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Life Goes On

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      14 comments

The schools in Port St Lucie are rallying around the Beauchamp family. My son says that his principal has worked in 3 schools in the district and everyone in each of those schools as well as Frances K Sweet are coming together to make sure the ... Read more

Tomorrow is Promised to No One

Monday, March 26, 2012      8 comments

I had a very nice birthday today. Breakfast with my daughter, lunch celebration at work, dinner out with my husband. Several phone calls from family and friends, flowers from my dad and more from a friend, tons of messages on Facebook. Th... Read more

My Brother

Sunday, March 25, 2012      18 comments

I am so proud of my baby brother! He didn't tell any of us he was doing this. I found this post on FB this morning (he turned 50 in January): Ran my first road race (ever) -- NYC 1/2 Marathon last weekend. Did a lot better than I thought ... Read more

Going with the Flow

Saturday, March 24, 2012      8 comments

Yesterday turned out to be so busy I didn't log in. There was a time that would really make me crazy but I am going with the flow and trying to keep my stress level down. I went in to work early because I was taking the afternoon off. Spe... Read more

Tired - Random Thoughts

Thursday, March 22, 2012      13 comments

I just finished my homework for this least as much as I am going to do now. Our homework is for Chapter 7 and 1/2 of Chapter 8. However, the mid-term opens tomorrow and it only goes through Chapter 7, so I am not doing the Chapter 8 ... Read more

10 Days and Counting...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012      10 comments

Just a Short Run (JASR) takes place in 10 days. I cannot wait to see everyone! If you are in the Pittsburgh area on the 31st come and join us.
4355 Contrar... Read more

Bereavement Notice

Monday, March 19, 2012      22 comments

I received an email from the president of the university on Friday evening that had the above subject line. I was in the middle of doing a massive amount of homework at was due before midnight. I glanced at it quickly, as I thought it might be... Read more


Monday, March 19, 2012      9 comments

My niece and her boys came over yesterday. It was her 37th birthday and we had her over for dinner. Our relationship has come a long way. She lived with us for a "few months" that turned into more than a year and a half. We basically sup... Read more

Conversation Update

Saturday, March 17, 2012      6 comments

I did talk to my boss yesterday morning and he had not heard what next-door neighbor was telling people. He did ask me if I spoke to her about it, which I have not yet as she was out on Thursday and Friday and I only heard about it on Thursday.... Read more


Friday, March 16, 2012      5 comments

I just turned in my homework 4 minutes before the deadline. I have to get better about doing my schoolwork in a timely fashion. I am working so many hours at my job that I am not spending enough time on school or me. I need to spend the w... Read more

Overheard Conversation

Thursday, March 15, 2012      24 comments

Yesterday at work I got a call from Macy's. I buy Clinique products there and the salesgirl was calling to tell me they have a promotion going. She wanted to know if she could put aside an order for me. Being swamped at work, I told her that ... Read more

Thanks and a Question

Wednesday, March 14, 2012      7 comments

First, thanks to all the SparkFriends who commented on my last blog. I have been extremely anxious about seeing some of you at JASR and that anxiety is gone! Someone very near and dear to me is looking for a job and I have a feeling that t... Read more

Time to Stop Hiding

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      31 comments

I put this on my front page, but I feel like I want to post here too. Sorry if you are reading it twice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~ It is time to stop hiding behind profile pictures of coffee mugs and tickers that show my gra... Read more

New Sneakers

Wednesday, March 07, 2012      21 comments

Well, so much for posting every day starting March 1st.... I order new sneakers from Zappos over the weekend and they arrived today. I broke down and spent some money on Adidas. I am so happy they came in purple!! I tried them out tonigh... Read more

I am going to be a Grandma!

Sunday, February 26, 2012      34 comments

My middle child, Vinnie, and his wife, Deanna, are expecting a baby. We are all so excited! She is due in early September and I am planning my trip to Florida already. This is a picture from their wedding - my son is serenading his brid... Read more

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