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  • Hi Everybody, Been so busy, trying to get some painting done in the house before the holidays...busy with work and of course my little munchkin!!!! Whenever he is at my house, I get nothing done.....LOL LOL

    Patsy - Congrats to ToniAnn on becoming Captain of her team...

    Debbie - Hope your levels are good, hang in there.

    Anna - Glad you had a good time at Justin's party....Hope you feel better, take care of that throat....

    Warren - Hope you and Carol are feeling fine.

    Terry - How is Mike doing?

    This weekend we went pumpkin picking with my Grandson....he's a little young but we all had a good time.


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  • Hi everyone-Judy-your grandson is so cute...Justin is going to the pumpkin farm this weekend..Debbie-hope you're feeling better..tomorrow Jessica & Steve are taking me to Red Lobster for my birthday..can't wait...beautiful day today-close to 70..this weather is crazy here..well, have to get back to work...have a nice day everyone...bye

  • JUDY SAL IS TOO CUTE!! GREAT PIX.

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    WEATHER IS NICE, TODAY!!

    ENJOY!!! :)

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA....HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!


  • Happy Birthday Anna. You know, since the Chicago area is in a different time zone then most of us, you are actually 1 Hour younger then you think!!!

    Just got back from our insurance agents office. Time to renew our Condo insurance and I wanted to be sure we are properly covered. If anyone tells you that home or car insurance is cheaper in Florida tell them they are very wrong. My condo insurance (which only covers inside the house) is $766.00 for one year. My car insurance is over $500 for 6 months. Medicare $200 a month and BC/BS Federal coverage $450 a month. Do not add it up. It will make you dizzy! #-o

    Debbie, how were the results of your PT/INR test? I am lucky. I get it done in my Cardiologists office and get the results immediately along with any dosage change. 8-[

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    HOPE EVERYONE IS WELL.

    I WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD ME HOW STRESSFUL COLLEGE

    APPLICATIONS ARE TO FILL OUT & EXPENSIVE!! THE ARE RANGING FROM $40 - $80 PER APPLICATION. TONIANN HAS 5 SUNY

    ONES & 1 PACKAGE OF CUNY (6) COST $65.00.

    NOTICE THE SUNY APPS ARE MUCH HIGHER PRICED FOR JUST ONE. #-o

    SHE FOUND OUT YESTERDAY SHE IS IN THE TOP 25% & HER COLLEGE OFFICE TEACHER TOLD HER YESTERDAY THAT PACE & ST. JOHN'S ALREADY INQUIRED ABOUT HER. SHE APPILED TO 5 SUNY

    & A FEW CUNY,, SHE WANTS TO DO SUNY (NATURALLY)..

    HOPING FOR SOME SCHOLARSHIPS OR GRANTS,..SOFTBALL COACHES ARE ALSO INQUIRING ABOUT HER. WISH US LUCK!!!

    EVERYONE HAVE A GOOD DAY!! :)

  • Patsy, Good luck to Toniann on her Apps. One thing we learned when our oldest son applied, sometimes the more expensive schools can get better aid for you and therefore it may not be more expensive in the long run. 8-[

  • Hi everyone-thank you for my birthday wishes...Warren, you made my day..never thought of the hour difference that way...LOL..had lobster & shrimp last night..unfortunately, Tina, Scott & Justin are all sick with colds & sore throats so they couldn't make dinner with Jessica & Steve..my son called from Detroit (he's away on business) & my friends in Kissimmee Fla. called too..they had a nice party in work yesterday so I ate all day then went to dinner..Saturday my girlfriend's Mom makes a B-day luncheon for us every year-her B-day is the 22nd. bye

  • HI WARREN..YES, I HOPE YOU'RE RIGHT..

    EVERY PENNY COUNTS..

    HOPE YOU & CAROL ARE BOTH WELL.

    ANNA, SORRY THE KIDS WERE SICK, BUT ON THE OVERALL, SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME!!!

    EVERYONE.. ENJOY YOUR NIGHT!!! :)

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    YANKEES FANS.. WHAT HAPPENED???

    A CLEAN SWEEP BY DETROIT. WAY TO GO.

    THIS IS TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HATE ON THE METS.

    WAY TO GO, TIGERS!!

    EVERYONE.. ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!! :)

  • Happy Sunday all!

