Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

The entire class of girls received a standard piece of thin paper with the usual words, " be mine," placed in a small envelope that didn't stay shut with our first name written on the front. Except Becky. Beautiful Becky with the long strawberry blond hair who laughed at anything the boys would say. She was handed an envelope that was three times the size of mine, store bought from Hallmark and given with a "special" look. My first taste of jealousy, on the fourteenth day of February! What was so special about Becky, and where was my special look?
I'm not alone wondering about this riddle we call love. I saw it everywhere today. Restaurants were packed and so were stores. Men stood paralyzed in front of card isles as though their life depended on the right choice and I listened to several women complaining about their men. Last week, the new movie, "He's Not Into You" came out with advice for women to learn what makes men tick. There is also a new book written by Cerina Vincent and Jodi Lipper, titled, "How To Love Like A Hot Chick" (
Conscious Living) They recommend it's all about confidence. Mixed message I say! Especially if you've seen the movie first. Although I agree with having confidence, I don't agree that is what will win the man. I say it's easier than that. We all want to be noticed, to be understood. Why not try to "see" the "special" in someone instead of the hyped romance the advertisers try to sell. Our confidences can only grow through love. Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hey Lucky!

"Lucky's believing you're lucky."
Rod Stewart

Since gardening is the safest way to gamble and spring being far away, why not tweak your luck by entering contests? Carolyn Wilman, known to everyone as The Contest Queen has tips and links to thousands of contests. Reading her blog made me excited with the possibility of winning, so I entered the contest sponsored by (Winter Wonderland) uploaded a picture and now just wait for my prize win! It was so easy. Carolyn refers to her prizes as Christmas wins because she never knows what to expect. One of my favorite sites that I found on her blog was but it requires more work answering questions. The reward could be $1,000 of free groceries, gas, makeup and art if you're willing to spend the time.
So what attracts luck? Would certain days be better for winning as numerology suggests or perhaps wearing a crystal necklace? Carolyn suggests writing five things on an index card that you would like to win and see this card every day. Say these things out loud to help create an intention with focus. Go ahead! Surprise yourself, have fun winning even if nobody understands your funny hat.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl

Somewhere in Chicago is a landlord who still talks about it. It must have weighed an extra fifty pounds at least. Every little triangle shaped piece of tile had first been rolled out with clay then stamped with sea horses and star fish, put into a kiln, fired and hand painted. Rosie's masterpiece! Only the boys complained about it because of the dangerous lid that wouldn't stay open due to the thickness of the tile, but it flushed and was the coolest toilet on the block. Now that was a super bowl!