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Like any good (Italian) wife

Mornings are crazy in my house.  I take a class at the gym at 5:30 every day so I am up by 4:40. The lunches are ready to go and I am out the door.  I am usually back by 6:30 and together with Chip we get the kids moving. Izzy and I take our morning walk, which is now a bit brisker and the coffee is done brewing upon our return. Whew. This morning was exceptionally crazy because it is a 'band…

Week Two: I am pretty sure I am NOT exotic

I just completed my second class at the dance studio.  The class is Exotic Dance and as previously stated, I am pretty sure now that I am not exotic.  Here are a few things I learned tonight: 1.  Nike can be sexy, at least sexier than Under Armour. 2. Knee pads are critical when doing dancer moves on the floor.  You really don't want more of an explanation than that, although the two ladies who had them were the envy…

Please Remember……

I tried to go to sleep. It is 10:15 on September 11th and I cannot help but think back to the events of this date 11 years ago. I remember where I was, what I felt and how I sat and watched the news for what seemed like an entire day. I drove into the White Plains office this morning with my friend Donald.  Donald worked on the 86th floor of the World Trade Center.  On that morning, he was…

I have determined I am NOT exotic

At least not after one class.  The instructor for my exotic dance class tonight told me at the end of the class, "it's a lot of 'sex' for one night".  OMG, did I really sign up for this? Yes you did, leopard print drapes, sexy music, indirect lighting and all. I took this class to be with my zumba ladies, let my proverbial hair down and spend my last month in my 40's doing something new and different.  Ya think? Check…

1 Month to 50: WOW

One month from today I will be 50, a half century or as one of my kids said, half way to death.  I don't look at it quite that way. It is half a century with another half to go;  half of a magnificent life lived; half way to accomplishing something great, I hope. I went back into my posts this past 11 months and read all the things I wanted to do better, or to tackle or to learn.  Some…