Category Archives: Family

My Sisters

I am lucky in the fact that I have 2 sisters in my life. I couldn’t ask for better sisters to guide me throughout this crazy life time and I’m always looking for good quotes concerning sisters. This one put a smile on my face today and thought it might put a smile on another sister’s face today as well.

“She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child.”

Barbara Alpert

3 sisters

The Three Sisters


Dressing Up My Kid Sister For Her Future

My kid sister has always had a reputation of not finishing many of the things that she has started. So I really have to say that I am so proud of her for actually following through and going back to school and finally graduating and getting her high school diploma. Now she wants to continue on with her education in the medical field but is having a hard time deciding exactly what she wants to do in this ever growing industry that we have been assured of that there will always be a strong and urgent need for. So we (other family members and myself) have been trying to help her figure it out and decide, because she needs to figure it all out and soon.

Once again the Internet has played a key role in researching the various options for her. I have been spending a bit of time with her on the computer looking around and giving her my opinions, for what ever that is worth, since I basically don’t know squat about the medical field other than what I see on TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, E.R. and [scrubs]. But we are learning together and it is nice to be able to spend some time with her lately. We have always gotten along well and we usually have a good time and share many laughs together, which is good for both of us.

The Beginner Acoustic Guitar

It just makes sense to get Charlie a beginner acoustic guitar for his birthday, which is the day after most of us celebrate Christmas! It is always a chore to make sure that his birthday doesn’t get lost in all of the confusion that goes along with the holiday season, especially coming from such a large and ever growing family. He has always wanted a guitar and I think a beginner

beginner guitar

Epiphone Hummingbird PRO Acoustic-Electric Guitar

New Jersey’s All About Pumping Your Gas

One thing about New Jersey is that they have a state law that forbids drivers from pumping their own gas. I admit that back when I was a kid, all the gas stations offered full service at the pumps, but full service meant that they took care of your car. The gas attendant would check your oil levels, put windshield washer fluid in for you, check your tires for the right inflation pressure, and catch a burnt out taillight so you didn’t get a ticket for unsafe equipment. Then the gas stations started letting people pump their own gas and your car care fell to Sears and Firestone after something broke down or went flat.

I have no idea why they decided that drivers should be forced to stay inside their cars and wait for someone else to pump your gas. But you cannot get out of your car at a gas station and touch the gas pumps. Then again, you don’t have to worry about your hands smelling of gasoline or getting gas splashed into your eye, either. But it is very weird to sit in your car and wait for a guy in a turban to put gas in your car for you.


The Wellness Drink by TriVita – Nopalea

It appears that everyone I know is having some type of health issue. I don’t know what the heck is going on, but it is seriously getting to me. It seems that whenever I have a conversation with anyone the main topic ends up being about their health problems or concerns and worries about someone that they care about that is going through some type of health crisis. Is it because I am getting older and the older we get the more unhealthy we get and the people that we surround ourselves with are getting older and their health is declining? I just can’t stand to go anywhere anymore because I know that we will eventually be talking about doctors, hospitals, medicines, insurance, nursing homes, hospice, visiting nurses, etc……

And now with the coming up winter and the flu season being right around the corner the subject of flu shots is a big deal. I always get my flu shot but I know so many people that still refuse to get one because they swear that getting the flu shot caused them to get the flu in the past. How absurd! Don’t people watch the news, read the newspapers or go online and see that this just isn’t possible, arrggg…. I just refuse to even discuss the issue with them anymore, it is pointless, so what’s the use. They certainly aren’t going to listen to me.

My sister is urging people to try the Wellness Drink by TriVita that is becoming very popular here these past couple of years called nopalea. She is a pharmacy tech and has learned a lot of interesting information since going into that field, so a lot of us in the family turn to her for advise, so it works out well for everyone. Nopalea is supposed to be good for you in a variety of ways. I’ve read that the nutrients in this “wellness drink” have been proven to help your body with reducing inflammation that can help you with joints and muscles that can get inflamed and cause pain as well as help with protecting your cellular health, which of course is a big deal.

Sis is urging people to take advantage of the free 32 ounce bottle of Nopalea by calling 1-800-280-8518 which I just did yesterday and I thought that I would pass this information along here for my readers to try. Feel free to leave me a comment with any questions, thoughts or concerns about this product, I’d love to hear from you.