Love is in the air!

Winter is a time of blustery winds, warm blankets, and book friends to fill your heart.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day

Once upon a time I was a cocktail waitress in a blue collar, country music bar.

It wasn't really a date night type of place, although Saturdays were when you found established couples, not the regulars who tended to take their dates somewhere else because Mr. G's was the place they went to hook up on Fridays. (They also loved Tuesdays, which was "ladies' night.")

Valentine's Day is a happy place in upscale bars, but it's very sad in a hook-up establishment. If you were in Mr. G's on Valentine's Day it was because no one cared enough to want to spend time with you, if you were a woman. And a place for desperate men who thought they were finally going to score.

There is nothing worse than a holiday that causes good women to feel the devastation they feel when they are alone on Valentine's Day, although the next day at work might be even worse if the woman at the next desk received a diamond.

It is much better since Parks and Rec created Galentine's Day. I'd rather see people celebrating friendship than watch the despair and desperation of people who are made to feel like failures because they aren't being wined and dined on a day the ancient Roman's chose as their start of spring.

It doesn't matter if you are celebrating with a lover or with friends. The most important person you need to love is yourself.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

What a Year!

Please forgive me while I whine for a few lines.

In the past year I had a major household move, a concussion which is still affecting me eight months later, a hospitalization for a heart issue, and I lost a brother.

I have never left you, but I have had to take time off.

While I was grounded due to the concussion my librarian turned me onto "Playaway". A small devise which has an entire book loaded onto it.
If you haven't tried one yet, ask your librarian if they can get you a few. They're great in the car, at the beach, or if your doctor says "No reading."

I have found listening to books not only entertaining, but better for my knitting than television, which occasionally makes me look at it.

To paraphrase a slogan from Timex--I can take a licking and keep on ticking.

I am easing back into writing and blogging. I hope you will stay with me while I do.

Until next time--Keep on Reading!