Summer into Fall……

“Every summer has a story “ Summers at my home are usually filled with cookouts, pool parties, birthday celebrations, and a whole lot of memories. This summer was a bit different. There were so many different obstacles.  Since my surgery in April and COVID ,  it was low key at my house.  By the end…

Happy Sunday

“do what makes your soul shine” I finally made a dessert for Sunday dinner. It’s been months since I baked, and I finally felt up to it. During my recovery, I did a lot of pinning on Pinterest. I couldn’t wait until I was able to cook and bake. I made a few dinners, but…

Breakfast with Anthony

“you are my son, my moon and my stars” I have to say, having Anthony work from home during this trying time has been very nice. Since I’ve been recovering, he has done so much for me. He has been cooking, cleaning the dishes, and doing the laundry. The best time with him is in…

My Hospital Stay

“Smile because you know you can do this” Being in the hospital during a pandemic is very difficult because you are completely alone.  My husband dropped me off at the emergency room and I didn’t see him until a week later when I was discharged. The staff at Rhode Island Hospital were amazing, from the…

Hospitalization During COVID19

“Love with all your heart “ During the beginning of this pandemic I mentioned that I was experiencing severe back pain. Since than I’ve had 2 emergency surgeries on my back, and was in the hospital for a week. I had 2 setbacks, and I am not able to write the way I would like…

Easter Sunday

“kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see” – Mark Twain This past week has been very challenging for me, not only because of the social distancing from my family, but I’ve also been dealing with back pain. I have never experienced such pain. My heart goes out to…

Virtual Pizza Party

“every moment matters” The toughest part of the coronavirus pandemic is not being able to be with your loved ones. We are lucky that we live in a world that we are able to stay connected. Since we are still doing “take out Fridays,” Ronnie decided to surprise me with a virtual pizza party with…

Friday night take out

“we rise by lifting others” My day started with my morning walk with Anthony and Remy. The birds were chirping, and the sun was shining; a promise that the days will get better. Walks for me are very therapeutic. I clear my head and recharge for what the rest of the day will bring. These…

Sunday Morning Breakfast

“may your Sunday be filled with sunshine” Sunday mornings in my house are about preparing for Sunday dinner. This is a tradition I’ve enjoyed since I was a child. I’ve been able to continue this tradition with my children, and they all look forward to it. However, these recent Sundays have been very hard on…

Sunday Dinner for Two

“make today amazing” Today is a very quiet Sunday. It will be only be Ronnie and me for dinner. We wanted today to be like any other Sunday. So when I got up I made a “gravy” with meatballs, and Ronnie prepared the garlic bread. For dessert, we kept it simple, banana splits. While the…