Friday, December 14, 2012

Love On A Gloomy Friday

I found this little guy this morning while setting up the Farm Store.  I stopped to appreciate the significance of its shape, stepped outside to take this picture, and then continued setting up.  I emailed it to the woman in charge of the Farm's web presence.

And then my New York Times app flashed across the screen of my phone, BREAKING NEWS.  Heartbreaking news.  A mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school.  Children gunned down.  It seems to have set the entire world ablaze.

I hope to live in a world where everyone has access to affordable mental health care and support.  A world in which children are safe in their innocence.  I'm lucky to have the relationships I do with my parents— they always loved my brother and me.  They even loved us through our teenage years when we didn't necessarily love them back, or love anyone other than ourselves [and sometimes not even then].  Love is all around, but sometimes the patience to seek it out is lacking in our frenetic lives.  I think we owe it to ourselves and everyone around us to take a moment out of every day to appreciate love in some way.  Wouldn't the world be a better place?

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

A Softer Side, A Harder Edge

I finally figured out what's missing from this blog... the entire "High Heels" side.  By now any readers must be fairly sure that I do, in fact, wear my Mucks a lot.  They're great [and so comfortable!] but... the Heels side of things is so much fun!

I just got a haircut.  For the last 10 years, I have been growing my hair out and chopping it, 10 to 12 inches at a time, for Locks of Love.  This time I'm going to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths instead [read why here].  In the past I have always cut it in the spring when the weather is warming up... but a few weeks ago I realized that it didn't make the foggiest sense to have a nice styled head of hair right as Farm Season 2013 was gearing up.  I need to be able to put it all in a ponytail by then!