My Life

My Life
I am happily married for 38 years. We have 3 married children and 6 beautiful grandchildren.Join me as I journey through life...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


It's the day before Thanksgiving. I've already put the pumpkin pies in the oven and started on my sweet potato dish. Still to come is a new leek and mushroom bread pudding. The kids are supplying much of the rest of the side dishes. Great to have adult children.
We are celebrating Thanksgiving here , at our house, tomorrow. Jim's mom will be with us this year. That's the first time she'll be here in a long time. She usually chooses to go to his sister's house. I'm so hoping she has a good time. Feel almost like we've hogtied her into coming here. :(   She hasn't been feeling well this year, so we're extra thankful that she's here with us.
I am feeling a little " blue" this year and i"m not sure why. It's not the first year without my father, so I know that's not it. Can't quite place what the problem is. Oh, well, I'll just put it out of my mind and be grateful for all we have. We may not have the biggest house or bank account, but, we have each other and truly, that's the most important thing. I love my family so very, very much!!
Hope you and your family have the best Thanksgiving ever!!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Thank heavens, it's Friday. Lately Ive been feeling that way more and more. Don't know if something is going on with me or if it's just the change of seasons affecting me. My energy level is waning, that's for sure.
I've been working hard on getting all my Christmas shopping done early. I like being done before Thanksgiving so I can avoid all the huge, crazy crowds. I'm almost there. Going to finish it this weekend, I hope.
Having all our kids over for Thanksgiving again this year. I love that!  No longer do we get together with the entire Buretta Family. Too many kids and no one has the room to host it. Jim's mom will be moving into a senior apartment from her condo the weekend after Thanksgiving. Things will be changing drastically after that. The change is going to be difficult for everyone, but, especially my kids. They have such fond memories of being at grandma's. I know change is inevitable, but, why does it have to be so hard. Getting old sure isn't for sissy's!