    Patsy, I am not a real Yankee fan. In fact untill 1958 I was an avid Brooklyn Dodger fan. In the 60's and on I rooted for the Mets but never had the same feeling as I did for the BROOKLYN DODGERS. Never the LA Dodgers. As you can imagine, being an old Brooklyn Dodger fan I was a Yankee hater. However, since I have lived in Florida I have found that most people here have a dislike for anything New York. As a result, I find myself even rooting for the Yankees that I used to hate with a passion. Not a fan but I guess you could call me a supporter of sorts. The Mets this year were not much to root for. They were out of the pennant race real early in the season. At least the Yankees made it to the playoffs and then stunk the place out. I do give credit to the Yankee organization for pouring a lot of their money into the team. Also, every hick town in the American League should kiss the Yankees feet as they derive a great percentage of their income from the games the Yankees play in their towns. The Tampa Bay Rays are an excellent example. They field a good team and have the second worst attendence in Baseball. If the Yankees and Red Sox did not play here they would be absolutely broke. On top of that the Yankees have to pay the small town teams a penalty for the amount of their payroll. The Rays won 93 games this year and except for Yankee & Red Sox games they drew about 11,000 people a game. No I do not love the Yankees, never will, but I think they mean an awful lot to the sport of Baseball. :-00

  • Hi all.....

    I did blood monday and friday. Monday's was good so I'll find out tomorrow about friday's. Hopefully its the same so I can start going every 2 weeks instead.

    Judy...love the pictures at the pumpkin patch!!!

    Warren...I wish I got my results that fast. I get stuck the old fashioned way, lol and have to wait.

    Anna....Happy belated Birthday!!! Hope everyone's feeling better. It's getting to that time of year, flu season!!

    Patsy....I'm dreading college application process and all the stress that goes with it!!! I feel like I just finished helping Kati with hers, then next year I'll be doing it with Samm yikes.....

    Terry....How's Mike feeling and how are you holding up??

  • Kevin and I might head to the movies to see James Patterson's Alex Cross movie to celebrate our 24th anniversary. See everyone later.....

  • Eli...Eli...Eli...

    Cruz...Cruz...Cruz

    Add the two together and you get ANOTHER GIANT VICTORY!!! =DB =DB =DB

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    WEATHER IS NCIE TODAY!!!

    HI WARREN.I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE SAYING ABOUT THE YANKEES,

    BUT IT'S THE WAY I FEEL.. I TAKE ALOT OF RIBBING FROM MY

    HUBBY WHO IS A DIEHARD YANKEES FAN ABOUT THE METS.

    MAYBE THAT'S WHY WHEN THEY LOSE I AM TICKLED PINK..

    HI DEB!! HOPE THE BLOOD TEST COME BACK OK.

    DID YOU GO SEE THE ALEX CEOSS MOVIE.??I, TOO WANT

    TO SEE THAT.HE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CHARACTER FROM JAMES PATTERSON'S BOOKS.

    EVERYONE.. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! :)

  • Patsy, I understand your feelings. In the 40's especially the Yankees beat the Dodgers in several World Series when the Dodgers had the better team on paper. Remember the old Brooklyn Dodger saying "Wait til next year". Finally in 1955 "next year" came. The Dodgers beat the Yankees and then that bum O'Malley took them to California a couple of years later. I have never rooted for them since the move. No matter who they are playing. Then I rooted for the horrible Mets of the early 60's. I even went to see them when they played in the DUMP called the Polo Grounds before Shea was built. Some of their players could not catch a fly ball or hit the side of a barn with their bats. Then came the days of Tommie Agee, Cleon Jones, Ron Swaboda, Bud Harrelson,Seaver & Koosman etc:.I took my oldest son and even the whole family to Shea. I also would go on Bus trips to Shea with organizations and the local saloons when they ran trips. One of the reasons I follow the Yankees down here is that they are on TV here much more then the Mets. They also have their spring training right here in Tampa.

    By the way, as much as George Steinbrenner was hated around the country he was loved here for all his civc & charitable work! 8O

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    HAVE A NICE DAY!!! :flower:

  • GOOD AFTERNOON, FRIENDS :)

    BLOG MUST HAVE BEEN DOWN EARLIER TODAY. COULD NOT

    GET ON.

    I HOPE EVERONE IS WELL & HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT

    DAY!!! :flower:

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    WHERE IS EVERYONE?? 8-[

    HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! :)

  • Hi All,

    Cleaned my computer so had to sign on again.

    Sorry I have not been on.

    Too busy being Florence Nightingale. LOL

    It is going to be a very long road. Finally got his cast and going back to the Doctor the 13th of November for a check up. Will probably not be back to work until February. God help me...Totally exhausted. I am off for my knee today. Will see the Doctor 12 30 . My knee is killing me. Even if there is something wrong can not do anything until he is all recovered.Lets hope it is just Arthritis and nothing else.Well I hope all is well with everyone. I have to find time to read all the post.

    Thank You Patsy for always calling me and checking up on us it is greatly appreciated and thanks to all of you that asked on here about Mike and on facebook... Love you all and miss your post these past few weeks...Always in my thoughts. Love ya Big Momma

  • Hello All,

    Patsy, Does the sun ever shine up there anymore? According to our papers the NYC area is having clouds or showers just about every day!!!

    Terry, good to see you on here. Being a Care Giver is a full time job! Taking care of Mike, the grandkids, the house and now your knee!!! Put in for overtime pay. I do not know who will pay it but put the bill into someone. #-o

  • Hi All.....

