Saturday, December 19, 2009


Hello Blogland! I can't believe the year is almost over. As with most years this year was filled with up and downs, changes, additions and subtractions. All in all I'd say it was a good year.

Hope you are all fairing well...and maybe in 2010..I will resume some blogging.. if not writing, at least dialing in to you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Hi Blogger friends...that is if you still consider ME a friend...I've been a bad leelee posts for the whole summer. Well I have no good excuse..I've been a lazy blogger but a busy Facebooker. I know, I won't go there to play. Well that's ok...I understand.

I do have some good stepdaughter and her hubby have blessed us with a new grandbaby. Michael is their first child and my 8th grandchild. I know, can you believe it? leelee has 8... count 'em 8 grandchildren. It blows your mind doesn't it?

Isn't he adorable???? I am spending a lot time with much as I can.... since he is the only grandkid within a 20 mile radius!

Life continues to be good...thanks VE for the nudge..I'm heading over to your place post say hello. Then I am heading over to all y'alls to say HEY!

Hope you are all well and enjoying your summer..

Love and HUGS!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy 21st Anniversary Babe!

We said we'd walk together baby come what may
That come the twilight should we lose our way
If as we're walkin a hand should slip free
I'll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me

We swore we'd travel darlin' side by side
We'd help each other stay in stride
But each lover's steps fall so differently
But I'll wait for you
And if I should fall behind
Wait for me

Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true
But you and I know what this world can do
So let's make our steps clear that the other may see
And I'll wait for you
If I should fall behind
Wait for me

Now there's a beautiful river in the valley ahead
There 'neath the oak's bough soon we will be wed
Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees
I'll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me
Darlin' I'll wait for you
Should I fall behind
Wait for me

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yes or No

1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No!
2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone comments you and asks!

Asked someone to marry you? no
Kissed one of your Blogger friends? yes
Been arrested? yes
Slept in until 5pm? yes
Fallen asleep at work/school? yes
Held a snake? yes
Ran a red light? yes
Been suspended from school? no
Written off your car/motorbike in an accident? no
Been fired from a job? no
Sang karaoke? no
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? yes
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? yes
Kissed in the rain? yes
Kissed someone you shouldn't? yes
Sang in the shower? yes
Sat on a rooftop? yes
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? no
Broken a bone? no
Shaved your head? no
Got a tattoo? no
Blacked out from drinking? no
Played a prank on someone? yes
Felt like killing someone? no
Made someone cry? yes
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? yes
Been in a band? no
Tripped on mushrooms? yes
Donated Blood? yes
Eaten alligator meat? yes
Eaten cheesecake? yes
Still love someone you shouldn't? yes
Think about the future? yes

Tag you're it...or not if you don't want too...its up to you..


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Still around...

just not here very often...

I am found most often on Facebook. I like the quick updates and blurbs as opposed to writing a long blog post. Plus many of my "real life" friends and family are its fun to keep in touch.

If you want to join me..

Friday, March 20, 2009

3 meme

Three Names I go by

1. Lisa
2. leelee
3. Mom/Babes

Three Jobs I have had in my life

1. Counter girl in a bakery
2. Travel agent
3. Art Dealer

Three places you have lived in

1. Bloomfield, NJ
2. Miami, FL
3. Hollywood, FL

Three TV Shows that I watch

1. Survivor
2. The Office
3. 30 Rock

Three places I have been (within the last year)

1. New York, New York
2. Washington, DC
3. Luray Caverns, VA

People that e-mail me regularly:

1. Barb
2. Donna
3. NB

Three of my favorite foods:

1. Pasta
2. Roast Pork - cuban style
3. fresh Mahi- grilled

Three friends I think will repost..I don't think I have 3 readers anymore


Things I am looking forward to:

1. Marlins vs Mets April 10
2. 3/25
3. The new grandbaby in July

Friday, March 13, 2009

Time sure does fly! so many ways. The calendar seems to be whizzing right thru..its almost the first day of spring. This is a mixed bag for me. In Florida we revel in the winter. The days are cool, humidity low, windows are open..its great for being outside..enjoying every blue, cloudless sky day.

I don't mind early spring either. The tourists and snowbirds will be leaving around April 15th and we'll have a couple of months of quiet. The roads will be emptier, the restaurants available again and the beaches are less crowded and the weather is still pretty nice.

