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Jan 02 2017

Welcome to 2017!


Welcome to 2017

I don’t believe in New Year Resolutions. What I do believe in is a yearly mantra and after much thought on the subject, the above is what I came up for this year.

Be Positive…because there is ALWAYS something good to find. Sometimes life gives us lessons, sometimes is gives us exactly what we think we need or the complete opposite. But whatever happens, our reaction is what colors the moment. The whole honey instead of vinegar idea? Yea…that!

Be Brave…Every day we get out of bed there is a new opportunity to move forward toward a goal, it’s a new chance to change something, to do something, to make a difference in your own life. But let’s be honest, sometimes change is scary! Every hurdle, every choice, requires us to be brave and push forward. Sometimes you have to close your eyes and leap. You are braver than you think!

Be Committed…Because goals won’t happen overnight and dreams don’t come true if we don’t work toward them. To To reach for the brass ring, you have to actually be ON the merry-go-round…not standing on the side and dreaming about it. Whatever goal or dream you have for the future…commit to it every day!

Happy 2017 my friends!

Dec 18 2016

Thoughts for a Sunday

Hmmm…who wouldn’t be swayed by the lure of a clean rest room?


Let me start by saying I HATE New Year resolutions. At least for me, I never get through the first few weeks, then I feel like a failure by February.

I prefer an yearly mantra. A few key words or a sentence that I feel sums up where I want to be by the end of the year or how I want to live my life.

A few years back one of my keywords was “tribe” as in, I needed to find my tribe and surround myself with a tribe of those who were headed in the same direction.

I blogged a lot, was a constant visitor to my Facebook page and twitter.

Then, life happens and derails the train.

So, this year as I consider what my 2017 Mantra will be, I look at the sign and remember the destination we hope for is important to keep in focus, but it’s the journey that creates the memories.

Knowing that clean rest room was waiting was a plus…having enjoyed lunch with an old friend I hadn’t seen in years and sharing the laughs as we found our way to that clean rest room up the back stairs, through a dark narrow hallway, was worth way more.

As we head in to the mad dash to Christmas, I wish you a safe week ahead…wherever your destination may be.

See you next week! 🙂

Jul 25 2016

Pics of the Week 7.24.16







Luna…doing what Luna does best. LOL













Friday night stroll at sunset on Westhampton Beach.

Just heavenly.












Capped off a great Sunday with The Man at a local hotel. Live band, a few drinks and oysters and shrimp.














Silly selfie with The Man.

He definitely makes me laugh. 🙂







Hope you had a great week!

Jul 11 2016

Pics of the Week 7.9.16






Started the weekend out for dinner with The Man…the purple haze sangria was delicious!







Luna found a comfy spot in my office to sleep away a Sunday morning.











I got a new shade of lipstick…now must master the art of the selfie. LOL




Hope you had a great weekend.


Jul 03 2016

Pics of the Week

Hope you had a great week. Here’s what’s new in my little corner of the universe…aka…Long Island.

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Luna loves to “hug” the arm of the couch, my roses are blooming, find of the week at my local farm stand – Pear and vanilla bean jam, and Old Glory by our front porch to honor the Home of the free because of the BRAVE!

What made you smile this week?