I want to rock me some cowboy boots like these:
It was a fabulous conference filled with with bright, bold women exchanging enlightening information. It was also a glimpse into my future. I learned from Dr. Catherine Hansen about sex in our sixties (i.e. Did you know that Crisco is a safe lubrication?) and from Dr. Tristi Muir how to “mambo through my menopause” (I don’t know when it will hit but I want serious amounts of estrogen patches, air conditioners and good friends at the ready).
Here’s something I learned from Texas comic Lyssa Graham, who sat next to me and kept me in stitches: proper etiquette in the South demands that after you make a snarky comment about someone (i.e. “That guy is as lost as a ball in high weeds”), it should be followed up with “Bless his/her heart.” Apparently, the latter puts you back in good graces. I’ve already gotten this phrase jump-started in the Northeast corridor among my friends. Thank you, Lyssa, for sharing this gift with us Yanks. We owe you one.
And now we are finally getting to the I Love Mondays tip of the week: when you’re travelling for business and have no time to get your daughter a souvenir, grab hotel bath-items to bring home as a spa kit. (Sorry, hotel staff, but a working mama does what she has to do.) Here’s the one I put together for Risa (I supplied the small basket):