Friday, September 30, 2011

Helpful Hint for cleaning lampshades and curtains

I was just reading one of my many favorite magazines (I am a magazine addict!)  and I came across this hint I thought I would share with you......

Have you ever wondered how to clean your lampshades or dread the thought of having to take your curtains down to wash them because they were full of dust?  Well fret no more...just use a lint roller!  Who would have thought?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My little diva's poem was publshed in the newspaper

Two weeks ago my my little diva had an assignment at school to write a poem about reading.  The class was told that the teacher would pick one to be published in the paper.  She came home and within 5 minutes came up with a poem.  I don't think I could have ever thought of something so quick.  Usually we have to sign the homework.  She had told me not to sign it because I would ruin her beautiful paper as she wrote her neatest and was hoping to get picked for the paper. I am so proud of her!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Free $2.00 Extra Care Buck at CVS

This one is a no brainer!!  Head on over to the CVS website HERE and pledge not to be a money trasher.  You will need to enter your extra care card number and email address.  Within 24 hours Cvs will email you a $2.oo ECB coupon!!!  Offer is limited to the first 500,000

Thursday, September 15, 2011

What is one of the hardest words to say

Why is it so hard to say the word I am sorry?  Admit that you were wrong and move on.  Especially over something so absolutely ridiculous.  Just sayin

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11

It's a day I will never forget. I have never written this down before but I figured my little blog can hold this memory for me.   It was a gorgeous sunny morning.  I was about 8 weeks pregnant (but no one knew except me and my husband)  and still coping with the loss of my dad at age 47 had succombed to lung cancer and passed away only a month before.  I contemplated if I should go to work because my 3 year old son wasn't feeling well.   I decided to go in since my in-laws were here from Florida and they were able to watch him.  I thought I would just go in for a half day and come home. I was just about to go over the Outerbridge Crossing on my way to work in New Jersey when the first plane struck the Towers.  I was stunned.  I tried calling my husband from my cell phone because I knew at that moment I probably wouldn't see him for a few days.  He is a New York City Police Officer.  He had worked the midnight shift and then had to appear at traffic court that morning for a case he had.  As soon as I got to work the 2nd plane had hit.  As I walked to my office everyone was glued to their radios and talking about what had just happened.  I sat at my desk in disbelief.  I stayed for about half hour and then stood up and announced  I have to go.  I rushed out of the building and started my way home back to Staten Island, NY.  When I got to the was closed.  My heart sank.  How was I going to get home?  What do I do?  I haven't heard from my husband and my kid was home sick.  Thankfully my mom had lived in Laurence Harbor, NJ at the time.  Her house was on the water that overlooked the NYC skyline.   We sat there for hours just looking at the windows as the towers burned.

When my husband got home that morning from court around 10am he got called in right back to work.  He worked for 3 straight days.  He was stationed on the Verrazano bridge.  I finally was able to get back home the next day.  Day and night my eyes were glued to the news.  From September 11th until sometime in November my husband worked 16-18 hour shifts 7 days a week.  No days off or vacations were allowed.  I would wake up during the night just to talk to him for a few minutes and go over the days events with our son who had just started pre school, my pregnancy, and his days at work. 

As we remember today on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I just want to say to all the families and friends that lost a loved heart goes out to you and may God hold you in the palm of his hand to comfort you always.  To my husband....I love you so much and am so very proud of how you serve and protect our city.  May you and all your co workers be safe today and everyday. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My own personal challenge...40 bags in 40 days

Recently while reading my latest addiction PINTEREST...I came a cross a pin called 40 bags in 40 days.  It sounds simple but to me I think it's going to be a challenge.  It was devised to purge your clutter during the season of Lent.  Anyone who knows me knows that I am welllllll....a packrat!  Even though I hate to admit it.  Being that we have the house up for sale I really really need to get rid of the clutter.  So what do I have to lose by challenging myself to do this....junk I don't need!  Below you will see the example of how to start your own 40 bags in 40 day challenge