Thursday, January 26, 2012

Migraine Thursday!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Well today didn't start well.  I woke up with a fierce migraine.  I don't get them too often but when I do...well.........I couldn't even move my neck at all.  It was so intense it almost brought me to tears.  Note to self....drink lots more water.  I know that dehydration contributes to them and of course the Celiac disease I have.  It's finally somewhat subdued for now.

Anyway, enough whining from me.

So I've finally put some thoughts together for the book I'm determined to write.  I just have to motivate myself to get started.  Wish me luck.

I just have to remember to write down notes immediately when I get an idea or it's gone...

I'll keep you posted.

So here are some pictures I thought you might enjoy:

All Bundled Up!

All Cozy

The Boy & His Girl

The Studious Look

Pretty in Yellow

Ciao for now!

Monday, January 16, 2012

My "Shirley" Day!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Because I went back to bed this morning this day is going faster than I would like.  Grrrrr.....

Yesterday, Hubby, the kid and myself went to see our granddaughter...she's growing so fast and I don't want to miss a thing.

The boy is looking healthier and not so worn out as when the baby first arrived.  I was a bit concerned but the boy is boucing back!

Some new pics taken yesterday:

Me in the car(God I hate it when I "purse" my lips)

Two sleepy babies

The kid and Nat

The boy and his girl

Well that's it for now.  I'll now continue with my "Shirley" day.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Finally Friday...........

Friday, January 13, 2012

Thank God it's finally Friday.  This has not been a pleasant week for me healthwise.  Today is the first day I feel reasonably well.  Oh my flu bug is basically gone but all week I've had this annoying headache and of course stomach pain (not unusual for someone who suffers with "celiac" disease.  Oh well I usually just wait it out.  Okay enough of my whining.

Anyway, on a lighter note I am taking Monday as a "Shirley" day.  I can sleep all day if I want or just do whatever I want..........we'll see how I feel.

Please understand I hate schedules.  Oh I know they're necessary in some instances but on my weekends or vacation days I like to "wing it".  Do things on the fly and not worry that I have to be somewhere at a particular time and certainly NO PLANNING.  Just do whatever comes to mind.

Well the kid and I are looking into going to Quebec City for a few days.  Will check out the prices (will probably take Via Rail) and yes that will involve some planning but once there we'll just do whatever...we will definitely hit the antique stores and out-of-the-way-shops.  Will take tons of pics too.  The kid and I did a short trip (a few days on a bus tour) to New York City in 2009 and had a ball. 

I love to travel and we do not plan to go back to Italy until 2013. 

When I was a kid I used to cut out coupons for travel brochures.  I'd send away for hundreds of those things.  So even then I had the bug.

Some more pics:

Gold Mask



Me & Mom

So Cute
I Love Horses

Ciao for now.................

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I've been preoccupied

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sorry for my tardiness but being a movie lover and an HBO affictioninado (no idea if I spelled that right) has preoccupied my time.

Unfortunately, my physical energy doesn't match my mental...

There's still so many things I want to learn and experience before I leave this world I've been placed into.  I'm trying slowly.  It's not that I have a "bucket list" but I know how quickly life can be snatched away.   It is precious and I want to savour every minute of it.

My dream once was to be a dancer.  Oh I know not very practical. Not many 22 year-olds are "practical" and thank God.  You see I took some sort of dance all my life, took a few years off and after having my son wanted to get back into it.  I was 22 and the teacher I had made me feel old and discouraged me from continuing with my quest especially since I was married and had a child.  Of course she succeeded.  I was so naive. 

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is don't let anyone discourage your from your dreams.

It may seem ridiculous to others but if it's not to you then that's what matters.

By the way, totally off the subject but whoever invented "havarti cheese" well thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now for some pics I hope you enjoy:

My granddaughter Natalie whom I adore...

Obviously I'm a dog lover

So cute

I love this pic

And this

And this

And of course my beloved masks

Takes my breath away, in another life....


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pictures I Love

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I want to share some pictures I love and I hope you do too.

My Baby Pic
Me and Natalie - January 2012

Hubby & Natalie - January 2012

Bridge of Sighs - Venice, Italy

Leonardo Da Vinci Painting
Beautiful Natalie - December 2011

Purple & Pink - Venetian Carnival



Love this...


Thanks for letting me share.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Brand New Year!!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Well it's the beginning of a brand new year and I'm excited for what lies ahead.  I always look at a new year as a new beginning.  Where the possibilities are endless.  Also, it's a time of reflection on the year that has passed. I realize how fortunate I am to have a wonderful loving husband, two children who have grown to be adults that I am proud of and of course my beautiful new granddaughter who has stolen my heart.

I have good friends whom I care about deeply and old friends that hold a special place in my heart.

Yes I have a lot to be grateful for.

Yet there is sadness too for a good friend that just lost her father to cancer.  I feel her grief because I too have lost loved ones to cancer and other illnesses.  There are no words that can describe the feeling of loss.  I lost a sister on March 1, 2011 after a lengthy illness.  The only saving grace is the suffering for her is over.  This doesn't diminish the loss we feel but as long as they are in our hearts they will live on.

Never forget them and they will always be with us...

I have pictures to post but at a later date, instead I want to reflect on those near and dear to me that can no longer have a Happy New Year.

Ciao for now