Monday, February 23, 2009

Glass Slippers

I went to a ball masque on Friday night. I had a wonderful time until I got home and realized I'd lost my cocktail ring, which has a real diamond in the center, and previously belonged to my maternal grandmother. I went back to the site of the ball and looked all through the trash can in the lady's room (I really think it must have slipped off my hand when I dried my hands with a paper towel) but I couldn't find it. I got really upset that I couldn't find the ring, to the point of crying myself to sleep and dreaming repeatedly that I'd found it. (I got up several times and, still half asleep, looked around the house for the ring.)
After I woke up on Saturday and had time to talk to my parents about it, I felt much better. My mother and I share a philosophy that its better to use the things you love and risk breaking or losing them rather than keeping them locked away where they are safe but neglected. Its just surprising how poorly I can react to sudden things like losing something valuable or receiving unexpected news.
Other than that, my weekend was very nice. I went to a lot of parades and had a good time, although I am really tired today. I'm going to the parades tonight, but hope to stay home and make cabbage soup and get my house in order on my day off tomorrow.

Monday, February 16, 2009


My trip to West Virginia was lovely. Lewisburg strongly reminded me of McMinnville, Or, which is a lovely little town in the Willamette Valley region. I went wine tasting there a couple of years ago. Both towns are tiny; with pretty, quaint houses and a small but nice downtown area with little shops and restaurants. Both towns are also surrounded by a lot of beautiful, rural countryside.
Sufficed to say, the trip was incredibly relaxing and I had a really nice time.
Today I'm really enjoying the little tube of lavender hand cream I impulsively bought at the L'Occitane in the Atlanta airport yesterday. Its proving to be very calming and refreshing.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I'm going on a trip to West Virginia this weekend. Given that its in the 70's here right now, I'm having a hard time thinking about what I need to pack for weather that promises to be freezing. This may be my first Valentine's Day in years to which I did not wear a sleeveless dress!

Monday, February 9, 2009


I'm remember how traumatized I was by The Never Ending Story as a child. Years of recurring nightmares about the gmork (which I thought was a wolf) ensued.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Qualities Inherited from my Paternal Grandmother

1. Love of coffee
2. Being extremely cold natured- think down comforters in July
3. Love of British Comedy
4. Habit of sitting around the dining room table for long periods of time
5. Home is my comfort zone
6. I say "Well!" when I am irritated or flustered.