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    Sunday, August 28th, 2011

    Happy Anniversary to my House!

    Two years ago today was one of the best days of my life – we bought our home in Bay Ridge. We still love our house and think it was one of our best purchases. Today we are having friends over for a house party/hurricane party. Keep safe everyone!

    Sunday, August 28th, 2011

    Hurricane in Brooklyn

    Everyone has been chit-chatting about the hurricane.  The news people seem to be enjoying the excitement of the hurricane. We’re just outside the evacuation area in Brooklyn so no one is too worried. We stocked up on water, moved the deck furniture and loaded the cars with gas. This morning, we drove over to my [...]

    Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

    Crafting and Getting Ready for Sept.

    I will be back later today with an update for all my teacher friends who are decorating their classrooms. I’ve been crafting like crazy and I have some cool things to show you!

    Saturday, August 20th, 2011

    Truth

    I ran into some relatives of mine tonight in NYC.  They don’t live in NYC so that made it very surprising. They asked me some very interesting questions about my family. And I was completely honest. Leon was shocked at what they asked because they hadn’t seen me in years! They saw Lee’s face and [...]

    Friday, August 19th, 2011

    18th Avenue Feast 2011 CANCELLED

      FOR 2012 – THE FESTA OR FEAST OF SAINT ROSALIE IS ON. (Some call it the Italian Bensonhurst Brooklyn Feast) The Santa Rosalia Feast or otherwise known as the 18th Avenue Feast is on. It has not been cancelled. August  24 to Sept. 3rd on 18th Avenue between 67th to 75th streets!  Come celebrate!   [...]

    Thursday, August 18th, 2011

    Summer Please Slow Down

    I am finally getting a chance to enjoy summer and now it’s moving wayyyy too quick. SUMMER PLEASE SLOW DOWN. I’m not ready to move on yet.   In other news, we went to three large crafts stores and Barnes and Noble to purchase stuff for my classroom. Borders, fabric, polka dots in aqua and [...]

    Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

    The 18th Avenue Feast is ON FOR 2012 – BEGINS 8/23/12

    Click here for New 2012 Information for those who may have hit an old page.  For Current Information on the 2010 Italian Feast on 18th Avenue in Brooklyn CLICK HERE   I AM SAD TO INFORM YOU THAT THERE WILL BE NO FEAST THIS YEAR…WHICH MEANS NEVER AGAIN ON 18TH AVE WILL THERE BE A [...]

    Monday, August 15th, 2011

    Decorating a Classroom

    I love August. The web fills up with so many great ideas from teachers who are excited about creating their classrooms. Oh pinterest how I love thee! This will be my 18th year of teaching. Just typing that blows me away, not only because the years have gone by so fast. But also because I [...]

    Monday, August 15th, 2011

    Vacation

    I found a small rental with a big pool on Craigslist. Lee thought I was crazy to look at Craigslist, but it was one of the best vacations we have had. I e-mailed the owner, paid and we drove out to Long Island. We picked up the keys from the owners friend and the house [...]

    Monday, August 15th, 2011

    Stores Like Restoration Hardware

    I love Restoration Hardware. I like looking through their catalogs and walking through their store. The silk curtains from Restoration Hardware are to die for. I got them at 75% off at Tanger Outlet in Riverhead. A coupon from the outlets made the deal even sweeter! My best deal from Restoration Hardware was their paint. [...]

    Saturday, August 13th, 2011

    Levi Aron

       Riker’s Island Levi Aron was interviewed by the Daily News. Levi Aron is on suicide watch at Rikers Island.  Aron never said Leibby’s name and referred to the murder as an incident which was an accident because he panicked.  The reporter asked Aron if he wanted to apologize for the the incident. He didn’t say [...]

    Friday, August 12th, 2011

    Relatives Found Me

       Awhile back, I made Lee a family tree on Geni. Geni is a free site where you can build a family tree. I made mine as well because I thought that I might forget some names over time. Recently, this woman who is related to a relative I listed contacted me. Ann, my third cousin [...]

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