    Blood work has been steady so they're gonna keep me on 5mg. Going tomorrow for another blood check.

    Warren are you in the path of hurricane Sandy? They say its gonna be a big storm...we're gonna get some bad weather from it also.

    Terry...hang in there. Hope Mike heals fast. Let us know how you're appt for your knee goes, good luck!!

    Patsy...would you believe I was in bed all day yesterday from that migraine :-( I feel better today but not much.

    Hi Anna and Judy!!

  • Debbie, That storm is going no where near us. It is off the East coast of Florida. The East coast will have some rain, wind and waves but we will get nothing but some wind from the outer bands and maybe a few rain showers. I have to go for a PT/INR test tomorrow because I am on Antibiotics and that can cause the level to rise. Under normal circumstances I go once a month unless I get a test too high or too low. As I mentioned last week I get the results immediately after the nurse pricks my finger. I was 2.4 two weeks ago but then I went on the Anti-biotics so to be on the safe side they will test it again. I am on 7.5 five days a week and 5.0 two days. Carol gets Migraines but she has Imitrex and that usually takes care of the pain in a couple of hours. Sometimes nothing works. #-o

  • Hi-been so busy in work-the computers were not working for 3 days-now I'm backlogged!!! Hi Patsy...Terry-hang in there, prayers are with u..Debbie & Warren- stay well..it was 70 today & the temps dropped to 50 degrees by 7 PM..it will be 30 overnight..busy this weekend. hair appt, watching Justin Saturday night..supposed to work on Sunday but Jessica wants me to go to the mall & lunch on Sunday and I think I'll play hooky & go...just heard about the storm coming up the East Coast..they say it could be bad in the NY & NJ area..stay dry & safe everyone...goodnight....

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    HI WARREN..YES, LOTS OF RAIN, BUT OK THE LAST 2 DAYS,SO FAR. I KNOW EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT A STORM COMING THIS WAY

    MONDAY OR TUESDAY.. MY HUSBAND IS GOING ON THE ROOF THIS

    WEEKEND TO CLEAR ALL GUTTERS & MAKE SURE THE GUTTER

    SHIELDS ARE IN PLACE.

    HI DEB!! HOPE THAT MIGRANE GOES AWAY COMPLETELY SOON!!

    HEY ANNA..SOUNDS LIKE A FUN WEEKEND..

    CUZ..LOVE YA.. XX

    EVERYONE..HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! :)

  • Good morning

    Warren....don't know what this storm will bring but they aren't saying good things about it!! I usually take execedrin migraine when I get them but I can't because of the coumadin so its just tylenol and they don't really help much. My bloods been steady so he'll keep me on 5mg, I go again today so we'll see.

    Patsy....Kevin will be doing the same thing this weekend, plus getting the stuff in off the porch. Hope it's not as bad as they are saying.

    Anna....enjoy your weekend...hope you get to play hooky sunday lol

    Hi Judy and Terry...hope all is well.

  • Hi All,

    Ha Ha warren....My pay stinks...

    The best pay I get is hugs ans kisses from the girls...That little one is all over the place. Keeps me going.

    Deb,

    Doctor said no knee replacement ...thinks it was Tendonitis and of course Arthritis. going to get a synvex shot to help..I hope..

    Hi Anna,Cuz and all

    I talk to Umbria often. He always calls. He sounds good.

    Hope you are better Deb. I know those headaches, they are horrible....

    Good night Sweet Dreams Love you all...

  • Terry, Sounds like you need a Union and a good Shop Steward to bargain for you!!! All kidding aside, your family should realize how good it is to have someone who will perform all the duties you are doing. If they had to pay for private nurses, baby sitters, cab drivers etc: they would all be broke in no time!

    Some advice to you Northeners from a Floridian. (Truly a transported Northener though). While you have the time this AM look around your property for anything loose. That includes flower pots. They make a hell of a missle in strong winds. Move breakable things away from your windows. Be sure your garage doors are down and supported some how. (I have bars that line up vertically from top to bottom and I put them up whenever there is a storm warning. Brackets had to be installed on top of the wall and holes in the garage floor receive bullet like pieces form the bars Something to think about for the future.)

    Be sure there is a clear path for water to run away from your homes. If there is a brook any wheres near your property be sure it is clear of debris to avoid an overflow. During the storm stay away from windows and doors. DO NOT go out in the storm unless it is an emergency. (Getting a pack of cigarettes is NOT an emergency!!!)

    Good luck and I hope all of you (as well as our familes up there) come through this with no damage to people or property [-oB

  • Hi all

    Well we cleared off our porch earlier and took in everything we could, but it's still pretty scary. They called Kevin in to work tonight, he's sanitation. As with snowstorms, every one is urged to stay home and he's forced to work lol But that we're used to. I heard some area's in brooklyn and staten island are being evacuated. They even closed the schools which is rare and tomorrow my son was taking graduation pictures lol I even got him to get a haircut for it!!

    Warren its definitely not something we are used to. Snowstorms yes, but not hurricanes.

