Monday, July 28, 2008

Why White on White?

I used to think that i wanted white wedding flowers. A beautiful full bouquet of this that and everything else white, some cascading ivy to accent it and done. When it came down to it, i went with a cascading bouquet of black callas, green cymbidium orchids, rich red roses, tiny white stephanotis, cute little monkey tails, scattered greens, and finally, the cascading ivy that i've always loved.
Now, i am a photographer wannabe and i faithfully read numerous photog blogs. I am seeing so many white flowers against white dresses and thank my lucky stars that i didn't do that. The bouquets by themselves are wonderful, the brides even more so. Put the two together and the flowers go missing.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Squirrels and Sunrises

Hi Tuesday. I hope my waking at the crack of dawn means there is something delicious in store for us today. I'm on a mission to find it. YES!
As i sit here blogging, i'm watching an erratic squirrel. We have a few that frolic in the trees behind our house in the beautiful trees and on our garage roof. They aren't living in the roof so that's a huge perk but they sure are close because i see them - and hear them chatter - all the time. Do they sleep?

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Once in a While

Every so often something happens and shakes my world in a slightly different wave. This morning i woke at a tender moment just before 5AM. The sun was just breaking the horizon and starting to peak in on the day. After almost an hour of arguing with the bed and the comfort levels it was offering, i rose.
Two delicious kiwis and an aromatic cup of joe on the menu. Yum!
Eat Pray Love is staring at me from the table just waiting for some attention. What an amazing way to shake awake this morning. Top that off with the massage i've booked for later this morning and the BBQ with friends for this evening and i'd say it's going to be a sensational day. I'm making it that way.
Let's go, i'm ready!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Trudging Through Some Sludge

Today is a bit icky. Not so great but it could be worse. I slept terrible last night and i'm trying to struggle through the day and make the most of what it is offering. My head and heart just aren't agreeing with each other. I'm confused and trying to sort it through.
Pray that it passes sooner rather than later.
Dear God, i sure know i'm ready.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Super Day

That's what today is - a super day! In an effort to organize my life i've started making daily to-do lists. Today is the first day i got everything on that list done. Hi-Fives to that! A tiny confession, i only had two things on my list today. Plus there are a few tasks left over from yesterday but i still have a whole evening and they will get done. Oh yes. I'm also going to jump start my to-do list for tomorrow. One small step at a time, this is all starting to come together for me. YES!
Things are on track for baby world and looking good. I'm still trying to figure out how to safely trim off a few weeks but, if i've come this far, a few more can't kill me. I won't let them. Health, happiness, and lots of love. Awesome.
I'm off to flitter around with whatever falls my way. Let's do this, i'm ready!

Monday, July 14, 2008


yes i am. Heavy legs, droopy eyes, slow slow slow. I'm off to cat nap.
Be back real soon!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hot Coals

C'mon now. My feet are on fire. Is this normal? I've always had cold feet and i mean fresh out of the ice box cold. Since being pregnant, my feet feel like i walk on burning coals every step. I even bought "mommy shoes" (i.e. very comfy but far from fashionable) thinking they would help. While they definitely have made walks more comfortable, they do not do any justice to the whole hot coals issue.
Here's hoping that they reset to a more normal temperature soon! I know i'm ready :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy July!

Crappers! A whole half year has flown by. While we were dating my husband used to tell me the older you got the faster the days, months, years went by. I used to laugh at him and make some comment about being crazy or something like that. Now i have to admit i think he may be on to something. I can remember so many moments in the past number of years that feel as though i'm living them in the present only to realize it was "2 years ago" or "8 years ago" or something ridiculous like that. Humbling.

I've devoured For One More Day by Mitch Albom. What a wonderful story! A quick and easy read that invokes the mind long after the covers are closed. Facing a current familial situation where choices have led to the breakdown of otherwise significant relations, the echoes from the story resonate in my ears. Too often we miss the second chances that Life throws at us. Mitch's story sends an awakening message to embrace every opportunity and live in love rather than with guilt riding right up on our shoulders. A must read!

Next in line: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Stay tuned.

I'm on a fantastical creative whirlwind. I've begun knitting a blanket for the little miracle that is not-so-secretively tucked in my belly. I've been toying with announcement ideas. I've been hammering our things i've wanted to try for many moons. Now if only i could be less afraid of my sensational cameras. :)

I've been on a cleaning, organizing, minimizing frenzy. Nesting? Who knows. I'm kicking things up into high gear and racing through the piles of stuff i have left.

Let's go, i'm ready!