Valentine's Dinner

“love is friendship that has caught on fire” Every Valentine’s Day I would make my family a special dinner. Most of the food would be red. I always make the same roasted red pepper sauce over spaghetti and a red heart cake. This year I was sick, so I had to make it a week…

Dinner for Two

“love the life you live” When Ronnie realized it was just going to be the two of us tonight, he decided to make dinner. He went to Whole Foods on his way home from work and bought fish, ingredients for coleslaw, and purple and white yams. I had the pleasure of watching him make the…

Day 2 with Nyla and Maliah

“granddaughters are the flowers in the garden of life” Another afternoon with Nyla and Maliah, all Nyla could talk about was what experiment she was going to do when she got home. She decided on the same bubble one that she made the night before, again she had bubbles all over the place, she is…

Popcorn Night

“love is sharing your popcorn” Memories of my sister Carla and I making popcorn are the best. We would experiment making all different kinds of popcorn. My sister would add the weirdest ingredients, sometimes it would come out good other times I made her eat it by herself. Our best was caramel popcorn, it always…

Fun With Nyla and Maliah

“beautiful girls, you can do amazing things” Today, is the beginning of a 3 day sleepover with Nyla and Maliah. Allie and Mia went away for competition, and Isaiah has work and basketball, so I have the pleasure of having them stay here. Nyla has a lot of things planned to do with me; she…

Another Day in Boston

“it’s time for a road trip” Every time we have an appointment in Boston, we make a day of it so we can go to Wahlburgers, my favorite restaurant. We try different locations while in Boston. So far, we have been to 4 different ones. Fenway is the most recent one that we visited. Our…

Super Bowl Sunday

“the measure of who we are is what we do with what we have” – Vince Lombardi I have been hosting Superbowl Sunday for many years. My dad would always bring his famous hot wiener sauce, he always said it was better than the restaurants. I’ve watched football with my dad since I was a…

A Beautiful Day for a Walk

“an early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day” Henry David Thoreau Today was the day that I was going to start walking again. I haven’t walked since I broke my foot. I planned on meeting my friend Deby. We were going to shop a bit and then on to walking. Well, we…

Sunshine and Family

“stay close to people who feel like sunshine” Today, another day that when I woke up the sun was shining. These winter days have been so beautiful, I just want them to last. All week I have been thinking of my Grandmother Mama’s eggplant parmesan. She always made the most delicious meals. So, for dinner…

Friday Morning Sunshine

“Let there be sunshine in your soul today” Today, there is a quiet crispiness in the air. We still have a light snow covering the ground, but the sun is so beautiful, it makes me want spring to come quicker. The joys of New England weather, you never know how it’s going to be until…