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August 2016 the highlights Volleyball, Hospital visits (one good, one not so)

August 2016

Atlantic City Volleyball tournament
partner Isabel & I came in SECOND!

(always a bridesmaid….. at least I am still playing!)

and we have a new DIEHL BABY (8/12/16)

meet Sawyer Joseph (prince charming…)

big sister Dani Rae meeting baby brother Sawyer
for the first time
Dani Rae, Sawyer & Mom πŸ™‚
grass volleyball tournament…..
oops! ended up in the hospital with a torn calf muscle.

for the record….
I finished the game we were playing
when I got injured and
we were the first place team off our net…..

my leg, weasel & mike
friend Marguerite was my wine Sherpa for the week
after my injury. She drove me everywhere &
carried my wine bag too!
Dani Rae at the grange fair
Michael & Dani Rae on the slides!
and one of the highlights was a TY note from
friend Marguerite’s dad bc we took her to the ER
& stayed with her the whole time.*****************************************

Saying no can be positive.
Because it frees you
to focus on something
that makes a real difference.

~ Ralph Marston


July 2016 the highlights

back by popular demand…… Picture of The Day….

JULY 2016 Highlights

Weasel. Still Cute as ever.

pulling a Princess Weasel Great Dog trick.
Using her “baby” as a pillow.

some if you might know this story – but others may not!

Bittersweet story….
we were at the ER vet saying “goodbye” to “Princess Weasel Great Dog” (our 14 yr old Vizsla) & at that exact moment I got a text message saying our new puppy 🐢 was being born…..
and now we have FUZZY WUZZY BABY WEASEL.

That’s her story.

Fun night out with old High School friends.

We’ve know each other for 42 years!!!!

Weasel had a play date with BLUE the Vizsla
we did the RUGGED MANIAC race.
and had FUN!Me, Jim, his wife Colleen & his sister Karen.

Jim must not have gotten the pink memo.

went to Cooking School at Jean Pierre’s in Newtown.

Do this.

we finally had a memorial service for my brother
MICHAEL who died last year.Service was held at
Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

gorgeous there.

caught up with old friend AMY from Wall Street Days.

woo hoo!!

then we were entertained at the gym by this guy.

I want what he was smoking!


Challenging. We finished.

ran into crazy Momma deer & her baby.

What a story!!!

Weasel continues to FROG HUNT. not catch.
2nd place. yesssss!

First would have been better…..

Some pursue happiness;
others create it.

July 2016 Rugged Maniac!

July 2016 Rugged Maniac

See all the photos from the races here:

Ready , set , go……..

Still Smiling….


YAY – all done πŸ™‚

End of Race beverages….


It’s time to do something that will force me to become a better version of myself along the way

~ Nicole Antoinette



Ripe fig ready for picking!

I’m quite please with the abundance of figs my tree has given me 😻

Always Positive,


Sent from my WineCellar!

2016 June 12th to June 18th weasel betty wine dani rae Volleyball

see all the pictures from this week here:

June 12th to June 18th 2016

This is my view first thing this morning.

❀ weasel

hospital visit to get our cousin Rose Mary

She’s been having sciatica issues.
We came to bring her home.

making a batch of my famous strawberry/jalapeΓ±o
tequila concoction
peanut butter & banana concoctions…
a few yummy variations..
attended an event at Mike’s mom’s apartment.
they have a white board with Questions.As we approach Father’s Day,
What is the most meaningful lesson your dad
ever taught you???

my answer: show interest in other people.
Don’t just be all about yourself.

(feel free to send me your answers)

Mike’s Mon Betty (far left)
She’s a singing senior πŸ™‚
Then I was off to Staff Training at Continental Tavern
in Yardley, PA.Go there ….They have LOTS of my Wines!
beer school with a Vertical Tasting of expired Enjoy By’s
Weasel enjoying a Sprinkler : )
Saw DORY with Dani Rae πŸ™‚
Oyster Happy Hour with neighbor Deb & friend Anthony
FIRST PLACE with JoAnna in Bradley Beach, NJ

winner winner……..


Stay young by continuing to grow.
You do not grow old,

you become old by not growing.

~ Wilfred Arlan Peterson

2016 June 5th to 11th dog fest, staff wine training more Volleyball!

to see all the pictures from this week click this link:

June 5th to 11th 2016

today friend Karen & I ventured off to a DOG FESTIVAL
me & Weasel, Karen & Wookie
found this sign on our run today.

Warning: Crazy Deer!

this was the deer we had close encounters with
the other day.

my office assistant Weasel.

She does not lay here often.
I love it when she does!

Had Jury Duty today.
I didn’t get selected for service 😦
Staff Training at a new venue
Dino’s Backstage

dinner with friend Susan.

We’ve know each other for FORTY YEARS!
from High School…..

yum. Sushi!!!
FIRST PLACE this week with partner Kirsten!

woo hoo!

love this HACK!

What do YOU like to do???


Every action of our lives
touches on some chord
that will vibrate in eternity.

~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin (1814-1880)

2016 June 1 to 4th TURTLE! DEER dogs Volleyball

I was going to do a JUNE recap but I couldn’t decide what to leave out…….still catching up!

see ALL the photos from this week here:

June 1 to 4th 2016

Weasel & I found a turtle on our run today.
We brought him home (& have not seen him since
releasing him into the pond)
Chester being cute
CRAZY deer that was going after Weasel in the park!
it was possessed
friend CHAZ that I ran into while doing a wine delivery.
We used to go to monthly wine dinners together.
a visit to the basenji land.
(and dinner with my brother)
basenji Ears
dogs give us their all
wine class. learning about new wines in our portfolio.
lunch with Eduardo
he’s our brand manager for South American wines
we saw this crazy car in New Hope!!
Grass Volleyball Tournament.
Came in 3rd place today with Kathy.

If you have made mistakes,
there is always another chance for you.
You may have a fresh start
any moment you choose.
For this thing we call ‘Failure’

is not the falling down,
but the staying down.

~ Mary Pickford (1892-1979)