Number Two on the List – Kevin Francis

My beautiful second baby – Kevin. The one who we were SO convinced was going to be our first daughter (picked the name Linda). How wrong we were! All because I carried so different – well, that means…nothing. Kevin came into the world easily – with no complications. None (unlike his brothers). His birth was …

My Own Personal 911 Operator

As you know, my son Kevin is engaged to a wonderful girl named Amanda. I love her like she is my own. The two of them are very mature, and disciplined. Within the last year, their built-from-the-ground-up house was finished. For two young people (they are both 27 years old), they have accomplished so very …

Some of my very best Thrift Store Finds…

I am a very big fan of Thrift Store shopping. Over the years, I have been very lucky to have found some amazing deals. I realize that “thrifting” as Christine and I call it is not for everyone. Some people have qualms and concerns about pre-owned items. In my thinking, once an item goes through …

An odd way to meet someone, but…

I have been in Pennsylvania for over two weeks now. Despite the cold weather and the nasty, disgusting snow I have loved every moment of it. A great part of this visit was spending time with my friend, Ellie. How did we meet? Well, it was…odd. Somehow, someway we met through this man we were …

Saved money, but maybe I didn’t want to?

This is an unusual statement from me – the ultimate bargain shopper. The one who always wants a deal, and wants to pay the least amount possible. I was shocked by what happened recently. My cousin (who is exactly my age) and I went out to dinner with a friend, and with Laura’s son and …