It Doesn’t Get Much Prettier Than This

Well… It’s been a while since I have posted a blog here. Between work and family, it has been incredibly busy and I have procrastinated writing a post, my bad. I have started a quest to shed the extra pounds that I have been carrying for these many years. I have started out loosing at a pretty good clip.  In the first three weeks that I have started my fitness plan, I have lost 15lbs.  I know that I shouldn’t expect to continue to loose the weight at that pace…

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Vacation, Day 1: Magic Kingdom

Our Disney World Traditions The first day of our Disney World Vacation in Florida started on a very warm April, Florida Morning with temperatures in the upper 70’s, it was going to be a warm one. We start every Disney Vacation the same way.  On the first day, we try to get out of the resort early and we head up I-4 East and get off on the Sand Lake Rd exit to get to International Drive in Orlando.  We usually eat at the Ponderosa Steak House opposite the Castle…

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Channeling My Inner Bob Ross

Forest River by Mark Plante

A few weeks ago, my daughter and I started watching and enjoying the old “Joy of Painting” show on PBS starring Bob Ross.  My daughter Jessica was so amazed on how with a swoosh of his palette knife he could transform a blob of colors into a beautiful painting. I had done some painting in the past using acrylic paints, but never with oils because I was told that they were very difficult to work with and very messy to clean.  Even with that, I had always wanted to try…

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Disney Bound

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q57wu1eNTr8[/embedyt] After six months of research, planning, price comparisons and frustrations we have finally booked our 2017 Disneyworld Vacation.  Each year, for Christmas we have a big gift that is for the entire family.  This year it is Disney. We will be flying JetBlue from Providence (Warwick, if you are from Rhode Island) to Orlando and spending 7 full days at Pop Century with 7 days of Park Hopper Tickets bought from Undercover Tourist along with our Car Rental. We will fly home on Southwest Airlines with a direct…

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Christmas is Over…

It’s over…  I can’t believe it.  It seems as though it was only yesterday that we were getting the Turkey for Thanksgiving. It can’t be true… I need more time, there are more presents that I have to get… It seems as though the Christmas Season is getting shorter and shorter each year.  When I was 8 years old and going to the old Apex Department Store in downtown Pawtucket, RI, it had to be at least six months between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, it certainly felt that way.  Today,…

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It’s Christmas time again

Well it’s two weeks before Christmas, and I still have no idea what the hell I am getting everyone. I go through this every year and always run out two or three days before Christmas to get everyone’s gifts. I usually do pretty good, I think so anyway. You never know really what to get someone for Christmas. My wife always says that she doesn’t need anything or she doesn’t want anything but I know if I don’t get her anything I am in deep shit. My daughters are now…

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Planning a Family Vacation

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything to my blog.  Sorry, since the girls and my wife have gone back to school, it has been nucking futts at my house. Between Soccer, Volleyball, school meetings, staff meetings and occasional doctor visits, I think that I’ve been able to sit in front of the computer for about 15 minutes since September 1st… The weather is starting to cool down here in New England and we are starting to get ready for Winter.  I know, I can’t believe that I…

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Lucky Man

On my way home from work last night, I stopped at Dunkin to pick up K-cups for the house. When I reached into my pocket my debit card was not there. I know that I used it at Burger King in the morning and I remembered putting it back in my pocket. I hadn’t gone anywhere else so I thought that I must have dropped it in my office and I would get it in the morning. I work in South Providence which is not the nicest areas in all…

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Staying Positive

Shootings, Terrorist Attacks, failing economy… Negativity is all around us today and it is damaging our health and our lives. I have always considered myself a positive person throughout my life.  I have always looked for the good in everyone and in any situation and there usually was one.  I have noticed that lately I have not been doing this.  I have been thinking how is this person going to try to screw me or how is this situation going to get worse… As I have gotten older, some situations…

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