Dogs Meet Beauregard October 22, 2013

It’s time for another dog story. Since I am the poodle walker, I have the good fortune to meet other dog walkers. Timing is everything folks. When you go on walks you can only hope you will run into your favorite dogs and those of your dogs. After all, certainly your dogs have friends too....

Faith I want to be a better person. October 20, 2013

Recently at mass, our pastor Fr. Joe spoke of a text message he received from one of his friends after a heartwarming funeral of a mutual friend. The funeral mass was as crowded as the 4:30pm Christmas Eve mass because this man impacted so many by living a good life. The text message simply read...

Grocery Shopping What’s so special about Trader Joe’s? October 18, 2013

  As a Trader Joe’s fan, people ask me all the time – what is so special about Trader Joe’s? I mean, we have the Lexington Co-op,  Wegmans, Tops, Dash’s and plenty of places to shop and buy groceries. Well, now that we have one in the area, it’s time for me to explain it’s...

Fall Sold Out! October 16, 2013

M&M's Pumpkin Spice For a special treat this year, the Mars company teamed up with Target to be the only retailer of seasonal M&M’s in pumpkin spice. It’s hard to be exact in retail but the Mar’s company certainly did not expect these tasty pumpkin spice candies to sell out like they did. They are on to something....

Entertain Reasons To Entertain October 15, 2013

  Yes it takes time, money and energy. Three things that we seem to all be running low on. But there is very few things that are more satisfying than entertaining in your home. It is something that we need to do more often and talk about it all the time. I figure if I...

Dogs This 7 year old male weighs 160 pounds October 12, 2013

  Since I am a Poodle Walker, I meet many dogs on my walks. One of my favorites is Gus. Gus is a 7 year old male Newfoundland dog who is gentle and sweet tempered. I hadn’t seen Gus on our walks lately and found out that he had a scary attack of twisted stomach or...

poodle, Traditions Have You Ever Been “Booed”? October 9, 2013

  Have you ever been “BOOED”?  I mean, the good kind of BOOED. Not off the stage! We happen to live on a street where the neighbors are very close. We have a phone and email directory, an annual Halloween block party, a ladies Christmas party exchange, and the guys have a golf and awards...

Dogs, Faith, Family Sunday. A day to rest and play. October 7, 2013

Sunday is a time when we allow ourselves to set anchor and remember our purpose on earth. Sunday is the day to go to church and remember that God made the world and rested. God calls us to rest, to pray, to hear His voice, to be aware of His presence and the beauty of the...

Faith, Family Favorite moment October 2, 2013

The moment when the groom sees his bride at the altar. That’s it. That is my favorite moment. It sums up a lot of what is important in life. Love, Commitment, Joy, Family and Faith. There he is in all his glory seeing his bride for the first time.

Faith, Family The Lion Ring September 24, 2013

  Recently I attended a 90th birthday party for a retired doctor who remains in wonderful shape. The party was festive and the stories were flowing. One of his sons took the microphone and told the story of the lion ring. I have to share it. “You see when you grow up Catholic and Italian”,...