You know, it really doesn't have to be fancy. It needn't involve classy restaurants or expensive tickets or getting dressed up to the nines. And it doesn't necessarily require a lot of pre-planning or sweating the details.
It's about setting time aside to enjoy each other's company.
Usually I have the good sense to ignore self-righteous bad mouthing in comments but I slipped during the last couple of weeks. Actually I made some darn good points and clarified my believes during the exchanges , not that anyone was convinced. In that sense, it was a complete exercise in futility....more
There were several pictures I could have used for today's Photo Friday "Black and White" prompt - after all, we are blessed with two gorgeous black and white cats (who happen to be VERY photogenic)! In the end, though, I decided to go a different route and share bit of whimsical poetry, created using a cat-themed (can't get away from the cats!) fridge magnet set we received from some dear friends when we visited Victoria over the holidays.
Earlier this year in February, there was an absolutely wonderful forum hosted at Mills College that addressed economic diversity especially as it relates to women. There were several political figures and women of power who participated in the forum. The most beautiful thing that came out of that forum was simply that “when women succeed, America succeeds”....more
Until I grew stronger in my convictions, I was often embarrassed by polka-dotted tops and checked pants as my kids ran for the school bus . To soothe my ego, I really was tempted to phone the kindergarten teacher , declaring that my children’s independence was more important to me than dressing a fashion plate. Basically I wanted to yell, ” I did not pick out her clothes today!”...more