Category Archives: Birthday

My Talented Mom: On Her 85th Birthday

In October my Mom turned 85! It’s pretty shocking to me…that’s a big number. But my Mom is really ageless in my mind. She’s vibrant, active and opinionated. She has friends of all ages, but the two common themes of … Continue reading

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Birthday Surprise at Fresco in Montclair, NJ

Yesterday was my birthday. My husband Mike, son Max and I went to a new-to-us restaurant called Fresco in Montclair, NJ to celebrate. It was our first visit to Fresco, but it certainly won’t be our last. The food was … Continue reading

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When a Dessert Goes Rogue

My family celebrates Thanksgiving at our home every year. This year we had a tableful of fun. My sister Lori and her husband Denis were in from WI; my Aunt Shirley and Uncle Chester were in from OH; and my … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2012: Food and Family

We host Thanksgiving every year at our home. This year 13 of us gathered together. My Mom was visiting from Arizona, my sister Lori and her husband Denis from Wisconsin, my Aunt Shirley and Uncle Chester from Ohio and the … Continue reading

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18-Year-Old Tory: Her First Major Choice

 

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My Baby: Tory Is 18!

In a few short hours, my daughter Tory will officially be 18 years old! That chubby happy baby of ours has become a tall, fit young woman with a mind of her own, a plan for the future, and an … Continue reading

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Bar Cara in Bloomfield, NJ: Back! I Want to Go Back!

Gail and Margaret, two of my Magnificent Seven friends, and I recently celebrated a birthday at Bar Cara in Bloomfield, NJ. As Bar Cara first timers and residents of nearby Montclair, an incredibly parking challenged town, we called ahead for … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Max!

Today is my son Max’s birthday, his 20th birthday. Since he’s away at Big Ten College I can’t give him a rib-cracking hug today, nor can I make him a fav dinner of chicken and pasta with pesto. He’s studying … Continue reading

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N.J. Provisional Driver’s License: Tory Turned 17!

Yesterday, my daughter Tory turned 17. And she did what every red-blooded New Jersey teen does when they turn 17: She drove with her parent (me) to N.J. Motor Vehicle to take her road test; she was on a mission … Continue reading

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Fajitas, a Restaurant, with a Side of Goodwill (and Some Upscale Retail)

Grass Doesn’t Grow Under Our Feet 80 degrees, sunny with a slight breeze. Can you feel it? No? I did today (bwahahaha to my friends in the frozen Northeast). Me in my shorts and t shirt and sandals. Fajitas were … Continue reading

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