Friday, August 31, 2007


Awwwwwwww...yesterday my most special fella came over and took me to lunch. WOOHOO:-) The special fella is my son, Tony! We went to the most delightful Italian restaurant and dined on wild salmon over a bed of polenta...Can we all say YUMMMMMEEEEEEEE!! Tony not only took my mind off the last few silly days of drama he also took me to a fun second hand store where I found this BEAUTY, Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh:-) I am gonna share some of the pics with ya cause they truly put a smile on my face. I love the ocean so for me this is very special...between Tony's visit, our divine lunch and my special find, life is good again:-) A big shout out goes to you all for your words of encouragement..this blogging community never ceases to amaze me. Your love and kind messages inspired me..YUP..I did it!! I smiled, grinned, greeted and almost mowed down every poor soul who crossed my path yesterday:-) Tony even asked me, "Mom, are you okay??? You seem rather extra happy:) I explained to him the previous days events and he smiled, put his head down, touched my hand and said....."Mom, I LOVE YOU"..awwwwwwwwwww, I tell ya, it just don't get much better than that!! Rock on ladies and PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO HUG LIFE!!! Marylou

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I have a heavy load today!! Well, it happened!! I am an eBay seller and have been doing this for the past 8 years or so. I have been "blessed" with lovely customers as well as making many new friends:) Recently I had a customer purchase an item from me. While I was packaging the item I dropped it!! YEP...and it was breakable and it became damaged. I immediately refunded the customer in full explaining what had happened. This did not please her and she decided she wanted the item, no matter what!! Well, this would have been okay except I had tossed the item and no longer had it in my "hot little hands"......I tried to appease her to no avail. Even though she received a refund in full she was not happy and accused me of many devious actions I shall not go into. Problem is this...LIFE IN GENERAL IS TOUGH FOR ME RIGHT NOW...I have some personal issues I am trying to bravely deal with, therefore I have NO ROOM FOR DRAMA. I have reported the situation to eBay along with all the emails etc....I don't know what shall happen but it makes me sad because...I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO COMPASSION...WHERE DID IT GO??? HOW DID WE LOSE IT??? DOES ONE HUMAN WHO IS HURTING NOT COME TO THE AID OF ANOTHER??? I don't understand how as a society we simply seem to no longer CARE. We worry about our cars, our homes, our bank accounts but NOT OUR FELLOW MAN. YEAH...THINK ABOUT IT FOR A MOMENT OR TWO....WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE AT THE MALL, OR GROCERY STORE OR GAS STATION AND SOMEONE GAVE YOU A SMILE, A GOOD DAY OR A HELLO????? Well, I am not gonna give up...tomorrow when I go to do my errands I shall smile at every person I see:) I may even say "hi"...I may go as far as to say "hope ya have a good day"....if you hear of a woman arrested for "being too friendly" please come bail me out!! I have a feeling most folks will think I am "crazy".....such a sad commentary for us all!
Hug Life, Marylou

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


OH MY GOSH...........isn't she pretty?? Yep, that is my mom:) She was voted Cherry Queen of her small town when she was but 16 years old...maybe 18, sorry I don't remember. Better check with my sis G:-) Anyhoo...I am just delighted to have these fun pics to share. I am so PROUD of her, not only was she rather pretty but she was very smart. Funny, we don't think our parents are smart until we get older and then they become geniuses:-) Thanks for trippin' down memory lane with me.
Hug Life, Marylou

Monday, August 13, 2007


After I completed by blog yesterday I knew it was missing something......of course, my DAD!!!
Affectionately know to me as "Pop" he is missed as much as my mom. He too always had words of wisdom to which I turned a deaf ear...yeah, like I knew anything!!! Had I listened to him more often my life would have been an easier ride! I miss you both so very much and........ you both are always in my heart with your footprints embedded in my soul!
Love you POP!!!!
Your daughter,

Sunday, August 12, 2007


I was thinking of my mom today and how much I MISS her!!! So this post is for her. I know she is in heaven with my dad but I am hoping she takes a peek now and then to make sure I am not in too much trouble:) Mom, I love you and I miss you!! were everything you told me. Just wanted to say that because you deserve to hear it:)
Always with love,
your daughter, Me

Friday, August 10, 2007


My daughter and her friend, the doctor (BIG SMILE HERE) came by yesterday to take me out to lunch to my fave restaurant in town. We had a FANTABULOUS lunch with delish food, a wonderful ambiance, & great conversation. As we sat outside on a beautiful CA sunshiny day we chatted a good 2 hours away:) We left and as we arrived to the car Dr. Dave noticed he had forgotten his digi camera on the table. He returned, which maybe took 10 minutes, and when he arrived back at the restaurant he was told they did NOT SEE THE CAMERA ...DO YOU KNOW HOW BIG A DIGITAL CAMERA WITH A CASE IS?? It is NOT a small item that one would accidentally throw away or NOT see...we are SURE someone decided they needed one and decided to abscond Dr. Dave's...the owner/manager of the restaurant was RUDE...BLANTANTLY RUDE!!!! We filed a police report but doubt anything shall be done. SO........$750.00 for lunch is rather pricey and..... I feel so bad for Dr. D AND I SHALL NEVER, EVER, EVER RETURN TO THAT RESTAURANT AGAIN...I SHALL ALSO ADVISE MY FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME.....EGAD, SOMETIMES PEOPLE DISAPPOINT ME:(

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Isn't she beautiful??? I simply love this picture and since I have a dear friend I call "Hooters" I wanted to post this just for her:) Owls are not only gorgeous on the outside but inside as well......kind, wise and loyal:) Just like my friend, so hereya go Carole!
Hug Life,

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


OH YEAH....I am totally out of the loop today!! Been flittin' round all mornin' and still nothing is done! Wish I could figure out what it is I flit??? Starts like this...I pick up my cup of coffee and take it to the sink...there I see my glasses so I grab em and walk to my bedroom to set them on my nightstand...there I see my latest novel and think....hmmmmm...I could read just ONE chapter:).......then I go to sit in my big comfy chair and see DUST on the side I go back to the kitchen to get a dust cloth where I see the chocolate cake on the counter and........ without batting an eye I cut a piece for MOI and pour MOI a glass of milk....I then come by the computer and think I had better tell someone about my "oh so productive" day:-) So, here I am, flittin' around:-)
Now, don't flit.......go make it a CONSTRUCTIVE DAY:-)
Hug Life
Peace, Marylou

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


My sister and I.....a "few" years ago:-) I love her with all that I am!! So, G..this is for you!!
Sisters are different. They heard the sobbing in the darkness.

They lived through all your triumphs, all your favorites,

all your loves and losses. They have no delusions.

They lived with you too long.

And so, when you achieve some victory, friends are delighted -

but sisters hold your hands in silence and shine with happiness.

For they know the cost.

Pam Brown

Because I must always have humor in my life I have indulged in this lovely quote 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

Hug Life,