I journal-ed this poem on March 1st, 2019, knowing that this is the month of the woman and March 8 was International Women’s Day. I was inspired by my mom, my daughter’s and my friends. I hope to share this everywhere!
For I thrive on the backs of those before me,
Who let me push the full weight of my soul,
Upon their fighting minds and wise ways.
They, who saw themselves as not inferior,
Not to be owned,
Not to be ignored.
For theirs is a might unlike anything in this world,
A wonder upon which to be revered.
A roar meant to be heard.
We stand alongside humankind,
Being kind, working hard, adding value to…
Thank you to the many of my kind.
The many who fought, the many who continue to fight,
To protect our place in the human race……
Where we all could…
I love this cat. Never in a million years would I consider myself a cat person. But when we first saw this little beauty at Woods Human Society, I knew I wanted to have it! His fur was so soft. But alas, she was betrothed to a couple of college girls who had her on reserve. So I resolved to come back the next day…you know…just in case! Meanwhile my daughters and husband were looking at other cats….but I made a rather big deal about wanting to pick one for us…so in the end it came to my go ahead.
There he was! He was still here…and this time without any hold. We took him into a private room. He had a bit of a cold, but other than that, was so affectionate…towards me! Cats normally don’t really care for me..unless they are biting me or creeping up on me…but that’s a different story. But this one, at the time named, Tuxedo…..well…I fell in love!
As I sat on my computer contemplating what to write about, this lovely creature, aptly now named Sailor-Blackberry (Names chosen each by both daughters) came up to me, jumped on the table and proceeded to rub up against my back. So endearing and comfortable…the most love and connection I have received in the past few days (going through a dip in the husband connection..to be expected after 17 years!) Right then and there, had to write about this little guy who seem to really love me the most! I’ll take it!
Because of him…I’m a cat person! (And still a dog person too! Love you Slider!)
My daughter is starting to dive into the wonders of makeup and style! That along with our decision to get her a phone is creating a whole new set of parenting concerns. Thank goodness she is into sports, as this is helping with keeping the healthy lifestyle going. And there are a multitude of videos via YouTube that she has access to, but screen time is something we limit as well. So when this book cam out, I thought I would first read it and then see if appropriate for my daughter. And I am happy to report, that it is very insightful and my daughter loves it, and I have learned a few things too!
This book goes way beyond just learning about make-up. It also teaches about career goals, professionalism and modern manners! Here is a list of the contents that I think will help you see all that is included. I appreciate how Michelle shares her experience and again serves as a nice role model for my daughter to see (items in parenthesis are my ideas on the chapter!):
My Life so far, parts 1 and 2
Skin Care Savvy
Makeup Basics and Beyond (I am learning lots here for my own makeup application!)
Hair and Nails Know-How
Fashion Tips and Tricks
Digital Dos and Don’ts (With the age of cell phones and online everything access, this is now something that everyone needs to learn)
Find and Keep a Job you Love
Turn Your Passion into a Profession
Modern Manners Made Easy
I approve this book for my own daughter to read, and I am learning from it as well. It has actually created some nice conversation for us to discuss and I also ask my daughter for advice, which she is happy and proud to offer me too! It’s easy to read and everything is in color with great photos. It makes for a great reference that we both now goto!
FTC disclaimer -I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
I love the sun streaming in through the windows! Shadows can be so amazingly stunning! And when created by the sun, so pretty!
I love seeing everyone’s beautiful landscape pics on the site!! So pretty! Well, since I had a sick kiddo at home to tend to, I knew I wasn’t going to get out much, even though the beach and ocean are but a 10 minute drive away…so instead I have a landscape scene of my daughter’s LPS…Littlest Pet Shop! Her imagination run so wonderfully when she is playing!
Bad cases of the flu are going around, ans just hoping the rest of our family and stay out of it’s attack zone! Wash hands people and drink lots of water!
I love my cookbooks! Don’t cook from them often enough, but when I do, I am happy…helps me realize…hey..maybe I can cook!
No, I’m not vegan, but diggin the whole food ingredients!
Below are some sunset pics from the home! Thinking about my friend coming home from LA after having surgery today for cancer as I was taking these. She is back home now, recovering. Thankful for that!
Just three of my favorite scents! I also use the cardamom and clove bud in my coffee! Yummy!
Found this lovely in my girls room! Isa helped me find it! We’ve had that thing for over 12 years now! Still Love it!
In the famous words by Sir Huey Lewis…..It’s hip to be square!
…but to be honest..I’m more of a squiggle! My fellow squiggles will understand! Let’s face it…we’re a bit of everything for every reason when the reason calls for it!
In other news…turning my first born into an anglofile…..She’s hooked on Downton Abbey and the BBC’s Cooking Challenge Show! YES!!!!!