Who in their right mind makes an appointment with their GYN on Valentine's Day?

Six months ago when I made the appointment, the significance of the day never crossed my mind. On February 14th however, it most certainly did. The day romance fills the air with roses, chocolates, and words meant to melt the heart, pure dread filled mine. "Baring it all" for the man in green is not exactly comfortable on any day, but Valentine's Day? Seriously? Not exactly my idea of a romantic encounter!


 
 
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She Loves Him, She Loves Him--NOT!

I love my husband. Truly I do. Except on Thursdays. 

It’s really only one Thursday. The word love was not part of my vocabulary on that day in January 2012. In fact, it never entered my mind. REDRUM however, did.


 
 
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As I promised last week, I’m going to let you in on a little interesting trivia concerning some names most of us are familiar with. If you haven’t read the Harry Potter series you may not know the names, but their meaning and how J.K. Rowling uses them is really quite intriguing. 


 
 
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet."

Most of you will recognize the words made famous by William Shakespeare. Romeo & Juliet were star-crossed lovers whose families were bitter rivals, their love forbidden. In Act II of Shakespeare's play, Juliet tells Romeo names of things do not matter--only what they are. She professes it is the Montague person she loves, not the name.


 
 
A Bit of Magic…

As I promised last week, here’s a little bit of trivia that may find you thinking J. K. wasn’t the first to use this bit of magic.