September 20, 2012
"Did you see the blue nail polish Michelle Obama was wearing?"
This was the first thing I heard at the nail salon this week. She was wearing a bluish-grey from the Essie collection.
The woman next to me is on her laptop while getting her feet done; she immediately googled a picture of the first lady and we all start ogling her nails and her pretty dress from designer Tracy Reese. When I asked what she spoke about at the convention, it was remembered that she spoke of how her husband came from a basic, practical life and how he was as a real person, and how the presidency didn't change who she knew him to be, but made him a better man.
I was really glad to have this exchange because if only her nail color would have been the only thing remembered, I would have been even more challenged with my generation.
She could be a
"The next time someone asks me how I'm doing, I'm going to really tell them instead of giving the standard 'OK.'"
"It's not what you do once in a while. It's what you do day in and day out that makes a difference." – Jenny Craig
Right now she could be
Filling a cooler with ice
Drying big beach towels
Weeding the garden
Hemming a dress
How much did she spend on her child's college supplies this fall?
A recent USA Today survey showed these results:
Dorm supplies: $80
School supplies: $61
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