Tennis (LOVE) …

Tennis has been a part of my world for a very long time. But I almost NEVER play. My best friend in elementary school and her family played. My boyfriend in high school played. And just before Sidney turned 7 years old she asked if she could learn to play. She loved it so much that she played from age 7 all the way through high school. Libs played when she was really little at about age 4 or 5. Then she returned to it about a year and half ago and is now on her high school team. I’ve literally been around tennis my whole life and I have completely enjoyed my view from the sidelines.

Tonight will be my sixth attendance at a high school tennis banquet. These banquets are always so special. I realized, as the years have passed, that these banquets are not just a time to reflect on the commitment and hard work of the athletes and coaches, but also of a surrogate family who has blessed my daughters beyond measure. I have watched, year after year, as their coaches influenced their lives (and futures) in beautiful and profound ways. They have taught them so much. Lessons that taught them patience, perseverance and humility. They taught them how to win gracefully and how lose even more gracefully. They have celebrated with them and protected them. They have helped them grow into the strong young women they are today. And as a mom, I couldn’t be more grateful for their commitment to them!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have some big LOVE for some very special people!!!

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Connecting with others near and far …

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am truly thankful for all of my followers. I’m grateful to share my life with you. Your comments always warm my heart. I am blessed by your encouragement and appreciate that you share so freely with me. May you all find yourselves surrounded by loved ones today.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are thankful to connect with others near and far!!!

Too many choices …

I love to send flowers and edible arrangements as gifts. I guess because I absolutely love flowers … and yummy treats, HA! Anyway, after years of sending them I realized something. It overwhelms me with visual stimuli. Again, HA! This morning as I was reviewing my To-Do list in my head, I caught myself saying, “I need a good hour to sit down and order flowers.”

Um. AN HOUR?!?!

Yes folks, I need about an hour to order ONE bouquet of flowers. It’s true. GOOD FREAKING GRIEF.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t have TOO MANY choices!!!

Old school Hollywood …

Tonight Libs and I are having a Mother and Daughter date night! We are heading to dinner and the theatre. Theatre has changed significantly since I was a child. Change is good but I love to pass on the tradition of how it used to be to my children. There is definitely a special feel to it.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you DO Hollywood OLD SCHOOL!!!

Get this party started …

FALL. BREAK. I know I said this yesterday, but I am so excited! We have a lot of fun planned over the next 10 days. It’s going to be like a really LONG Thanksgiving extravaganza! And the best part is that I get to spend all of it with my family and friends. YAY!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get the party started!!!

Pretty darn lucky …

Today I received a natural organic coconut oil mascara from Noix de Coco Beauty that I won on instagram … AND … I saved $3 on flights home for Thanksgiving for my big kids.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel pretty darn lucky!!!

Butter …

I can laugh at myself. Which is a REALLY good thing. I find myself in some pretty peculiar situations almost every day of my life so I feel laughter is essential for my survival at this point. HA! Some of these situations are absolutely baffling. HOW THE HECK DID THIS HAPPEN? Some are, sadly, “old hat”. HERE WE GO AGAIN. And then there are other situations that are so revealing about me and my personality that I can’t help but CRACK THE HECK UP.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t find butter smeared all over your smartphone!!!