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wishes to thank all for your goodies, kind words and support....thank you for the kind words, love and goodies.is happy Patrick is home with his family after 12 days in hospital (pic is from last year).is sad to announce the death of my dear son Patrick today.is grateful for the love and support from my sparkfriends through this sad time.wishes all a beautiful day.❤️is comforted by flowers being sent...and so very many donations to the American Cancer Society.is nurturing my three wounded kidlets today.is homeschooling today.found a new game for homeschooling is enjoying homeschooling!is in awe of my grandchildren in so many ways.is grateful to our library for packing up little crafts for kids to take home...Miss Pearl loves them...this is a gratitude jar.took the kids for a wonderful walk/rock climbing trip by the sea yesterday....our four year nightmare is over! Loooove the dancing in the street all over the world!is admiring my bathing beauties!is a very patient person.is happy with my new awning...just in time for winter...lol!is homeschooling all three today...graphing candy!...my wonderful DIL with her creations!wishes all a Happy Halloween! This is last year’s pic.visited our neighborhood haunted house..fun!is meeting a friend for lunch outside this cool Friday....introducing...Woody Westcott...and my favorite family!...one bored distance learning fourth grader!...these are my neighbor’s hydrangeas...mine suffered due to drought (pretty sure he has an irrigation system)....one year old photo....enjoy the long weekend!and today is Lucy’s turn...6th grade!is playing first grade with Pearl today.wishes all a peaceful day!...BOO!...told you he was feeling better...esp because Jean bought him a new mower!is hosting Pearl for first grade today...fun!...Miss Pearl is finally losing teeth...she’ll be 7 soon!is making meatballs with Miss Lucy!...my family is crazy...the water temp is 65f!cannot help feeling sad these days....new week...new season...happy Fall!is always sad to see my coleus pot go when we get a frost. Have a peaceful Sunday!...my pot of colus looks so beautiful just before the first killing frost...boo-hoo! Have a peaceful Sunday!is helping my beloved DIL celebrate her birthday today...one day at a time....Miss Pearl fell asleep on the floor after her first day of first grade...lol!...Miss Pearl after her first day of third grade...and, yes, she fell asleep on the floor....day two of distance learning....day 2 distant learning at The Porch School. ...first day of distant learning for my little family!is celebrating daughter Mimi’s 33rd b-day out on the deck today....perfect weather for it!is celebrating daughter Mimi’s 33rd b-day today with dinner on the deck.is living one day at a time.will be painting rocks with the kidlets as an art project during distance learning...tips, anyone?...my budding Foodie and I baked a little cake.....Lucy is always happiest in water!took the kids over to a friend’s pool today....look what I saw on FB...will be doing this with the kids!...had 3 monarchs hatch in one day!...and then...dessert!...gorgeous cheese plate after our anniversary dinner last week.misses my massage therapist sooo much...she is such a character!...the kids cuddling Lucy’s guinea pigs, Sarah, Peggy and Hazel.🤣is celebrating 52 years together today! We were teenagers when we married in 1968.‘s dear man is thinking about turning 72 today!...hard to see but we are having a banner year for Monarchs in our butterfly house...TEN chrysalises and two more babies still munching milkweed....happy Friday!...setting free our first Monarch of the season. ...my new goal!...my favorite family!is so lucky to live close to this beach! Happy Friday!...remind me not to blog after two glasses of wine...a Patrick is 50, not 60!is celebrating my son Patrick’s 50th birthday today!...and...my pond at sunset, also not my pic....sunrise at my beach (not my pic).is thinking about these for new glasses...thoughts?is getting a new roof today...big noisy mess!...suggested pandemic classroom in R.I....Hahahah...teachers will get how funny this is!hopes your August is full of healthy fun!is staying cool today...you?hopes everyone finds a cool spot for a restful Sunday. picked a quart of blueberries in our patch today...not easy in a boot!is sooo happy with my newly refinished deck...now we need an awning!..these great kids handled the disappointment SO well!is happy I am getting my deck resurfaced!is getting over it...what choice do I have?had