Pippa Middleton plays with guns and Angelina Jolie gets engaged..I care because??

I am truly wondering why this stuff made the headlines on Good Morning America this morning. The Pippa Middleton story about her and her French entourage of  handsome rich guys pointing guns at the paparazzi was the top focus.  Evidently pointing a gun, real or fake is a big no no in France.  The best […]

Never had a mug shot before but I do now !

This past January I had to renew my driver’s license.  Last time was easy.  I did it all through the mail.  This time I had to actually go to the DMV, sit forever, pay my money, have my photo taken and finally get my new driver’s license . Well I sort of got my new […]

My life as a sitcom part 2!

My hubby has the dubious honor of spending a few nights a week with my parents. It works out well for all of us. He has a homey place to stay while away, my parents enjoy his company and my siblings and I appreciate the weekly check-in on the folks. It is also the source […]

Owning my own story of Marathon Madness

Registration opened today for the Marine Corps Marathon to be held on Oct. 28th.   The marathon hadn’t crossed my mind much this year.  I registered for the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon and then ended up bowing out and registering for physical therapy instead 🙁 I really wanted to run it and have it be my […]

Why Facebook is alot like riding in your car.

Yes I am on Facebook.  Yes I have a love hate relationship with it. I love connecting with friends I might not see, offer love and support during trying times and laugh at everyday mishaps. And yet  some of my friends post things that make me scratch my head. So why is facebook like riding […]

My life as a sitcom..or real life is funnier and more real than reality TV

Why my life should be a comedy show: I am making a case that my favorite comedy writers should just call me up and ask me for the latest happenings at the Ross household.  We seem to have an endless series of comedy routines unfolding daily. So first up..my parents.  Bless their 85 year old […]

Victory in the tri-ing!

I am back..finally.   Turns out I am not good at keeping all my plates in the air and I let this one drop.  Now that I have a few less plates spinning and a little more time I can finally catch up on those items that I put on the back burner. I did complete […]

Gifts of the Heart

I had a gentle reminder last week about the importance of gifts from the heart.  First when I witnessed it and second when I saw the photo that captured the simple joy of giving.   My grandson, Cristiano, gave his mother some “flowers” for her birthday. It was a sweet moment for both of them. The […]

Glenda the Good Witch was right….

We all know Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.  Glenda the Good Witch told her to “follow the yellow brick road” which Dorothy did for the most part with a few detours along the way.  After surviving the wicked witch , the flying monkeys and picking up a few hitchhikers along the way ( the […]

Time to put on my “big girl” panties and hit the reset button on my running!

Well faithful readers I am getting closer to posting on a Monday ( today is Tuesday for the calendar impaired)   perhaps I will hit it next week but I am offering no guarantees. January is almost over and I spent most of it hitting the reset button, slowing down and reading directions (what a concept)! […]