Saturday, February 11, 2012


With Valentine's Day approaching, I thought I'd write about the word.

First some quotes that I found regarding love:

  • Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price-St. James
  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart-Helen Keller
  • True love begins when nothing else is looked for in return-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • You know you are in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams-Dr. Seuss
I found these on a site for love quotes, and they were some of my favorites.
What prompted me to write this post is with Valentine's Day approaching, I'd like to see a change in our vocabulary.

Love to me is of the heart, fulfilled in my whole being, felt by my whole self...from my head to my spirit, I love.
I love my family. I am so grateful for every one that has touched my life.

Where the change needs to happen, in my opinion, is in the casualness.
I love these potato chips, I love this car, I love this tv show....
it cheapens the word, makes it less valuable. You can prefer these chips over those, even really "like" their taste. but can you love a chip?
A chip, (or anything else inanimate), can not feel your affection. It doesn't return, or spurn, your feeling back to you.

So, let's take charge of our words, feel our heart and
LOVE, with our whole being, those things that make a difference in our life!

Happy Valentine's Day to my husband, who is the greatest gift that I have received.
We are blessed with two beautiful children whom we LOVE with all of our hearts and with whom we share our lives together.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bitter cold

It is cold.
There is almost nothing else to say...
the snow finally stopped falling after days of this fine mist. I could not imagine how what looked like a wet snow, very fine snow, could accumulate to the amount that it did.
But now that the snow has stopped, the cold air has set in. We wake up to mornings, with the wind chill factor biting at our cheeks, at -26 this morning...
We are in the tough stretch right now. The air is freezing, the daylight is short, and the roads are not the best to be driving on...

Ah, well, at least there is a chili cook-off fundraiser this weekend, the middle schoolers will watch Gone with the Wind, and I will join them, and of course, there is always cuddling next to the fireplace!

Happy winter, from the frozen North!
Here is one of my favorite houses here: