Saturday, May 30, 2009

if every day could be like this,
people would smile more.

hope you have a smiling weekend
full of sun and color
and warmth
and joy.

happy weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.
It maketh me to wake in green pastures:
It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses.
It restoreth my buzz:
It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction,
I will fear no Equal™:
For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me.
Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of The Starbucks:
Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over.
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the House of Mochas forever.
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

i have no time for foolish games.
i'm all grown up and have major responsibilities
i have a family
and a job
and a house
and a dog
and a car
and i have bills to pay
and i have things to do
i have to eat right
and i have to exercise
to stay healthy
so i can continue to work
and pay bills
and be a wife and mother.
so you see...
i'm very, very important and
i have no time for foolish games.

on the other hand
when i really think about it
isn't a work week really just about foolish games
and so, i guess i'm indulging in foolish games afterall.
there, i feel much better now.

happy tueaday!
and welcome to your foolish games!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”
- Arthur Ashe

happy memorial day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

dear junk food,

i miss you.
i don't succumb to your pleasure anymore
and it hurts.
it hurts so very bad.
but i want you to know that i still ove you.
i really, really
and although i don't partake in your sugary laden empty calories orgasmic yummy pure pleasureness,
i dream about you.
and they are such sweet dreams.

your most brokenhearted friend,

Monday, May 18, 2009

seeking or releasing.
which one resonates more for you these days?

and in seeking, do we thereby release?
and vice versa?

mr. ntm and i were having this discussion yesterday at starbucks.
for me, i'd have to say it's more about the releasing
but i have been about releasing for a while now.
and in releasing,
i feel like the seeking is at bay.
because the releasing has uncovered things in me that
i thought didn't exist
or had long been lost.
not to say that i won't seek anymore.
i have lots to seek.
but releasing seems much more for me...

at least for today.

would love to hear what you think.
happy monday!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

i'll be the one doing housework this weekend.
but if it's sunny like this outside
i'll be more than okay with that.

happy weekend to you!

Friday, May 15, 2009

some lessons i've been learning lately.

1. walking through fields of tall grass and lots of prickly things and bugs isn't so smart with sandals on = ouchie
2. i was told this week by an 89 year old man that he "likes the way i'm built" = try not to laugh
3. there is such a thing as eating too much yogurt = lactose intolerance
4. when my warning light comes on for low fuel, it means it = you can pretty much guess this one
5. my child is a slob. that's s-l-o-b, slob = ick (but i love her beyond measure)
7. there is only so much of me to go around, i can't meet everyone's needs = crabbyhead dawn
8. i need to just to go ahead and eat a "real" dinner....a light snack ain't gonna cut it = i end up eating all night anyways
9. when all else fails, put on the ipod = serenity

despite these lessons, i am grateful beyond measure for my life, my family, my friends (including you) and the world around me.

happy weekend all!
and a big heartfelt congratulations to my sister-in-law for graduating today!
so proud for you, joan!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

where has elegance gone to?
i for one, never had it.
i'm like a bull in a china closet.
refined escaped me.
but i do have an appreciation for it.

i think elegance is lovely.
but for me, it's lovely from afar.
and that's okay.
i'm one of those that tends to eat before i set the table.

have an elegant tuesday!

Friday, May 8, 2009

okay friends.....
you now have two days that are all your own.

happy weekend!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

fortune cookie thursday

happy fortune cookie thursday!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

self portrait tuesday

can you believe we're in may already?
what's up with that?

anyhootie, ( i love saying anyhootie)
may's theme for the self portrait challenge group is: diptych
a diptych is a group of two shots hooked together.

we can also submit triptychs (3 shots) or polyptychs (multiple shots)

happy tuesday!

Monday, May 4, 2009

on motherhood

my friend meg has tagged me along with four others to talk about five things they love about being mothers.
and since mother's day is coming up, it is only fitting that i take a few minutes to respond as best i can.

motherhood is a falling in love kind of love that is unlike anything else i have ever experienced. and its depths and breadth know no boundaries.
is this a good thing?
well, yes and no.
it's exhilarating, yes.
it's daunting as well.
because a love that wide and deep has got you.
forever and ever.
and not that i'd ever want to let go of that, but it's humbling to love like that just the same.

i am her history.
i am a touchstone.
i am home to her.

motherhood is a challenge.
and that's a good thing for me.
full of lessons.
stretching me and growing me beyond what i thought i was ever capable of.

watching her grow and change and becoming a wonderful human being
has been the most amazing thing i have ever witnessed.
it has enriched my life immensely.

she is the product of the loving union between me and the big guy.
because of us,
there is she.

and so now i am tagging you moms out there to do the same.
share your insights.
because being a mom is a wondrous thing.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

stop your world
open your mind
listen intently
speak thoughtfully
look deeply

happy weekend!