Friday, February 19, 2010

Those look like you....

That is exactly what my Mom would have said about the shoes that I bought yesterday.

It has come to the time of the winter where I am dying for the dawn of Spring.  I need sun.  I need warm weather.  I need blue skies and a cool breeze that requires a cute trench coat.  And, I needed a new spring pair of shoes.  This was the time of year that Mom and I made our first venture to the mall in search of something that said spring.  We were usually looking for a spring accessory, a new bags, some new shoes, or something to replace the drab of the winter.

Well, yesterday, similar to something like a nicotine attack for a smoker, I bought a new pair of shoes.  I needed them.  And, I needed them at that exact moment.  So, I found my way to Cole Haan in search of a new pair.  I needed something that would be flexible as far as utility but that said spring to me....And, I found them.  And, knowing my Mom the way that I did.  I knew exactly what her comment would have been, "those look like you."  Now let me translate for the rest of you...."Yes Ann, those are ok, I wouldn't ever wear them.  But, I know you will love them, so buy them and be done with it."  So, here are my spring new the way, there were only 2 pair left in the country in my size....and this dear sweet salesgirl at the Plaza store who found them for me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Absence

Yes.  I have been absent.  No worries friends, I will be back....very very soon.  Had to evaluate this whole blogging expedition.  Have gotten some negative feedback.  However, I came to the conclusion that my followership (thanks Google) and my feel good emails that I have gotten outweigh that.

Just some kernels to remember.  I write to heal not to hurt.  My brain works differently now.  You may not like or agree with what I have to say, that is your opinion.  However, I am doing the best I can with what I have at that exact moment.  But, I hope, somewhere along this journey, I have made you all think.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Thank God for dogs.

As many of you know, I love dogs....especially mine.  In fact, I am not sure what I would do without mine.  One of the lingering feelings since the loss of my Mom is loneliness.  I can be lonely surrounded by 100 people and I can be lonely when I am home alone.  However, I can always count on one if not both of my 'girls' to bring me comfort.  My husband thinks that both of our dogs are exceptionally needy...and maybe they are.  However, I wouldn't trade them for anything.  They are excellent company and very good at knowing when I need some snuggling.  In fact, I think their full time job is to search for snuggling opportunities.  I know that Claire waits for me to sit down with my laptop before she tries to climb on my lap.  And, that's ok with me....except for when she decides to lay her head on the keyboard.  That doesn't work out very well.

My Mom loved dogs too.  In fact, in  my idea of heaven, there are lots of dogs.  They are all wonderful, sweet, loyal animals that never shed and snuggle on request.  In fact,I would like to think that everyone gets their own dog when they arrive if they want.  In my corner of heaven, there aren't any cats....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

IT'S UP!!!!!

Check it out and donate friends!!!!!  Help me raise some money for my Mama!!!!