Happy Valentine’s Day

There are a lot of people that boycott this day, I know. And I suppose I can imagine their angst with the day. But that’s mostly because we have elevated the ‘significant other’ part of the day and not all the other loves in our lives.

I sent out some of those boxed Valentine’s that kids get for their classmates to some friends and family – just to have a silly way to say ‘I love you’ on a day that celebrates just that. And I’m not certain, but I think even ol’ hard-hearted Haddie looked at me with a bit of love this morning as I poured her more cat food than usual.

Kids. Parents. Friends. Pets.
There are a many ways in which to receive and give love, no?

I must admit to have fallen down a bit of an Audrey Hepburn rabbit hole lately. All thanks to Mo Rocca and his fabulous podcast, Mobituaries.

Are you a podcast listener? I have a list of podcasts I really try to catch as often as possible although I need to figure out how to fit them into my book reading and blog reading schedule. I should be more protective every day with reading/podcast listening. But I’m still struggling like the rest of you, I’m sure.

That said, Mobituaries did a whole podcast about Audrey Hepburn – her life and her death. She has always been a fascinating personality but Mo Rocca whet my appetite even more. The thing with Audrey Hepburn movies is that I am never quite sure I’ve actually seen the movie or just know the movie title to be very popular.

So I sat down with a pile of laundry to be folded and a husband off at work one Saturday and watched Roman HolidayCould Gregory Peck BE any cuter?! Such a fun movie (albeit the ending……) What Hepburn movie should I watch next? I love the remake of Sabrina so maybe I’ll wriggle Hepburn’s Sabrina into my Saturday laundry day next. Do you have a favorite Hepburn movie?


Valentine’s Day in Northern California has been rainy and blustery and Scott has been at work all day, but he just went back after four wonderful days off. We did all the crazy things we enjoy doing (which usually ranges from back-to-back-to-back running around town to vegging on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and a full DVR.) So a quiet day at home alone was actually a nice little back-to-normal thing to do – and also one of my lifetime true loves: solitude and quiet. -ha.

Sending you each a big, sloppy kiss and a hug that lasts a little too awkwardly long –


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