Friday, February 11, 2011

February 2011

Volume 7 Issue 2

*** Random Thoughts

I am a goober for Valentine’s Day. As a teenager, I flipped through issues of Victoria magazine (no, really)
and swoon over the romantic images: petit fours and iced sugar cookies, doilies, ice skating. Even now, I try to pick up the February issue of Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion for its bright, cheery heart montages. It’s happy stuff.

February also means Mardi Gras to me (even if it happens to fall in March this year). We hosted supper club this month with a Mardi-Gras themed dinner and had a big ole time. There’s nothing like the Crescent City for good food and good times.

I hope you’re staying warm and snug.


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*** Great Quote

“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

*** Fun Food Ideas

Chocolate Cherry Brownies

Espresso Chocolate Shortbread

The Farm Chicks had a cute and easy idea for a Valentine’s gift.

*** Hit the Highlights – a few choice posts from this month’s blog

Getting in Mardi Gras early


Why I like looking around

Better late to the high-tech party than never

Me and P90X

*** Shameless Bid for Commerce

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I would very highly recommend "More Culinary Kudzu" to anybody who enjoys good food and good writing as well as to anybody who wants to find out more about the South. As for me, I only have one question left - how do I get invited to one of their family reunions?” – review by

*** Recommended Reading

Books I read last month.

*** Adorable Thing My Child Said

He asked me what I used to want to be when I grew up. I told him a Broadway dancer.

“Whoa. REALLY? Like after you had me?”

“No, this was like when I was about your age.”

A couple of minutes later, said half to himself:

“That is so cool that you wanted to do that.”

*** Mississippi Writers Guild

The Mississippi Writers Guild sponsors writer workshops, conferences, writer retreats and reputable writing contests. Membership dues are only $40.00 per year. To learn more, visit

*** Calendar

Wednesday, February 16th – Book club. Selection: Blood for Molasses

Monday, February 14th – St. Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 21st – President’s Day

Also this month – time to start thinking about the garden!

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