Once June comes though...the rainy season will begin again. We are in a drought, so its needed, but with rain comes the humidity..and we can pretty much count on 100% humidity until Novemeber. We also start watching the eastward skies and weather. Hurricane watch will really ramp up in August. Hopefully we won't have anything to worry about this year.

The brightest spot in this coming summer will be the arrival of our 8th, yes 8th grandchild in July. We are especially thrilled because my stepdaughter and son in law live about 25 minutes away. So I can really do the grandma thing more often and closer to home.

Its been a great winter, I'm back full swing at the gym and loving it. My family is healthy and happy...Business is is generally FABULOUS. I admit, blogger has taken a back seat to my Facebooking...(sort of like scrapbooking..but not). I just thought once again I would fill you in on my comings and goings...


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kitchen Concerts - Bruce Springteen - Working On A Dream

(click title to see the video)
Out here the nights are long, the days are lonely
I think of you and i'm working on a dream
I'm working on a dream
Now the cards i've drawn's a rough hand, darling
I straighten the back and i'm working on a dream
I'm working on a dream
Come on!

I'm working on a dream
Though sometimes it feels so far away
I'm working on a dream
And i know it will be mine someday
Rain pourin' down, i swing my hammer
My hands are rough from working on a dream
I'm working on a dream
Let's go!

I'm working on a dream
Though trouble can feel like it's here to stay
I'm working on a dream
Well our love will chase trouble away

I'm working on a dream
Though it can feel so far away
I'm working on a dream
Our love will make it real someday
The sun rise up, i climb the ladder
The new day breaks and i'm working on a dream
I'm working on a dream
I'm working on a dream
I'm working on a dream

I'm working on a dream
Though it can feel so far away
I'm working on a dream
Our love will make it real someday
I'm working on a dream
Though it can feel so far away
I'm working on a dream
And our love will make it real someday

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!


Saturday, February 07, 2009

Its addicting!

I joined facebook last week..and I really like it. Its fun to connect with old friends, keep up with family and just generally be part of a "social network" if blogger wasn't enough...what can I say.

It IS fun though...


Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Hi friends...sorry about not posting anything lately...Vinny commented on the last post that he hoped I was not still stuck in the I'm not.

Last week I was super busy doing the Miami Beach Antique show. I'm happy to say it was a success, which is great considering the financial times we are in these days.

Here are some photos of my experience:

This was the hall we were in at the convention center. I thought it was cool that it is named after Muhammad Ali!

Here we have our booth:

We have walls and floors that we bring...makes it look really nice and inviting! It's our home away from home for a week.

Oh and this is what makes it all worthwhile..A fresh and hot Soft Pretzel with yellow mustard for dipping. YUM!!!

Thanks all... for your patience during my "busy time"


Friday, January 16, 2009

She Lives!

Just still rather busy...HUGS all!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

What's New's a new year..and time for new beginnings. Don't you love when you get the chance to start fresh? I do.

I've been somewhat absent from the blog-o-sphere. Reading not commenting...falling behind in my correspondence and participation. All for good reason...I'm busy...Yes..actually busy! and the holidays pretty much drained me of conversation.

Also business has picked up (some..not enough). Hubby and I are preparing for the one big show we do. The Original Miami Beach Antique Show..which will open Jan.22 We are hoping to make some good sales. Business is bad for everyone these days and the art market has taken a hit..but we shall persevere..we've been at this for many years.

We've also been trying to get to the movies..I love going to the movies and there have been some good ones out there. See Gran Torino and Slumdog Millionaire for starters..both excellent.

I've also joined a gym again. I use to be a real gym rat...but for one reason or another I let that go..Oh I still walk and bike and keep active, but..I needed MORE.. so I've returned to the world of free weights, machines and elliptical trainers. I love it..and didn't realize how much I missed it. A couple of GF's and I signed up at Anytime Fitness and have enrolled in their "I lost it at the gym" competition. 8 weeks of classes, bootcamp and access to the gym...24/7. When we complete this..we're planning on a girls getaway to the Bahamas in early spring. Oh yeah I'm psyched.

Well, that's more information than I have ever written here I think..just felt the need to keep you all updated...I'll be 'round to visit you all soon.

As always HUGS!!