Monthly Archives: July 2010

Simplicity: A Friendly Village

When my Yia yia passed away almost 11 years ago, my mother became the recipient of her Friendly Village dinnerware. She had like serving for 24 and all the accessories, platters and gravy boats (for every day AND Christmas). When my mother moved in with us we had to make calls on what to keep and […]

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Simplicity: Old jewelry, new life

One of my constant struggles is emotional attachment to things that were my moms. I didn’t seem to struggle with having an objective opinion about items in my home and their usefulness prior to mom passing, but when you lose someone close, it’s hard not to see “them” in their things. My mom was not […]

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Bump it

Things have changed since press time – scroll down- I can’t believe it’s been almost a week and a half since I last wrote. I seriously don’t know where the time goes. I don’t have much to show for it, certainly, but here I am. Since I last wrote we’ve had a string of last […]

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Anniversaries and Birthdays and Dinners, oh my!

So after a busy day, I finally got a chance to talk to Ryan at work. Generally I call in the morning to see how his day is going and then maybe once again at the end of the day prior to him leaving work or on his way home. Today – I had to […]

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So proud

Okay so I’m in a bit of a mood – I’m proud – but not braggy.  I never feel comfortable when I’m having conversations with people and then I tell them about something going on and then feel weird – like did I brag? – did that sound over the top and too much? Where […]

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