Ironic, isn't it?

Yesterday's mail brought a copy of Emerson Eggerichs' book Love & Respect subtitled The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs.  I am reviewing the book for Thomas Nelson Publishers.  I found it ironic that this book on building and saving marriage arrived on the same day that the September issue of Vogue hit the newsstands. 

In addition to delivering the fashion and beauty trends for Fall 2009, this gigantic issue includes an interview with South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford.  Mrs. Sanford has been recognized as demonstrating amazing grace under extremely sad and sordid circumstances.  Informed by her strong Christian faith, her character and her responses to her husband's infidelity and indiscretion have been without peer, and she has received an outpouring of support, and yet . . . .  it seems that some folks are up in arms that Jenny Sanford would give an interview to Vogue as opposed to one of South Carolina's newspapers or perhaps, a news magazine or even a more "traditional" magazine like Good Housekeeping.  To these naysayers, I say, "Oh, be quiet."  In the Vogue interview, Mrs. Sanford continues to take the high road, and, yes, she looks great.  She got to wear terrific clothes and have her hair and make-up styled by a reknown stylist, and I say "Good for her!"  And, really, what a great platform for her to share her willingness to forgive with her resolute insistence on accountability and responsibility to her children.

On the lighter side, I finally made a visit to our neighborhood Lilly Pulitzer shop.  I have loved Lilly for years, but never really felt I could afford to indulge in those sherbet prints.  The 75% Off sign in the window was definitely a draw!  It was  a cute, cute shop with so many fun paper and accessory items!  You know that is my weakness--Mr. T & C is mystified by my love for cocktail napkins especially.  Anyway I did splurge on a clearance robe and a needlepoint key fob, which features fish! 


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