Monday, January 3, 2011


Okay, I'm trying here.  I am actually working on following a 'blogger-type inspiration to post thingy' gosh, I don't have command of the English language tonight, and I'm committing to one post a week being about life outside cancer.  Shannon, my new blogging friend will think I'm a total stalker, but she has inspired me to live outside my comfort zone.  Believe it or not, I am more comfortable opening up about Sammy, cancer and the roller coaster, than other, more personal things. 

I don't even know if I have actually joined the group...or even if there is a group to join.  It all stems from  Who knows where this will take me.  The same rules will apply to my posts...I don't edit!  Why?  Because I write as I think and my typing is awful...I was too good at math to be in the typing class at school!  So I let it all out and cringe when I revisit old posts, but they are REAL!  I did discover the spell check the other day :)

Don't hold me to a specific day for these posts, and don't bank on me making any fact, you all have my full permission to skip them when they crop up.  They will be clearly labeled so you can identify them immediately.  Please comment on anything you are motivated to discuss or offer a counter opinion...I love debates...and remember...If Sammy goes into Hospital, all bets are off, until we are discharged and I get my motivation back.

Here’s today’s topic idea – brought to you by Plinky:

Share something that makes you smile. (Can be a photo, an idea, a memory – anything that comes to mind).

This picture was taken by me during the summer before Sam was diagnosed.  Nana Haze was over from England and we were enjoying three carefree weeks of summertime fun.  The bridge is at Binny Park in Greenwich.  We call it the Mary Poppins Bridge Park as the bridges are reminiscent of the park in the Disney Movie.  Magic happens here.  From the time Jack was nursing, Nana and I took the children to Binny Park.  Each trip evolved into new discoveries:  the houses within the bushes; one for Jack and one for Sam. There is always the heron seated majestically waiting for a catch,  The lighting changes depending on the season we visit and the time of two visits are the same.  Most special of all is the fact that we spend hours there with Nana, exploring learning, bonding and enjoying...all in a way I remember doing as a child with my mother also.

When I take the kids there on my own, we last about ten minutes.  Nana creates a magical experience which opens up my sons' eyes to the world around them.  I wan to do this, and I try to learn for it, but I is a Nana thing. 

These memories make me smile.  They are special on so many levels.  Our last visit was with Sam in a stroller, yet we still stayed a good hour or more...Nana magic!  I grew up with my Nana being the creator of all things wondrous and fun...I smile to see my own sons innocence retained for these special moments.


  1. This is a wonderful post. The picture is grogeous and the memories of your nana and the magic she brings to your life are precious.
    Thanks for sharing. I look forward to ALL your posts!

  2. I hope your time spent writing brings you as much pleasure in reliving memories as it does for me! My worst, most hectic days are made better somehow by writing. It relaxes me and helps me stay more centered. Well done today! I look forward to more posts! :-)


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