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Catching Up….Checking IN please!


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Good Friday Morning to ya’ll.  Running like a bunny, keeping up with the flow. I’ve been itching to post and share some leelee moments.  It’s been wild since I last wrote. The job is awesome, busy as one person can deal, but doing what I really love. That’s what counts in the end, you really must Love what you do daily, listen to your heart and make a difference. It’s about a month now and I feel like I broke out of the gate full speed. That energy is what I was craving, missing. I’m grateful everyday for it. My regional sales managers ROCKED July, so payday will be sweet. Blessings come to us when we least expect it, Thanks be to God. The summer as we all feel, has just flown by with such mild temperatures on Long Island, some are even “begging” for heat. NOT I..says this very peri menopausal woman, Gimme 70’s all year round, I’m a happy camper! 

Michael and I took a long weekend upstate NY.  My baby bro built his house on our mountain, in Ithaca, NY.  He hosted a Pig Roast last weekend. What a fabulous day! That pig was charred and smoking all day. He had enough meat to feed a small Army! I got to spend time with my 3 brothers and their spouses. My brother asked me to go up to the top of the mountain, he had something to share with me up there.   So we took a double seater 4 wheeler, hanging on for dear LIFE, and climbed and climbed till we reached as close to heaven as I can feel.  He showed me every hunting spot, every post and sign my Dad marked. Over 120 acres of pure natural beauty. They plant corn and stuff for the deer. He showed me my Dad’s first tree stand. He said, it’s falling apart, but we will never touch it. It will remain here forever, for him.  He circles around the property and stops at “the spot” he shares that they all would 4 wheel it up to this spot and park and each trek off to their respective spots and stands. He made a beautiful plaque there in honor of my father.  It reads….

In Memory of Thomas J. Yacopino, Sr.

We will never be without you. For you are…

The thousand winds that blow, The diamond glint on the snow

and the gentle autumn rain

we cried…we held each other. I get why he moved to a mountain, away from the PTS of 9/11, perhaps to heal and grieve and be closer to the man we adored.  It was awesome. Family grounds us for a moment. It makes me appreciate the gift of life and love.

We also went on a few adventures while upstate.  Ithaca is known for really fantastic waterfalls. They’re all over that mountain. We were determined to find some and we DID! Totally serene, the temperature was cool and no humidity. I felt like I could hike for hours. I loved the rough terrain and some of you already know. I am drawn to rocks, stones and gems <3.  It was peaceful and tranquil. Nature at its best. Stunning I say.  I also convinced Mike to do some flea marketing. I loved this outdoor flea near Binghamton, NY.  I will share some of my fabulous finds with you soon!  Find your waterfall this weekend, sink into a glowing sunset and just be still for awhile. Love & Peace~ xxxx leeleebuttermilk Falls2007-03-17 19.54.35 2007-03-17 19.59.04