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“Mom…I Have Issues Eating Food That Looks the Same Coming Out as it Does Going In!”

HOW MUCH for an ear of corn???

My father’s darkroom.

Back when he was alive, I would spend countless hours sitting down there with him. The soft red couch he had is still there and feels familiar to my skin as I tuck my legs under myself and close my eyes. This room is where I go to do serious thinking – it’s quiet and calming and all mindblocks vanish as soon as I close the heavy, carved mahogany door behind me.

The air is cool in an unusual way for late June in upstate New York, and a soft breeze moves around the smell of the developing chemicals – stored in neat rows behind a dark curtain to keep them safe from light – and it heightens my memories even more.

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WOOHOO!! The Versatile Blogger Nominations – Part 2!!

What a gorgeous day it’s been so relaxing to be able to sit back, chill, and pick my next five nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award..

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What Would YOU Do?

My 5 daughters and I are spending today doing some VERY SERIOUS, LAST MINUTE debating whether we should move to our beloved Cape Cod, or be adventurous and opt for exciting (and MUCH WARMER) Myrtle Beach.

What’s your vote?

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Ticked Off…

Our dress rehearsal on Saturday for Easter Sunday Mass went flawlessly.

Big poofy, pastel dresses on my three littlest girls, and my tween and teen looked elegant in their new clothes. Socks, and shoes were matched and shiny, and ribbons were crisp. Every hair was in place and faces were fresh and glowing. We were even on track with our schedule.

The girls were free to shed their pretty – but admittedly stiff – dresses and shoes, and throw on jeans and sweatshirts to play in the “enchanted forest” behind our house with the kids next door for the rest of the day.

Again, that was Saturday.

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The Calm Before the Storm…

The Calm Before the Storm...

Daughters #3, #4 and #5 trying REALLY hard to impress the Easter Bunny with their good behavior.

I am taking a poll on how long this will last…

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Lottery Update…

In case you were wondering the outcome of my little talk to St. Padre Pio and my father regarding the winning numbers to the lottery…we got 3.

Thanks guys!!

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Holy Moley Canoli!!!

Holy Moley Canoli!! In only about 60 days I have gathered well over ten thousand readers in more than 60 countries! Thank you so much to all the people that took some time out of their busy day to look into my little world and, hopefully, get a little giggle, or perhaps forget something they’re trying to forget.

AND and BIG thank you to all those that left me such warm and kind comments. I don’t get to answer them all, but just know they are VERY much appreciated!

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“Mommy? Do Convuwtabulls Have Wids?”

Yep. I got sucked into it. The whole $600-odd million megabucks lottery tonight.

I have been holed up in my studio for the better part of this past year when I have not packing for our move to Myrtle Beach, and a vacation is certainly high on my list of priorities at this point.

Maybe to visit my Aunt and cousins in Czech…take a tour of a bead factory…

Maybe to Poland where I had some of the best times of my life….

Or to Italy to see all the magnificent cities the girls and I have learned about…to the  city of San Giovanni Rotondo where the shrine to my favorite saint, St. Padre Pio is located….

Then there’s Hawaii…mmmmmm…leis and lazy days and mai tais…..

“Mommy!! She put a booger on me!!” sigh…

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I Love Dirty Kids!

Daughter #2 Cooling Off in March Heat

It’s the most absurd thing – this hot, beautiful weather in upstate New York.

It’s been such a delight being about to walk through our woods and explore the world waking up around us, weeks and weeks earlier than ever before.

And setting up the sprinkler for the girls to pirouette through in mid-March? Unreal.

My cabin fever has gracefully disappeared, replaced by the cheery budding beauty of new life all around us.

OK, maybe I do actually like Spring here.

“Remember, it’s a fluke,” Randi laughed as we compared temperatures between Myrtle Beach and upstate New York. It was going to be 77 here. Seventy-four in Myrtle Beach. And in the 80’s for the next few days. Randi was going to go spend yet another day playing golf and then practicing softball for the upcoming season for a local business’ team. And then shopping for a gown for yet another fund raiser.

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Mommy? Do Hansel and Gretel have Pretzel M&M’s?

Exploring our enchanted forest on a rare warm March afternoon...looking for fairies and gnomes while watching the beautiful world around us wake-up! (actually trying to get one little fairy princess to hold my hand and NOT disappear into the woods looking for pretzel MM's!)

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