Tuesday, September 30, 2014
I was invited to a Gala at the Children's Museum, to raise money to cure SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). This is a rare disease that affects children by interfering with the motor nerve cell in the spinal cord thus depleting a child’s ability to walk, eat, and breath. I really did not know much about this disease even though I am in the health profession and did not know that it’s the number one genetic cause of death for infants.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Other than a baseball hat, a ski hat, or an occasional beach hat, I am usually hat-less. However, when my girlfriend met me for lunch looking so stunning in a black and white hat, I thought that for this challenge I would “try a new look” as Every Thing I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book suggested and add a hat.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I continue to make “music a part of (my) life” as Little Golden Books recommends. Even though I traded in the guitar sound for the Banjo in Day 56 and “changed up the music” to my beloved Jazz sound in Day 15 , I accepted an invitation to hear the Black Keys which I understood to be a very rock /guitar based two ( 2 ) man band.
Monday, September 15, 2014
This weekend was a beautiful, crisp, sunny day, a day to feel hopeful and as Little Golden Books exclaims, to “think big” for a cure for ovarian cancer. There seems to always be a walk for a cause during this time of the year but today this was an extra special walk because I was able to get together with some awesome ladies to support a special women in our life who is fighting this disease.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book directs us to “make music a part of your life.” In this new journey it’s time to trade in the familiar guitar sound and replace it with something different like the banjo. What better place to do that than to go to Banjo Night, a weekly Wednesday event at the Elks on Pittsburgh’s North side. There is no cover charge and this party runs from 8pm to 11pm.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
|Garden with Cucuzzi|
As the weather begins to chill and autumn arrives, I start to think about cooking squash and making pumpkin pie but what about a CUCUZZA! This crazy looking thing was brought to me by my cousin who even has a Youtube video on growing this alien gourd. Ask a Sicilian and they will smile when they talk about the “serpent quash” that can grow up to 3 or 4 feet with the vine growing 7 inches a day. There is even a song about it (Click here to listen). This challenge was to eat a cucuzza and have a flash back “old country” Sicilian experience.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
|Picasso look out!|
It was a night to “express myself” as Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book recommends. I don’t have much drawing or painting ability. The stick man has always been my friend, nevertheless, I gave it a try at a “"Paint Nite Party" at a local restaurant.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
View life from a different perspective.
In my quest to train for the Fineview October 18th, Step- a- Thon (Day 52), I began to, as Golden Books suggests, “Explore what's out there.” By chance I found the Fineview Fitness Trail which has a bunch more city steps! My legs have not felt like noodles from all the Pittsburgh city steps so my friend's personal workout in Day 21 must have helped!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
|Pittsburgh steps -150 steps|
Take our trials one step at a time.
|Top Cascade Mt, NY 2012|
Two years ago, my son and I climbed Cascade Mt one of the 46 highest peaks(4098 ft) in the Adirondacks in Lake Placid. Last year we navigated the steps and streets in San Francisco but I have never ventured on the Pittsburgh City Steps. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From A Little Golden Book suggests that we "exercise every day". Therefore, I am on a new mission to tackle the Pittsburgh city steps and maybe take part in the Fineview Step-A-Thon, which is 5 mile run/walk that explores 14 of Pittsburgh's city steps on October 18th.
Monday, September 1, 2014
(Please read Day 1 if this is your first blog visit)
When summer is coming to an end, there is something special about soaking in the sun, enjoying the blue sky, and relaxing at the pool, especially when we know that it may possibly be the last pool day of the summer. It is even better to commiserate with another empty nester- my son’s girlfriend’s mom.
This was a day, as Little Golden Books recommends, to “savor the season”, celebrate it, and look forward to the next one. As in Maslow’s theory, this was also a day to continue the journey into the next season.