Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
-Edith Sitwell

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thank you Chad!

I've been counting my blessings the last couple of weeks, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. I want to take a moment to thank my husband, my best friend, my lover. I look back over the years and how our life has drastically changed and I do feel that we have embraced these changes, individually and together. I am thankful for the way Chad sees me, for the way he let's things roll off his shoulders and for his motivation to keep renovating our house!
I look back at where I could have landed and I thank my lucky stars that I landed with him. He is my home!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I am thankful for many things, but today I'm especially thankful for the musicians in the world that keep it going. Today I was given a gift of a CD, with a few of my already favorites, and a few tracks that are waiting to be on that list.
I've been anticipating 5:00 so I can listen to this disc on my way home. No interruptions, all by myself. It will be 30 fantastic minutes of music and my thoughts!

Song List
Riot Gear/Regina Spektor
Much Farther to Go/Rosie Thomas
Dusty Turnaround/Lizzie West
Down to the River to Pray/Alison Krauss
Maybe There's a World/Yusuf Islam
Tell Me True/Sarah Jarosz
Friend Like You/Joshua Radin
Nine Million Bicycles/Katie Melua
La La La/The Bird and the Bee
White Winter Hyman/Fleet Foxes
Thinking, Drinking, Sinking, Feeling/Snow Club
Holiday Road/Matt Pond PA
Wish You Well/Katie Herzig
Welcome Home/Radical Face
Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall/Simon & Garfunkel
We'll Meet Along the Way/Hem
New Soul/Yael Naim
You and I/Ingrid Michaelson
All the Way to New York City/Rosie Thomas
The City and the Traveler/Hem

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Last night I had a dream about my dream. I was in Firenze Italia soaking up the culture, art, food and people. The dream was rather intense and I remember details. Such as the intricate carvings, the intense colors and the details of the architecture. I remember the hotel that I stayed in and it was full of Italians, not your typical American tourists. The language was so beautiful to listen a song. I also remember the smells. The sweet smell of Tuscany and the not-so-sweet smell of the streets in Florence.
She is calling out to me. I need to revisit so I can relive this dream!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Build for one and you will influence millions. Build for millions and you will influence none."
-Eva Lorenzotti

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Today is a special day! Two of the four loves of my life turned 1.
This past year has opened my eyes to many things. I have found a new respect for my mother, and any woman who has labored a child. I have also found a new respect for myself.
Before the boys arrived I think my life was in limbo. I was going through the motions of a serious adult who works, but who forgot how to play. One who was tied up with paying bills, yard work, house work, errands, etc. Without having fun while doing so.
It's as if I'm an adolescent all over again, learning about myself. I'm finding ways to be creative again, I'm finding joy in the little things as I did when I was a child.
Thank you Max and Aidan for opening my eyes.
Life is good!