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They'd Be Days Like This

 I am just concluding a Friday that I swear I saw in the movie "One flew over the Cuckoos Nest." To prevent my consumption of a fourth Cadbury's Creme Egg in a row, I checked out my reliable horoscope for tomorrow. I need a boost of excitement to get up in the morning. So here goes....
Virgo March 3rd: Today Virgo will be positively influenced by Emotional Connections, A Phrase From A Book and Sobek God Of River Nile. Tefnut Goddess Of Rains, A Hairstyle and A Teapot will have a negative influence on Virgo today.
 I love the quote: a hairstyle and a teapot!!! I want to own that store, or write that book. As owner of that store, I will change my name to Tefnut - which could/should/would be: a) character from The Wind in the Willows meets Harry Potter b) a chocolate bar that pretends to be healthy and an aid to endless energy c) a set of saucepans
How on earth is a hairstyle and/or a teapot going to be negative for me? I almost want to visit a hair salon next to a Pottery Barn jus…

Leap Year Wonder

I am stunned when I think that today - 29th February, will not exist again until 2016.
Then I am reminded that none of the days we have, will ever exist again.
Personally, because of illness, I am sad when I think of 2016.

I met a couple yesterday who are at the very beginning of their journey into Alzheimer's. The care partner described feeling  frightened and I wanted to say, please do your best to love what you have now. It is pointless worrying about the outcome, as it will happen regardless and you will cope with it, because we can.
It's a cliche because it has been well documented and shared - that all that really matters is now.

I guess I am saying the same to myself today. We expect and demand too much from ourselves. Even on a day like today, some of us feel we should/would/could do something original and daring. Be fearless! Go for it! Grab the day. Be bold. Be new.

Yes, we are able to try those things to some degree. I wonder though, if the effect is just as powerf…

Oscars Real Fashion

I wanted to know who we were wearing to celebrate The Oscars. Here are the results from my bunch of classy ladies in no particular order. Including a movie inspiration I have added.
Karen
I'm curled up in sweats and a sweater, with sparkly earrings :)  for my acceptance speech, I''ll put on heels ;)
Movie: "Lord of the Earrings: The Far Side of The Couch"

Gigi
I am wearing, "Mommy and Me" attire. It consists of sweats and winter socks. Very stylish, indeed.
Movie: "Little Mister Sunshine"

Jen
Wearing PJ's (Sock Monkey!)  and eating snacks with unladylike gusto.
Movie:  "Planet of the Sock Monkeys"

Sheryl
I'm wearing a kilt because I just came from working a Scotch tasting. 
Movie: "A kilt for all Seasons."

Shannon
I am wearing a very glamorous blue fleece pullover with some super sexy plaid long underwear pants and ski socks.
Movie: "Good Will Blue Fleece"

AND THE WINNER IS....................................…

Script Reading

In honor of The Oscars. Here's an excerpt from Lulu Diamonds called The  Script Reading.

 We were taken into a large boardroom, which was pretty sparse apart from a fantastic oak table and chairs. As we entered, the last to arrive I noticed, I took the opportunity to quickly scan the room to spot the famous faces. Could that be? No, oh look that's the actress who, oh wait that's a man! Is that...oh no it's not. No, I didn't recognize anyone.
"Adam Adam!" There were hugs with mid air kisses. A tall woman wearing yellow, introduced herself as Miriam. She had huge hair, almost orange, that sprang from her head in every direction. She looked like she was dressed for the role of The Sun in a local school pageant.
"It's so good to see you Adam." Her deep, slow voice made me wonder if she were a drag queen. "You look greatly bodacious."
"Wow there's a word" I said, regretting that my comment came out so loudly.
"He is, de…