    Patsy no bus or train tomorrow either so I guess you won't be working.

    Judy and Terry I hope you don't lose power :-/ I know that's a big possibility. My in-laws are in NJ and they were told they may be without power for a few days.

    Annahope you're enjoying shopping and lunch!!

    Hope everyone is safe

  • One thing I forgot to mention the other day. If you have a pool, especially above ground, lower your water level if you have not already done so.Also, if you sustain a power outage do not go fiddling around with your circuit breaker or fuse box. Water & electricity do not mix well. Open your refrig/freezer as little as possible. If you have not accomplishe this yet, do it while you still have time. Freeze a few containers of water and put them in your freezer. That will extend the life of your food should power go out.

    NY is at a stand still! No trains or busses and if you try to drive anywhere near the waterfront you are nuts. If the subways flood there will be no trains for a few days!I guess the best advice is to get out the cards or games andplay them till the crises passes. Good luck!!! [-oB

  • I do not know if many of you will get to read this for a couple of days. All my Children in North Jersey are without power and phones. We at least have now heard from each of them one way or another. We were able to get through to Carol's sister in Long Island and she is okay. The only one yet not accounted for is Carol's brother in Brooklyn on 13th street. I spoke to him yesterday and they were okay but who knows what happened overnight. What a mess!!! I am sure it could have been worse. We hope that each of you and yours are okay and you are in our prayers and thoughts. [-oB

  • Hi Warren....We were very lucky here in bay ridge and most of brooklyn too. Many downed trees, some on houses but not nearly as bad as it could've been for us. My brother in Staten Island is without power and has a tree that hit the power line in front of his house. My brother in NJ has no power either but thankfully no damage or flooding.

    Hope everyone here is ok, Terry in Staten Island and Judy in NJ

    New Jersey was declared a disaster area...very sad.

  • Hi Deb, Please do not tell the people in Coney Island that Brooklyn was not hit bad. All of my children in NJ are safe. No damage from wind or water. One son does not have power yet but my other son and my daughter had it restored last night. The majority of the damage in NJ is on the shore. They were lying about the A.C. boardwalk. Only one small section was damaged. The Casinos only had minor damage. I have not heard anything about Cape May NJ yet. I am sure they were hit hard. Toms River was also damaged a lot. I think that the Rockaways (including Breezy Point), Coney Island, Seagate, and any othe area on the ocean had it the worst. They just announced that the B'klyn Battery Tunnel may not be reopened until after Thanksgiving. Staten Island is a disaster area. I hope Terry and any other blog members on Staten Island are okay.

    Great Kills in particular was shown a lot with the damage. Roof tops sitting in a park!!! My kids (I still call them kids even though one is 51, another 50 and the youngest is 46.) Our 7 grandchildren range in age from 9-21.

    I am praying for all those affected and I hope that none of our families or friends have been hit hard. [-oB

  • HI GUYS..

    THANK GOD, WE SURVIVED!!!

    IT WAS PRETTY BAD. WE WERE LUCKY. NO DAMAGE AT ALL!!

    PRAYERS & LOTS OF THEM TO FAMILIES WHO LOST EVERYTHING OR

    LOVED ONES.!! [-oB [-oB.

    BREEZY POINT. WHAT DEVASTATION..I HOPE THEY GET HELP

    IMMEDIATELY..A WHOLE COMMUNTIY BURNED OUT. MAY THE GOOD LORD GUIDE THEM THRU!!

    EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT DAY, STAY SAFE & SAY A PRAYER ..

  • Hello all who have electricity,

    My oldest son in Wanaque NJ got his power back about an hour ago. All the rest of the family got their's back one at a time or never lost it. Carol's brother in Brooklyn (13th st) never lost power and is fine. Her sister in Amityville is fine. Just heard NYC schools are closed the rest of the week and will reopen Monday. When I went to the NYC schools growing up the only time the schools closed was in 1947 when we had a couple of feet of snow.

    Patsy, years ago we had friends who had a bungalow in Breezy Point. At that time it was strictly summer bungalows and no cars were allowed near the houses. You parked in a lot on Jamaica bay or came by boat from Sheepshead bay. From there you walked to the bungalow. Obviously it has changed a great deal. The bungalow my friends had was 3 buildings from the beach! There were NO two story buildings and one shopping area with an A&P and a few other stores. You took a kids red wagon from the Bungalow and went shopping after a 15 minute walk..Times sure change things!!!!

  • hi everyone hope all is well with everyone,been awhile been real busy,never been into politics in my life,like i have been the last few years,i know talking about religon and politics is a no no,unless you really know the person,any way i seen sandy up close and personal,as i live near the top of a hill in glendale, and i,ve never in my years felt the power of mother nature like this,i,v never seen the walls of my house breath,but i did monday into tuesday,wow lets face it,we been peeing on this earth for a long time,now the earth is peeing back.again may god take you in his arms.everyone take care,take one day at a time,and do the best you can bobby c

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    HELLO WARREN..HOPE YOU & CAROL ARE DOING WELL.

