Wednesday, March 31, 2010


The last March birthday, one the last day of March belongs to ... our darling daughter Jessica!!

Jessica has and continues to be such a sweetheart... and now it's her turn to have the March birthday spotlight! She has always been a beauty- enjoy her life to date~ we certainly have and will continue to!

Happy Birthday Jessica! We love you and are so proud of you~ enjoy your day!!

Monday, March 22, 2010


I told you this was the birthday month. Today it is my mom's birthday! My mom is an amazing woman; smart, beautiful and eternally young. One would never believe she is as old as she is. Since it is rude to divulge a woman's age, I'll leave it to your imagination....

Without further ado, I give you my mom....
and yes, I'm the baby!

Happy Birthday Mom!! We all love you, as does many a Junior High kid, that you drug threw whatever class they were struggling in!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Everyone is Irish today. But some of us really are. It's obvious in some ways.... the red hair??? Ok, it's a little enhanced, but, I am kinda old, and white- thanks to my grandmother- who was a total white head before age 30. And I don't mean zits- I mean a head of white hair. But I do have some Irish blood cursing through my veins! And, I do have that lovely Irish flush to my face, and no, I'm not a drunk. But, I do have that ruddy Irish washer woman look to my sans- make-up face. Lovely. NOT.

Anyway, I've been to Ireland, and highly recommend it- it truly is a beautiful country- a sea of green. And such a green. We went there a few years back, with our 'traveling' friends, well, really they are old, dear friends, who we happen to travel with really well, among other fun activities. We had a wonderful time. We rented a car and set off, driving about in Ireland, landing where we may, and partaking of the local culture. If memory serves me right, they drank 42 pints of Guinness throughout the week. EACH. I am not much of an ale/beer person, so I stuck to Jameson Whiskey. NO, I did not match them drink for drink.

Anyway, some interesting highlights.... we hit the Waterford Crystal place. Got some treasures there. We all LOVED Dingle Peninsula, stopped by Cobh, the last stop of the Titanic. Went to the Cliffs of Moher... WOW. Mark picked out a lovely vacation property on the way there... as did I. Once again, vastly different. We stayed in delightful B&B's, enjoying the local culture. I refrained from trying the nasty looking pudding at breakfast. Thankfully so, as it was indeed Blood pudding....just the name makes me gag. We were wowed by the disappearing tide, and that wasn't alcohol induced. It was real!! There, with the boats happily floating in the harbor, only to disappear, leaving the boats high and dry!! Weird!

Ireland. A lovely destination. Go there!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


well, not really they call it Rif(ing). But, yeah, me along with all the other aides in our district got the 'boot' on Thursday. Actually, not just the aides were RIFed, the cuts went deeper. I am really hoping that I will indeed be called back, once they begin calling back. I am fairly high up on the seniority list... I've been there 10 years. Wow! That is really a long time.

I really do like my job, and love MOST of the people I work with, as well as the kids. They are just so damn cute (again, MOST of them). So keep your fingers crossed for me. I could sub, if I don't get called back. But I really like the regularity in working a set 2 days a week and, my savings account loves this job.

Let's face it, in this economy the sub list is going to be deep- really deep.... so I'd be one of many people waiting for 'the call'.

So, that's my news... sucks huh?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


March is a very expensive month here. Birthdays for both my daughters, my mom and my husband. My husband's was actually yesterday, but, we were extremely busy yesterday, a post to follow showing you all with what!! So here's a few of my favorite pictures through the years...

With his mom and older brother...

his sister and brother....

Happy Birhday Mark - We all love you