Valentine’s Day Shortbread Hearts

I’ve never really been big on Valentine’s Day celebrating.  Maybe I’m a bit cynical of the “holiday” because of the years I spent working in the restaurant industry.  For folks working in the service industry this is probably hands down one of the most dreaded nights of the year where everybody comes out of the woodwork .  Really – why do we need just one day set aside for acts of love and kindness?  Why should one day be reserved for this, why not every day? Continue reading

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Grammie’s Birthday

My mother does so much for me, my kids, my sister, her kids, and my dad – it is the personification of love.  I will never be able to repay her for all she has done or will do for us all.  Often her special days are celebrated with a phone call or quick text, while our children’s days are weekend events. Continue reading