Things I am thinking about today...
- It is almost prom season, and as part of my 40 bags in 40 days lenten challenge, I had to get over my sentimental attachment to all the formal dresses my girls have worn. Because they attended a private, all girls high school, they were fortunate enough to attend many formal dances at the surrounding boys schools, as well as their own. We have dresses from proms, Christmas dances, homecomings and even sorority formals from more recent years. Two girls means a lot of dances. I kept a couple, but ended up donating 14 wonderful formal dresses, both long and short, to hopefully help out some deserving girls this spring. My total towards my goal is now 24 bags and today will find me going through bins in the basement. I can't wait to see what else I can get rid of :-)
- March Madness begins today and both MSU and Michigan will be playing locally, in first round. There is a lot of excitement and we would love to attend, but ticket prices are pretty outrageous. It looks like we will be cheering on our Spartans (with Megan cheering for her Wolverines) at home.
- Dancing with the Stars looks pretty good with the start of the new season. My early favorites are Kelly Pickler to win and Dorothy Hamill, as a sentimental favorite. Seeing the older photos of Dorothy with the haircut that EVERYONE had, brought back a lot of memories. Of course, Lisa Vanderpump looked fabulous.
- I have been in a reading mood this week and have finished a couple of relatively quick reads. First, I read A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. It is sad this will be her last book, due to her sudden death this past year. She had a wonderful way with characterization and weaving different plots together. The Nicolas Sparks book, Safe Haven, had been getting pretty good reviews, so I decided to download it and give it a try. The love story was in the typical Nicholas Sparks' style, but the back story was well written and suspenseful and I loved the ending.
Linking with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom, Thursday Thoughts