Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas

Here is hoping everyone had a nice holiday! Santa knows I love reading and brought me a new Nicholas Sparks book and Debbie Macombers new book! Right now I am reading Debbie Macombers Mrs Miracle. May the new year bring good things for those who wait.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Book Signing

Today is my first visit to a author book signing event. One of my favorite writers Mary Higgins Clark is coming to town to sign her new children's book. What do I say never done one of these events before. The camera is ready hopefully I can get my picture with her. I brought the book for the event and have not had a change to read it yet. The pictures in the book I have looked through and they look great. Well I will let you know how I made out at this event and let you now what I said when I get introduced.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


One of the lessons I learned from a photography class was to take a camera and just take pictures and watch what happens. This was one of those events where the camera brought out a beautiful site.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Here is a list I started of the things I am thankful for. It was started last night while I as sitting back relaxing after my thanksgiving feast thinking about somethings that I am thankful for.
1. The roof over my head
2.My Job
3. My Family
4. Friends
5.My Health

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Today my nephews high school football team lost in the first round of the playoffs. What a game the first half of the game we where not even on the score board. Scoring took place in the fourth quarter but not enough to win. We played our hearts out though way to go big blue.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Oh to the sneakers who will run  in pink this weekend as I run a 5k race for you! Yes this weekend there is a run for breast cancer and I will be there running as fast as I can for all you breast cancer survivors.  So watch and see the sneaks might be relaxing now but tomorrow they will be in a race for their life.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


What is rain
    Rain is the wet on my feet after going for a walk in the rain in my bare feet.
The windows in my house wet and drippy looking. 
The roads wet from puddles.
Mud and puddles all over my back yard.
A good book to read and a comfy chair to sit in.
Rain is a good movie on TV or video to keep dry while in the house.
Rain is the trees dripping. and flowers growing oh show beautiful!
 Cars going bye with wipers running back and forth and clouds so grey is what rain is to me.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

5k Run

These babies helped me run 5k in 1 hour today! Not bad for someone on the way to turning 51. Whose knows if I keep this up by the time 51 hits the sneakers could have do the 5k under 1  hour.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Thursday!

We are coming into the weekend home stretch. A very exciting weekend coming up an Irish fest and two craft shows! Saturday Point Pleasant is doing there Sea food fest in town with the craft fair and Sunday is the RedBank craft fest. I love the craft fests  as they inspire me. The weekend looks great for all out door activities!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

My Garden!

I finally got my camera to work for me so sorry it toke so long. look how big the garden got waiting for the pictures to be taken! My own forest.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I am trying to get quest speakers for my blog at marciescaringhands.weebly.com does anyone how to do this and do you pay people to appear on the blog ? Also thinking of doing a make over of the site. Come on over and check it out and let me know what you think.

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Well I am now starting to see the reward of all my garden work! Zucchini are growing like crazy,tomatoes are starting to turn red and peppers are ready to be picked. The marigolds,impatiens are beautiful and one sunflower is growing taller every day! The heat of last weekend did nothing to the garden, everything is out in full bloom doing well.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Gorgeous Monday!

The heat wave is gone! It feels nice to be comfortable again. Friday was the hottest day and crazy me had to get dressed up for a wedding. Yesterday I was off to the beach enjoy the water,sand and a good book. Today its back to work. Boy where the last couple of days heat crazy happy Monday everyone.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Friday

Happy Friday everyone! Here is why I am happy its payday and the weekend is here can't get any better than that. Its suppose to be a beautiful weekend on the beach, can't wait to put up my chair on the beach and get into the book I am reading. Got to work on my tan as next weekend I have a wedding to attend.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer reading

Hi everyone how is the summer  book reading going. I am in the middle of Minding Frankie a very good book. Has any one else read this book. Mave Benchie is the author, Her writing style takes me away from the real world for a while as I get to meet her new characters and places she writes about.  Any one else have a favorite author or book I am always looking for new authors to try.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

full moon

Its going to be a full moon tonight I can feel it! Work was crazy going to water the garden than settle down with my reading book Minding Frankie. Just remember when you down Laughter is the best medicine.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day at the races


I have planted tomatoes,zucchini and peppers in my vegetable garden. The sunflowers are in and so are the merry golds! Roses and snowballs bushes are coming out in  full of color. Now to find to sit and relax and watch the garden grow maybe even find some time to read a book  while I am enjoying my garden.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Quote of The Day

I saw these words on a school building  while I was walking. "Life is art because its beautiful" and wanted to share .Happy Friday everyone.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer reading

The sun is shining here in New Jersey for the official start of summer at the shore! Stop bye and let me know what your  books your reading on the beach. This weekend I will finish up Mary Higgins Clark Two little Girls in Blue and than I will start Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy.  Let the summer reading begin.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011


Any one hear of the Re-Image fest I went yesterday what a great way to spend a rainy day. This year the event was at the Algonquin Arts Theater.  This was an all day event showing short films produced by teenagers and college students. There was some great stuff being shown. Some of my favorites where the first one on Happiness and What IF. Would love to hear from others that where on there thoughts on this viewing.

Friday, March 25, 2011

childcare: Turning 50

childcare: Turning 50: "Well here I am 50 years old and looking at how far I have come. Sept 2010 is the year my story begins. I ran a 5k race in April and beat my time it couldn't be any better. I was made a great aunt twice making me a great aunt 3 times over now. My lucky number is seven in a family of nine. I am well loved by family and friends. When I meet people they can't believe I am 50 the only hint of aging is my gray hair. What keeps me going is laughter as they say laughter is the best medicine.