Hello and welcome to my blog.  My first entry at the very beginning was entitled “Welcome to my world”.  I had posted an intoduction  there.  You  are welcome to read it.  There is a quote .  Until recently, I didn’t know there was an “About” page.  I am new to blogging. 

Please post a comment, I welcome these.  I am curious if you like what I post, if  there’s something more to add to my post let me know.

 My Favorites:

Movies:  Life is Beautiful, Under the Tuscan Sun,  A Christmas Story,  Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve got Mail,  Kate and Leopold ( all with Meg Ryan),  Seabiscuit, Waitress,  Pirates of the Caribbean,  Curse of the Black Pearl, All Meryl Streep movies, Diane Keaton movies, Monsters, Inc. (it is a so funny especially when they vacuum the sock off ),  Garfield , The sound of Music,  Titanic. 

Favorite Books:

Educating Alice, Adventures of a curious Woman,  A dog’s Life,( very funny perspective in Provence), Listen to your heart, The space between us, The Sixth Extinction.

Favorite Television:

Any movie on Turner Classic Movies, from 1940’s-50’s,( There’s something about the slow pace of the movie that makes me want to sit on the sofa with a cup of tea and  be absorbed in that time.)  Travel channel  ( me, the armchair traveler), the Food Network, (I  like reading new recipes all the time),  National Geographic channel,  Discovery channel, Channel 7 t.v. show.s, (Ugly Betty) ,  WABC, Good Morning America, Channel 13 programs,  Animal Planet,  AFV America’s Funniest Videos. 

How I Discovered blogging:

After discovering by accident one blog from Finland while on a google search, called” White country “,  I realized that there was a whole new world out there in cyberspace.  It was really interesting to see other parts of the world.  I now enjoy seeing other parts of the U.S.A.,  too through many wonderful photos.  There are many places I would like to travel to;  vacation time does not come all that often.  At least it’s not like some countries in Europe.  While on a short vacation in Hawaii this past summer, we met a married couple from Sweden staying at the same place we stayed at.   They had vacationtime  for about 5 weeks or more in a row.  They had just spent time in Japan, and stayed on Ohau, Hawaii  before I met  them on our island;  After spending two weeks in Hawaii, they explored   California and neighboring states.

The Swedish husband told me that he believed in working,  but that it is important to take time off to rest and relax, and renew the body, and said not to overwork.  Prior to this , I had mentioned about my job and how of late  that we were working 6 days per week on most weeks of the year due to staffing shortages.  He had said that it wasn’t good.  I agreed with this.  You get behind on daily life’s to do list.  And not much time for enjoyment.
Alas, there are so many blogs to read.  My list of favorites is ever-growing.  After posting on cows, an automatically- generated blog appeared  on someone’s ranch land with cows.  I  did not have enough time to write it down and it disappeared when the computer closed it’s window suddenly.   I tried to google search,  on cows.  It is nearly impossible, there are so many pages on the inquiry that there aren’t enough hours in the  day to find it.  Here’s hoping one day that I will find that intriquing post.  Because of that experience,  when I read a new blog,  I add  to favs right away and create categories.

Yeah! for past couple of weeks,  I had two days off.   Just in time for the lowered price in gas for the car. With the such high price of fuel, I would stay home more often and combine trips to conserve.  I still do.


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Arlette
    May 17, 2009 @ 19:01:21

    Hello there

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment

    regarding your question, about adding your blog title to your photos, I use Picasa photos 3 which is a free program you download , it has several features which helps bloggers, beside fixing your photos choosing the right size and the collage and back grounds, download the program and familiarize yourself how to use it…
    good luck… let me know if this helps.

    Hope to visit soon…come back for another visit if you have the time…



  2. Lolo Sianipar
    Jun 02, 2009 @ 10:25:07

    Dear Grace,

    Thanks for the nice comment you write in my blog… you have a lovely blog too. Unfortunately I don’t cook a lot lately… 🙂 but i know I can get another information or sharing in your blog….

    so let me know if you want exchange link…



    Liked by 1 person


  3. Sunita Rajwade
    Dec 12, 2009 @ 03:00:00

    I am amazed how you manage to work with WordPress. I too blog on this platform but find it really complicated and difficult. It is so unlike Blogspot or even MSN . Did you figure out things yourself or did you get tips from someone/somewhere?

    The fact that you are new to blogging and have mastered WordPress makes me salute you.

    BTW I love your content. So after my own heart.



    • luvsclassics
      Dec 12, 2009 @ 04:04:20

      Hi, Sunita
      My cousin originally recommended wordpress via e-mail; though he lives in N.H. He said I could navigate it.
      Through trial and error. On the far left margin of “The dashboard “are the menu items; for example widgets. Through reading other types of blogs, I learned about widgets. Thought the visitors one where it records the state and or country was fun, so I added that one, but with the help of my husband. One thing, wordpress doesn’t seem to allow or haven’t figured out adding is a music playlist. The other that I’d like to do is add more color to the margins , for example Christmas theme or be able to change it , although not essential. I wonder if I should start a “recipes” blog and copy and paste all of these to it. Back to work, and will only have one day off, so I hope to check on next week’s skywatch Friday for more of your posts. Happy Skywatch Friday. Grace



  4. Ebie
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 10:53:52

    Hi Grace, I am not sure if you are aware that your comments are closed on on Sky Watch Feb 18 post. Thank you.



  5. Ebie
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 09:10:56

    Hi Grace, I sent you instructions yesterday on how to open your comments. Please let me know it it is working.



  6. Malou
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 13:51:15

    Some of your favorite movies are also favorites of mine like Under the Tuscan Sun and The Sound of Music. One of these days, I’m going to blog about our holidays in Tuscany and in Salzburg. 😉

    Keep on blogging, I love your recipes too!



    • luvsclassics
      Feb 21, 2012 @ 15:31:42

      Thanks, MalouThank-you for visitng my blog, too.
      I’ve been wanting to travel to Tuscany for the past couple of years. At an attempt to satisfy my wish, in my spare time, I love to find and read as many blogs from Italy that are in English and practice the language. Ciao.



  7. Poorva
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 22:27:10

    Wow you have really woven a wonderful blog. I have read a few of your articles and enjoyed every bit of it. Will definitely book mark and read them all. It is very well presented with interesting recipes and subject. Happy to stumble upon it again.



  8. Rachel
    Mar 06, 2018 @ 22:14:14

    Hello. I stumbled upon a post you had about life in Pennsylvania. You talk about great grandparents, aunts and uncles. I believe we may have some in common. It was lovely to read about them.



    • luvsclassics
      Mar 07, 2018 @ 10:03:12

      Hello Rachel, thank-you for the comment. I recall a photo and a first communion invite from our relative Tommy a number of years ago, ( 1990 ish), my mother sent a gift, would this be you all grown up? 🙂



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