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Friday, May 28, 2010

Romance Thwarted...

ROMANCE - To court or woo romantically; treat with ardor or chivalrousness; a strong fascination or enthusiasm for something. [Romance week starts here. Click for this week's Bliss Initiatives.]

Well, some of you may have noticed that I haven't been quick to the posting today. Of course I could blame my silence on the fact that I just launched the new Everyday Mommy blog. 

Wait, I haven't really told you this yet have I? Well that is pretty darn exciting news and I'm pretty excited about the new blog, where I intend on sharing all my parenting foibles and pretty much share all the stuff I haven't been talking about over here. I put in this cool scroll which has all the cute stuff my girl has said the past year or so. She is hilarious so even if the rest of the blog is a snoozer for you that scroll might be worth a visit from time to time... 

But honestly, exciting and fun news aside, I am feeling a little thwarted by this Love Letter thing. Yes, the Sweetie did work late last night but the girl decided this was the night to stay up late netting me no bonus time as expected. When the hubby got home he wanted us to watch the series finale of 24, we have been saving it and even though not the most romantic show of all time it was touching to see a tear in the Sweetie's eye when the final credits were rolling. We don't watch many shows, HGTV and Food Network aside as family activities... no wait that is a parenting issue... I'll save it for the other blog. so it will be missed. A single bastion of adult world away from our otherwise G rated home.

Anyway, I digress. The Love Letter just isn't happening. My bloggy friend Nancy, aka BLissed-Out Grandma, just wrote about her difficulties writing cards and in doing so worked out exactly what she wanted to say. So here I am doing the same thing. I've distracted Little J with a bubble bath and a tub full of duckies so I might get exactly the time I need...  I've expressed my thwarted intentions... they are out of the way... so now I just need to begin...

What does it take for you to begin something?

Next post: My Romantic Conclusions.

My 13 bliss virtues are joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, and surprise.

This week we are studying Romance. Next up is Gratitude Week


  1. Sorry that the love letter didn't get off the ground. But really - isn't every day a love letter? Some little thing you might say or do could be a love letter, right? Anyhow, for me to be able to begin something - I need to have all my "ingredients" gathered so to speak. I hate it when I'm not prepared for something - it leaves me all in a tizzy! We're going out for the day tomorrow, and so I have my camera and all my other essential goodies set aside. It's necessary for me to function at my best capacity! LOL Enjoy your weekend! Theresa

  2. Writing letters, any kind of letters, takes practice. I write about what is going on in my life - the little things - and don't wait for something big to happen. I talk about the weather or what we made for dinner, etc. It might sound boring, but have you ever gotten such a letter? When I receive such a letter, I feel closer to the person. I think the same is true for love letters.


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Ben Franklin's 13 Virtues

  • 1. TEMPERANCE - Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
  • 2. SILENCE - Speak not what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
  • 3. ORDER - Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  • 4. RESOLUTION - Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
  • 5. FRUGALITY - Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e. waste nothing.
  • 6. INDUSTRY - Lose no time; be always employ'd in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
  • 7. SINCERITY - Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and if you speak, speak accordingly.
  • 8. JUSTICE - Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  • 9. MODERATION - Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  • 10. CLEANLINESS - Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths or habitation.
  • 11. TRANQUILITY - Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  • 12. CHASTITY - Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or to the injury of your own or another's peace or reputation.
  • 13. HUMILITY - Imitate Jesus and Socrates.


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