HOLIDAY GIFT HELPER

While waiting at the AT&T store the other day, I came across a website that has been more entertaining to me than Pinterest. You see, Pinterest is all this perfectly beautiful food, craft projects, closet organization, and lists of delightful and entertaining projects to do with your children over the weekend that include more than … Continue reading HOLIDAY GIFT HELPER

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DONE

Well, I'm fast approaching my fourth week out of radiation. Still have some itchy skin, and some bizarre throbbing pain every now and then that I assume is a sign of continued healing. They said the radiation would keep affecting me for 2 weeks after we actually stopped, and it did. However,  I was so anxious to … Continue reading DONE

TEXT EXCHANGE WITH BESTIES

This is the conversation that took place on the day of the procedure, from the time I left the room where the wire was inserted into the lump, through the surgery prep and into the evening. I hope it is worth a chuckle or two for others.                       Somehow I left out … Continue reading TEXT EXCHANGE WITH BESTIES

A JOY-OUS OCCASION

After a slight delay for physical and mental recovery, I am prepared to share the details of the wedding of the year. Amongst those participating we've got a bride - the Viscountess, the groom - a Mr. Joy, the Viscountess' ex-husband - a Spanish Viscount, and his fiancée - Carlos. (Pausing while everyone catches up. … Continue reading A JOY-OUS OCCASION

HURRICANE SANDY ATTENDS A WEDDING. OR NOT.

Tomorrow I travel with The Duchess to attend the wedding of Amy (the Viscountess) and Dave (not titled, but we forgive him because he's a prince of a fellow.) Potentially making a surprise appearance at the romantic beach/Great Gatsby themed event is none other than Hurricane Sandy. This is particularly amusing/ironic because the non-hurricane Sandy, … Continue reading HURRICANE SANDY ATTENDS A WEDDING. OR NOT.

AN ALTER EGO EVENING

After the vacation posts, I've had trouble getting back into the regular swing of writing. Work is insanely busy. The boys came home from their respective colleges for a visit. Work is insanely busy. Did I say that already? Really, really busy. So busy, in fact, that we (the marketing and graphics team) went to … Continue reading AN ALTER EGO EVENING

IN ANTICIPATION OF THE VISCOUNTESS’ WEDDING

Today I begin the countdown to the wedding of the century. Why today? Because I've been back from France for over a week and I need something to live for. Okay, maybe it's not the wedding of the century, but it is definitely THE wedding for the month of October. My friend, the Viscountess,  a … Continue reading IN ANTICIPATION OF THE VISCOUNTESS’ WEDDING

THE OLYMPICS AND OTHER DIVERSIONS

I am writing this for the moment instead of doing the work I should be doing over the weekend so my work week doesn't kill me. But what I really want to do is watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics. I caught a glimpse every now and then last night while visiting with the … Continue reading THE OLYMPICS AND OTHER DIVERSIONS

WHY WE HATE JULY

I know people are going to get tired of this, but it is that time of year again when Ann goes dark. I don't mean that I'm getting too much sun. I mean I'm getting introspective and "judgy." The second anniversary of my father's death is the 25th of July, and my friend Leah passed … Continue reading WHY WE HATE JULY

SUPER

Since superheroes are in the air lately (The Avengers), I started thinking, which is often dangerous, and realized I know enough superheroes to make up my own band of Avengers. First, there's The Viscountess - (Not a nickname, but a real Viscountess.) The Viscountess flew thousands of miles back and forth from the UK to … Continue reading SUPER