Monday, March 29, 2010

The Scarf

A few weeks ago when we went to New Hampshire for the weekend my aunt was kind enought to stay with my spoiled rotten dog Reilly. What can I tell you about my aunt? She's 83 years old and has more energy than anyone half my age I know. She walks miles everyday because she never learned how to drive (thank God) and she refuses to take the FREE senior citizen bus the town offers cuz that's for "OLD" people. She will argue with the cashiers in the supermarket for not taking her expired coupons and everyone is always out to "get" her. Did I mention she is "right off the boat" italian?

OK so...we get home from our weekend and I'm in my room putting away all of the clothes she had washed for me, when she says "AY! I gotta aska you soma ting" Before I knew what was happening she walk over to my....ummmmm...."DRAWER". You know the one with my private things in it and opened it up and pulled out the scarf.


WTF just happened here?! I stood there as she asked me something I have NO clue what because my eyes were glued to the open drawer with all the "stuff" exposed!! There was a very loud hum in my ears as I stood frozen watching her mouth move and then she looked at me for an answer. At that moment I wanted the earth to open up and swallow me whole. I kinda waived my hand at her and nodded my head as I walked ALL the way around to the other side of the bed and casually closed the drawer. She seemed very happy with my answer and took the scarf and left the room!

Still unable to breathe I tried to convince myself that was no big deal because she's 83 for godsakes she wouldn't know what any of that stuff was anyway...but OMG there was no denying the the full color pictures on the videos!!!! Then another thought hit me...WHAT THE HELL WAS SHE DOING GOING THROUGH MY DRAWERS ANYWAY??? I was mortified to say the least, just wait til all the relatives in Italy hear about THIS one!

Well nothing was ever mentioned again, she got my scarf so she was happy and the next day I went out and bought a lovely box with a LOCK on it....and a new scarf!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Monday blues

I always loved the weekends...ok there was a time not so very long ago when I dreaded the weekends and couldn't wait for Monday to come....but that's another story.

Ok so getting back to my original them.. Except lately I'm getting that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach again but only when Sunday rolls around and for a much different reason. Again another story. See, I am a sales rep for a major laboratory and my job is to talk to doctors and convince them to use our lab and use these great news tests we have. The perks of the job are I get a car that I pay nothing for, a computer, a phone and I have a lot of freedom to come and go as I please. The down side is my territory is in Flushing Queens about an hour and half away from home on a good day and it's rarely a good day.

I wanted this job for a while and was so excited when I got it. I started about a year ago and so much has changed in that time..both personally and It has become a very demanding job and requires so much of my personal time. Reports and assignments to do in the evening and on the weekends. I honestly feel like there is not enough time between all of my kids activities and activities of my own, I am stressed out ALL the time. I know I should stop whining and be thankful I have a job and believe me I am but the pressure I feel is very hard to deal with sometimes.

I started looking for a new job, submitted my resume to a few places and hopefully something will come up...wish me luck! In the meantime I push forward and keep playing the lottery!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


FINALLY! The day I've been waiting for all year has finally arrived! My Birthday!! I have always loved my birthday. It's the one day out of the year that's totally about ME! I know it sounds so selfish but I'm allowed to be selfish on my birthday! When I was a kid it was all about the presents but now that's not what it's about for me at all. Now the best part of the day is spending it with friends and family and that's really all I want. Oh...and cake of course!!

BTW....Laura thanks for singing to me!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Hey...its Laura...and Im blog-napping Micky's blog!

Today (3/25/10) is her birthday!

I just wanted to drop in and sing:

Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday TO you...
Happy BIRTHDAY to Micky
Happy Birthday to You............

I hope you have the GREATEST Birthday!
You deserve only the best!

Love you!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


After a long and successful run my Marky's ski season has finally come to an end! He finished first in the state of NJ....what an accomplishment for a 10 year old! We spent this weekend in New Hampshire for the regional finals. I am so proud of him, he has no idea how great he is. He had a disappointing fall on his first run , but the good news is he didn't give up, he finished his run and went on to an AWESOME second run. The best part is even though he was very upset about his fall and THANKFULLY he was not hurt it didn't take him long to shake it off and just have a blast with all the kids. I am so glad he found something he loves and is so damn good at it.

Way to go are AWESOME

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

fingers crossed!

What a gorgeous day. Is it true?.....could it be?.....dare I say?....has spring finally sprung? Now I know what you're thinking, I'm jumping the gun well that's me...forever the optimist. Can't help it

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Time Flies...

So why is it that there never seems to be enough time? Ten days just flew by in a blink of an eye. I can't remember the last time I had such a good time and felt so relaxed and connected on vacation or anywhere or with anyone for that matter. It's a great feeling. I never went to Disney as a child and this was the first time I went without children. What a different feeling, it's true ya know it's not just for the kids. It truely is a magical place.

There were some things that will stay with me forever and I don't just mean "It's a small world" still playing in my I mean all the laughs and all talks, the afternoon cocktails, sipping wine in Italy, how gorgeous the fireworks were and how perfect it was. I felt like for that moment time stood still and there was no place else I'd rather be and no one else I'd rather be with. I didn't even mind the freezing temperatures...much. The castle was breathtaking...wishes really do come true there. I know my wish came true. I can't wait to go back again, and again and again. Unfortunately, the time spent waiting for "again" won't fly by so quickly...