    HI BOBBY..GLAD TO KNOW YOU & YOUR FAMILY ARE OKAY.

    WEATHER IS NICE TODAY HERE. A LITTLE BRISK, BUT NICE.

    REAL FALL WEATHER!!! :geek:

    HAVE A GREAT DAY! :)

  • You're right Warren...breezy, sea gate, coney island and a few other places here in brooklyn were almost destroyed. Its very very sad all the devastation. My husband's co-worker lost his 2yr and 4yr on staten island. They wife was seeking help on her way to brooklyn and as she left the car with the 2 children they were ripped from her arms in the fast moving water. So so very sad.

    Hope all our friends here are ok.

  • Hi Deb,

    First let me tell you that Carol heard on the TV that they found the bodies of those two little children. I do not know if there are words that could ever comfort that family. I pray for their sadness. I pray for there feelings. I pray for their sanity. The loss of material things is one thing. But to lose two children to this horrible storm is beyond my comprehension. Years ago Carol and I had a still born baby. I did not think at the time that anything could be worse. This terrible tragedy is much worse!

    I do not know if there is a way to get in touch with Terry to find out if she and Mike and their families are okay. If someone on here can do so. Please post. [-oB

  • Hi Everybody,

    Thank God it has passed.....I got lucky just no power, heat or water for three days, but compared to others who lost everything I am very thankful....My heart goes out to those who lost lives, homes and everything they owed.

    My power came on early this morning and then I got a call that my job had gotten there power back, so I am now at work.

    I did see Terry on facebook so pretty sure she and Mike are ok.

    Talk to you later.

    Hope everyone is doing ok.

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    MY CUZ TERRY & FAMILY ARE FINE (THANK GOD)

    I SPOKE TO TERRY LAST NIGHT. I ALSO SPOKE TO

    DONNA & KENNY & THEY TOO ARE FINE. (THANK GOD, AGAIN).

    HI JUDY.. GLAD TO SEE YOU POSTING & HAPPY TO HEAR

    EVERYTHING IS GOOD WITH YOU GUYS, TOO!!!

    WEATHER IS NICE TODAY!!!

    HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A SAFE & GREAT WEEKEND!!! :)

  • HI DEB!!! WHAT A HEARTBREAK FOR THE MOM & DAD OF THOSE

    2 LITTLE BOYS!!! SO MUCH TRAGEDY WITH THIS STORM.

    MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL WHO NEED THEM. [-oB

  • Hi-quick typeby-hope everyone is ok back east...such devastation!! horror stories out of Station Island about those 2 kids Deb...my brother & niece were lucky in NJ-they got power on Wednesday..but understand a nor-easter is coming your way next Tuesday..my prayers are with u all...God bless......bye

  • Hi all...

    Warren...so sorry to hear about that. My sister died at 28 years old and my parents were never the same. Such heartache.

    Judy....glad you're ok :)

    Anna.....I heard about the Nor'easter...just what we need, more wind and rain :(

    Patsy....it's been a crazy week...I can't believe the kids were off all week. I just feel bad for those that are in the schools for shelter, what will they do when school re-opens monday??

    I had to cancel Kevin's 50th birthday party for tomorrow. Kevin has been working 12 hr shifts since last Sunday and he'll be working tomorrow, which was supposed to be his day off. I can always reschedule...just so glad we are all safe.

    I also heard they cancelled the marathon. I think its for the best.

  • JUST TO LET YOU KNOW WE LOST ONE OF OUR OWN TO SANDY

    James Rossi 85 YEARS OLD DROWND ALONG WITH HIS DOG

    IN THERE HOME ON STATEN ISLAND HE WILL BE MISSED

    RIP James Rossi

  • Good Sunday to youall,

    Sometimes I feel that some things go right over my head without impact. Other times things occur that sink in and disturb me to a great extent. I will be staying off the blog for awhile while I sort out one of these happenings and come to a sensible conclusion. Until then my best wishes to you all. :-k

  • I posted a message on the blog H O U R S ago. Where isit? :scratch:

  • Okay. There it is. I needed to post a second message to get it to come on.

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    WARREN..WE WILL MISS YOU. HOPE WHATEVER IT IS, WORKS

    OUT FOR YOU.. DON'T STAY AWAY TOO LONG!! YOU KNOW, WE

    LOVE YOU. XX

    MY DAUGHTER NATALIE WENT TO BRIGHTON YESTERDAY & VOLUNTEERED.

    SHE CAME HOME FEELING GOOD THAT SHE WAS ABLE TO DO SOMETHING.

    R.I.P. JAMES ROSSI & DOG. [-oB

    HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A NICE DAY!!! :)

  • HI DEB!!!

    WISH KEVIN A VERY 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' FROM US.

    MY BIG '60' IS COMING AROUND SOON!!

