Some recent items that have warmed the very cockles of my heart, whatever a cockle is...
* My older daughter took a good look at my new purse and said the handle/strap was "bogus." I'm not a middle-schooler, so I'll just trust her on this one.
* I find it very hopeful & romantic that a woman has agreed to marry Robert Downey Jr. He's adorable and hugely talented, of course, but talk about a guy with some baggage.
* My daughter said "I love having a mom with such great fashion style!" This was after she asked my opinion on which t-shirt she should wear to school the next day. I suggested the one from the science center, pointing out how science and school just naturally go together.