Lily, freshly bathed, amongst the groundhogs.
It’s her Special Day at school and that means she gets to bring treats. It’s also Groundhog Day. Every year I think about making this:
But I never do.
This reminds me of something I read in Carolyn See’s book Making a Literary Life. She writes about her old Texan dad and his 18-hour chili and his 18-minute chili. His 18-hour chili was a labor of love so good it brought people to tears. But life has its other requirements, as she puts it, so there were nights when he made his 18-minute chili. It tasted perfectly fine and was far better than no chili at all.
Far better than no chili at all. Words to live by. And no offense to the creator of this fun and clever groundhog cupcake, but I’m partial to the six-year-old’s version.
- This adorable Alphabet Art project by Destri from The Mother Huddle looks completely possible to do.
- Planning to make Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein for the first day of the Chinese New Year celebrations tomorrow.
- Check out this Love Rocks Valentine’s Day party. Wow!
- Cute and simple Valentine freebie from Deena Rutter.
- Day 32 of the 100 Push-Ups Challenge. Uff da.