Saturday, December 14, 2013

What A Very Difficult Week But A Very Happy Month

 


After a quick trip to NYC, we come back to South Florida to hear the news of Nelson Mandela's passing.
We knew this was coming as word spread when he took ill some months ago, but still I find myself in shock and disbelief that it's happened.
I met with Mr. Mandela back in 2005, on a philanthropic trip to NYC.  We had tea and discussed his Children's Fund and even joked about our favorite BBC show "Keeping up Appearances" (very cool to have that in common).
 
You can check out his Children's Fund at: http://www.nelsonmandelachildrensfund.com/
 
A great man is gone, but he lives on thru a legacy and memories of a fun sense of humor.
 
On another note, it's refreshing what can result from a location.  Such creative juices flow at the ocean.  For all kinds of artwork and music.  Open your ears and you can almost hear the waves touch the shore.

 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Little Bit North



Well, we moved a bit north.  It's a little calmer and less hectic for us.  And I found a favorite morning place for coffee and peace.  (I must work on my French)





You have to find your peace where you can.
And enjoy some of what life gives you.
Yummers!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Two Shots of Happy and One of Sad

Happy, because of a recent trip to the doctor's had positive results, and feeling fine.  Happy, because of my latest surprise that came with a professional picture hanger.
Clyde Butcher Photo

My love saw me spending lots of time looking at it in a gallery in Palm Beach.  How lucky am I?


So sad because one of my favorite places is in grave danger with a wildfire closing in.


I love Hailey and Ketchum, Idaho and I pray for our friends and fire fighters who are dealing with this crisis currently.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Loving The Summertime

Just returned from a 3 week journey all around.  Cape Cod then off to Sorrento, Italy.  Luckily with some new medication, and some good sunshine, my health has held up quite well.
4th of July in Hyannisport
My lemons in Sorrento
A Fo-hawk to look like Daddy

So far summer has been a dream.
Hopefully we will not have any complications from the incoming tropical storm Dorian.
Finger's crossed.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Annual Philanthropic Trip


With school out it's time for our annual philanthropic trip.  This year we head back to Idaho and deliver a custom made falconry hood from the UK to the World Center For Birds of Prey.
http://www.peregrinefund.org/visit
tiroler goldschmied diamond falcon hood 3

And made one more contribution to a scholarship organization.
Then off to a friend's ranch in Hailey, Idaho.
Pure heaven....
Only 1 week, then back home due to I was very fatigued and feeling ill.
Time for a visit to the Dr.'s and rest.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

HPV and Cancer


Michael Douglas discussed his battle with throat cancer in an interview with The Guardian newspaper, in which doctors raised the point that some throat cancers can be caused by a sexually transmitted virus, HPV, related to cervical cancer.
But Douglas' spokesperson has rebutted the newspaper's headline saying that oral sex caused his cancer. The spokesperson said that the article simply included discussion of oral sex as a suspected cause of certain oral cancers.
USA TODAY asked cancer experts to explain HPV's role in oral cancer and other diseases.
Yes, HPV causes lot's of different cancer's.  People have to be honest about their HPV, unlike my ex husband.  I should have questioned that "mole" he said he had since he was a child.



http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2013/06/03/hpv-causes-a-growing-number-of-oral-cancers/2383013/


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day



It truly is a miracle!  Never really thought I would get the chance to become a mother and I'm forever grateful. ;)


Monday, April 22, 2013

Senseless Pain

For so many years we watched the Boston Marathon from the Beacon Street house.  Since the little man has school, we have not gone in years.  So many good memories, and I hope in the future we don't fill our hearts with the terrible events of this year.

I pray for the people and families affected by these events.


Boston is my home and I am forever a part of it.


Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.
To send a check by mail:
One Fund Boston, Inc.
800 Boylston Street #990009
Boston, MA 02199         

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter

The Keys

So very lucky to have my love with us for our Easter holiday :)


 Very mild and peaceful day at the resort.  We almost felt isolated compared to the many, many people in the keys this weekend.
There is the "old man" on paddle board.



Enjoy your family this Easter... I know I love every special time we can be together as a family.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Better Late Than Never

Finally got my plates switched.  I kind of pushed the limits on when I was suppose to do it.  Hate going to the DMV! (or similar agencies).


Got to enjoy a great weekend of food, drink and friends.  Having guests fly in for the food festival!

Enjoy your friends and loved one's.  You just never know how much time you really have with them.

Friday, February 15, 2013

New Phone

video

So funny with a new phone, you realize what you forgot on the old phone.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wondering why good days and bad days...


Most days are good and then there is the bad day.  Very bad day.   It makes you wonder why today?  Why now?  Is it what I ate?  How I slept?  The weather?


With cancer there may not be an answer.  You could spend so many hours wondering why and come up empty.

Just take the good days and go with it!
That's my answer...