I have decided to take a few days to recoup, regroup and recharge. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Weekend!
There are times, like most people of my age group, I contemplate the fact, if I were able to do it all over again what would I change. Although this adult game is mostly played over a glass of wine or two in my household with friends, I can’t help but wonder how other women feel about the question?
If I could do it all over again, I would have:
lived in Paris during my twenties and thirties
duplicated the Grace Kelly look for my wedding
Raised my children in the French countryside
Written a novel years ago
followed my passion – acting
Became an inspirational speaker for women
How about you?
Most people in their 40s have children or teenagers and since February 14th falls on a school and a work day, the fun of celebrating the holiday usually takes a back seat to soccer practice and piano lessons and work. So, I suggest celebrating it on Saturday or Sunday the 12th or the 13th instead just to get the most out of the holiday.
Again, these suggestions can be considered for birthdays and anniversaries as well.
First: Make arrangements for a reliable sitter on either day you want to surprise your spouse or loved one with children.
Second: Clear your partner’s calendar for the day – make sure you pick the day with the least pre-arranged appointments for the children and their school events.
Third: Organize a slew of events or activities for the two of you to do for the entire day – this could be an entire day spent in the country or a metropolitan city, depending on where you reside – do the opposite. For example for those living in the bay area, consider a day spent in downtown San Francisco sightseeing, having afternoon tea, a museum visit or a show or dinner and dancing and if all goes well, spend the night in a hotel downtown.
Fourth: Take her to places she has never been or a special place the two of you went on your first date for dinner.
Fifth: Buy her a special small gift (souvenir) from the place you decided to take her.
Sixth: Take a photo of the two of you in black and white and then frame it in a 4×6 silver frame. Then place it on her nightstand the night before Valentine’s Day, so that when she wakes up in the morning she could see it.
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Just in case you have opted to stay home for New Years Eve this year and are tired of watching reruns or reality shows on television, then consider renting some of the films I have listed below to keep you entertained.
So, grab a bottle or two of champagne, pop some popcorn, turn up the fire, snuggle under a blanket with a loved one or not and enjoy a movie or two or three
1. The Apartment (1960)
2. Breakfast At Tiffany (1961)
3. La Dolche Vita (1960)
4. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
5. Holiday (1938)
6. High Society (1956)
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