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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry, Merry, Merry, Meatballs

Hi Everyone!

I just couldn’t let the Christmas season slip on by without taking a moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Healthy New Year:)

Things have been going rather well around here. I’ve adjusted comfortably to married life, which believe it or not, I find a bit surprising, lol…(Marion and I both lived single lives for longer than we liked to remember:)

Mike and I had a glorious time traveling across our great country in the camper, although, we did have a few “mishaps” along the way. (a flat, canopy problems while driving along the interstate, a blizzard and even a carbon monoxide scare. Thank goodness my sister Maria was with us. She was a HUGE help to Mike!) Thankfully we made it to Idaho safely and in time for Tabitha’s birthday and Thanksgiving!!! As it turned out, we left the camper in Idaho and will need to return in the Spring to pick it up and continue our southern route back to PA. (good Lord willing and the creek don’t freeze:) As many of you know, I usually go out to Idaho in the Spring for Tabi and Noah’s recital. Next Spring Mike will be coming with me!!! As you can see, Mike as been officially "christened" into the family:) (He's the one with the Mickey ears:)

As for my health, I’m doing really, really, really well. I do believe even the doctors are a bit baffled! I’m not questioning anything and just enjoying every single solitary memory! I suggest all of you do the same:) If there is one thing I have learned through-out this whole experience, it is, #everydayisagiftfromGod and I thank him every day for it! I won’t be returning to blogging. I'm undecided but I was thinking of taking this blog private sometime in January. To be perfectly honest, I don't know what to do! I am on Facebook and Instagram as (Louise.Vee.) You can also find me Pinning. I don’t post very often but I sure would love to see how you “guys” are doing:)

I guess you could say these Merry, Merry, Merry Meatballs harvested from the Christmas Memories Cookbook published by the Mystic Seaport Museum Store in Mystic CT, ©1983 are going to be the last recipe I will be sharing with you all on this blog. I have oh so many cookbooks and recipes I would still love to share with you but I'm not sure how to go about it on the other social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Maybe I'll figure it out, lol...

Thank you all again for all the wonderful memories and kinship. I'm going to try and drop by your blogs in "person" one more time before the year is done. Just in case, I don't make it, Happy Holidays to you all and a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours, Louise:)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Where To Begin?

Hi All, I know it has been quite a while since I’ve been here. So much has happened in the past few months, I don’t even know where to begin. Even the garden has gone haywire, lol…

The most important news is sad, very sad in fact. Yes, our dear friend Marion has passed. It happened on August 12, 2016 after a rather lengthy and very painful stay in the hospital. I’m sure she is either on her way to becoming an Angel or already earned her wings. She was one amazing lady and I miss her terribly.

As for me, I am still recovering from my lung surgery but am doing extremely well! In fact, the doctors can’t believe how quickly I’m healing. I’m back to driving and have been for a while. I’m really feeling terrific!

But, (it seems there’s always a but these days:) I won’t be back to blogging for quite a while. It seems I have other health issues that I am dealing with as we speak. There have been so many visits to doctors and hospitals, I’m in a spin, lol….Not to worry you “guys” I’m pretty tough for my size and have every intention of fighting back!!!

I don’t know if there will ever come a time that I will feel comfortable enough to share what is happening but I want you all to know how much your encouraging words and prayers mean to me. Lots!!! And I thank you…

I do have a huge surprise for all of you though. I mean this is really going to knock your socks off!!! In the midst of all the sickness, visitors and chaos, I managed to make a quick visit down to New York to celebrate my Honeymoon!!! Yes indeed, I got married!!!

I know, it really isn’t fair of me to hit you with all this news and not do some explaining but, I’m just not ready. However, rest assured, I am one happy lady and thankfully I may be sick inside but I feel absolutely terrific now and I’m living in the NOW!!! Heck, I may just say see ya to all those doctors and take the new RV I bought before Marion got sick and take a vacation across country with my new husband!!!

Thank you so much for all your kind words and prayers. There has been a lot of praying going on around here. We can use all the prayers you can spare:) I will try to keep you posted and let you know how things are going. I'm really going to try to stop by all your blogs in the next couple of days to see how things are going in your little corners of the world. In the mean time, just remember to keep wiggling those toes and repeat after me, “Your Health is Your Wealth!” Now, go hug someone, anyone and tell them how much they mean to you! And, thank God everyday for the gift of life. Louise:)