June 02, 2014
I was at a real loss on what to write about this week. My chaperoning of the Daisy Scout field trip? The end of the school year? Well, it came to me on Sunday afternoon when Lillyana got her bum stuck in a bucket. Yes, you read the right. Her rear end was wedged into a five gallon bucket that the kids had filled with water and were playing with.
She was hysterical laughing. We all were. Then something so awesome happened. Her bother stepped over to help her get out. Let me tell you, her butt was wedged in there good, and it was her almost 4- year old brother that came to the rescue.
When we found out we were expecting a boy for our second child, I have to admit I was nervous. I grew up with sister as a sibling. My mom comes from a family of six girls. How would Lillyana deal with having a brother?
I have now realized there was never any reason to worry. They get along like me and my sister always did. They play well together. Enjoy each others company and most importantly help each other out when needed.
It was daddy that was needed to get her out - all while we were still laughing - but the photographic evidence shows that it was the one she occasionally calls "a pest" that was the true hero. Brothers - always there - especially when your butt is stuck in a bucket.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.