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Amiright? I mean my heart & good intentions were all in the right place when I decided to hand knit all of my Christmas gifts this year. Some of which not only had to be knit but also wrapped and then shipped to the lucky recipients. All of which takes time & unfortunately time was not on my side this year!
It’s all good though because as I procrastinated worked diligently in the days months before Christmas I found I had lots of beautiful yarn left over to make some matching mittens because who doesn’t like a nice set of matching winter wear? Ok, well me for one but I’m sure my grandchildren feel differently. Only time will tell…and by “time” I mean the time it will take me to actually finish these matching mittens ( I’ve made one single mitten thus far) & shipped them along with the hats to the kids for Christmas New Year or Valentine’s Day …..hmmmmm I wonder if these will fit them next year…..



Right you are! The answer is me.
Well maybe not but I have been knitting at lightening speed in an attempt to finish all of my handmade Christmas gifts for the fam. While that does not make me superman woman it does make me happy! The only problem I have when knitting presents for others is I want to keep them for myself! I always have the good intention to whip up an extra for me but honestly that never happens.

Knit washable wool beanie hats for The G-doodles. I think this one is in need of a fluffy pink Pom-Pom. Fingers crossed it fits! I’m currently working on a matching pair of mittens & two more kids hats for the boys. hoping they also fit ūüėČ


The boys hats look like this at the moment


This beautiful scarf is still on the needles. Can’t wait to finish & block it. So far I am in love with everything about it!


There’s more but I will share all of my finished projects eventually. For now enjoy this awesome iPad capture of these amazing strawberries ;). Seriously. They are delicious!


“If you could talk to your thirteen year old self what would you say?”


Some words of wisdom:   Although sometimes you may feel lost in the crowd know you are blessed to have been born into a family surrounded by lifetime friends in the making!  Siblings understand you like no other, support you regardless of the circumstance and truly love and care for you.  Try to return these favors with gratitude and kindness. Your sisters will always  have your back with the very best of intentions.  They are now and always will  be your very best friends!


1970’s version of my thirteen year old self roasting marshmallows with some of my siblings and cousins. ¬† I like my marshmallows burnt to a crisp…..don’t judge me! ¬†lol
That blonde girl is me standing next to  the most amazing people I know, my sister Nan & brother Thomas. (In the blue shirt).


70’s Halloween photo of me with some of my siblings. ( brothers Thomas and Chris, me and my sister Nannie Noonie). Halloween also happens to be my beautiful Mother’s birthday! I think she looked forward to the couple of hours¬† peace & quiet while the kiddies got to trick or treat!


I was a little older than 13 at this time…thinking around 20yrs.
My best friends/sisters and I on a Florida Vacation sometime in the 80’s
good times, good times!

Be especially kind to your parents no matter how irritating they may seem at your age. Someday you will not have the opportunity to let them know how much you truly appreciate and love them for everything they do & for the supportive loving parents that they are. Understand that they are not perfect.  Consider the fact that Mom and Dad are making many sacrifices for you & your siblings to enjoy all the fruits of their hard labor.


The best parents in the universe on their wedding day.
Love them both so much!
Dad passed on in 1990 from brain cancer. I miss him so much every single day. I am very fortunate that I had the opportunity to spend time with him and tell him how much I love him before he left us. RIP my dear Dad!

Cleaning your room is really not that big of a deal when you consider the time and energy your parents place into raising you.  Be grateful & appreciative.


misspelled graffiti wall- RI, USA

Never forget where you come from, who you are and the people who mean the most.¬† Your life has only just begun….there is so many wonderful opportunities to look forward to!!!!!


Life is GREAT!


“Tell us about your first job. Did you love it or was it horrendous”

From the time I was about 8 years old into my early teens I spent most of my weekend nights babysitting for my¬† neighborhood children.¬†¬† I was a very popular babysitter as I grew up in a family of¬† 7 kids…all potential babysitters in the eyes of my neighbors.¬†¬† I still have contact and relationships with some of the kids I sat for.¬† It’s wonderful to hear¬† that I have made a difference in their lives.

My very first ‘real’ job was basically the same thing only I got to work in my bikini, picnic poolside every day, swim & lounge around all summer…… AND¬† got paid for it!!!¬†¬† ūüôā¬† I LOVED my first¬† job!¬† My employers were very kind and extremely generous.¬† They compensated me above and beyond my imagination at that time.¬† I was living the life I tell ya!


My daughter, Jenn and G-doodle A.

My job title was that of a nanny/referee/life guard/taxi driver/nurse/cook/maid…. basically a glorified babysitter or otherwise known as a MOM! lol


G-doodle A, poolside :]

For three (short) wonderful years of my teenage¬† life, all summer long…I cared for 2 very well-behaved little adorables¬† at their family private swim club.


my grandson with a friend :]

While the kiddies¬† took swim lessons nanny¬† got to¬† lounge by the pool basking in the glorious sunlight taking periodic dips in the refreshing pool¬† ¬† ūüôā


daughter Tay w/ fiance E

…..and then I became a mother/gwamma and got to do all of these wonderful things with my own kids & grand doodles…only now

for free!

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