Archive for November, 2008

LOTS TO BE THANKFUL FOR

FIRST OF ALL HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

TIM AND I ARE GREATFUL FOR HARRISON, HIS GRANDPARENTS WHO TRUSTED US ENOUGH TO HAND HIM OVER TO OUR CARE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. TO DANIELLE GAUDIO, AND NIKI AND YVONNE FOR REASONS THEY KNOW.TO MY MOM AND DAD FOR GIVING ME LIFE ,AND THAN NURTURING AND ENCOURAGING ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. SO THAT THE WOMAN I AM BECOMING/HAVE BECOME, IS A DIRECT RESULT OF THEIR LOVE, DISCIPLINE, PATIENCE AND HUMOR.

I’M GREATFUL FOR TIM. THE MAN MY PARENTS PRAYED I WOULD BE BLESSED WITH, FROM THE DAY I WAS IN THEIR WOMB. I CAN’T BELIEVE GOD GAVE ME HIM. HE MUST HAVE KNOWN I WOULD NEED A FAITH FILLED, LOVING, HUMOROUS, STEADY, HARD WORKING, JOYFUL SOUL TO PUT UP WITH ME. LOL

I’M THANKFUL FOR MY SISTERS AND BROTHER, JAN, JILL, JOEY, AND JODY, FOR BEING SUPPORTIVE OF MY CAREER, AND PATH, AND FOR ALLOWING ME TO FOLLOW MY DREAMS, WITH MY PARENTS BLESSING, TO LEAVE MICHIGAN AND PURSUE MY GIFTS. I’M SURE THEY HAVE HAD DREAMS AND I KNOW THEY’RE GIFTED, BUT CHOSE FAMILY, AND SACRIFICED THEIR AMBITIONS, AT LEAST FOR AWHILE, TO RAISE STRONG, LOVING, FAITH FILLED KIDS.

I’M GREATFUL FOR THE EDUCATION MY PARENTS GAVE ME, EVEN THO I HAD A FEW MEAN NUNS, BECAUSE THE DISCIPLINE AND DIRECTION AND EVEN REJECTION AND PRAISE I GARNERED HAS MADE ME TOUGHER AND MORE RESILIENT IN A BUSINESS THAT USUALLY SAYS ‘NO’ BEFORE YES.

I’M THANKFUL FOR MY GRANDPARENTS, WHO ARE NOW IN HEAVEN, FOR THE WAY THEY RAISED MY PARENTS, AND THE LOVE THEY COVERED ME WITH GROWING UP. I MISS ALL OF YOU.

I’M GREATFUL FOR ALL MY FAMILY EXTENDED AND MY NEW FAMILY ON TIMS SIDE WHO HAVE SUCH BIG HEARTS AND SUCH UNSHAKABLE FAITH.AND HAVE ALWAYS WELCOMED ME.

I’M GREATFUL FOR DARK MEAT, AND CRISPY SKIN ON TURKEY (AND CHKN).HAD TO THROW IN SOME HUMOR

I’M GREATFUL FOR ALL THE JOBS I’VE EVER HAD…ESPECIALLY JERSEY BOYS, THAT ALLOWED ME TO FINALLY ORIGINATE A ROLE, RECORD A CD, AND SHARE THE TONY’S AND TV PERFORMANCES WITH MY FAMILY.

AND THAT’S HOW I MET ALL OF YOU…SOME HAVE BECOME SUCH GREAT FRIENDS. AND I’M GREATFUL FOR THAT. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!

I’M GREATFUL THAT IVE BECOME A MOM…AND AM LEARNING EVERY SECOND HOW TO BE MORE LOVING, PATIENT AND HUMAN.

I’M GREATFUL NO ONE IS CORRECTING ME ON MY WRONG SPELLING OF GREATFUL.

I’M GREATFUL FOR EACH PERSON I’VE COME ACROSS, AND SORRY FOR THE ONES I SNUBBED, OR LOOKED AWAY FROM, OR IGNORED, OR PRETENDED I DIDN’T SEE, AND THANKFUL FOR THE TIMES I COULD BE NICE. I’M GREATFUL FOR MY LIFE. FOR GODS LOVE AND HELP…AND FOR A BIG APPETITE. LOVE YOU ALL AND EAT A LOT FOR ME…

I’M GREATFUL FOR MORE, BUT I GOTTA RUN NOW

I LOVE AND APPRECIATE MY MOM EVEN MORE

WOW It’s fun and hard and tiring and something else to be a mom. A Family. I’m literally running around constantly even when he’s at school. I do find time to run or work out, right after I drop him off at 8 am. Poor Tim hasn’t found that release yet. There’s no time in the day to fit everything in. I find myself a complete idiot and space cadet when in the kitchen. I’m preparing Tim s dinner and Harrison’s in a select, small, variety that he can tolerate, and than steaming maybe some broccoli, green beans,etc..only to place 1 or 2 on his plate. And I give Tim the main meal,and I tend to eat my menage of omelets with various dips and crackers, and veggies. Harrison doesn’t want to try mine..I think it must look a mess to him..LOL. SO far the “healthy ” brownies, and “healthy” rice krispy treats we made together work, but his sense of smell and taste!!!!!! He can detect when I smear maybe a teaspoon of sweet potato or butternut puree under the lowfat cheese in his quesidilla…and his face doesn’t lie.

Scheduling picking him up, playing,homework and eating than 7 is shower, etc and than we all read together at 7 30 and say our prayers and hopefully he’s lights out by 8 pm and Tim is shortly to follow. That’s my golden time to watch Dancing W the Stars and various shows we’ve taped, now also SUPERNANNY. I have no idea when my life changed, wait yes I do, Oct 19th .. My sister Jan was commissioned by my parents to paint a life size SPIDERMAN¬† 4 BY 6 FEET. it was delivered and TIm put it up in 3 hours to Harrison’s amaze and delight. He kept saying, “but how does she paint it so good?” He’s very funny and sweet, and hopefully more photos and stories will emerge as I wake up…love Jennifer

HELLO MUDDA, HELLO FATHA

WELL TODAY WAS A DAY OFF FROM SCHOOL FOR VETERANS DAY. SO WE STARTED THE DAY¬† HUNGRY, AS HARRISON HAD TO GET BLOOD TESTS AS PART OF THE NEW DOCTORS ORDERS. HE WAS SO BRAVE!!!!!! THEY TOOK OUT 3 VIALS OF BLOOD.THAN WE CAME HOME AND HAD CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES !! HIS FAVORITE AT IHOP. HOWEVER OUR VERSION HAS SWEET POTATO PUREE AND FLAX SEED MEAL HIDDEN INSIDE..WE’RE TRYING TO INTRODUCE VEGGIES AND FRUIT, SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS. LOL

BUT HIS SENSE OF SMELL AND TASTE ARE PRETTY IMPECCABLE. WE DID MAKE RICE KRISPY TREATS TODAY TOGETHER (BROWN RICE CEREAL, AND MORE FLAX SEED MEAL) AND HE LOVES THEM, AND IS SO PROUD HE MADE THEM. WE THAN VISITED TIM AT THE HOSPITAL…NOW I’M BEING CALLED TO GET IN CAR…AS TIM IS HOME AND WE’RE GOING TO PARK…NO REST…IT’S ALL GREAT…PEACE OUT JENNIFER