to kiss these munchkins good-bye today as they are off to NH for a week.is sad!!!...Pearl’s dance studio is managing some limited form of a recital.had another fabulous beach day!has bumped up my walk to 35 minutes....started a few weeks ago at 15.misses when the kids were this age!...my mood today...:(...some things never change...Lucy is still a nature girl!enjoyed my annual real strawberry shortcake...yum!had fun helping Lucy make this watermelon pizza....kids are soooo happy the playgrounds have reopened!...grandkids finished school yesterday and are coming to Grammy’s for a fun day and sleepover.is planning a trip to Anguilla!emptied out a bookcase to donate and my creative grandkids used it as an apartment building for Calico Critters for the day.is showing off my granddaughter’s nature photography skills....budding plantar fasciitis in my left foot and now this on my right foot!...let’s all stay safe this weekend!...sharing one of my fave pix...Patrick, Chris, and sister-in-law Suzanne on her 50th.is happy my dear man has a new toy...a wok...yum!had a lovely visit to a huge azalea garden nearby.is proud of my tree-hugger grandson William....another gorgeous photo of R.I. ...Do I not live in a beautiful part of the world?got o pic of my wonderful DIL with the girls and the shells they painted for her.cannot believe Miss Lucy is 11 already..here’s the cake I made.is honored that my DIL I asked me to make Lucy’s b-day cake for this Friday!is heading out for produce today.wishes all who mother a peaceful Mother’s Day!....this is how my amazing DIL showed her thanks for us taking the kids Sunday afternoon...a quiet meal for two,got to hug the kids, after six weeks apart, as Jean brought them down for a visit.is asking folks to post View From My Window pictures,Loooong gray hair!Stay safe!is cheered every day by my spring flowers!...my trip to Jamaica seems like a lifetime ago...it was in March!wishes all a peaceful Easter Sunday!is trying not to be sad.is so happy to see a beautiful sunshiny spring day out my windows! wishes all a peaceful day.is bending the rules today...day 17....we need to guard our mental health.is enjoying the longest hair I have had in decades!is on day 12, but why bother counting? Have a peaceful Sunday!and my dear man have made sure to share long loving hugs several times a day....oh-oh...Zeppole season!...ok, ok, ok...I admit to being able to relax down here!should have said I am TRYING to relax in Jamaica!is relaxing in Jamaica.is enjoying the upstairs balcony of our Negril rental.is meditating every day.is enjoying the respite in Negril...suuuure hope we can come back home next week!made it to Jamaica...love villa above the sea!is happy to see another 2 lbs gone...12 this year!is looking forward to traveling with my favorite geezer next week!is grateful that today is the LAST day of the kids’ basketball games!...happy Friday!is enjoying some belated birthday flowers from my little family!had a lovely evening with some of my siblings!had a lovewishes all a sweet Valentine’s Day!is hosting sick William todayguess we are not getting any snow this winter! Here’s an oldie:hears that Miss Lucy is doing well today after losing a tiny pet yesterday.is off to visit Patrick at chemo...a special mother-son time for us.was up for SUNRISE today...a truly rare event...and saw this!is enjoying Pearl here for a rate sick day.is ...not my pic but of my part of the world!wishes all a happy day!...this is right down the road from me!wishes all a beautiful and restful Sunday,is proud that my littles did the polar plunge yesterday for charity!had a wonderful post-Christmas big family party...here with just some of my sibs.is going to my big family holiday party today!is happily back to IF...teaching DD about the importance of self-care today.wishes all a peaceful, joyful Christmas is cleaning and prepping all day...Merry Christmas, dear friends!...whew! They are done...each one unique!is having the kidlets decorate gingerbread houses today..sooo fun!loves my little tree!is exhausted...had the kids for a snow day!...Lucy made a gorgeous basket with little help.had the girls over for Christmas fun today...even six yr old a Pearl built a basket!had a nice quick trip to visit my older son in FL.is exploring my son’s backyard jungle in FL.had a wonderful evening at A Christmas Carol with Lucy and Patrick.is thankful every day for my Spark friends! is going over to William’s house for his 9th b-day party!wishes all a relaxing peaceful Sunday!...gym yesterday, pool today...good thing Miss Pearl helped me unload the dishwasher!had a lovely lunch with my bff’s yesterday...heading to the pool this morning.is looking forward to a beautiful relaxing Sunday!is going for a massage this rainy Halloween (NO candy even came into my house!)