Do you remember your first dance?

Do you remember your first dance? And by that, I don’t mean the first time you bounced up and down to music at home, I mean the first time you left your house to go to a social occasion where music was playing and boys asked girls to dance? I can remember going to school dances in junior high school, and standing around the edges of the room, waiting and hoping for a guy to ask me to dance. I love music, and I love to dance! But no one ever asked me to dance, until our ninth grade graduation assembly. The school administrators had decided to hold an assembly that included dance music, telling the students that they should dance. That was a total surprise to all of the students!

Immediately some of the boys ran across the gym floor and grabbed up their girlfriends, and they started to dance. One boy went across the floor and asked a girl to dance, and she refused. He asked another, and she refused, too. I felt so badly for that guy – he was a sweet guy, but one that was rather shy and not popular. He was considered a “nerd” and at that point in time, being a “nerd” was NOT “cool” at all! Finally his eyes met mine, and he came up to me and asked me to dance. I accepted his invitation, and we danced together. I felt embarrassed that I was his third choice, but at least I got to dance!

And the next day a lot of the kids at school came up to me and told me how much they admired how nice I was to accept his invitation to dance. That was rather embarrassing, too! But at least I got to dance – really dance – with a guy!

Happy Valentines Day to All My Sweethearts!

picture of red happy valentines day heart

I love this picture of a red Valentine’s Day heart and the letters that are different shades of pink. I think Valentine’s are for everyone – not just lovers. Even people who are not married or don’t have a boyfriend can still celebrate Valentine’s Day and enjoy candy or flowers or just simple little cards that make you fee special to someone. Happy Valentines Day to All My Sweethearts!

Promise Rings

promise ring (free clip art)

promise ring (free clip art)

I can remember when I was about sixteen years old, my boyfriends decided to get one of the pretty joy jewelers promise rings and gave it to me for a Christmas present. He told me that it was a “pre-engagement ring.” It was white gold with a tiny diamond chip in it – the diamond was so small I could barely see it! But I was so happy to get the ring, and my parents were very upset that I got it! They made me break up with him a very short time afterwards, and that broke my heart.

I Love Scented Candles

scented candles (free clip art)

scented candles (free clip art)

Over the years I have shopping at many stores and never really paid much attention to the aisles with scented candles. But my brother gave me a Christmas gift with an assorted of scented candles, and I love them! Now I am a huge fan of scented candles, and every time I go to a store that has a candle aisle, I stop and sample all the different fragrances.

So far, my favorite candles scents have been the ones that have melon and cucumber scents. Strangely, I do not like the smell of vanilla when it is burning. I love vanilla when I cook with it, but for some reason the candle fragrance is not soothing or appealing to me.

There was a nice candle fragrance called “fresh linen” that I like, but then I tried one called “white cotton” and I didn’t like it. I think there is a lot of difference between the difference brands of candles. Part of the difference is in the cleanness of the burn, how long it lasts, etc., but there is also a difference in the fragrances, so you have to test them with a quick sniff test at the store and don’t just buy them because the label looks nice or the description sounds romantic.

Affordable Health Insurance Still an Issue for a lot of people

I am really glad that I have health insurance through the company that I work for, and that they pay 100% of the premiums! I have a lot of friends and family that are still complaining that they are having a really hard time finding health insurance that’s affordable for them. I can remember a couple of years ago I was looking online for some quotes on health insurance, and the premiums were more than half of my income! I think that is horrible!