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We Made It Up

Years ago, I dreamt of being on Saturday Night Live. The playful Gilda Radner riveted me with her physical comedy, facial gestures, goofy voices, and friendly characters. She was an older version of myself. I thought having Lauren as the funny girl and Lorne Michaels as the producer would make a wonderful and memorable pairing. Read the rest of this entry

Mint Melt You Away

To the Rein Rant N’ Rave Nation, thank you for your amazing encouragement regarding my last post. I intend to write about some of the antics that have been going on but I am making a slight diversion as some people have been asking me for the latest recipe of a cookie I made. I know, that’s crazy.  Who would think that this baker extraordinaire, who uses her oven as storage, can bake a yummy cookie.

Last month, I was dragged, kicking and screaming, Read the rest of this entry

Improvisation with a 5 Year Old

Last week, I was fortunate enough to have my 5 year-old niece and 3 year old nephew come in from out of town to get in some quality bonding time.   It was during the “heat wave” and they were so incredibly well-behaved. I have many wonderful memories but the ones that seem to stand out were at the very end.

One fun moment came from both of them as they asked me, “What can I do for you?”  They were armed with a little fans that had water misters attached.  One sprayed the back of my neck while the second came to me and “cooled” me off with the fan.  They continued to do my face, arms and legs. It was heavenly.  At one point, my niece pretended she was giving me a manicure and cleaned my fingernails with the mister just like in the salon. Fun time and it was so nice to be cooled during this crazy heat! Read the rest of this entry

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