Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am very thankful for my sister. She has a kind, special heart like no one else I know. We have endured our share of trials and I regret not being a better sister to her when we were growing up. I treasure the precious relationship we have developed as we have grown older. She will always be my best friend.

Last weekend, she came to visit from college. The weekend went by way too fast and I cried when she left, but I am thankful for the time we spent. Our time together is always special.

We ate delicious food, drank a lot of wine, napped from drinking so much wine, laughed a lot, analyzed relationships, got pedicures, watched The Runaways, sang in the car, went to a bar - twice, and got lost downtown. So much fun!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Interview With Hayley

I thought it would be cute to inteview Hayley and get her perspective on me. Here goes.

What is something your mom always says to you?
Clean up.

What makes your mom happy?
When her kid and dog spend time with her.

What makes your mom sad?
I can't think of anything.

How does your mom make you laugh?
When she acts like a freak.

What was your mom like as a child?
A smart, pretty, good girl

How old is your mom?

How tall is your mom?
I don't know.

What is your mom's favorite thing to do?
Probably go shopping at Forever 21

What does your mom do when you're not around?
Hang out with her friends

If your mom became famous, what would it be for?
Being a good person

What is your mom really good at?
Answer 1. I don't really know what you're good for. Pause. Answer 2. Cooking dinner and making sure her kid has a home.

What is your mom not very good at?

What does your mom do for a job?
Uses a computer for doing resources for plastics

What is your mom's favorite food?
Probably spaghetti or pizza

What makes you proud of your mom?
She helps me out all the time.

If your mom was a cartoon character, who would she be?

What do you and your mom do together?
Go shopping.

How are you and your mom the same?
We look alike and we like to do kind of the same things, mostly.

How are you and your mom different?
Sometimes we'll do different things. My mom reads books all the time and I mostly watch t.v.

How do you know your mom loves you?
Because she cares about me and she says she loves me and kisses me every day when she drops me off at school.

Love it and love her!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for breakfast with my friend, Sara. We meet a couple of times each month to grab a bite and catch up. This lovely lady is one of the kindest, smartest, funniest people I know. She is always understanding and has a unique ability to help me put things in perspective when I can't see clearly. I am extremely blessed to have her in my life.

I could not ask for a better friend.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Place

I live in a cute, 2-bedroom apartment. It is not just any living space, it is my precious home. It is a place filled with love, laughter, and memories. My home is incredibly special to me because it is a reflection of who I am and things I love.

I love my photographs.

                                I love my huge, comfortable bed.

I love this reminder to seek peace wherever I go.

                    I love the stacks of books waiting to be explored.

                            I love the comfortableness of this space.

                           I love the sweet child that sleeps here.

                                            I love this home.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Things About Me

A couple of friends shared "about me" posts on their blogs. I thought I would join in.

I Am- a vegetarian.
I Have- a daughter that brings me joy.
I Wish- I could travel more.
I Want- to become a more involved animal & environmental activist.
I Fear- getting older.
I Hear- The Raconteurs singing on the radio.
I Search- for ways to live a more simple life.
I Wonder- who I will marry.
I Regret- that my parents don’t live closer.
I Love- sleeping-in, wine, and yoga.
I Always- kiss my daughter before she goes to sleep.
I Usually- read before I go to bed.
I Am Not- mellow enough. This is something I need to work towards.
I Sing- A LOT. Music is very important to me.
I Never- watch scary movies.
I Cry- when I laugh really hard.
I Am Not Always- as patient as I should be.
I Need- my morning coffee before I can function properly.

Play along and re-post.... I want to learn some things about you!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Hello there, Thankful Thursday. I've been missing you.

Today I am thankful for concerts. Music is like religion to me; it makes my spirit happy. Last weekend I saw one of my favorite artists perform live and it was amazing. David Gray has been on my "bands to see before I die" list for many years and his show was brilliant. I am so grateful I was there.

I wasn't able to get any clear photos of the stage because of the lighting, but below is one of me and my friend, Ryan. Look at how happy we are!

Thank you, David Gray for an excellent show!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


This past weekend, I went on a hike with some friends and my dog. The hike holds meaning for me for a couple of reasons. Number 1. I get to strike a line through an item on my 30 by 30 list. Number 2. I am reminded of how much walking is a meditation; a time for personal reflection. I am intrigued by the following thought from Rebecca Solnit that she shares in her book, Wanderlust. "The subject of walking is, in some sense, about how we invest universal acts with particular meanings. Like eating or breathing, it can be invested with wildly different cultural meanings, from the erotic to the spiritual, from the revolutionary to the artistic."

I believe we often forgo chance and hinder meaning as we drive around in our cars, always in a rush. We overlook experiences and abandon outlets when we do not walk. Soren Kierkegaard wrote, "In order to bear mental tension such as mine, I need diversion, the diversion of chance contacts on the streets and alleys because association with a few individuals is actually no diversion. It is the accidental and insignificant things in life which are significant."

I love that I can roam, wander, and choose to pursue a certain course. I love the option of chance, the unplanned and the unforeseen.

I cannot wait for my next walk.