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Saturday, July 30, 2011

finding happiness and peace, and managing pain

abcnews.go.com


Any alternative to taking pain meds---of which I've taken ALL!!!!!!!--EXCEPT POT which NY refuses to legalize medicinally even though it would PROBABLY help the economy TREMENDOUSLY, is welcome in my book.  Anyone who says they don't hae time to meditate, must be dirty and smelly and sleep deprived because, it CAN be done ANYWHERE!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Item for CCFA People!!!!

Alright, so here is the truth, when I first started out to write this blog, my intention was to not only be witty and sarcastic (my general outlook I guess), but to also be helpful---especially to those who suffer from Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. I am not a Dr., but I have suffered for most of my adult life--most of my teens too. I have been on more medications than I can count, EXCEPT for Remicade, Humira,  and Cimzia, and the newest Mesalamines.
  11 years ago, when I was 34, my colon was completely removed. Yup, the whole thing. I was "lucky" (I say that lightly), because I didn't need an "ostomy bag". My whole procedure was done in one step and I was given a J-Pouch.  I have since had 8-9 follow up surgeries, mostly dealing with scar tissue and blockages, but for the most part I've slowly gotten healthier.
  I still, however, deal with occasional "bathroom issues".  I also have a daughter with Ulcerative Colitis and my mom has Crohn's.  Imagine how happy I was today to come across a product while standing at Greenvale Pharmacy, called "Poopsie Daisy". This product is meant to be sprayed into the toilet PRIOR to having a bowel movement to dispel the smell. (if you are blushing, this blog is not for you--I've had this disease and my family has had this disease forever. Everyone on the North shore of Long Island calls me when their kids have poop and/or tummy trouble--that's just the way it is).
  Anyway--what a great product to carry with you, or put in your guest bathrooms, or office bathrooms. THE WILD TULIP in Roslyn used to carry a similar item called POOPOURIE, But once they closed so did access to this product.  That's why I'm so excited by this.
  People who do not have this disease may not be aware how often people with IBD (IRRITABLE BOWEL DISEASE) absolutely DREAD having to go to the bathroom in a public place or, Gd forbid, in someones house. This, hopefully, will help!

Friday, July 22, 2011

I really love this group!

http://www.ourstage.com/t/ASNMFBDZNMNV Way to go PhaseONE COMMUNICATIONS!!!!!!
Good Catch!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

black and Jewish--Boys from the South Shore--you watching?

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2011/07/black_and_jewish_black_and_yel.php-------a geat song!!! about time Jews get a return song! well done ladies!!!!!!
Boys from the South Shore--you watching?

Monday, July 18, 2011

jet lag stinks

Jet Lag stinks. I don't know how people travel all the time. My hubby travels all the time. Maybe that's why he's always so agreeable--he's too tired to argue!!!

Aretha!

I don't know if I'm going yet, but I was just talking to a friend about whether or not Aretha is starting to perform again. She is going to be at Jones Beach July 27th!!!!! How cool is that!!!!!!!
Way to go to the ORIGINAL DIVA!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Miss me?

So did you miss me?
Quite frankly, I've been a bit afraid to blog. Why? Because this posh hotel that I like to come and stay and pretend I'm somebody special in, has been catering this week to the Madrid soccer team, and apparently some Persian Prince or something. There is security and whatnwould look like secret service EVERYWHERE!
Normally we stay in the main building. This year when we booked, we were told that they would be full and we would have to stay in a side building/bungalow. We didn't mind-it just lessened our motivation to go to the gym in the main building every morning! Oh well, so much for dieting all summer.
What really upset me, was last night when I was leaving for dinner and I passed two of the security henchmen and heard one say into his curly earpiece "yes the place was swept clean and all appears fine".

Would this bother you? On the one Hand
yay, I guess I was 'safe'. On the other, 'from what?', 'From whom?'? For some reason, I think as a repeated guest I should somehow have been 'warned'? AsaNew Yorker, I feel as though the president and all of UN members are staying here and they forgot to mention it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cute guy biting and spitting nail in restaurant

So I'm sitting at a restaurant poolside at the Beverly Hills Hotel and I turn around ton see this really cute guy bite his nail and purposely spit it onto the floor.
Then he proceeds to talk loudly on his phone with food in his mouth!
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS?

plastic surgery NY vs LA

Sitting in Beverly Hills my second day trying to decide if OBVIOUS plastic surgery is getting more prevalent, more accepted, or people just don't care. When it's bad we say whoa! When its good we say "she wasn't born that way!!!" What do their spouses say?????

Monday, July 11, 2011

WNBA

I'm sitting on an airplane watching a movie and eating ice cream. I rode an elevator with Vanessa Redgrave and her daughtr, the one from "Nip Tuck". Just the beginning of. My adventure.
While sitting and reading O Magazine, I read an interview with Maya Moore,the U.
Conn first draft pick to the WNBA and I started to think about how unfair it is for the woman who play college ball--especially college basketball. While yes, they do get careers in the end, but hardly the careers that their male counterparts get with the salaries in the NBA. Where are their HUGE endorsements? YOUR THOUGHTS?????

