Thursday, November 29, 2012


So I've been checking in on all my favorite blogs as usual, trying to ignore my sad little one that's been neglected since summertime.  I'd be like "Hey! Look what Kendi's up to" or "Hey, my bestie T over at Curly in the City is so damn cute, I should grab lunch with her this week" and I'd completely forget that hey you have a blog too Val!  It sat there staring at me, screaming, "WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME ANYMORE!" So I thought, maybe if it were prettier I'd be a better blogger.  It's sort of the internet equivalent of keeping that too small pair of jeans that will somehow magically prompt you to work out. 

So I thought to myself, who do I know that makes everything she touches prettier? Why my internet buddy Ashley of course! So she took on my sad little space and made it so damn pretty that I can't stop looking at it.  Which makes it infinitely more likely that I'll post on it.  Starting right....meow.  Happy to be back friends.  And if your interwebz home needs some sprucing up, I highly recommend you check out Ashley at her lovely blog.  Just don't be mad when you look at her picture and find out she's like the prettiest girl in the universe.  She's nice too, so you can't even want to smack her. Sigh.

Tell me what you think of my cosmetic internet surgery!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

When words fail.

It seems like we have been living from one untenable act of violence to another. There's really nothing to say, and today is certainly not the day for outrage or reactiveness. So find your friends, your family, your babies. Hold them, kiss them, make sure they know you love them.

Teach your children to be a force of light and kindness in a mad world. Try to spread a little love to make to make tolerable a world that seems overrun with hate.

"Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature. " - Mahatma Gandhi