It was a sunny midwinter day, and I was finally ready to play on the screened porch. I'd been waiting and waiting for warmer weather, but I remembered what my Mimi would have said: Do what makes you happy every day, and it adds up to a happy life. Of course, it depends on what you prefer to see when you look back--bad times or times when you puttered on the porch, piles of dishes and candy all around you, and you hummed "Luck Be a Lady."
Raspberry-studded white zinfandel looked cheerful in reproduction Mason jars.
As I put out the candy hearts, I couldn't help but smile at the sugary sayings, as some bordered on the neurotic. "LUV ME!" A few were very obedient, such as "YES DEAR," and others were confident: "DARE YA." Depending on the recipient, some hearts could be interpreted as stalking; "UR MINE!" A couple of hearts took a cynical approach to love: "GET REAL" and "SEE YA." Somehow SEE YA got lost (I hope I didn't eat it), but I am on a mission to find it.