!....introducing....Eep Crood and her little sister!...autumn is slowly creeping in herein RI.enjoyed some grandkid time overnight!...what a lovely relaxing Sunday I had...how about you?wishes all a peaceful Sunday. is celebrating DD’s b-day today!is breathing deeply. ...William went fishing with his BF’s family and caught the biggest fish!took the girls to Lion King yesterday. ...so many beautiful sunsets lately!...Lucy’s first day of middle school! Here she is with her daddy and Papa....happy Labor Day from RI!had a wonderful rare day out on the boat with the kidlets.is taking the kids to a pool on their last day of summer vacation!is celebrating 51 years of wedded bliss (lol) today!is having the entire family for a SEVENTIETH b-day celebration for my dear man!the .....another pic of beautiful state of RI!...RI pix!here’s another gorgeous RI pic...wishes all a peaceful Sunday! is enjoying sister time!is off to the gym and then the beach today...happy Friday!...look what we spotted in NC...mama and two cubs right near the side of the road!had a wonderful long weekend with sisters in NC!is enjoying sister time in NC feels better after visiting with Patrick a while yesterday.is sure. Kissing my grands as they have been so busy with camp and a weekend trip!‘s dinner party was great fun for all!has hydrangeas inside all summer!wishes all a relaxing and peaceful Sunday.is in love with life.is on summer vacation from Grammy duties!is with Lucy this morning...until her dentist appt.Is bringing Miss Pearl to her dress rehearsal.is enjoying a quiet Sunday...how about you?is fasting until one today while playing with Miss Pearl.hopes you have a wonderful Tuesday!wishes all a mellow Monday!Went to Lucy’s last elementary school band/chorus concert...she does both.enjoyed family time yesterday!is working on a positive attitude today.had a sweet day with grands....Miss Lucy is TEN today!...here’s my late Mom..14 kids and always smiling!had fun with Pearl at the tulip farm!Wishes all a beautiful and peaceful Easter.adored Lake Bled in Slovenia today!walked almost 11 miles today in Ljubljana!arrived in Ljubljana, Slovenia today.looooves Zagreb!looooves Zagreb!visited Venice!is in Milan...need I say more?is a besotted Grammy...here is Miss Lucy’s spring school pic...she will be ten in a month!...another pic from sister week in TX.is so grateful to have had this time with sisters and extended family in Texas.is having a blast with my sisters in Tx...party today!hopes you all have a wee bit-o-fun this weekend...here’s Lucy 9 years ago:is making these with my wee Irish kidlets tomorrow night.Just do/be your best every day!is taking the wee ones on a mini-vacation today.wishes all a happy Valentine’s Day!is enjoying her 67th b-day today!is visiting dear son at chemo and then playing or napping with Miss Pearl later.still has mobility issues...happy Friday!is enjoying lots of exhausting kid time while their parents enjoy a respite in Belize.wishes all a beautiful and peaceful Christmas.....whew!has four kidlets coming over to decorate gingerbread houses tomorrow.is creating Christmas magic with Miss Pearl today!...look at the piano cookies my dear man made for Lucy’s recital this afternoon!...Pearl was an angel in her pageant, or as she called it ‘our Jesus show’.is hosting Miss Pearl’s FIFTH birthday party today!This is how we kick off the holiday season in my family...giventhe kids their Christmas jammies!is prepping for the big feast tomorrow!...Lucy is obsessed with this app...or is she mimicking me?My dear manâ€™s fave pic of me in Spain...lol!is had a happy reunion with my adorable grands today...fun with leaves!is heading to Madrid tomorrow!...happy November!had fun with Miss Pearl today making a haunted house.Enjoy a peaceful Sunday, dear Sparkpeeps!is one lucky Grammy!...my reason for living....Another gorgeous sunset in RI (taken by a friend).is babysitting for the kidlets tonight so these two lovebirds can go see Hamilton in Boston.is helping DD paint her new condo today.Gorgeous sunset tonight as the storm slid north.Have a lovely day!
