Category Archives: Christians

My Dad

Forgive me people for I have not written. It has been a month since my last post. I do have reasons or excuses, whichever you’d like to call them. My husband sold his UPS Store and is officially retired. The … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Caring, Change, Childhood, Children, Christians, Church, Dads, Death, Faith, Family, Fathers and Mothers, Freedom, Generations, Getting Old, God, Gratefulness, Heaven, Heroes, History, Humor, Italian Roots, Italians, Life, Love, Marriage, Memorials, Siblings, Tribute, Uncategorized, Wisdom | 3 Comments

Good Friends on Both Ends

Married friends can be a curious lot. The wife of a couple can be a good friend of mine, but the husband of that couple may not necessarily be a good friend of Cliff’s and vice versa. The dynamics, when … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Blessings, Board Games, Christians, Disney, Disney World, Family, Florida, Food, Friends, Happiness, Home, House Guests, Humor, Husbands, Husbands and Wives, Life, Men and Women, Senior Moments, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Life With Charlie

Though I have always considered myself more of a “dog” person, and aside from the fact that we have never in all of our 42 married years owned a cat before, I have owned cats before. In fact, we both … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Blessings, Cats, Chihuahua, Childhood, Christians, Dogs, Encouragement, Family, Home, Humor, Life, Love, Memories, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Phoebe and Charlie Chaplin

42 years. That’s how long we’ve been married and in all of those 42 years we have been blessed to have raised 3 children and seen them married. They then blessed us with 7 grandchildren, all of them living within … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Blessings, Books, Cats, Change, Christians, Dogs, Family, Florida, German Shepherd and Beagle, Grandchildren, Home, Humor, Husbands, Kittens, Life, Uncategorized, Yellow Lab and Treeing Walker Coonhound | Leave a comment

Sometimes It’s Not the Dog That Needs Training…

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about our dog Phoebe. In that post, I shared that Phoebe was a “reactive dog”. Reactive meaning, that while on a walk if Phoebe happened to see another dog, pretty much any … Continue reading

Posted in Americans, Animals, Challenges, Childhood, Christians, Dog Personalities, Dog walking, Dog Walking Tips, Dogs, Embarrassing moments, Faith, Gratefulness, Humor, Life, Reactive dog, Uncategorized, Walking | Leave a comment

Weird Science

For the past 36 years, in one form or another, I have been a teacher. I began this journey when our now soon-to-be 40 year old son was 4 years old and carried on from there to our two daughters, … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Change, Childhood, Children, Christians, Compromise, Courage, Embarrassing moments, Encouragement, English Teacher, Family, Florida, Forgetfulness, God, Grandchildren, Gratefulness, History, Humor, Life, Math, Memory, New Jersey, Science, Scientific Research, Substitute Teaching, Teachers, Teaching, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Me And You And a Dog Named…Phoebe?

This September Cliff and I will celebrate 42 years of marriage. We have been blessed with a wonderfully happy marriage and for that I am extremely grateful. For 31 of those blissful years we have owned at least one dog. … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Attitude, Blessings, Chihuahua, Christians, Compromise, Dog walking, Dog Walking Tips, Dogs, God, Hope, Humor, Husbands, Life, Lord, Love, Reactive dog, Uncategorized, Walking, Wisdom, Yellow Lab and Treeing Walker Coonhound | Leave a comment

I’m Not Getting Older, I’m Getting Bolder

Remember the old Clairol Loving Care hair color commercial back in 1971? It told women everywhere that if they used hair color they wouldn’t be “getting older” they’d be “getting better.” Obviously women (and men) have to get older, because … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Blessings, Challenges, Change, Christians, Courage, Dads, Fair Skin, Family, Fashion, Freedom, Humor, Husbands, Husbands and Wives, Life, Love, Marriage, Memories, Personalities, Personality Tests, Teachers, Teaching, Tribute, Uncategorized, UPS Store, Words | 7 Comments

Painting…Old Lady Underwear…Full Coverage Friends

There’s nothing like company coming to get projects done around the house. We have two rooms that desperately needed a fresh coat of paint and a nephew coming to visit in a few weeks. So, we painted. Two rooms. About … Continue reading

Posted in Caring, Christians, Friends, Gratefulness, Home, Home Improvements, House Guests, Humor, Life, Marriage, Painting, Renovations, Uncategorized, Where's Waldo, Women's Underwear | Leave a comment

“The Only Thing We Have to Fear…”

Remember the boogey-man? When I was a little girl, the boogeyman was real. Scary movies convinced me that he was lurking under my bed making me even more afraid of the dark than I already was. When I went to … Continue reading

Posted in America, Attitude, Beach, Boogeyman, Bugs, Challenges, Childhood, Christians, Courage, Fair Skin, Family, Fear, Florida, Gingers, Growing Up, History, Humor, Life, Memories, Red heads, Sisters, Uncategorized, Vacation | 1 Comment