    LOL.. IT'S ONLY A NUMBER..

    ENJOY!!

  • Good morning....I see we are preparing for a nor'easter now....God I hope they are wrong...this could be so bad for those already affected.

    Warren....Hope you're ok...come back soon!

    Patsy...Kevin's been working(the DSNY) on cleaning up the area's most affected and he can't believe what he's seeing out there...its unreal. I'll pass the b'day wishes to Kevin...thanks xoxo

    Hope everyone's ok

  • I watched all the news about the storm on TV or online. While saddened to see so much pain, tragedy, and destruction, I am heartened by the strength and good character shown by the good people of NY/NJ in coping with this bad news. Each of you will emerge as even stronger and better people because of this experience.

    While I moved out of Brooklyn so many years ago, my heart remains there with each of you.

    GOD BLESS BROOKLYN!

  • HI PRODIGLAL SON,

    THANX SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WORDS.

    IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG HAUL.

    IT CAN ONLY GET BETTER FROM HERE!!!

    HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU & YOURS.

    HAVE A GOOD DAY!!! :)

  • BTW, PRODIGAL SON..

    WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW??

  • I know. I said I would not be on for awhile. I just wanted to clear some things up. I appreciate the concern some of you have shown. Let me reassure you that Carol & I are no better or worse health wise then when I decided to retire from the blog for at least a short time. It has to do with something on the blog itself or should I say not on. I will continue to monitor the blog and when I feel it is appropriate will be back. :-#

  • Hi..hoping everyone is doing well..NY/NJ/Staten Island=God bless u...Warren-so sorry you won't be on here for awhile..I'll miss your great stories.Hope you & Carol stay well & have the best of holidays for u & your family..maybe when u come back, we can still discuss my Florda journey next year & give me some suggestions as to where to live. has anyone heard from Terry? Good luck everyone with that Nor-easter coming your way..please stay safe...my prayers are with u all....bye

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    DEB!! I WILL CALL YOU BACK IN A LITTLE WHILE!!

    HI ANNA.. SPOKE TO MY CUZ TERRY A COUPLE OF TIMES THIS PAST WEEK. SHE IS FINE & HER FAMILY IS FINE.

    (THANK GOD)!!

    HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU.

    ANOTHER STORM COMING!! STAY SAFE EVERYONE..

    HAVE A GREAT DAY & GO OUT & VOTE!!! :)

  • Hi Everyone,

    Hope everyone is doing ok....this has been some week. I can't believe what I am seeing on the news..such devastation. I don't know what is going to happen with this Nor'easter coming Wed/Thurs....

    Hope everyone has their power back by now and is doing ok.

    Warren - Sorry you feel like you have to stay off the blog, you will be missed.

    Debbie - Happy Birthday to Kevin

    Thanks everyone for all the concern for us on the East Coast. Lets pray that this Nor'easter goes by very quickly without any further damage to those poor people that already lost everything.

    Have a great day!!!!

  • HI JUDY..

    GLAD TO SEE YOU POSTING.. HOPE ALL IS WELL.

    KISS BABY SLVATORE FOR ME. TALK TO YOU, SOON. XX

    HI UMBRIA..COME BACK ON & POST.

    LOVE TO ANNELLEN & FAMILY.XX

    WARREN..I MISS YOU. COME BACK, SOON. :)

    EVERYONE.. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!!!

  • Good morning.....

    Hope this storm doesn't reek more havoc on the area's already affected!! Stay safe everyone ~<3~

  • Hi Debbie and Patsy...

    I agree Debbie, lets hope the storm does not make us lose power, some people only got their power back yesterday!!!!!

    Have a great day!!!

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    SNOW ALREADY!!

    WHAT ELSE???

    HI JUDY...HOPE ALL IS WELL.

    HAVE A GREAT & SAFE DAY!!! 8-[

  • Good morning....

    Hope everyone's good. I think this storm was more than most people expected but hopefully it didn't cause more damage to the areas already affected!!

    Judy you didn't lose power did you? Hope not.

    Patsy did you hear anything about them rescheduling senior picture day??

    Anna Hope you're well

    Warren you are missed here, come back soon.

    Terry how's Mike doing?

  • HI DEB!!! WITH SO MANY GRADUATES, THEY HAVE DIFFERENT DAYS SCHEDULED.

    TONIANN'S PICTURES ARE NOT FOR ANOTHER 2 WEEKS.

    NOT SURE ABOUT RE-SCHEDULE. KEVIN NEEDS TO ASK AT

    SCHOOL. THEY SHOULD SEND A NOTICE OUT WITH NEW DATE FOR PICTURES.

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH EVERYONE!!!

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :)

  • Hi All...

    Hope everyone has a great weekend....

    Patsy....Kevin said I should call so I'll do that Monday and see what they say about a re-take day. Still trying to reschedule Kevin's 50th. Looks like I'm going to have to wait til thanksgiving weekend because he's been working so much.