Find the beauty in your life every day!had a wonderful party for my 50th anniversary!Fifty years later...still friends!is celebrating today...50 years!Celebrating our FIFTIETH anniversary today!had such fun hosting a family party for my dear man’s 69th bday last night!is being a good sport...got a new boat.Soooooo lucky I do not care for pie...even with our own blueberries! My dear man made these.is admiring my herbs pot!is playing with my favorite wee ones today.My morning basket from my dear manâ€™s garden!Plant a garden if you can, even a small one!Another delicious low carb dinner...zucchini from our garden and 6 oz. of steak, which I could not finish.Cross training...stopping for strength training while on a two hour hike in the woods!had a fun quick getaway with my dear man.And...another low carb dinner full of fresh from our garden veggies!is trying to celebrate my nation today.enjoyed this seasonal treat...once a year....zero guilt!This pic makes this old teacherâ€™s heart happy.had a wonderful family baseball day yesterday!Here I am (black top, white pants) with eight of my nine siblings, laughing and loving together.Lucyâ€™s first piano recital.Bringing flowers to her big sister after a spring chorus concert....Lucy spotted a friend in the parade this morning....my two sons and their aunt, just 9 months older than my older son.is a happy Grammy.I am so grateful my dear man is happy in the garden and cannot wait to enjoy the fruits of his labor!Miss Pearl is four and half and is outgrowing naps, but after a busy weekend...Pearlâ€™s first flower arrangement. Have a peaceful Sunday!took the kids to a local garden between showers to enjoy the azaleas.is celebrating Lucy’s NINTH b-day today!‘s family is enjoying some baby goats...more on the way today!has assumed my Grammy duties!has decided to stay in Argentina and let my dear man become a gaucho.We are enjoying the Argentinian nouvelle cuisine!Coming up on our FIFTHIETH anniversary and still having fun!The Mendoza wine region of Argentina ..look at the Andes mountains!Walked 12 miles one day on my South American adventure!Another brand new day to shine!My dear man made a potting bench this winter...canâ€™t wait to get out and use it!Heading to South America for vacation in April!An occasional treat is fine! Hereâ€™s my first dessert in months....this is the new 66...my birthday!Me (in the red) with just 5 of my surviving 9 siblings at our family get together yesterday.went to the gym before picking Pearl up at noon today.My 52 year old niece! She is unstoppable!celebrated Miss Pearl’s FOURTH b-day today!is playing with Miss Pearl today!Have a super Saturday!lOVES my DIL, who turned 45 yesterday!Birthday girl Mimi and her brothers.Lovely evening!My amazing DIL and beloved beautiful Pearl.Happy toes in my happy place!is packing for our first vacation in a year and a half!Oh, did I forget to mention my dear man and I met FIFTY YEARS ago today, when we were in high school? ...hoooooray! Mommy is coming home today at noon..we are packing up!...three nights and four days with the kids so far...I am exhausted but happy!is going for another massage today and a walk later. Happy Tuesday?...woo-hooo...kids back in school! My beloved house cleaner coming in to shovel up the debris...lol!Today is our family's big day. Keeping busy, breathing deeply, and staying positive! Have a great week.Up WAY to early this morning....did get to see the sun rise...cleaned house and did some yoga. DS's surgery tomorrow.I am no longer obese!....is babysitting!had a FABULOUS sisters' weekend!...we ran into my fave family out to breakfast on our way to Newport for sisters' weekend!...with just SOME of my siblings at my sister's house!...having fun with my sisters!Is so happy...picking little sis at the airport...she, big sis and I are going to Newport for the weekend!...this will be a huge day for my family.wishes all a happy and healthy 2017...from my family to yours.is going to our HUGE family party today...just 75-80 of us (I was one of 14). is celebrating Miss Pearl's 3rd birthday today!...9 days to moving day...off to babysit this morning.My amazing DIL and our wee ones.is feeling better...finally got some sleep...looking forward to a fun weekend....we have our first Monarch hatching! NOTHING makes me happier than getting my entire little family together!...happy birthday to my DD, Mimi...29! She is one-of-a- kind and I am so grateful she came into my life....to have and to hold, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, ....48 years today!...sick William (picture from last week) here again today...sort of nice being stuck at home..no rushing around. Happy Friday!...celebrating our amazing and full of love first grandchild, Lucy's, SEVENTH