Monthly Archives: April 2011

natalie’s debut

welcome to the world, natalie glover!  i wish you a happy life filled with perfect health & lots of love.


lauren & james glover’s new beautiful baby, natalie.


“Deep down even the most hardened criminal is starving for the same thing that motivates the innocent baby: Love and acceptance”
 – Lily Fairchilde

when you don’t know what to say . . .

periodically we all encounter  moments when we just don’t know what’s going on.

here is how handles it:*

“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece!
– William Shakespeare


i feel like i’ve been away forever.  between the move, the short trip to baltimore, 14 days with no internet – running around the city in search of hot spots & catching up with all my friends, i’m finally getting to the place of believing i’m actually back in town.

i did figure out how to fit all my stuff from the 1100 sq. ft. apartment into a studio.  i gave away most of my possessions.

on the day of my move i assembled the courage to step on the scale.  i gained 17 pounds.  i knew it was going to be hideous – but seeing that was disturbing to say the least.  the scale remains in the trunk of my car.  my new weight measurement system does not require a scale.  instead, i have counted the number of jeans i own that fit me prior to my nj nightmare – 23.  that includes the 2 pair i was forced to buy after the first 10 pounds.   therefore, upon arrival, i had 2 pair of jeans that fit – even if just barely.  today i have  5 pair to choose from.  progress is good.  the plan is to be at at least 20 by the end of may.

the glovers had a baby girl last weekend and named her natalie marie.  i would show you a picture but they have yet to send one . . .  while lauren labored at lenox hill, i thought it would be a good idea to take mia on a road trip to get away from it all.  plus i was really missing mighty man and had promised him i would be out to visit as soon as i got settled.  a good time for us – not so much for lauren.

mighty & mia


“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
 –  Albert Einstein 

happy wednesday!


today i’m just being happy.  no matter what.



“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
Larry Elder

random acts of kindness

you may already know this but when you do an act of kindness you feel good, the recipient feels good and it is contagious – any witnesses to the act of kindness feel good too.  about a year and a half ago i started a little ‘rak’ contest with myself.  i would look for opportunities to do a rak and then give myself points for it on a scale of one to ten.  ones feel good & tens feel great.  i got out of the habit a while back but i’m getting back on track & feeling better already.

here are some ideas:

open your kitchen cabinets and pack up a bag filled with canned food, check under the bathroom sink for things like extra toothbrushes & hotel soaps  and bring them to a local food bank.  you probably will never miss these things and someone else will really appreciate them.  (6 points)

clean the snow off of someones car.  (5 points –  per car)

pack the shoes & clothes you have not worn for a year or two and schedule a pickup from the lupus foundation .

order this collection box for your workplace – it benefits people with cerebral palsy and helps people dispose of their old electronic devices and used ink cartridges – so simple!

donate $1  today to Soles4Souls, & they will  provide one pair of shoes to someone in need – $1 – that’s all.  then post on facebook & ask your friends to do the same.

leave a flower on someone’s doorstep or windshield.

bring some food to a homeless person.

smile at everyone you pass by.  it makes them smile back and feel happier.  🙂

try one today and get some points!

for more ideas, check out the random acts of kindness foundation.


“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
 – unknown

14 days

it’s been 14 days in my new place on e 52nd street.  it’s wonderful being back in the neighborhood – kind of feel like i never left.  nothing wrong with being uptown, the 70’s are fun but the 50’s feel more like home.
needless to say the movers showed up.  although i’ve been here 14 days, minus 3 in baltimore, my place looks like i just moved in yesterday.  

14 days to get phone/ internet & tv but the cable guys came yesterday.  they gave me the worst phone number in america & i think there should be a new law passed in an effort to protect the self esteem of manhattanites.  anyone who has endured the trials of living in this city for 15 or more years should be entitled to a 212 area code.  or maybe something like, if you’re under 30 years old you have to trade your 212 for a 646 – give it up for the people who have earned a 212.  something should be done.   luckily, finally having internet service has allowed me to focus on the 4 million e-mails i’ve neglected, leaving little time to wallow in self pity over the phone number debacle.

very busy but having fun and so happy to be back!

 “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”


very special

plan for tonight, all day tomorrow & sunday: pack for the move to e. 52nd street on monday.


then at 6:30 pm on friday i got a message from the owner of the allied moving co franchise that said their operations person was unable to reach me all day & they hadn’t received my paperwork (which i faxed to the number they gave me) so they canceled my monday move.

note: call logs from AT&T for both my home & cell phones show no missed calls other than the one from the owner of the moving company.

i am feeling very special because i think i am the only one on the planet that this could happen to.


“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”



laurie cagnassola