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February 23: Home again

Posted on February 24, 2012

Well, we’ve been home for a day, and although I miss everyone terribly, it IS sometimes nice to be back home! QUOTABLES. “There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” Margaret Elizabeth Sangster I read this as applied to a number of places…my current home, and other places that feel like “home”, such as the house of my husband’s parents.  My parents divorced when I was in Law School, so I’ll never be able to go “home” again, and that’s been hard for me to think of lately….I really do miss it….ah…well…I suppose that is just life! CELEBRATIONS. February 23, 2012 is… Curling is Cool Day International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day National Banana Bread Day National Chili Day Play Tennis Day I have…

February 22: And Lent begins.

Posted on February 23, 2012

What a long road trip back home!  But, it was well worth it.  And we got to listen to the GOP debate, which was…interesting. QUOTABLES. I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent. George Washington What a man of foresight. CELEBRATIONS. February 22, 2012 is… Ash Wednesday Be Humble Day George Washington’s Birthday Lent Begins National Sweet Potato Day National Margarita Day Walking the Dog Day I cannot believe that Lent has begun already.  One of my favorite of all church observations (other than Christmas), at least from when I was growing up, was Maundy Thursday.  Have you heard of that?  My home church did a really moving living last supper….…

February 21: Mardi Gras

Posted on February 21, 2012

Getting ready to head back home…I’m going to miss everyone here! QUOTABLES. My grandma always says this, and it is so true.  What a great reminder when things get tough. CELEBRATIONS. February 21, 2012 is… Mardi Gras National Sticky Bun Day Paczki Day Have you ever had a Paczki?  I can’t say that I have! THE WRITTEN WORD. Such a classic…SUCH a classic! The Tale of Peter Rabbit By Beatrix Potter What a little rascal, that Peter! DO RE MI. I grew up singing this song… Kookaburra Sung by Twin Sisters To download “Kookaburra” sung by Twin Sisters, click below: Kookaburra Lyrics  Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree Merry, merry king of the bush is he Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra! Gay your life…

February 20: How very presidential

Posted on February 20, 2012

We sure had a busy day today….how was YOUR President’s Day spent? QUOTABLES. There are times I vacillate between wanting things to just remain the way they are, and wanting to make life even BETTER…this quote is inspiring to me. CELEBRATIONS. February 20, 2012 is… Love Your Pet Day National Cherry Pie Day President’s Day World Day of Social Justice Social Justice—-something that should be appreciated, and attempted, DAILY. THE WRITTEN WORD. An Easter book from Grammy, a little early! The Bunny Hop From Sesame Street Hop, hop, hop! DO RE MI. Wee One’s Grandpa works on the railroad, my Dad collects model railroad train cars, and my Grandpa loved trains.  So, today’s song is just perfect! I’ve Been Working on the Railroad Sung by John…

February 19: Mint + Chocolate

Posted on February 19, 2012

And even MORE family time…just can’t get enough!  🙂 QUOTABLES. A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.   Leonard Bernstein, The New York Times, 30 October 1988 I wonder if the same thing can be said about conservatism? CELEBRATIONS. This week is: National Engineers Week Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week National Entrepreneurship Week National Future Farmers of America Week National Justice for Animals Week National Pancake Week February 19, 2012 is… National Chocolate Mint Day WOW.  I really appreciate each of this week’s weekly celebrations….SO MUCH to celebrate. THE WRITTEN WORD. Oh, this book is so super cute! Just Like You By Jan Fearnley Wee One, you are…

February 18: Cheers!

Posted on February 19, 2012

Oooh….lots of family around today.  I JUST LOVE IT!! QUOTABLES. Sometimes I’m in a wine mood, and sometimes I’m more of a mixed drink gal.  Now, by “sometimes”, of course, I mean once a week or so!  (Don’t want you to get the wrong impression!) CELEBRATIONS. February 18, 2012 is… Crab-stuffed Flounder Day Drink Wine Day National Battery Day Pluto Day Hmmm….I wonder if there are days to celebrate EVERY planet…. THE WRITTEN WORD. This book is one of Wee One’s favorites from her Grammy…they read it every time we go to visit! Pajama Time By Sandra Boynton Oh, Sandra Boynton, you DO write such wonderful stories! DO RE MI. Wee One’s great grammy said today, “It’ll be what it’ll be.”  Which, made me…

February 17: Acts of kindness

Posted on February 18, 2012

Spending time with grandparents is always SO WONDERFUL!  Wee One is one lucky wee one! QUOTABLES. I read this quote to mean beautifying things, not only in the “physical beauty” sense, but in living a life that is kind and honest and full of grace….helping to ensure that those around me are content, and happy, and feel cherished…. The features of the week are: TOYLAND. I had no idea Wee One would like these cups as much as she does. Green Sprouts Stacking Cups They’re inexpensive, and she loves to watch us stack them, or chew on them on her own. WEARABLES. I adore one-piece rompers/outfits for Wee One.  It makes the decision of “what to wear” quite easy, and they are SO cute,…