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Thanks! A Quick Update On My Mom’s Surgery

March 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Just a quick post to let you know that my mom is doing AMAZINGLY well after her hip replacement reconstruction surgery this evening… I called her room, expecting she’d be too out of it to answer the phone, and she picked up and sounded like she wanted to dance down the halls of the hospital.
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Blizzard On Its Way to the Roxiticus Valley?

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

This just in from the National Weather Service. For the Greater Roxiticus Valley (Morris and Somerset County, NJ), there’s a Winter Storm Warning in effect starting tomorrow (Friday) at 6:00pm until 7pm EST on Saturday.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW… WHICH IS IN […]

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Winter Wonderland Causes 2-Hour Snow Delay in the Roxiticus Valley

February 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’ll try to post some photos of the winter wonderland here in the Roxiticus Valley when I finally get the girls up the driveway and onto the school bus. Kris Harrison (the Mendham Township Superintendent of Schools) is really the only person I like to get a call from at five in the morning… sometimes […]

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Happy Birthday, London!!

January 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

My baby girl turns nine (9) today!! Over the course of those nine wonderful years, we’ve moved from getting infant London to sleep through the night to wondering whether anyone will sleep through the night at her very first slumber party on Saturday…wish me luck!

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I Miss My Dad

December 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The photo on the right, London and her Grandpa, was taken on Christmas 2001, the year before he died. London was almost one, I was (very) pregnant with Maddie.
Mostly joyous around the holidays, but I do miss my dad.

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Off to the HSA Meeting at Mendham Township Elementary School

December 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Now that I’m working for someone else, and particularly as the mergers and acquisitions market is warming up after a long cold year, I don’t often have the time to attend the Home & School Association events that are scheduled during the day at Mendham Township Elementary School.
However, this one seemed important. Here’s the email […]

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Cool Contest for the Butter Bites!

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Popstation. All opinions are 100% mine.
Remember London and Maddie’s all girl basement band, the Butter Bites?? The Butter Bites just came out of the basement on Halloween, wearing their rock star costumes, marching down the street with the Pirate Parents pulling a wagon with […]

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Just Let Me Slip On a Banana Peel and I’ll Tell You About It

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Banana Shpeel. All opinions are 100% mine.

When I was growing up, my mother used a bunch of strange expressions that made me laugh, but I never knew exactly where they came from… maybe old time radio before there was television? Vaudeville? Here’s an example… […]

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Tweet to Make Holiday Wishes Come True

November 17th, 2009 · No Comments

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Leapfish, Inc. All opinions are 100% mine. Tweet-a-cause, a social media fundraising initiative, gives Twitter users the power to grant an ill child’s dream to go to Disneyland, one Tweet at a time. Jacob, age 4, has a rare and life-threatening disease that […]

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Simple Pumpkin Seed Recipe

October 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

After school today, London, Maddie and I are off to a pumpkin painting and carving party with London’s Brownie troop. We’ve already carved one set of pumpkins, but we are looking forward to more pumpkin good fun. Since our family loves to bake and eat pumpkin seeds this time of year, I thought I’d share […]

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Ready for Halloween? How ‘Bout Christmas?

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Now I know not everyone takes Halloween as seriously as London, Maddie, Rex and I do… we started our week long celebration of the spooktacular event with an Honorable Mention trophy for the Butter Bites in the annual Bay Head New Jersey Halloween Parade. On Friday, the girls will participate in another Halloween parade […]

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Visiting Mariuca?

October 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

While I visit my blogosphere buddies, Mariuca and LadyJava, on a daily (or nightly) basis via the Internet and online world, we often “threaten” to visit each other in person. Right now, the Accor Hotels 3-Day Super Sale Asia Pacific — with over one million hotel rooms available at amazing rates — is making it […]

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Roxy On Demand

October 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

I’m pretty good with technology, but sometimes I just don’t have the time to hook up all of my own equipment (and please don’t get me started about Dominic C, the electrician who tried to rip me off by charging $50 per connection — that’s $100 to connect each speaker and input or output device […]

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Sadly, everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Thankfully, my 84-year-old mother is a breast cancer survivor, and that part of my family history makes me acutely aware of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Now is the time to remember to do your own monthly breast self-examinations (ask your the perfect time to […]

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Slipped on a Banana Shpeel and Tickled My Funny Bone

October 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Have you ever seen a Cirque du Soleil show? I saw them live in Montreal about twenty years ago, and again with Rex a few years later when one of our wealthy clients hired them for a private performance for a few hundred of his closest friends. Since London and Maddie were born, our […]

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If Only We Lived In Canada… Do You??

October 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Attention all Canadian resident readers of Roxiticus Desperate Housewives… this post is for you! As all of you know, Rex does most of the cooking in our family, and I would love to give him a kitchen makeover in our Bay Head, New Jersey beach house, where we are celebrating my birthday over the long […]

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At the Beach, Looking Back On My Birthday

October 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Today was a glorious Sunday afternoon in October, the perfect day to celebrate my birthday on the beach in Bay Head, New Jersey, along with Rex, London, and Maddie. As I said to Rex as we sat side by side in our his ‘n’ her blue and white striped beach chairs, as much as I […]

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Rest In Peace, Carol

October 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Our dear neighbor has passed away. She was always so full of life. When we were new to the neighborhood, she made our family feel welcome.
Goodbye, Carol… rest in peace.

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Cooking with Rex

October 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Rex just returned from a short business trip to Texas, and the girls and I are looking forward to having him back to cook for us… he’s already started planning the weekend menu to include lobsters, a simple (or at least my husband makes it look easy) chicken dish, and salmon with basil cream sauce. […]

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Saving Up for a Dog

September 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

London and Maddie have been selling seashells down by the seashore all summer, and this year they decided to save their money (over $120 so far at 25 cents/shell) towards a pet… we explored leopard geckos, bearded dragons, and anoles, but despite London’s pet allergies, we realized there’s nothing like a dog. Over Labor Day […]

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Trying to Explain Twitter to Rex

September 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

On Friday, September 25th, The New York Times reported that Insight Venture Partners and T. Rowe Price were on the verge of making a $100 million investment in Twitter at a billion dollar valuation. That kind of valuation gets a lot of attention in our investment banking community, so my husband and business partner, Rex, […]

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Fun at the Beach Today: Kitchens By the Sea in Bay Head, New Jersey

September 26th, 2009 · No Comments

There’s a school holiday on Monday, so our family is spending the long weekend at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey. We may come back early if the rainy forecast for Sunday proves true, but today was sunny and perfect. Rex and I headed out to Kitchens by the Sea, an amazing day […]

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Hey, Rube, Get a Tube (or a Shave)!

September 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Even though Rex and I joined forces with another investment banking firm this past February, we still get plenty of unsolicited resumes addressed to us at our old M&A firm. One recent college graduate from a college I hadn’t heard of in the Chicago area even assumed the close, letting us know in his cover […]

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Finders of Lost Loves: the Ex Files Update

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Now, Roxy is far far too busy with work and friends and family these days to qualify as much of an online stalker, but every now and again (in between going to meetings and paying the bills), I get a little curious and Google my old friends and acquaintances, including ex boyfriends or teenage crushes […]

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Right Where I Wanna Be

September 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

As my loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers know, our family has been at our beach house in Bay Head, New Jersey, for the past two weeks. Rex and I have worked from the home office in the mornings and evenings, getting our daily dose of the beach for a few hours around low tide, which […]

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