birthday today!My grandkids love each other so much!had a wonderful, if tiring, day at the zoo yesterday!is home from one of our best trips ever...lots of incredible adventures in Spain. ...touring Portugal now...perfect weather...so many hills!is off to the pool, then clean my house after two days of fun with the kidlets. Happy Thursday!is playing with Miss Pearl this rainy day!...my FIL is finally at peace.is playing with Miss Pearl today...a little over two and her language is exploding daily!had a delighful day yesterday at my big family party...full of love and laughter.is heading out to our BIG family holiday party today.is playing with William and Pearl today....Lucy will be here afer school.had some tiny elves over today to decorate my tree and do gingerbread houses....happy 2nd birthday to my little imp, Pearl.Wishes all my American friends a delicious Thanksgiving from my family to yours.is celebrating William's fifth b-day today!is playing with Pearl today...and looking forward to a cooking class this evening....here's my favorite family!...Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!...Lucy loved this Minion scarecrow.Hope you all are having a marvelous Sunday!...loves my days alone with Miss Pearl...she is a living doll.enjoyed a wonderful family reunion with about 75 of my closest family on a spectacular September Sunday!Enjoyed dinner with all nine of my siblings last night.enjoyed a lovely visit with my young SIl and her kids...she was home caring for my FIL while we went away.Heading home from my two weeks at Jasmine Villa.Is having a blast with my sisters in Anguilla.wonders what I have done to deserve such joy. Just arrived at our hotel in Budapest...David asked for an upgrade (on our already free room) and we got 'the apartment'! Loooooves Prague....full of flowers and gorgeous buildings.did not sleep well but did get to sleep in...off to the pool. Have Friday!is babysitting again today and already have 5500 steps on my fitbit as I took Miss Pearl for our first walk of the day. Have a wonderful Wednesday!slept a bit better....out to lunch with my retired teachers' group. Have a great week!Slept terribly, going to gym for a bit and then the pool to exercise my aches away. Happy Friday!is taking Lucy and William to the pool today as they have no school! Happy Friday!just kissed the kidlets goodbye after three days and a night~whew!is playing with baby Pearl this morning.Is super excited...going to see Cinderella with Lucy and some of her title girlfriends today!wishes all a peaceful relaxing Sunday!Helped Miss Lucy get ready for wacky Wednesday this morning.Woke up to three more fluffy inches of snow...pretty! Kept the kidlets overnight as they had a frozen pipe over at their house...I'm exhausted! Happy Sunday!...oh, my, more snow today...at least I have my adorable kidlets for part of the day! ZERO F* here in RI this morning...Jack Frost visited my sunporch/playroom overnight and painted the windows beautifully!Thnx all for the birthday wishes and goodies! Happy Valentine's Day!is celebrating my 63rd birthday today!Having fun with the kidlets again today. Pearl has me wrapped around her tiny chubby finger!Wishes all a happy peaceful Sunday.Is babysitting today....fun!will be out for a brisk (short!) walk or two this chilly day.Is bringing myslef back to mindful eating. Happy Monday.December 2014is so happy Christmas is finally here! xoxoWishes all who celebrate the merriest of Christmases! Remember what's important....hip much better, on a five day prednisone pack....almost all done...how about you?My favorite family 6-14Pearl at 6 monthsLucy and Pearl 6/2014Precious little Pearl at 9 weeks.Lucy's first bath at Grammy's @ 8 monthsLucy's first birthdayWilliam Jack, 9lbs 6 oz, born Nov 19, 2010 William bonding with his dad @ 4 weeksLucy,2, William, almost 9 monthsGrandbaby heaven!Grandson William at at 1!William at 17 monthsWilliam Lucy and Sophia 2012Son and wondeful DIL's wedding 9/07Lucy and her dad, my sonmy son, wonderful DIL and lovely Lucy at 6 monthsSanta Lucy at 6 months Welcome to my second home, sparkfriends!8/09 - down 25 pounds- I WILL get back here!Grammy and Grampy with LucyLucy falling in love with her momNOW I see why my husband loves this bathing suit! (2008)DD Mimi in Anguilla June, 2009sunset in Anguillamaybe 2003? I want to get back to this.I thought I was fat!!! at about 125 lbs in 1969.Mimi and IDavid and I in Anguilla 11/08Just SOME of my family of origin - 7 boys and 7 girls
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