Busy doesn’t even begin…

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting here of late. This is because my mom has had some bad turns in her battle with breast cancer.

After her chemotherapy finished, and while we were waiting for the doctors to decide what to do next (apparently they couldn’t decide and changed their minds a couple of times–and it’s taken valuable time), she had a visit with her surgeon. We were very fortunate that during that follow-up appointment, the doctor realized she didn’t look right. Ultimately, that resulted in her being admitted and the test results showed she had indeed suffered a mild heart attack.

She’s doing better now but between juggling work demands and her need for more care, I’ve had little time to write here. However, I felt an update was neeeded.

As I close this post, I offer a reminder to all who are reading this to take the time right now to hug, call or write a loved-one. Often we put off for a more convenient time what we should do every day. So don’t put it off. They will thank you and love you for it if you take the time to do it now.

Again, thank you for your patience.


Thank You …

I was standing in my back yard the day after one of the most horrendous events in New York City’s history. Still suffering some shock and disbelief, I heard the roar of two jets flying overhead.usa-flag-830720_640

Before the terrorist assault on us, it was a rare and annoying sound polluting the air with noise. But that day, I looked up my eyes filled with tears and I smiled. That day, the noise and jet trails gave me a feeling of security and safety. Those pilots up there were protecting us, keeping us safe and watching the skies. While the smoke was still visible in the distance, and the air was still clouded with tiny ash particles, those brave individuals were up there making sure there were no more attacks.

I looked up and said a silent prayer for their safety and then I waved at them and thanked them aloud. In fact, I shouted it, “Thank you for keeping us safe.”

On this Veterans Day I want to thank each and every member of our military forces, veterans and those in active duty alike. Thank you for what you do and have done to keep America and her people safe.