Sunday, July 19, 2015

New do

Okay, I flipped the wig.
Still wearing it in public though. Tommy wasn't shocked, just a little amused.  I feel cooler, and just a little self conscious.
My sister Bett , grandaughter Emilie, and me

Excitement building for Tommy's 5th birthday party. So cute how he's counting down the days until his special day.
We just used his "Spiderman and friends" toys and dollar store stuff  for the  party mantle decorations.

 Other than the recent storms in South Jersey, we're having a nice summer. We lost power and cell phone for a few days and lots of friends had fallen trees, and property damage.
 But basicly we're having an easy-going summer, just hangin'out, with no school buses to catch, Simple laid-back summer living, Tommy pretending with his superhero playthings, lots of  backyard water fun, coloring , reading and cooking together.  He is eager to harvest the radishes he planted and waiting for his sunflowers to bloom.
  My daughter and her hubby enjoy the firepit on weekends and making s'mores, groovin' to nostalgic tunes and sipping wines. We have several good local wineries nearby, and the kids have visited and are trying new wines.

Lots of Jersey-fresh produce nearby too . For supper we made Zucchini Pizzas last night.

Cut your zucchinis in half , place in baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil.

You just need pizza sauce, cheese, peppers, onions, pepperoni

Spread with pizza sauce or tomato sauce

Top with chopped green pepper and onion, and pepperoni slices. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.
Then top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes longer.

Yummy and healthy! ( I stole this picture because I forgot to take one!)

Emilie is running all over the house now. All giggles, cuddles, and cuteness.

She has some strong allergic reactions to mosquito bites. We just learned that Johnson's  Creamy Baby Oil acts as a safe repellent.

 Life is good!  I am feeling strong, and happy. I am grateful for each day and taking care of myself. I'm finding a good balance of work and play, getting a good night's sleep and enjoying the little things, which are really the big things, ya know?  I'm catching up on projects that were put on the back burner during the months of  treatment.  I still have loads of work to tackle and feel pressured, like there is never enough time, and I am being pulled in too many directions. But I can let go of all my cares, and feel most comfortable when I am  here with the children,  focusing on taking care of them and not trying to solve all the world's problems.
 It's the best job in the world!

Love, Linda 

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