One Year Later

How it started… Well this is embarrassing. Me. Writing a blog. I barely passed English in high school. Not because I didn’t like to read, I did. Not because I couldn’t write, I could. I just could not be bothered, it was not important to me… Today… we are in the middle of a worldwideContinue reading “One Year Later”

My Girls

To my most amazing girls…my daughter, nieces, and Girl Scouts. To my kids’ friends and my friends’ kids. Today…today is what I have been talking about. Today we saw that hard work, goals, talents, smarts, and dreams…will not be squashed by people who fear your strength. To my most talented girls…you are everything and youContinue reading “My Girls”

October

Swoon. My FaceBook memories are exploding with sheer goodness. Annual college girls weekends at Fire Island; Halloween costumes, parades and parties; a road trip across the country; a celebration of life backyard soiree for our 50th birthdays and 25th wedding anniversary. So. Much. Joy. I lay in bed every morning reliving the feeling of soContinue reading “October”

They Were Five…

so little, just starting Kindergarten…their teensy-tiny siblings in preschool together. The summer had just wrapped up with last trips to the community pool. An illustrator, a designer, a nurse, and a firefighter…guess who was married to who. We were young families who connected. We woke up to the most beautiful day. Oh my gosh theContinue reading “They Were Five…”

A Moment Captured

Have you ever looked at a picture and been transported right back into that very moment. A moment of fear…those rollercoaster ride shots where your kid is completely terrified while you sit next to them smiling; a moment sadness…the shots you took with your terminally ill dad, on the last “celebration” together, eyes filled withContinue reading “A Moment Captured”

My Little Guy

My Little Guy When my son was in 8th grade he was cast as Danny Zuko…which meant a lot to this mama (who was a tween in 1978). I saw Grease at least three times in the theater, which was unheard of back then. Little Neck Movie Theater on Northern Boulevard in Queens. The floorContinue reading “My Little Guy”

Do you

Do you: Swoon 59 My sister’s garden at Fire Island is a mix of beds, trellises…English garden meets sandbar chic. Flowers bloom (on schedule, so there is no clashing) for a 3 season display of lovely. Cut flowers become one beautiful still life after another allowing some inside joy. My brother and sister-in-law recently addedContinue reading “Do you”

Little Gem…

Little Gem… Swoon 49.5 Sometimes I am gifted with a back and forth of emails, texts, and messages from people sending comments and thoughts in response to the swoon of the day. It makes me SO happy. One from today was pretty special. This one came from a dear friend out in California. “I readContinue reading “Little Gem…”