25 October 2012


Well, I guess that website was not happy with me borrowing a photo or two of Grace Kelly from them.  It is a photo of her in a film more than 50 years ago.  Didn't think it was really their property.  But, I guess once it is posted on their blog, it's theirs.  I, on the other hand am not so blog savvy.  Here is another attempt at showing you the elegant, beautiful Grace Kelly and her amazing bracelet.

 Hope it worked this time!

23 October 2012

Rear View

Friday night I chaperoned a movie night for some middle schoolers.  We watched Alfred's Hitchcock's Rear Window.  I had seen it years ago and was interested in seeing it again.  Here are my observations.

~It is sad that kids today have no attention span.  If a plot is not moving a hundred miles an hour, they lose interest.

~In the midst of our chaotic lives, it is difficult to pay attention to details.

~It feels as though we live disposable lives today.  Buy it cheap at Target, use it for a season and toss it.  Paper, plastic, synthetic crap.  None of it ages well.  Wood, linen, silk, leather.  These have staying power.

~Dressing well is worth the trouble.  Here are some fine examples.

Check out the gorgeous bracelet.  All the moms were drooling over it. Ah, the grace, the elegance!

~Men often don't know a good thing when they have it.

~Last but not least, if you are going to murder someone, for goodness sake, pull the blinds!


14 October 2012

Good Thought

The other night I was snuggling with Elise in bed when I heard her whisper,  

"Thanks, brain." 

What did you say?   

"Oh I was just thanking my brain because it sent me a good thought," she said as she tapped the side of her head.

That's nice.

"Yes, it was a really good one.  One that I can think about all night."

Really?  What was it?

"Mama, I can't tell you until the morning."

How delicious!  To be thankful for a really good thought.  To be cozy and secure that you will ponder it all night.  Even more fabulous to hug and love this girl with all my heart.  To watch her develop, listen to her giggle and hear the amazing ideas and thoughts she utters.
There is a magnet on my fridge I bought because I think it captures Elise perfectly:

You are so much sunshine 
to the square inch.

Sitting here, being thankful for my little power-packed ball of sunshine and thought it just may be a start to writing again...finally.

Happy Sunday,