Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy VD!

A rosy day. My new post about enduring love appeared on Chicago Moms Blog and the sweet feedback has been melting my heart.

This morning Randy took the girls to the Museum of Science and Industry while I hiked down to the Palmer House Hilton ("Oh the conference is at the other Hilton?"), scratch that, the Hilton Towers for the last day of the AWP. (That's the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference, although they seem to be missing a W...)

I think I'll save my conference notes for another post, but enough to say I attended three stellar sessions and still had time to shop for our family dinner of yum! Romaine salad with cranberry vinaigrette and beets and red pepper cut into cute little hearts, chili-rubbed ribeye for Randy and pasta for the girls and me and ... Chocolate fondue for dessert! With strawberries and little cubes of pound cake! The girls didn't want to eat much of it, but they sure loved stabbing the fruit and cake and dipping it in the velvety liquid. They were like little candy factory workers, only instead of putting their sweet, dripping product on the conveyor belt, they shoved them in our faces and ordered Randy and I to eat. Good times.


Anne Ward said...

Cindy - Loved your blog post about the people who raised you - a great tribute to all four of them!

Anonymous said...

Cindy, there are SO many things I'd like to say in response to your post on "Cooler by the Lake." I am beyond clear expression, having been awake in Miami much of the night, then traveling to Chicago and trying to begin re-entry after a 6 week absence. For now I'll just say it is outstanding and all about normal parenting in ways you may not even understand yet. Janet

Kim Moldofsky said...

Wow, that was a beautiful post. You are such a talented and thoughtful writer. I'm in awe.

What a lovely tribute.

Cindy Fey said...

Thank you, dear friends.