Lotto Family

I was so happy to read about the Albany NYS workers who get to share the $319 million Mega Million prize. You see, I am in a Lotto Family at work. Every week about 26 of us, hand over $2.00 to Jill, the offical office Lotto Lady. We have been doing this for over 20 years. It’s gotten to the point, that whenever anyone passes through our office, the first words out of their mouth is, what do I owe you. Jill?? Usually she’ll say $2.00 but sometimes she’ll say $6.00 today…I missed you the last few times. There is enough winning lotto money in kitty to cover if someone is not in that week. Every Tuesday, Jill goes across the street and picks up the Mega Million Lotto tickets for the week. A dollar and a dream. So when we heard that there was a winner in New York, we got so excited to be so close, I mean how great must that be? And really it could just as well have been us….I will glady train my replacement for a month free of charge!!……. maybe it’ll be our turn soon…….hey, you never know.
posted by Liz

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Flower Power

Who said spring is not in the air?

Well not Macy’s!

What a delight it was to see the array of flowers that call out spring.

Macy’s at 34th street, who would have thought, not only Christmas do they support.

The fragrance of blossoms filled the inside air reminding us that April is definitely here.

The splendor of flowers was surely a treat.

Spring is here!  Thanks Macy’s for helping us “Believe”

The flower show ends April 10th  visit:




Fondue with Travelzoo


Source: Simply Fondue Long Island

A “slick spot for DIY dipping” according to Zagat, Simply
Fondue Long Island in Great Neck also won OpenTable’s
Diners’ Choice award for most romantic restaurant. Dive into
a fondue dinner for two with today’s Local Deal. For $38,
get a four-course dinner for two of gourmet meats, cheeses
and chocolate, regularly $76.

Choices for the house special dinner for two include:

-Any two salads including Greek and Caesar

-One cheese fondue pot for two including Wisconsin sharp
cheddar, spicy pepper jack and Swiss chalet

-Any two house special entrees, such as beef tenderloin or
black tiger shrimp

-One chocolate fondue for two, like Reese’s peanut butter or
rocky road

*Buy the voucher before 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

Did You Know

Happy New Year!

April Fools!! Did you know that April Fool’s Day was the original New Year’s Day celebration. Ancient cultures, which included the Romans, celebrated the new year on the first of April. This date followed the vernal equinox ( SPRING). Makes sense to me. Spring is like an awakening. Winter months makes us stale and sour, we are locked up like prisoners in our own homes. Then the earth finds itself closer to the sun. What  joy, an awakening occurs. The earth is suddenly alive again. Sounds like a new year to me. 
This all changed “in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.’

At least this is one explanation of April Fools day. But, whatever the explanation April 1st is the official day of pranks for the Western world. Should you be the fool on April 1st remember laughter is the best medicine. 

“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.” — Mark Twain