and Fall Festivals grow in scale year after year. Neighborhoods decorate as a precursor for Christmas with lights and large animated pumpkins and spooky things. Trunk or Treat, haunted hayrides and spooky garage tours are happening and the sweets ...
October 25, 2016Let Go
Once a woman grasps on to something she usually doesn't let go for awhile unless she's non-committal and that typical joke usually blames a man for the punch line. Everyday seems like a different diet for someone or a different lifestyle adjustment that involves food. ...
October 11, 2016Support Team
I had a recent outpatient procedure; that is a word that I have come to really dislike. I've also become very familiar with outpatient procedure facilities. These are places that allow you to get a minor to moderate surgical procedure, and go home shortly after. Your ...
September 27, 2016One Last Time
Daughter number two has been preparing for the SAT test this summer, and I know have a love-hate relationship with the calculator option on her cell phone. I have learned that just because someone gets a good grade in a math class does not guarantee the critical ...
September 13, 2016Labor Day
Thought I'd give a " She" spin to your Labor Day. So I'm sharing a note sent to me from my OBGYN.... Dr. Beth, Please remember those true heroes who stay up all night catching babies as we celebrate our holidays...Labor Day...the obstetricians holiday. Let's not ...
August 30, 2016Billboards
On our summer road trip, my daughter sitting in the back seat blurted out, "If I ran the world, all of these billboards we are passing would have cats on them." Most billboards advertise hotels, food, area attractions, and gas. When I ask my car full of kids which sign ...
August 16, 2016Subscribe
Too bad there isn't a subscription service for travel, I mean a service that will provide everything down to anything you could forget. They could book the transportation, accommodations, activities, handle the packing the different snacks everyone prefers and don't ...