Monday, May 18, 2015


So sorry to have been Mia but life has been very hectic!

To make a long story very short I am having heart/thoracic surgery next week.
I will be in the hospital for a few days and will recuperate at home for a few weeks.

To make matters worse while doing some errands this past weekend I fell, fractured a bone in my foot and am wearing a boot. Ugh.

I will update you on my surgery.

How was your weekend??

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Year Has Past

Mom passed away a year ago yesterday. In the Jewish religion it means that mourning is over.  The day was surprisingly peaceful-filled with solemnity. I spent the day alone which was nice and had time to reflect on the past year.

Next weekend we will have the unveiling of her tombstone-a short ceremony filled with family and friends. I am grateful that the year is passed and amazed at all that I have accomplished in a short time.

Until tomorrow.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Comments about the Lilly for Target

I am a Lilly lover and a Target lover. Now I am disgusted. After going to the King of Prussia Target which is a mile from Lilly headquarters  I was greeted by a mob of Lilly hoarders. Clearly people were buying items to sell on Ebay.  It was a disgusting expression of shopping hoarding.  Target should have limited the amount of items that people were allowed to purchase.  It made what should have been a fun day an awful one.  I hope that you got what you wanted.  I got a headache and a bad attitude.

Friday, April 17, 2015

New Life

The above statement pretty much sums up my life.  The last year has been sad, chaotic, challenging and just about every adjective you can imagine.  However, one of the things things that has really struck me about the last year has been the kindness and grace of others.  From my friends, neighbors and co workers who just took over for me and did not complain to people who I hardly knew who came to my rescue.  The goodness of the human spirit was alive and well and I am forever grateful.

I am slowly but surely making a new life.  It's not easy.  I have been alone more than I would like to be but am trying to make the best of it.  I have made some new friends and have been fortunate to see my old ones. My Mom used to tell me how grateful she was to have me because she would have been very lonely.   I understand that now.

On a positive note  I have some nice things to look forward too.  Happy Weekend.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Fever

Nothing says spring like a new tote.  If you are in the market for some great totes check out Crab and Cleek.  You will adore their stuff..

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Year Ago

A year ago tomorrow my world changed forever. I will never forget April 14th 2014. I could not get Mom on the phone-I finally got her on the phone-she told me that she fell-I raced home-she was transported to the hospital-it seemed like she would pull through-the next day she had a massive stroke and was headed to hospice. It still seems like a bad dream. I have had a year filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The highs came from the kindness that so many people extended to me. I will never forget the kindnesses extended to me.

My world has changed a lot too. I moved and am settling into a new lfe. I am sitting here crying and longing to talk to Mom. I listen to her voicemails on my cell phone.  I miss her so very much.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Workout Wear

Lately I have been a huge fan of workout wear. Since I moved I find that I wear workout wear all of the time except for when I go to work or go out socially. I usually go to the gym in the evenings and find that I wear workout wear to run my errands too.

I have become fond of Zella workout wearfrom Nordstrom.  The workout wear is very high quality and reasonable priced. I adore their sneakers also.  What is your favorite workout wear?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Coming Full Circle

In a few weeks my beloved Mother will be gone for a year.  Oh what a year it has been.It has been filled with the lowest of lows, the highest of highs, lots of crying and lots of laughing too.  I cannot believe all that has transpired in this past year.

A  year ago I was rejoicing in the fact that my Mom was a young 80 .  She was healthy and vibrant.  A year later I sit in a new home having buried my Mom and am rejoicing in the fact that I made it through the storms.  All of you helped to get me through it. I could not have done it without your notes,comments and loyal readership.  Thanks.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Springtime Fun

This is one of the hardest times of year to dress for. We all want to wear lighter clothing but the weather does not allow for it. One of the easiest things to buy are cashmere ponchos and wraps. They are versatile, come in spring colors and can ease the transition when you want to wear lighter colors but the weather does not call for lighter fabrics.  These are by Minnie Rose.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Wishing all of those who celebrate a Happy Easter! I hope that your holiday was full of family, friends, reflection and treats!!

I had a hectic weekend.  I spent Passover with my brother and his family. We had a nice time and  were able to catch up.  It's been a hectic year and the anniversary of  Mom's death is rapidly approaching.  I miss her terribly and still cannot get over the shock of what happened. I am starting to settle down and to get into a routine which is good. I am relieved that I moved so that I can enjoy the summer.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Happy Holidays

Wishing all of those who celebrate a Ziesen Pesach. May the seder table be surrounded by family and friends from near and far Cherish the memories !!!

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.


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