Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Double Trouble part two

Baby Joseph and baby Victoria are doing great. I did not meet them yet but I was told that they are very good babies. They eat well and sleep well. They are very good during the night. Yet no complains from mom and dad about lack of sleep.
Of course I never find grandma at her house; every excuse is good for her to be over there.
Finally after 20 days of waiting I received the first baby pictures.

Here's photos of the babies’ birth day and the following day!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Good Bye Brooklyn part 2

The closing happened and it now was time for the move.
It wasn't me moving but mother in law, and it was the worst of the worst of headaches you can imagine.
Everything was a treasure and everything needed to be packed….. Yeah, sure, you bury treasure not pack it!
Of course all of it is in storage… Yeah, of course waiting to be buried in a land fill is Staten Island somewhere. Paying rent for stuff that the salvation army would reject or third world countries would send back with a donation to you.

but it's over and mission accomplished......NO MORE BROOKLYN.....Yes.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Bye Brooklyn

Good bye tenants, good bye bounced checks, good bye driving every week to Brooklyn, good bye all the headaches.
After two years on the market and 9 months under contract and in a very bad real estate market IT’S SOLD… at the asking price. Today was the closing and it went pretty well.
Thank you God. Perseverance pays off.
At the end it took one day to pack 40 years of my mother in law's memories, having my house crowded and full of boxes and s….
That’s how my spring break started. How it is going to end, I will leave for everyone’s imagination.
For now Happy Easter to all who celebrate it, and Happy Spring to everyone else.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

My second tag "BooK Meme"

Few days ago I was tag by CDP to do the Book Meme. I love books and reading so I was very glad to do it. My selection random ended up to be an Italian book; and because it’s not fair for my English readers, I also picked up “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett a book that I’m reading at this time.
Here are the rules for this meme:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

I did both books and you can try to figure out what the Italian one means. Go to: to find the translation.
“La Gita a Tindari” by Andrea Camilleri

Page 123, 5th sentence: allenavano per quando sarebbero diventati grandi.
Next 3:

..o forse non c’era manco bisogno che crescevano proprio il giorno avanti, a fela, era stato arrestato quello che I giornali avevano definito un “baby-killer” appena appena undicino. Uno di quelli che si erano messi a parlare (Montalbano non se la sentiva di chiamarli pentiti e tanto meno collaboratori di gistizia) aveva rivelato che esisteva una specie di scola pubblica dove s’insegnava ai picciliddri a sparare e ad ammazzare. I pronipoti di don Balduccio quella scola non avrebbero avuto motivo di frequentarla.

The Pillars Of the Earth
Page 123, 5th sentence:
So it’s just a traveling knight or a tinker servant, nor the villagers.
Next 3:
…Then on holy day, when people come from all every over the country to hear the services in the cathedral, we gather farthings galore. It seems to me we might man the bridge on holy days only, and give you a fire out of the proceeds” said Philip. Paul looked anxious.

I’m tagging who ever will be my next new 5 blogger friends.

Video based on a book of Andrea Camilleri.

Monday, March 10, 2008

My first tag

I was tagged by Politits to do a minimalist memoir. A stripped down tale of this life in six words.
So here it goes.
The rules are:

1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post.
4. Tag five more blogs with links.
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

I don’t have much traffic on my blog but I enjoy reading:
FranIam, LemonGloria, Morning Martini, Aunt Dahlia, Wyld’s

What does this mean: You have been tagged:)

My memoir in six words:
Molding and shaping clay into art.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


God has blessed our family with
a baby boy Joseph weight 2,3Kg.
and a baby girl Victoria weight 2,4Kg.
Who were born in Agrigento (Sicily)
today March 4th, 2008 at 9:00am local time.
Both babies are doing well
and we are praying for mom’s recovery.

The Proud Aunt

PS: Photos coming soon