My attempt to find balance with the sweets, and the sours, of life.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Entry 4: Sweet
We can all use a little something sweet in our lives sometimes.
And candy certainly fits the bill. Candy canes at Christmas, jelly beans at Easter, candy corn at Halloween, licorice for watching awards shows. What? You don't have licorice each and every time you watch the Oscars? I thought that was required. Well, try it sometime. What are your candy-rituals, any? Anyway, I'm thankful for the momentary pleasure a little sweetness can bring.
Here's a fun twist . . . Gail over at Delightfully Diva-ish is hosting a worldwide candy exchange. Each participant will be matched with a partner in the opposite hemisphere and you will exchange your favorite home-country candies. Go here for all the details and to sign up -- but, hurry, you must register by Sunday, 11/8! I'm in; I think it will be fun.
So tell me your candy ritual, if you have one, and have a sweet Saturday!
“Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be...’ - she always called me Elwood - ‘...in this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.”~Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey
I am a stay-at-home mom who is coming to grips with the fact that my children are growing up, and that is bitter sweet. I have several pets who understand me including a couple dogs, some beautiful pigeons (yes, pigeons), some chickens who boss me around, and a mourning dove who I believe is God's little whisper to me from heaven. I was a lawyer before I got really serious and became a mom. I love to knit, write, cook, and to take good care of my family. We struggle with my daughter's Reactive Attachment Disorder, and hold hands very tightly sometimes while we withstand the high tide of her challenges. Through it all, I am blessed to have a husband who is the corner piece to my puzzle.