Archive for July 2013

I got to speak with Dad. It was so amazing to hear his voice after so many years. I hope to do it again in a couple weeks. He is doing OK. Hearing him was painful and wonderful and made me miss him even more. I want to see him and all my family VERY much.


The store is doing fine. We have customers. Praise the Lord. 


I made it to church today and I feel much better. I saw a few people that I haven’t seen for a long time. Saw some new faces. Didn’t see a few old familiar faces. Such is Summer on a tourist island.


I used my Visa card for the first time to get George and Michael-John some skate shoes. It felt good to help them and break in my card. The shoes arrived quickly and fit the boys. Thank God. 😀


I am going to the open air cinema tomorrow night with Galatea. I am so excited. We will see “Stand Up Guys”.


Listening to Christina Perri-A Thousand Years and enjoying it.


Listening to “Train” can’t ever get enough of them…


I am still in my postcard groups and enjoying them.


I play Farmville on Facebook but if they open one more farm I will quit. There are 9 now and that is too many for me. 😛


Taki and I are both worn out so our nerves on edge. We keep snapping at each other and that is sad. We apologized to each other tonight. We both know what’s going on but saying it out loud is the best way…


OK! that is it for now…with love, Deb






My all time favorite pie. YUM!

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Five Food Finds about Pie:

  1. Approx. $700 million in pies (approx. 186 million units) are sold in grocery stores every year.
  2. Pumpkin pie was first introduced to the holiday table at the pilgrim’s second Thanksgiving in 1623.
  3. Pie was not always America’s favorite dessert – in the 19th Century, fruit pies were a common breakfast food eaten before the start of a long day.
  4. More than one-third of Americans have eaten pie in bed.
  5. Boston Cream Pie is a cake, not a pie.

Today’s Food History

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1730 Josiah Wedgwood was born. English inventor, artist, world renowned pottery designer and manufacturer. His daughter, Susannah, was the mother of Charles Darwin.

1817 Henry David Thoreau was Born. American author, philosopher, and naturalist. Author of ‘Walden; or, Life in the Woods.’

1859 William Goodale of Massachusetts patented a paper bag manufacturing machine. At one time this was a very…

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Went to bed just before 2am up again at 7am. Taki and I are getting on each others nerves almost all the time now. 😦 We are both getting worn out. That is just how it is in the Summer here.

Michael-John worked for George today. George was out late at a bar-b-q party for a friends birthday. I was thinking that M-J wouldn’t make it the whole shift. He was bright eyed and bushy tailed when I got here. I was surprised. 🙂 George slept until about 1pm.


I didn’t get any housework done. I did get one load of laundry done. I got lots of mail answered and that felt good. Speaking of mail. We get it only three times a week. Monday I checked and there was only one bill. 😦 Last night I checked it and there were 15 pieces of mail and it was all for me and not one BILL! I was and am grinning from ear to ear. 😀


I got to talk to Maria for a few minutes yesterday. That was GREAT. She is tired like most of us Summer workers otherwise good. She didn’t mention Yannis so I assume he is fine too. She is enjoying cooking and taking lunch to eat at work. My baby girl is grown, it sure is hard to realize that and let her do it. 😛


I talked to Vanessa yesterday. She was sewing away on her crafts while we chatted. She wanted me to go to Galatea’s with her today but I am going there tomorrow. I hope they had a good visit.


Yesterday the store was VERY busy today it is very quiet. 


Nobody but me enjoyed the candle here in the store so I won’t be lighting a new one now that this one is finished. When Taki was here he would blow it out. lol


I have managed to save another 10 Euros for Michael-John from unwanted coins from the tourists. We have the charity box here now so some of what he would get goes to help the street animals. That is a good thing to share with him. ❤


Today I managed to get drops of soup, drips of a lime popsicle and juice on my shirt after I got to work…I also found an old stain while frustratedly staring at the other three messes. 😛


My back hurts today. It is VERY uncomfortable. I don’t know what I did to make it hurt. 


Happy 4th of July to you all who celebrate!





I got out of the store late. I didn’t get to go to the Caldera Beach with Galatea. I went home, ate a little, slept a lot and then came back to work. I feel good. I needed that sleep. Michael-John is hanging out with Fotis who is visiting his Dad here from Agrinio (Takis home village). I have had good customers today and few of them had time for a chat. 😉 I am wearing a shirt a friend gave me two years ago. It is tight in the arms but otherwise a perfect fit.Sure put a smile on my face! Vanessa gave me flowers yesterday. They are so pretty. I enjoy looking at them VERY much. I have lit a candle next to them here in the store. It’s a small spot of pleasure for me.


be well, hug the ones you love and share your smiles, Deb