Monthly Archives: December 2013

My 300th Post: 2013 Highlights

I’m still adjusting to the idea that the year begins in January and ends in December. After being either in the classroom as a teacher, or having kids in school, it seemed for the longest time the year began in … Continue reading

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Grandmother Diary: When the kids travel

Nathan’s email this morning: “Made it. All bags and persons accounted for and off the train.” I wasn’t really worried yet it’s nice to know they arrived after their 18 -hour train ride from NYC to Atlanta where they’re visiting … Continue reading

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Brushing up my Shakespeare

December has been Shakespeare theater month for us it seems; we saw three plays: Pericles, Richard III and Twelfth Night. Pericles,  The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s  last show of its season, tells the story of a prince seeking justice, a … Continue reading

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Grand Central Station Craft Fair

After hearing about this craft fair from two people, my sister and Dawn, I  had to go myself.  Grand Central Station has been featured in countless films.  I’ve met many friends and family members over the years in front of its … Continue reading

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

 My blog and now face-to-face friend Dawn of Tales of the Motherland,, gave me the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award and it’s my turn to pay it forward. I’ve been granted a few other awards from other bloggers … Continue reading

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Grandparent Diary: 4 Years!

Today our eldest grandson turns 4. We had just sat down to watch a performance of Measure for Measure at a professional theater about 20 minutes from our house. I was checking my phone one last time before silencing it, … Continue reading

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Snow Day Book Briefs

Bean and barley soup on the stove.  Shovel and boots by the door. And a bunch of new books to read. Here’s a couple I recently finished that might help pass the time if you’re snowed in.   From the … Continue reading

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