Showing posts from July, 2009

Still in love...

This week my husband and I celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary. Who knew nine years could fly by this fast? And it's gonna be ten before I can blink an eye! Wednesday, we ate a romantic meal by the lake, at of our favorite spots . We enjoyed every bite as we savored each other's company. I was good and had one perfect margarita...and then was bad and had a huge dessert! Afterward, we took a stroll by the lake, sat on a bench, and relaxed while the sun went down. Sigh! This was the best anniversary yet! And that's something considering last year we spent our eighth in Maui. But that was for someone else's wedding, and we were surrounded by people the whole time. This year it was just the two of us. On our tenth, I'm thinking of a romantic weekend trip somewhere. So I'm open to suggestions. Can you think of somewhere romantic but not over the top expensive? I'd like to go to Hershey, PA and get a chocolate bath. So please leave me c


So you have to know my mother to truly appreciate this one.  She's a God-fearing lady who everyone perceives as very prim and proper.  She is very proper but also has a fun personality with a quick wit. Mom always has a gem of wisdom to drop on you whenever a subject pops up.   She's an all-around homemaker, who is an expert in all things home - raising children, baking, cooking, gardening, decorating, etc.  She's also a true and talented artist too! This woman has one of the biggest hearts and doesn't have a perverse bone in her body.  That being said she's not one to use foul language.  I think THE ONLY time I've heard her curse was when I started driving, and I pulled out in front of a fast, oncoming car.  Something big popped out of her mouth, and to our surprise, it sent me into laughing fits. A couple of weeks ago, I dropped off my son so I could work for a few hours.  As I sit in her perfectly arranged and pristine home, I noticed that some wat

A healthy home = A healthy mind?

How many times in life do we need to purge? What about making something right? It seems even the simplest of things can make our minds and bodies feel so much better. I don't know about you but I'm lazy about certain things in life. I will work hard at my job and my family, and when the rest comes to the plate - I feel worn thin. So my house will be cleaned sporadically and my yard goes in spurts. I can't balance it all. They say a sign of a healthy mind is when you're able to get up and make your bed every day. Do you notice when you do get your bed made, how good and refreshed you feel? If you are anything like me - I'll cheat a little. I pull up the covers but won't completely make it every day. BUT when I do, making it feels good.  And I find that I have the energy to do more around my home. Is anyone else like this or just me? Today I finally purged my back garden of all the daunting monstrous weeds and tilled the 'hard as clay'