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Welcome September!

Saturday, September 01, 2012      14 comments

The summer seems to have gone by in a flash but I am happy to end what is one of the worst summers my family ever had. Starting with my nephew's near-fatal accident in May and through my BIL's illness and death, thankfully it ended on a happy n... Read more

Baby Gino

Thursday, August 30, 2012      11 comments

My grandson came home on Tuesday after five days on antibiotics. The pediatrician pronounced him "perfect" before we left the hospital. I am so glad I have this tim... Read more

I'm sure it's nothing...

Friday, August 24, 2012      21 comments

...but baby Gino is jaundiced and is now showing signs of infection. It looks like he won't be going home with mom tomorrow. It's so hard not to be there with them. I am flying to Florida tomorrow morning...hopefully ahead of the hu... Read more

"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." ~ Carl Sandburg

Thursday, August 23, 2012      15 comments

I am a grandmother! Giovanni was born at 2:43 AM ~ as babies often do, he decided to come a few weeks early. He is 6 pounds and 17 1/2 inches. Mom and baby are doing well. Read more


Sunday, August 05, 2012      17 comments

"We are what we believe we are." ~ C S Lewis For too long I have believed that I am not worth the effort. It's time to change that belief. ... Read more


Monday, July 30, 2012      17 comments

I turned in my paper and just found out I got an A- in my e-Commerce class. I could not have done it without all of you. Thanks very much! On a sadder note, my brother-in-law passed away this afternoon after fighting cancer since November... Read more

50 Things About Me (stolen from BAKER1009)

Friday, July 20, 2012      8 comments

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My middle name is Jean after my mom's best friend Jeannie and St. Joan of Arc. 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? This morning watching the news. 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? When I take my t... Read more

Thank you!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      15 comments

Due in no small part to my SparkFriends, I just passed 200 responses on my survey! I am going to keep it open a little longer because I know of at least one person who wasn't able to complete it. After all your efforts, I want to make sure I h... Read more

I Need My SparkFriends' Help

Sunday, July 15, 2012      24 comments

For one of my Masters' classes, we have to conduct a survey of 200 people regarding an aspect of E-Commerce. We are arbitrarily assigned to groups by our professor and each person in the group was supposed to take all 4 surveys and send them to... Read more

June Challenge

Sunday, July 01, 2012      13 comments

I ended June with 3,025 points, so I met my goal to average 100 points per day. But I am NOT going to make that a goal again. With a really busy week this past week, I was making myself a bit crazy! Doing the sleep study and tests totally... Read more

Where did the weekend go?

Sunday, June 24, 2012      13 comments

I can't believe it's gone already. I got some of my homework done and some of my "work" work done, but didn't get as much of anything done as I had planned. I did get to spend some quality time with my daughter, so that is one good thing... Read more

Long Day

Thursday, June 21, 2012      9 comments

Well, I didn't get up until 4:15 but I still got my son to the airport in enough time. I am finally starting to fade but I did pretty good all day. Still too darn hot but hopefully that is breaking soon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June Challe... Read more

Hot, Hot, Hot

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      10 comments

It is so darn hot here in Pittsburgh and me with no central air! I can't sleep and I need to be up at 3:45 to pick up my son at 5 and drive him to the airport. Calgon...take me away! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June Challenge - 85 points ... Read more

Medical Study

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      13 comments

I had the first meeting for the medical study I will be participating in. The purpose of the study is "to understand whether disturbed sleep increases risk for heat disease in adults with or without a history of major depression". I have... Read more

Need Sleep

Monday, June 18, 2012      6 comments

Two nights of four hours of sleep have caught up with me. I can't keep my eyes open any longer. I will not hit 100 points for today, but I am over 1900 for the month so my average is in tact. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ June Challenge - 79 poin... Read more

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