May 09, 2010



Mom you are a shining star though the world doesn’t know your name.

You have no fancy title like Baroness or Dame.

Mom you really are a star, my mother mentor and friend.

A Nobel Prize for motherhood is what I’d recommend.

And if I won the lottery I’d share my win with you

I’d take you Mom on a spending spree each day the whole year through!

You may not be famous, as your face is known to few.

But Mom I think you are wonderful and I’m so proud of you!




P.S.  This was sent to me on Facebook today at 9 a.m. by my youngest son, Robert, followed by a phone call to say I had a surprise on my page and a wish to have a great day!  Thanks so much for the awesome poem!  I love it and you definitely made my day!  xoxo 




At 5:30 this morning, while I was still sleeping in dreamland, my daughter, Deborah, sent this text message from South Carolina to her mama!

"Happy Mother's Day!!"

"Enjoying a run on the beach.
Steve suggested the Lost Dog for breakfast
but instead, I opted for bagels & salmon on
the front porch!!
Forget the crowds!!"

This was followed by a phone call this afternoon to see if I was having a wonderful Mother's Day....which we'll be celebrating as soon as I get to SC on Tuesday!  I'm so glad I'm a mother and that Deb is a mother, too!  Two of my grandchildren, Nick and Girlie, who along with hubby, Steve, had fun celebrating with her today.


May 08, 2010


...arrived today from son, John, and Katie from Maryland.  It was beautiful and the sentiments brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart!

Thank you for making my day special.  And thanks for my three grandchildren!....If it wasn't for Mother's Day then I wouldn't be a Nana!  xoxo


May 01, 2010



The seasons come, the seasons go,
And now it's May again.
And so,  'tho winter was a bitter cup,
Now everything is greening up.
Trees and blooms have sprung again,
And all the earth seems young again,

There's a softness to our dreams,
For nothing's as good or bad as it seems,
I just want to say again,
I sure am glad it's May again!

     ~Charles Osgood

February 18, 2010

At High Tide

If you get up early in the morning
and go for a jog on the beach...

 You see some pretty amazing things!

This is one of Deb's finds at 6am
at high tide on Folly Beach.

February 05, 2010

MD Braces for SNOW, Again!

It's a beautiful snow.  So pretty and glistening.

Unbelievable.  Only problem, no power!

Might have to bring in the Fire Pit!!!

Has anyone seen the cars?

 40 inches and counting!

Packed up the sleds and the dogs!
John, Katie, Brad and Mimi had 
to head for higher ground where Chris
had heat, electricity and a TV to watch
the Superbowl Game!!!

What an adventure and a great day!
They won't forget the snow storm of 2010.


January 06, 2010

A Walk on the Beach

The surf was rough on Christmas day. It had been raining most of the night and into the morning before it cleared long enough for us to take a walk on the beach.

It was about 50 degrees and my daughter, Deb, and I enjoyed our walk along the shore.

The foam covering the shore looked like snow!

Then the kiddies wanted to take a bike ride on their new bikes from Santa! I rode Deb's cruiser, Deb rode her Carolina stepper, Nick rode his new BMX Cruiser and Steve walked along to help Girlie on her new Princess Two-Wheeler!

Pictures to follow.....


January 02, 2010

Raven's Rager!

Raven's Rager! (aka Paul)

MD loves the Raven's! John & Katie, Chris, Brad, Mimi & Jaime, and Nana enjoyed a great day on Sunday, December 27th. The team still has a chance of making the playoffs so we were heading to the party in full support.
Brad, Nana, Katie, Chris

We all arrived way ahead of kick-off time, dressed in our Raven's shirts, jackets, hats and other paraphernalia in purple and gold. Drinks were mixed, beers passed around, appetizers filled the tables and the Plasma was warmed and ready to deliver.

The game was away against Pittsburgh so we all bellied up to the screen to watch the kickoff. It was an exciting game with lots of opportunities to toast the Raven's!
Every time the Raven's scored...the "Purple Pucker" was passed around for shots!

JB, Jaime, Mimi, Janet, Sue

Meanwhile some of us were freezing outdoors!

Brad, Katie, Lisa, John, Jaime, Mimi, Sheri, Sue

Picture of the day! Best Outfits! Wabey & Paul

The score was tied...the Raven's scored twice...and if the referees hadn't called back the two touchdowns due to penalties, they would have won, losing by only 3 points in the final minutes.

A good time was had by all thanks to our hosts, Janet & Nick (we also celebrated Nick's birthday). After the game we all sat around the bonfire and licked our wounds!!! Some of the crowd sang Karaoke and we all laughed a lot before heading off for home to watch a movie.