Sunday, March 22, 2015

Going Back

I am happy to report that I am feeling better after a trip to Express Med to get antibiotics, etch. I could not knock this sinus infection out by myself and my primary physician is across the city by my old house so Express Med was the logical choice. They are wonderful there and so worth the money.

I am doing well but am constantly looking back to a year ago-these precious weeks before my Mom died. I cannot get over that she will be gone a year on April 25th.  Some days it seems like years and other days it seems like yesterday.  We are having an unveiling on May 3rd (the custom in the Jewish Religion is to have a ceremony at the gravesite when someone is gone for a year).  The official mourning period will be over although I will never stop mourning her.  I have learned so much about myself this past year.  It has been a hard year but thanks to many friends I made it. I count all of you who read this blog among those friends.

My weekend was uneventful which was good. We had snow on Friday and yesterday I had dinner with old friends which was nice.  Today I spent relaxing and contemplating some fun adventures that I have planned in the next few months including my 35th college reunion.

Until tomorrow.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Under the Weather

This pretty much sums up my week. I have had a very bad cold and sinus infection. I managed to make it to work but took to my bed early each night.

Will post tomorrow.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Too Much

Sorry for not posting but the last week has been too much.  Friends in blog land have had some issues that I wanted to be supportive of and real life has had its issues too.

I am fine and am busy putting the finishing touches on my apartment.  I enjoy decorating and decided to finish the interior before it's time to do the patio.  I never buy patio planters until the end of May.  That way I know that they won't die.
Hope you are having a nice weekend!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

What a Day

Today was a snow day!!  I spent the day going through photos and thinking about the events of the past year. I cannot wait until spring.

I have been blogging for the better part of 7 years. Several years ago I met a woman from another state at a blogger event who tragically lost her husband this past Sunday. I was able to watch the live stream of the funeral today and was glad to be able too.  It's funny how the blogger community has brought so many people together.

Snow Day

The office is closed. We are having an official; snow day.  On Tuesday I went to Target and was very impressed by the Threshold Collection. They have awesome pieces which go nicely with my antiques.  Have you checked out the collection yet?
Be safe.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Big Apple

Today I donned my warmest hat and gloves and my down coat and went to New York.  Lunch at Laduree and some shopping and window shopping was fun.  I met an old friend for lunch and headed downtown to check out Utility Canvas and uptown to French Sole New York.  

I took the train which is not my norm but it was fine. I do prefer driving. I am not in love with 34th Street (I am becoming my Mother).

How was your day?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


One of the things that has been weighing heavily since Mom died was getting my affairs in order.  No one likes to think about their mortality but it is a necessity.  Yesterday I signed my will, living will and powers of attorney. 

When I left my lawyer's office I headed straight for the Palm and had a drink. I am relieved that's over with.

Monday, February 23, 2015


It's been a rough few weeks. As I have mentioned in previous posts I have been sad.  I look back to a year ago and it's hard. The weather has not helped either. I had loads of time over the weekend to analyze my mood. I realized that I was so busy moving that it took my mind away from my troubles. Now my mind is free to think which is not good.

I also came to the conclusion that I needed to plan a little get away (more on that later) and make some other plans. I need to be busier so I am settlng that plan into motion.

How was your weekend?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Making a House a Home

For many years I lived with my Mother and we lived in her house. She and I got along really well (especially in the later years). We were fortunate that we liked the same food, same d├ęcor, same television shows, etch. There were some things that we did not agree on .  One of the things that I love and Mom detested were hand painted wine glasses. I think that they are fun and are a conversation piece.  So since I have been living on my own I have added quite a few hand painted glasses.  I get most of them at TJ Max and Tuesday Morning.  Both stores have a great selection and the price is right.

I am trying to make my apartment mine and not a shrine to Mom.  I do treasure her things and enjoy displaying them in. a different way than they were displayed previously.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Trying to Smile

The past few days have been tough. Not only has the weather been 0 degrees which is unusual here but I keep thinking about this time last year.  Would I have done things differently if I knew that Mom has only eight more weeks to live?  No I wouldn't have. We had a wonderful February and March (including ten days in sunny Florida) .  I am missing her a lot now but I think that the weather and darkness are not helping the situation.  I am trying to work several times a week and am looking into new activities to try.

I am trying to smile and am determined to wine the battle.  Hope you are staying safe and warm.  It is brutal here.  I feel like I am back at Skidmore. I loved my time in the Adirondacks but I was younger and didn't have to be at work.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Don't you just adore the Mark and Graham Elisabetta tote. It comes in the best colors and at $398 is not a bad price for a luxury bag.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


This winter weather has me geared up to get out of the cold. As spoiled as this sounds it's the first winter in many years that I have not escaped.

However with schedules and future commitments I cannot get away for a long period.  I was thinking of a quick spa getaway.  Has anyone gone to a spa by themselves?  Any recommendations?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


This year has been one of drastic change for me. Mom will be gone ten months next week.  Now my life is my own and I have made some changes. The biggest change in my life has been moving. I am happy that I made that change . I am close to work and only a half hour or so (in no traffic) from where I used to live.

With all of that said now I realize that I may need to make some more changes.  I have discussed many personal things on this blog but have not discussed dating. I have not been on a date in many many years.  Now I realize that it might be fun to have a companion.  It is a daunting and pleasant thought all at the same time.  Many people have asked me if I would like to meet someone and up until now I have not been ready.  We shall see what happens.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Tory Burch Discovery

I had some free time on Sunday and was getting cabin fever so I headed to Wayne PA for some coffee and window shopping.  I discovered these amazing Tory Burch Billy Slipper. They come in quite a few colors and are quilted.  They look very comfy and I am told that the Tory Burch stores have them on sale. Grab a pair to wear for the rest of this miserable winter. They will brighten your day.

The Tundra

It's not a great selfie but you get the idea. It's frigid here. It is 0 degrees this am. I feel like I am back at Skidmore--IE earmuffs, boots, extra socks and long underwear.  How I would have loved Uggs and fleece back in the 70's.  I do feel for the people of Boston.

I hope it's warm where you are!


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