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‘Fraidy Cat…Er, Dog

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

I was using my oven today & the smoke detector began to beep in the living room (there was no smoke, but the smoke detector is very sensitive). The loud beeping scared Vega & he ran into the bathroom. After I stopped the beeping & my laughter, I grabbed my camera & snapped these. Seriously, this dog is supposed to protect me?!




Good Things

Friday, April 28th, 2006

When we go through rough times we have a tendency to search various avenues for signs of meaning, truth and inspiration. Historically, I have turned to music and books for such guidance, and lately I am identifying with Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards, especially with a line from her song “Good Things”: There are some things that I believe/Like if you’ve got nothing you’ve still got your family

Kathleen sings the truth here. I don’t know how I’d have been able to survive the last six months without my family.

(Sorry for getting all mushy)

I’m such a dork

Thursday, April 27th, 2006
Have you ever done something that you thought was so dorky? You actually shook your head and said "I can't believe I just did that!" Well, I'm having one of those "dork" moments right now. I'm feeling ... [Continue reading this entry]

Top of the World

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
One of the saddest and most emotional songs I've ever heard in my life, "Top of the World," penned and sung by Patty Griffin (and covered by the Dixie Chicks) is on repeat on my Windows Media Player and in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Race to Wrigley

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
Look at me go!!! Yeah, right. I received an email today from the folks who snapped photos during this past weekend's "Race to Wrigley," a 5K run/walk for Cubs Charities in which Francesca & I both participated. ... [Continue reading this entry]

An Easter tradition

Saturday, April 15th, 2006
Our grandmother, Mimi, handed down a tradition to my mother, my sister and me that we've been keeping alive since Mimi passed almost eighteen years ago. We get together every year on Good Friday to make calzone. Many ... [Continue reading this entry]

Even more old family photos

Saturday, April 15th, 2006
My father came across these photos recently. This first one was taken circa 1950 (?) in front of a grotto which was built in the basement of a family member's home. I just want to know what my ... [Continue reading this entry]

Championship bling

Friday, April 14th, 2006
Here is a picture of Dad wearing (kind of) a real White Sox World Series Championship ring. Dad is lucky enough to know someone affiliated with the White Sox who received his very own ring, not one of the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Email from Mom

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
Every year on Good Friday, I make calzone (Easter pie) with my mom. We've been emailing for the last two weeks about the details for the day. Below is the latest email my mom sent to Francesca & ... [Continue reading this entry]

Monday, April 10th, 2006