Monday, February 20, 2012

Challenges & I Love Lucy........

This winter has been a mild one here in New England so I can't complain about the weather. However, it's been challenging with family issues. My younger brother was diagnosed with neck cancer (he was so lucky to be treated at one of the best head & neck cancer hospital's in the country & is finished with treatment & doing fabulous!) My dad has had major surgery, my other brother had major back surgery, and my daughter & her little family lost their home when the apartment complex they lived in burned down. They are safe & sound & living with us at the moment so we are thankful. (My white slipcovered furniture is well covered right now with sheets as my darling 2 year old grandaughter is a one woman wrecking crew.) I had minor surgery last week & my husband left for Houston, Tx. on business for two weeks the next day (I miss him terribly) I have the end of winter blahs even though Spring is right around the corner & always need something to make me laugh at days end. That's where Lucy comes in......Anyone that knows me well knows that I love the show I Love Lucy....Lucy makes me laugh, probably because she is always up to something & is always in trouble with ricky for something she did. My nickname around here IS "Lucy" for the same reasons. I have lots of favorite episodes but the chocolate factory is my absolute favorite.....My BFF is my Ethel & this episode just reminds me of us & something that would even happen to us-I'm not kidding! Anyway...I've been tuning in to Lucy re-runs a lot. They make me laugh & get me over the humps & bumps of daily life lately. It's so sweet & funny that Lucille Ball's daughter-in-law Amy Arnaz & I have become good blog friends. Visit her at her beautiful blog The Magic Tutu. She is a very sweet woman & blogs regularly about her love of family, dance & animals. Our friendship was meant to be....I like to think it was because of Lucy.
All things pass & I have to tell you I can't wait for this challenging winter to be history. For now, I'll just count all the blessings we do have & the fact that everyone is on the mend. I'll also keep watching Lucy just in case........

Oh how this reminds me of my hubby & I

Everyone needs an Ethel
Hilarious Lady & GORGEOUS to boot

My favorite episode~classic Lucy

Hope you can all find a little Lucy in your life to make you laugh when things get tough xoxo




  1. I am so glad to hear that everyone is on the mend! You and your family have had a tough time this winter....

    I love Lucy too...laughter is good for the soul. I was watching Dr. Oz today while on the treadmill and his guest was Deepak Chopra. He said one of the ways he relieves stress is to watch reruns of Candid Camera!
    Sending you healing hugs,

  2. An especially lovely post, Chris. Thank you. Your writing style is lilting and melodic and a pleasure to read. So sweet of you to declare your love for Lucy and credit her with lifting your spirit at times. What's good and clean and honest and right sure feels good. So glad your family is on the mend. Thanks for your friendship. xoxo Amy

  3. What a winter you've had Chris! So happy to hear everyone is doing better, sending you a hug!

    Who doesn't love Lucy?! They just don't make tv like that anymore!!

    Take care and hope to see you soon!

  4. Oh...and I love your new blog look!!

  5. This winter has been "different" for sure, weatherwise and everything else. So sorry to hear about your brother and your daughter'situation. Tom needs to hurry home soon. Meanwhile keep your chin and your sunnyside up :)

  6. Hi Chris ~ love your new blog look! I'm sorry to hear about all of the stuff happening with your family this winter. It will get better! I can relate, it's been a challenging winter for me too and I can't wait for things to start growing and getting more colorful, although I can't complain about our winter here in Utah this year, it's been amazing! I watched the famous "Grape Stomp" of Lucy not too long ago and it made me laugh. Every time I go into an antique store and see some Lucy memorabilia, I think of you! LOL! (*_*) xo

  7. Hi Chris - love the new look! So sorry about all you had to go through this winter. Hoping it just gets better from here! Lucy will get you through it! I LOVED that chocolate episode - hysterical!

  8. Oh my goodness Chris, you have had so much on your plate sounds like Lucy is just the right medicine for you! Thinking of you xxx

  9. Tutts! Somehow I lost your blog, but happy to find this one and am now following.

    So sorry to hear of all your troubles my dear friend and hope that things pick up for you and the family REAL SOON! Luv ya....xoxo, Janet

  10. As the great conveyor belt of life speeds up sending too much to handle all at once..........I will be right there beside you......trying my best to wrap, chew, gather, stuff, hoard , hide......whatever it takes.........
    I just wish it all could be chocolate

  11. I'm very glad I came across your blog.I'm very sorry about all your troubles you are going through. It is extremely encouraging to see others who use laughter to help them to get through difficult times. EE Cummings is one of my favorite who wrote "The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." My mama recently passed and she was my Lucy in so many ways, that's what got me to read your post from pint rest. Laughter is such good medicine �� I truly hope things do get much better for you and your family soon.


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