This weekend was a pretty relaxed couple of days. Yesterday I had planned with my husband to take Greyson to his first zoo visit but unfortunately the weather here had other plans. We’ve needed rain for so long, so in that sense I didn’t mind too much that we were stuck indoors. Thankfully the weather cleared up and we couldn’t have asked for a better day to walk around.
American designer Tory Burch just launched a new fragrance for women inspired by the love story of her parents called Love Relentlessly, a reference to a newspaper advert her father took to express his love for Burch's mother......more
I love chocolate; really, I do! If I’m sad, lonely, grumpy, or sleepy, I know I can count on chocolate to put a big smile on my face – especially if it’s dark chocolate. And, if I mix it with warm milk and put marshmallows and whipped cream on it, it becomes the most delicious drink in the world, hot chocolate. So, I love chocolate because it makes me feel happy and good. I also love my best friend. She and I have been friends for nearly six years and she knows just about all there is to know about me and I know all there is to know about her, too....more
Fall is almost over, and winter is coming. We are going to be inside our homes more. Snowfall, hailstorms and weather alerts should be taken positively, like the late poet Shelly said, “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” To make use of this season and spend time with your family members without fail, here are five inexpensive ways of doing so....more
Dear Blake, Your Birthday was this week. You would be twenty-eight now. You would be a lot of things if the pieces of that night were rearranged differently. I wonder what you'd look like. Still handsome, I'm sure, with that goofy grin decorating your face. Mom threw you a Birthday party again this year. It was nice, but not many of your friends came. I don't want you to think that they've forgotten about you, the impact of your life still lives in their hearts, they just have their ...more
Driving by cemeteries hurts.I've always noticed them. I recognize them as sacred places and believe they deserve reverence. Yet, they never really affected me. Or at least no anything like they do now.It's not just that I feel cemeteries' sacred-ness and level of reverence. No, it's physical. I can physically feel cemeteries now.The physical reaction I have alone can bring me to tears. I (almost) always hold them back. But the sensation can last upwards of 15 minutes....more