  • Good Morning everyone..quick typeby-have a 3 day weekend but here I am in work. I'd rather be here today than tomorrow..mix of rain & snow coming my way..near 70 today-with a high of 38 tomorrow..if Cody lets me, maybe I can sleep in...LOL..haven't had too much time to post this week-but seems like the blog is dwindling down for some reason..where is everyone? only 2 or 3 people are on..hope it picks up soon..well, have a great day everyone..have to get back to work.....bye

  • BTW, PRODIGAL SON..

    WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW??

    Hi Patsy,

    I live in St Paul, MN ~ kinda dull and lacking in the frenetic pace of bigger cities like Minneapolis and Chicago. Though I moved here 25 years ago, folks tell me the Brooklyn accent is still in full bloom. Good - am planning on keeping it that way. :)

    Hope all remains well for everyone after that naughty weather.

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    HI DEB!!! CALL TOMORROW (TUESDAY) & SEE WHAT IS GOING ON.

    TONIANN SAID SAMY HAS NOT GOTTEN HIS RE-SCHEDULE DATE EITHER. THANKSGIVING WEEKEND FOR KEVIN'S B/DAY. THAT'S SO NICE,B/C YOU WILL BE WITH ALL FAMILY MEMBERS.

    HI PRODIGAL SON.. WHAT IS YOUR FIRST NAME??

    ST. PAUL, MN. NICE. IF YOU HAVEN'T LOST YOUR BROOKLYN ACCENT BY NOW, THAN YOU HAVE IT FOR GOOD!! LOL

    YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY.." YOU CAN'T TAKE THE BROOKLYN OUT OF US."

    HI ANNA. YES, I HOPE MORE PEOPLE START COMIONG BACK ON THE BLOG. WE ARE EXPECTING RAIN TOMORROW, TOO.

    ENJOY YOUR DAY OFF TOMORROW..

    EVERYONE.. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! :)

  • Good morning.....

    Patsy....he's been working so much I hope he'll been able to be at his own party lol He said he may even be working Thanksgiving...hopefully not :-(

    Hi Prodigal Son....My sister's been in Virginia for 20 years and people can still tell she's a native New Yorker by the way she speaks lol

    Anna...hopefully people will start posting again :-)

    Ok heading to the Dr for bloodwork for my coumadin levels....see you all later.

  • Hi-had a day off today..Cody had me up at 6 AM but did my cleaning,washed clothes, cleaned out my closets..things I don't get a chance to do since I work 6 days a week..cold & windy today in Chicagoland...30 MPH winds & high of 36..ProdigalSon-I moved here 26 years ago and I still have my Brooklyn accent...LOL..hope everyone is ok back east & things will eventually go back to normal (what's normal in a devastating situation like this?)thinking of everyone...talk to u soon...good night....

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    RAINY & COLD OUT..

    HI ANNA.. ENJOY YOUR DAY OFF!!

    IT'S NICE WHEN YOU CAN

    GET SO MUCH DONE AROUND THE HOUSE.

    DO RELAX THOUGH LATER ON..

    JOE PINTO CALLED ME LAST NIGHT.. HE & HIS FAMILY ARE WELL & SAFE FROM THE STORM. (THANK GOD).

    HE SENDS HIS REGARDS.

    EVERYONE.. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! :)

  • Good Morning.....

    Seems pretty chilly out there today, stay warm.....

    Patsy...glad Joe's ok!!

    Anna...I love getting up early, I get so much more accomplished....don't work too hard!!

    Hope everyone else is doing good :-)

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    WEATHER IS NICE, TODAY!!

    EVERYONE..ENJOY!!! :)

  • Hi Everyone,

    Sorry I have not been on, lost power again after the Nor'easter and I am just catching up with so much stuff I have to do around the house. We are having my Grandson's Christening on Sunday, so just helping my daughter with a few things.

    I read on Facebook yesterday that Joe Orlando's mom passed away yesterday....my deepest sympathies....

    Hope everyone is starting to get back to some kind of normalcy after the horrible couple of weeks we have had on the East Coast.

    Hello to everyone!!!!

  • Hi-can't believe the holidays are next week...I'm working on Saturday & going food shopping with Jessica on Sunday...this is the 1st time she's cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the family..she's kind of nervous but I'll give her instructions for the Turkey, I'm doing side dishes, Tina is doing appetizers & Jessica is doing desserts..my son is off the hook-he'll just sit & eat...LOL..by the way, shout out to my son Joe on his 35th birthday today...

    time sure goes fast. had a thought today-did u have the reunion this year? Thought it was in October but didn't hear about it...well, good night everyone...........

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    HI JUDY..HOPE ALL IS WELL. GLAD YOU HAVE LIGHTS, AGAIN.

    GOD BLESS BABY SALVATORE ON HIS CHRISTENING.

    HAVE A GREAT TIME!!

    HI ANNA..HOLIDAYS CAME SO FAST!!! IT'S NICE WHEN EVERYONE

    HELPS OUT WITH A DISH OR 2 ON THE HOLIDAYS.

