Monday, April 20, 2009
Blue Monday/Monet and Vases
Before I forget, if you didn't see yesterday's quick post about the blogging party that Joy over at Cupids Charm is hosting on Friday, May 1, be sure to check it out. Cupids Charm is being featured in the Summer issue of Artful Blogging magazine. To celebrate, Joy thought it would be a great idea to throw a blogging party to celebrate the "art" of blogging!
Now, I don't want to reveal too many reasons why I love to blog before May 1, but one reason that I will share is that blogging has allowed me to "rediscover" myself. You know how life sometimes throws us a curve ball (or two) and we lose ourselves during the process of living?! Well, I feel like since I began blogging I have begun to find myself again; the person that I was before I became a wife and mother. (Not that those titles are not exceptionally special to me!)
During my high school days I studied French. Regardless of how many people told me that it was "impractical" and that I would never use it, I loved every single class. From getting our "French" names (which I thought was comical since "Valerie" is a French name...I chose "Marie Claire") to conjugating verbs to trying out escargot...I truly loved French class for all three years. And to all of those that told me I would never use it...I use(d) French all of the time... to help me learn Spanish in college, in day to day living, and to read several blogs that I follow!
So for Blue Monday, I thought that I would share one of my favorite coffee table books, Monet A Retrospective. My husband bought this for me as a surprise when we were still dating. I'm also displaying a couple of my favorite vases that I've brought out of hiding as well as that cute bunny from last week's Blue Monday. For more fabulous blue finds, please visit Sally over at Smiling Sally. Happy Blue Monday!