Saturday, February 13, 2010

Olympic Events

So the olympic games have started. The opening ceremonies were fantastic and so elegantly done. Canada should be very proud of their presentation. It also opened with great sadness, one of the competitors in the luge was killed in a tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his team, country and family. I love the olympics, they bring together all the wonderful cultures of different countries. Even though they are sometimes fierce competitors, they still have an exceptional camaraderie. My favorite choices are the skiing and snowboarding events. I love the youth and enthusiasm they put into their shows. I wish all the competitors the best of luck and hope the U.S.A. finds gold this year! Do you enjoy the olympics? Have a favorite sport you follow?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy February!

I am so excited that February is here!

The month of love and romance! Which is what writing romance novels is all about! There are many types of celebrations during Valentines Day. Fancy dinners, Flowers, candy, jewelery, quiet intimate memories at home. You name it it has been done.
It also means maybe sending a special someone in your life a little card just to tell them , you love them and they are important to you. Siblings, friends, children, anyone who may just appreciate a 'hi, your special to me'. My children are all grown, I love sending them a valentine in the mail with a small gift card token. Everyone loves to get something in the mail besides bills once in a while!
My husband always makes Valentines Day a special time for us, it may be simple or extravagant, but it comes from his heart. If I had to pick two of my favorites they would be, a trip to New Orleans one year for Mardi Gras and once he gave me a stuffed white cat, now that may sound silly but I had wanted a cat so badly and he didn't, so he bought me the most beautiful stuffed cat you have ever seen. Yes, he wrapped it himself in that brown paper bag he favors! LOL!
Do you have a favorite Valentines Day tradition? How about a favorite memory?