25 December 2009
18 December 2009
14 December 2009
12 December 2009
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls
And from the shelter of my mind
Through the window of my eyes
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets
To England where my heart lies
My mind's distracted and diffused
My thoughts are many miles away
They lie with you when you're asleep
And kiss you when you start your day
And a song I was writing is left undone
I don't know why I spend my time
Writing songs I can't believe
With words that tear and strain to rhyme
And so you see I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you
And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There but for the grace of you go I
Last night we had a little holiday get together at Sol Grill in Newport Beach. Sitting and laughing with the people I spend most of my time with these days (i.e. school), helped me to realize how incredibly grateful I am! I understand Thanksgiving was last month, but I think the theme for this holiday season will be (maybe always should be) gratitude. So much thanks to all of those who choose to spend their time and laughter with me! (baci)
06 December 2009
04 December 2009
25 November 2009
21 November 2009
19 November 2009
O our Father the Sky, hear us and make us strong.
O our Mother the Earth, hear us and give us support.
O Spirit of the East, send us your Wisdom.
O Spirit of the South, may we tread your path of life.
O Spirit of the West, may we always be ready for the long journey.
O Spirit of the North, purify us with your cleansing winds.
18 November 2009
17 November 2009
11 November 2009
09 November 2009
07 November 2009
It's official, I'm head over heels in love with Gina's work at Warm Pears. I have a certain affinity for all things Firenze, but her work is just over the top amazing! (Gina, can I be you when I grow up?) I just purchased one of her fine art prints of the Ponte Vecchio, and am VERY excited for its arrival...honestly, now I'm thinking I might need a few more! xo
06 November 2009
02 November 2009
31 October 2009
As of Saturday morning, I've lost both of my grandmothers in 2009. This time has compelled me to reflect on some of what these two women have brought to my life...
30 October 2009
26 October 2009
24 October 2009
23 October 2009
22 October 2009
One of the best parts about living in southern California is the amazing Mexican food! Now, I'm not talking mushy refried beans and watery margarita restaurant-Mexican. I'm talking spicy carne and fresh cilantro street/taco-cart Mexican. So delish!
21 October 2009
18 October 2009
15 October 2009
Oh Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds, and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me
I come before you, one of your children
I am small and weak
I need your strength and wisdom
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset, make my hands respect the things you have made, my ears sharp to hear your voice
Make me wise, so that I may know the things you have taught my people, the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock
I seek strength not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able to fight my greatest enemy, myself
Make me ever ready to come to you, with clean hands and straight eyes, so when life fades as a fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame
14 October 2009
There's nothing sweeter (or easier) than my Grandmommy's "no-bake" cookies...xo
13 October 2009
08 October 2009
Ok, I'll admit it...one of my nicknames just so happens to be "Cookie Monster". It's ok, you can laugh. Well, after spending a long day with the kiddies...Am I allowed to call high school students kiddies?...I was craving a Levine bakery cookie. Unfortunately, my travel budget does not allow for quick cookie runs to the east coast....so I made my own! I don't think you'd find these PB cookies at Levine's, but they were definitely delish!
04 October 2009
I stumbled upon the above image in this morning's LA Times magazine, and it seemed so very appropriate! Tomorrow will be the first of many days spent inside the classroom. I'm very excited, but a bit nervous! I only wish the California classroom looked a bit more like this!
02 October 2009
01 October 2009
When a significant other moves across the country to pursue a graduate degree, it becomes evident that someone is going to be spending a lot of time on airplanes...that someone happens to be me! My recent bi-coastal relationship has provided me with an opportunity to explore life in the big city. The verdict's still out.