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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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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5th Avenue Window Crawl: Beaded Bags & Bergdorf’s

When blog friend and Tangerine Tango  contributor Dawn Landau emailed me late Wednesday night, apologizing for the last minute notice, saying she’d be in New York City on Friday and asked if I was free to meet her, I didn’t hesitate … Continue reading

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