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I am only back a week

It has been a week since we returned from our vacation on Skaneateles Lake.  The beauty, peace and serenity of lake life have been replaced with the cold, hard facts of real life.  Bummer.  Humor me as I  recap my week for you,  both highlights and lowlights. I thought I had accounted for feeding the fish with one of those "extended feeding tablets" that is supposed to supply enough food for 2 weeks.  Well, sadly we have come to the…

What I know now that I didn’t know then

This time of year, especially the Fourth of July, makes me think about being younger and how critical summertime was to our existence. We could not wait to ride our bikes, swim until past sunset and just be plain lazy.  There were no cell phones, no Xbox, no cable TV.  There was Mystery Date, Sorry, and Trouble with the pop-up dice. I moved back to my home town in 2006 and Chip and I are raising our kids here. It's…

Slight Wardrobe Malfunction

I was feeling pretty good this morning.  I woke up around 5:30 and showered, dressed and left to drive to the White Plains office. I was wearing a lovely new outfit from Talbots, my favorite store. (Best outlet shopping EVER.)  So I am feeling pretty good in general, had a few meetings and after a large iced coffee and juice, I excused myself from my meetings and went to the ladies room. I 'do my business' and proceed to zip my…

It is not natural….

....for any Italian not to eat cheese or dairy.  Let me explain what has happened. I have been experiencing some health issues and wanted to get some control over my activity and more importantly, my weight.  I am not what you would consider heavy but these 11.2 pounds have got to go. At the risk of a massive heart attack or pulmonary embolism during Karli's spin class, I cannot increase my workout schedule further so I turned to what I…

Are you “New West-Worthy”?

In Season 7 of Seinfeld, an episode aired and the catch phrase was born , "are you sponge-worthy?'  If you look up that episode on You Tube, it is quite funny and I have used that 'worthy criteria' as a screening method for many things, the latest being "New West-Worthy". New West for Women is a fragrance that I have worn since 1990.  My husband and I were on our honeymoon in the Caribbean and we stopped into one of those duty-free…