    IT GIVES THE HOSTESS A LITTLE BREAK. I'M SURE JESSICA WILL

    DO GREAT!!

    NO REUNION THIS YEAR. HOPEFULLY, MAYBE NEXT YEAR.

    WE WILL SEE..

    R.I.P. MRS. ORLANDO. [-oB

    EVERYONE.. EBJOY YOUR DAY!!! :)

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    T.G.I.F. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! :)

    WARREN.. HOPE ALL IS WELL. I MISS YOU. COME BACK ON SOON.

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    T.G.I.F. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! :)

    WARREN.. HOPE ALL IS WELL. I MISS YOU. COME BACK ON SOON.

  • SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POST..

  • Morning....

    I guess everyone will be getting ready for Thanksgiving this weekend. I'm just hoping Kevin won't have to work, they already warned them they might be :-( If not we are going to my sister Gina's otherwise I guess i'm cooking, which I don't mind but I like being with all my family on the holiday.

    Have a great weekend everyone.....

  • Hi-the weekend goes by so fast...went to work yesterday for 4 hours..today Jessica & I had lunch at the mall then food shopping for Thursday..I'm taking off Wednesday..my son is coming on Wednesday and will stay with me until Saturday..took Cody to the vet before work yesterday..he's having anxiety & behavioral issues..(he's a grumpy old dog)..he's on meds right now..well, enjoy the week & Happy Thanksgiving to everyone...bye

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    HI DEB!!! HOPE YOUR HOLIDAY TURNS OUT FOR THE BEST!!

    TALK TO YOU, SOON.. XX

    HI ANNA.HOPE CODY IS OK..SO NICE THAT YOUR SON IS

    COMING IN FOR THANKSGIVING..NOTHING LIKE HAVING YOUR

    CHILDREN WITH YOU ON THE HOLDIAY!!

    EVERYONE.. HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! :)

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT DAY!!

    :)

  • Morning All...

    Patsy and Anna....hope you guys don't work too hard this week...do you both have Friday off?

  • Good Morning..quick typeby...Debbie-I have tomorrow & Friday off..my son is coming tomorrow & will stay with me until Saturday..hi Judy Patsy & Warren too...and to my other blog friends..hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving..talk to u next week.....bye

  • Hi Everybody,

    Had a busy weekend, we Christened my grandson on Sunday.what a cutie pie...had a beautiful day.

    Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving..

    Happy Birthday to my best bud Anthony Umbria!!!!!!!


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  • Hiya Folks!

    Glad all are doing well despite the tragedy of the foul weather.

    Here in Minnesota many people are in the Holiday spirit. In fact, it seems people are more enthused about it than they have been in recent years. Perhaps it's because some brand new tvs now cost less than some people's weekly grocery bills.

    To Patsy - My first name is Richard [which strangely enough] is a very popular name here in Minnesota.

    And one more thing: the Gopher state is also enjoying a new baby boom. Everywhere you go moms-to-be are displaying baby bumps. The future looks bright!

  • HI ALL..

    JUDY BABY SALVATORE IS GORGEOUS.. HE LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL

    IN HIS CHRISTENING OUTFIT. GOD BLESS!!

    HI RICHARD.. I LIKE THIS BETTER THAN CALLING YOU PRODIGAL SON. IT IS MORE PERSONAL THIS WAY..GLAD TO HEAR PEOPLE ARE IN T HE HOLIDAY SPIRIT. WISH IT WAS LIKE THIS ALL YEAR LONG!!

    HI ANNA. & DEBBIE!!! ANNA, ENJOY YOUR DAY OFF.. I AM OFF TOO. I WILL BE PUTTING UP MY XMAS TREE & DECORATING IN &

    OUTSIDE. CANNOT WAIT!!

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    TO MY BLOG FAMILY, FAMILY & FRIENDS.

    :love:

    ENJOY...

  • A wonderful Thanksgiving to everyone in God's Country!

  • GOOD MORNING, FRIENDS :)

    I WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY & HEALTHY THANKSGIVING.

    MANY PRAYERS FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE. [-oB

    ENJOY!!!! :love:

  • Happy Thanksgiving to all.....this year is a very somber year, my mom is no longer with us, but I still have so much to be thankful for, my family, especially my new grandson Salvatore. My heart goes out to those who are still suffering from Hurrican Sandy, those people that have lost so much, my prayers are with them as we enter this holiday season....

    Patsy, Debbie, Warren, Carol, Richard, Anthony, Donna, Terry and the rest of the blog gang have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!!

  • Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

    Hope everyone enjoys the day today where ever you spend it xoxo

  • Good Morning all.....

    Getting ready for Kevin's 50th birthday party that I postponed because of the weather and the fact that he's been working so much...almost had to cancel again because he's working tomorrow and thought he had to be in at midnight but thankfully he don't.

    Have a great day :-)

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