Monday, February 21, 2011



My regular handwriting is really awful... my grocery lists are a scrawly bunch of lines that look like I wrote them in the car while driving on a dirt road. My scattered brain tosses out words faster than my poor fingers could ever hope to put on paper.

However I do like lettering and typography, and for me, making letters on the page is soothing. After finding this wonderful website, I've been practicing Spencerian Script.

I encourage you to try it. You don't need any fancy materials. A pencil and a spiral bound notebook from the dollar store will get you started.


In art the hand can never execute anything
higher than the heart can inspire. 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Be Mighty!

So, I'm at the market on yesterday, and this punk haired young man says, "Can ask you for some Mom advice?" And I just laugh, because as I've said before, I just have a face that people talk to. He's carrying two bags of prewashed lettuce and is looking for precooked chicken strips. He's fixing dinner for his girlfriend. So I walk him over to the cold case where they are and wish him a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Twenty years ago, I would have been squeezing into a tight dress and been going out all hot stuff. Now days, I have a different kind of mighty. I have the superpowers that moms all over the world have. We can give advice, find things, pat hands, clean up cat mess, negotiate family conflicts, and bake cookies.
We middle-aged suburban ladies have mad skills.

Be Mighty!

That is all I have to say.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines!

Roses are red,
and you're heaven sent.
and so I am sending
a pink elephant...

to say that I love you
and that you are neat.
May your Valentine's Day
be especially sweet.

Best thoughts,