Thank You, Thank You!

While I’ve always “self-checked” myself to make sure I am staying humble and remaining grateful for the good in my life, especially on days where I may be feeling a little run down, or sad, or self-pitying for whatever trivial reason arises- it was the first appearance of COVID in early 2020 that really made […]

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The Holiday Prep…

After the very strange and “unconventional” (and even that’s putting it mildly) holiday seasons we had in 2020 and 2021- this year feels like a much-needed reprieve and return to some time-honored and beloved traditions for both Thanksgiving and Christmastime. We can relax a little on the social distancing so I can hug my extended […]

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Retro Blogging…

Better late than never, I suppose! While my posts are typically published in the early mornings hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (my travel and work schedule permitting, of course)– this week has been a little hectic both in my office and as I make last minute preparations before I head off to the West […]

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A Month to Remember: July 2022

Oh July! Where does the time go? With the end of this month coming up and the beginning of August- and the last leg of Summer- right around the corner, I wanted to give a proper send-off to a proper month that was filled with milestones, memories- a serious heatwave- and even a little but […]

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To The Sunshine State!

Despite a significant age difference between my two older brothers and myself (I was my parents’ “surprise!” baby)– the three of us have always been very close- moreso now in our respective adulthoods than we were as kids/teenagers. We see and talk to each other regularly, have bi-weekly dinners at my mother’s house- and spend […]

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A Decade Without Dad…

On this day ten years ago, in the early morning hours- my dad passed away unexpectedly in our family’s home. He had beaten the odds, recovering from stage 4 cancer and undergoing precautionary rounds of chemotherapy and radiation following a very intricate but successful surgery that had taken place months earlier- when he went into […]

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2022 Resolutions Check-In

I usually have this type of post up and running in early-to-mid June every year, which I consider to be the sort of “halfway point” of the year- but if you read this blog regularly- you’re probably well aware that these past couple of months have been an absolute whirlwind for me! So now, with […]

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A Month to Remember: June 2022

My goodness! We’ve made it to the end of another month and are *officially* into the Summertime! After what was an exceptionally busy May and an equally busy June- I’m looking forward to some downtime and a few more laid-back beach days and BBQs in July! I’m ready to work on my tan and get […]

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