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Date Night

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. ...more
reallifesurreallife That's beautiful, Julianne! Your parents must be so happy together. Thanks ...more

POINTING OUT SIN and CONDEMNING

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

CHIM CHIM CER-EE

 It’s Friday and time for fiction of 100 words, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields ...more

Photo Friday: Black and White

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. ...more

It's Friday

 http://allsteelefitness.com/high-five-for-friday/It’s Friday ...more

Time for a Catholic Giggle

On Pinterset, I help pin on Catholic Fun for CatholicMom and on Catholic Memes for Catholic Feast. Here are a few jokes to make you smile and maybe even laugh a good belly laugh....more

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds

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

Polka-Dots Tops with Checked Pants?

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

I should have been a Millennial

Inspired by NaBloPoMo writing prompt for Thursday, July 10, 2014: Do you think you were born in the "right" decade, or do you feel like you belong to a different time period? ...more

LIVING WITH/WITHOUT MAC

Here I am on the fast track again.  I've been limping along on my old PC since June 28th, having killed my MacBook with a big splash of white wine....more