HI EVERYONE. Well I just got home from a Mexican dinner with my 2 boyfriends, Tim and Harrison. THey actually were at the Staples Center in the afternoon with Harrisons bball teammates watching the Harlem GLobetrotters.

Life has been so busy!!. Family wise at least. Kinda slow audition wise, but a few coming up.Harrison finished bball yesterday and has his first mtng with Baseball team tomorrow. He’s had a 4 day weekend which is interesting to plan when Tim is at work.. but we’ve been having fun. He’s so into his WII games, and DSI..Star Wars and Spiderman and Batman. ANd everyday , well at least M’to Friday, we have to read 20 minutes, besides his homework. I just remember playing alot in 1rst grade. Not learning about cumulus clouds, and how George Washington went to Betsy Ross’ house to engage her in sewing the American Flag during the Civil War..??

THe other day I got 2 tests one from Ericca Piccinini and the other from Marisa Echeverria… they both now live in LA and Ericca was original Lorraine on Bway and Marissa the original Francine in LaJolla. Well they both inadvertenly met each other at a commercial audition and realized all the connections and both wrote me to share that. I love those kind of stories.. cuz they’re both cool chicks and part of my life.

My youngest sister has been strangely sick since September and finally got approval to go to the great Cleveland CLinic.. After a week stay they’ve diagnosed her as having Stills Disease.. a rare disease that you have to live with as long as God gives you life. It was quite weird and scary to suddenly have my lively, funny youngest sister so sick.. and not be able to talk to my mom and dad as frequently because of cell phone time, etc… was so hollowingly sad and lonely. I got a small taste of what so many people have to daily contend with…life without hearing the voice of your loved ones, whenever you choose or pick up the phone. I’m so grateful for a diagnosis, for a bit of steadiness now, and for life..

I ‘m so sad about the young  Francine,Lindsay Thomas, who recently died of lung cancer?? from the TOronto cast of Jersey Boys.. I don’t get why someone hasn’t found the cure for cancer yet. Good grief… it’s enough already. Reading about her personality and demeanor is amazing. May GOd comfort her loved ones. and may we somehow be given joy in the daily duties of our life, and see the minute miracles around us..

alright enough for one night.. photos to come… thanks to Dale and Susie for this site

6 Comments so far

  1. Wanda on February 16th, 2010

    I’m so glad that Valentine’s Day was so very special for you, with your favortie food and you two best guys! Between family and friends I had a most wonderful weekend myself. Wonderful about hearing from Erica and Marisa, such a small world, isn’t it? So happy auditions are coming up for you! Prayers coming your way! Faith is most important, as you well know, and now we begin our journey thru Lent. Wow, time is flying. Love you lots and miss you too! Love to the boys! xoxo Wanda

  2. Wanda on February 16th, 2010

    PS ALWAYS praying for Jody!! Thank God she’s been diagnosed and healing can begin! xoxoxo

  3. Zanna on February 16th, 2010

    Sorry to her about your sister, Jennifer. I have never heard of that disease, will have to look it up. What is the world coming to with all these new illnesses. I hope she can stay well.
    I didn’t learn about cumulus clouds till the 6th grade! I remember that well because I was assigned to paint pictures of them.
    Best to you and your beautiful family always.

  4. NewJerseyLasagna on February 21st, 2010

    H*A*P*P*Y belated V*A*L*E*N*T*I*N*E*S Day!

    Always enjoy reading your notes…I can only imagine how busy you must be keeping up with Harrison…thoughts & prayers for your sister… hoping her discomfort with this disease is alleviated as best as possible with available medical interventions.
    All the Best Always!

  5. Jody Cardillo on March 3rd, 2010

    Hi Jen, So sorry to hear about, Jody..But glad she was able to go somewhere and find an answer! My Mom was in pain for 3 years and they said it was arthritis..We took her to the Mayo Clinic and found out she had Lung Cancer!! So it’s really great Jody found the answer and didn’t have to wait longer than she did!

    My thoughts and prayers, always..

    Jody xoxo

  6. Kate on March 5th, 2010


    Thanks for sharing about Alan Hartwick’s untimely passing. My children so enjoy Christmas for Little Children and it was through those videos that we found you and contacted you about your Divine Mercy chant which is touching the lives of many children at Making Music Praying Twice, but also many parents who had not heard of Sr. Faustina or the Divine Mercy. I had just checked your blog because I was sharing your information with our facebook fans. Its nice for them to see the many artists and contributors who have come together to produce the program.

    We are praying for Alan and his family and throwing some in for your friend Lindsay. God bless your sister as she struggles with her illness and praise God that it is a manageable disease. What a month you have had. Life is truly precious.

    Kate Daneluk