~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ June 27, 2013 ★~Today's Quote: You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'Jerry Seinfeld ★~ Sunglasses Day: It’s Sunglasses Day! Some say, sunglasses are quite possibly the most important fashion accessory of the entire summer season. … Continue reading Sunglass Day, Orange Blossom Day
On Thursday, Cole turned 17. Some parents take their kids out for pizza or a steak dinner for their birthdays, but not me—nope, I took Cole and a friend out for a four-course, three-hour fondue dinner. I sat in a booth with my newly minted 17-year-old and his 16-year-old friend, surrounded by couples trying to … Continue reading Birthday Stories: A Memorable 16th Year
★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ March 7, 2013 ★~ Today’s Quote:Be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios. ~ Hussein Nishah ★~ Cereal Day: Cereal is the most popular breakfast food in America, but that wasn’t always the case. Up until the 1860s, most people ate eggs, bacon, and sausage every morning. Cereal emerged … Continue reading Cereal Day,Crown Roast of Pork Day, El Morno 3rd Anniversary
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine. " ~ Humphrey Bogart For the most part, I don’t drink. I always wanted to be a drinker like the rest of my family, but I was different. I tried hard to keep anyone from finding out my … Continue reading Martini TIme: Did I Mention I Don’t Drink?
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ March 7, 2012 Post Updated: March 7, 2013 ★~ Today’s Quote: “Done.” Joe Ruscitti as he cut the umbilical cord of our son 16 years ago. The midwife laughed and said, “You have only just begun.” ★~ Discover What Your Name Means Day: Do you know the origins of … Continue reading March 7, 2012: Discover What Your Name Means, Cereal Day, Crown Roast Of Pork Day
Joe gave Cole and me the best birthday present: a sign! Cole would have been too young at the time to recognize the reference, but the moment I “got it” and shared it with him, we giggled together (I giggled, Cole laughed-Cole never giggles). Cole’s 2nd birthday was the first birthday we celebrated in our new … Continue reading Balloons Our Birthday Sign
Cole's Birthday Cake The guests at Cole’s birthday party who asked me if I made his fabulous birthday cake are now my best friends. Although I did not make the birthday cake, a few special people recognized me as a potential future birthday cake maker. This is one compelling reason to grow your friendships past … Continue reading Cole’s Birthday Cake-56 Eggs, 8lbs of Butter
Happily, if not vaguely, I remember a wonderful circus birthday cake at one of the parties held in my honor. While at another, I remember running over a birthday guest with my go-cart. Joe remembers attending a birthday party and being knocked into the birthday child's elaborately decorated birthday cake at the start of Happy … Continue reading Birthday Party Memories!
The Odd thing is I don’t wish for Cole’s younger days because Joe and I used them up. We enjoyed almost every minute of the baby days, followed by enjoying every minute of his toddler days, followed by enjoying every minute of the grade school days, and now having a teen entering high school is … Continue reading Cole Is Turning 14
Cole and I made a tart to celebrate his dad’s birthday. Cole made the tart and I took up my role as sous chef, which loosely means I documented the process for later blog posts, cleaned up spills, and assumed my motherly role by frequently saying, “Please do that over by the sink.” In any … Continue reading Cole’s Tart From The Heart