Growing up as a grown up

I guess today, I will officially become "independent".  Women who have been working and traveling full time for years, might not understand this. but for those of us lowly house wives, traveling by ourselves: airplane, hotel, meals, EVERYTHING, it is!
For instance, my husband suggested that I might want to get room service tonight.  WHY? If a man can go into a bar/restaurant and sit at a bar or table and order a drink or meal and feel comfortable, why can't a woman? I'll definitely be wearing my wedding ring (which definitely shows :) ).  When I made my dinner reservation for one, I was specific--I will be in a hotel that is great for people watching. When the Hostess asked if I preferred inside or out I said I didn't care, as long as I could do a lot of people watching. (honestly is very often the best policy).
It's not that I haven't flown alone before--I have, many times! In fact--I conquered flying to Europe alone just this past year! NOW, I'll conquer flying, plus 2 hotel nights alone.  I think every woman, if given the chance, should do this; to see what it is like to be free spirited in the world, only thinking about yourself.
I'll keep you posted!
 Ta Ta for now!
I have to pack.
For one!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Adele

check out this interview with Adele. Nice to see female singers break the "DIVA" mold and just sing from their heart!Susan Hornik
http://t.co/2QKg4KO

weddings!

I can't believe I'm sitting here waiting for my friends' eldest son's wedding. I'm in Sayville---I've never been here! Very pretty!!! I guess I'm officially old huh?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

stretching out taking your makeup off :)

I think having the computer downstairs and checking for camp pictures and Facebook messages has taken the place of taking a long time to take your make up off. Huh girls?

Packing made easier.....Lisse Leggings

The older I've gotten, the wiser I've gotten. Packing has gotten much easier. All you really need is a pair of  well fitting jeans, a few little dresses and/or cute tops, and OF COURSE, LISSE LEGGINGS.
These leggings are not the kind you go to the gym or play group in (well, you can go to play group in them  if you are with mothers that are the type to look you up and down and you really shouldn't be there any way but you'll look FAB in these leggings).
Lisse Leggings (Lisse means smooth in French), hide the 'muffin top' and help to make every outfit you can imagine look amazing.  During the summer months, and on vacation, I like to wear the black or white cropped with the scalloped edges, with a Lisse tank top (yes they make them too!) in the same color, a sheer top (since my shape looks so good underneath!), a pair of wedges and I'm good to go!
Check out the Lisse Leggings website at www.Lisseleggings.com or www.barenecessities.com.  they can be found at Nordstroms, Henri Bendel, and MANY fabulous boutiques across the country!
I can't wait for the new fall line!

Packing made easier.....Lisse Leggings

The older I've gotten, the wiser I've gotten. Packing has gotten much easier. All you really need is a pair of  well fitting jeans, a few little dresses and/or cute tops, and OF COURSE, LISSE LEGGINGS.
These leggings are not the kind you go to the gym or play group in (well, you can go to play group in them  if you are with mothers that are the type to look you up and down and you really shouldn't be there any way but you'll look FAB in these leggings).
Lisse Leggings (Lisse means smooth in French), hide the 'muffin top' and help to make every outfit you can imagine look amazing.  During the summer months, and on vacation, I like to wear the black or white cropped with the scalloped edges, with a Lisse tank top (yes they make them too!) in the same color, a sheer top (since my shape looks so good underneath!), a pair of wedges and I'm good to go!
Check out the Lisse Leggings website at www.Lisseleggings.com or www.barenecessities.com.  they can be found at Nordstroms, Henri Bendel, and MANY fabulous boutiques across the country!
I can't wait for the new fall line!

Friday, July 8, 2011

It's about time!!!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/07/caylees-law-petition-casey-anthony_n_892317.html?ref=fb&src=sp
You think ALL parents will report missing children?

No Fears At Beth Shalom

For SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON, a parent of a child at Camp Beth Shalom, decided it would be a good idea to post ON SHABBAT on Facebook, that there was an unidentified person on the campgrounds today. Hmmm. This wouldn't start a weekend panic would it? Hmmmm, what if there is no proof or the parent is just angry about something? Perhaps the parent doesn't like a counselor, or 'mini-group'.
What if is is true? IS  Facebook the best way to handle it? Would calling the directors be a better method? would questioning camp personnel be a good idea?
What WAS THIS PERSON  THINKING?
I have it from a reliable source that all is well in day camp world, so everyone can rest easy tonight and have a good weekend.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Barking Babies

So sad :( I found out today that Pet Pantry is closing. We ALL went to Seth for advice on how to train and care for our puppies! We will DEFINITELY miss he and everyone who worked there! We'll miss Tank too!!!  LUCKY for us that  "BARKING BABIES" is SOON OPENING on LONG ISLAND!!!!!! YAAAAY!  The AMAZING guys, formerly of Raising Rover, on Lexington Avenue, are moving--and WE WILL BENEFIT! More info to come!

CHeck out this sale!

Hey gals (guys if you want to buy presents!)--check out clothingline's new cover-up and bathing suit sale featuring Melissa Odabash. Pretty nice! I would LOVE to buy the bikinis for myself---but since I have a 19 year old daughter and my policy (and body), say not to compete, I'm gonna get coverups! Check them out at www.clothingline.com for more details!

Monday, July 4, 2011

mother-in-law to be's letter that went viral.

Ok, so while I don't disagree with most of what she said,  the fact that she wrote the letter rather than speaking with her son, or speaking nicely with the girl, makes HER the B***h. When she refers to her family in the third person, that just takes the cake!

my first post!

Happy 4th of July! This is MY INDEPENDENCE  DAY!!!!!!!!! I FINALLY have a blog!!! Those of you who asked for this, you might be sorry!!!!