Category: Ramblings & Writing

Stories Served Around The Table January Update

Oh, baby, it’s cold outside. Welcome to  Stories Served Around The Table  January Update. January began the new year with giveaways, hug challenges, and a re-affirmation of goals.  Read on. Hug Everyone You Know Giveaway Hug Challenge Week 2 Weekend Escape  A Flipper’s Paradise Writing Plans  I…

Weekend Escape #Weekend Coffee Share 1-13-19

Good morning, Everyone. How is your coffee? Mine is a bit bitter coming from a mini drip coffeemaker–a big difference in taste and instant gratification as compared to my Keurig coffee pods.   If we were having coffee together, I would tell you that…

Christmas Magic

My daughter and son-in-law live in South Carolina. When they visit with the kids, Lily, age almost five years, and Teddy, a 14-month old busy toddler, a whirlwind of activities must squeeze into a short amount of time. This Christmas was no exception. Parties,…

Christmas Party-ing #Weekend Coffee Share 12-22-18

Good Morning, Everyone. Thanks for stopping by for a quick cup of coffee. It is Christmas time. I have pods of espresso and am not afraid to indulge. I intend to offer espresso as an after-dinner treat with dessert, but now that they wait…

Martin Re-cap at #Weekend Coffee Share 12/15/18

Welcome to Weekend Coffee Share. If we were having coffee together, I would quickly tell you that my kids and grandkids will be arriving within a very short week. SO excited. I have been checking off shopping, decorating, cooking, and to-do lists. There is…

Christmas Cookie Traditions

It is December 4th–National Cookie Day! Cookies are a big part of the Christmas tradition. My mom baked the best Christmas cookies with her hand blender and metal cookie press. The pantry shelves held five-pound bags of sugar and a colorful array of sprinkles…

The Macaroni Tradition

I grew up celebrating Thanksgiving Italian-American style. When I was a child, my parents piled their five kids into the station wagon and traveled over small road bridges, through the Belt Parkway and into Brooklyn where Grandma lived. Wafts of warmth and garlic could…

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, My Everyone. The day dawn crisp and very cold with light winds–a perfect scenario for Thanksgiving Day. I am up early picking up where I left off last night in prepping the big meal. Love this holiday. It is all about gathering…

#NaBloPoMo Day 14 Wordless Wednesday

 Wordless Wednesday   Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment. Amazon     Barnes & Noble     IndieBound

#NaBloPoMo Day 13

Process and Craft   I have been a wife and teacher for 39 years, a mother for almost 35 of those years, and a dedicated daughter for nearly three scores. My desire to be a writer has been burning for at least 50 of…

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