Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Good Morning

I like that I can put Nannermellon to sleep by reading to her. I like her very soft wheezy breathing that whispers down the phone line when after the second chapter I say, "Are you awake?" Revisiting Harry Potter this way is nice too, it goes more slowly, and I get caught up in the story, thinking, "what happens next?"

I like the sun shining in my window this morning, glowing, with shafts of light illuminating my orchids and the chinese animals hanging on my walls.

My orchids are blooming :)

I like this Cul de Sac, and the exchange that followed it:
towerwarlock: "I have never seen a kids room look like that unless it was right after the mom trashed it looking for any narcotics the kid never had in the first place."

Michael Jantze: "Today’s strip was written by my 9-Y-O daughter (who also voices Alice in the animated shorts)…and she wrote the gag from a real conversation she and I had while looking for a sweater in her room…in reality? The candy was still in the bucket, half eatenAND there was a Christmas gift unopened! She took the original cartoon to her fourth grade class today for show and tell. Signed, a proud papa."

Dani Rice: @towerwarlock "You’ve never been to our house! The twins room got so bad my husband actually hung the beds from the ceiling to keep them from putting stuff under them."


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Funny, Poignant, Beautiful

This video makes me happy every time I've watched it.
It's from DV8 Physical Theater's dance film The Cost of Living. It's brilliant, funny, poignant and beautiful. A warning to Kippens though, if you watch The Cost of Living, it has clowns in the beginning. Skip ahead to 3:15 and then you're safe.

In other news, I found a bunch of white hairs lurking in my brown ones last night. I liked my initial reaction to the discovery. They first made me think of the book The Fairy Rebel I read as a child, in which one of the characters is part fairy and has a few blue hairs hidden in her brown ones that are magic. I thought, "Brilliant! I can make wishes!"

Monday, February 20, 2012

Smiling Tulips

Emberella Cat brought me tulips and other goodies when I was oh so sick and lonely

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A good Tulip day

Kali, hot yoga, groceries, celery/cucumber/beet juice, nachos, tidying, and oh yes tulips. A nice day for Me.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thank you!

Thank you for making me feel spoiled and special.
Thank you to the ladies at Body Blitz who said, "Aw, you brought us presents!" and then stood transfixed with curiosity while I slowly and sleepily pulled back the big pink bow and all the little tabs of tape.
Thank you to Nannermellon for the lovely pink pressies, and the good company, and the shared awe at the lady who ran right into the cold tub of water and dunked herself and floated around while we stood shivering with two toes in the water saying, "You're so brave!".
Thank you to the lovely cold tub of water that soaked into my skin, and once I was in, was even nicer and more refreshing than the sauna or the steam room or even the salt water pool.
Thank you for the happy birthday phone calls, and text messages, and pintrest board where all these beautiful images came from!

Thank you to the sushi restaurant crew that sang me happy birthday and brought out tempura banana with a candle stuck in it. That banana was delicious and melted in the mouth! I highly recommend it.

Thank you to trivial pursuit which taught me that the middle fingernail grows the fastest, that the skin on one's heel is the least sensitive skin on your body, and that Ronald Regan called himself, "the Errol Flynn of B movies" (which now makes me want to see a movie with Ronald Regan). Thank you trivial pursuit also for my fabulous guess that Roosevelt and Churchill were 7th cousins once removed - I felt so lucky and clever.
Thank you Kryptonite for the cold hug on my hot headachy head.
Thank you all for the largess, it seemed very cake themed this year! Clearly you all want more cake, who's birthday is next? I will be making beautifully decorated cakes with techniques from my new cake decorating book and my new cake stencils, and mini-cakes in tiny springform pans, and mini cakes in the shape of butterflies, and little tiny cake pops, and I will be doing this while wearing a beautiful t-shirt with a strip of decadent lace and a gorgeous necklace, while watching James Bond and Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire movies. This sounds like so much fun, I think you should all join me :)

Thank you Jaja for the lovely massage that made the ache in my head run away. Thank you to Philly and the post office that brought a package to me right on time (the hearts on it were very cute). Thank you to Rafiki for the extra birthday hugs. Thank you for the candlelight, and the yummy dinner (mmm, swiss chard and feta cheese is SO good), and my peacock themed table mats which were a present years ago and that make me so happy. Oh, and Bird, thank you for your talent of putting anything on your head and making it look fabulous - that peacock napkin was really you :)
Thank you all for being in my life. I am so extraordinary lucky and I love you all.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7th

Happpppppppy Birthday Mlle. Emberella Cat!

I hope this day is full of happy, delightful, delicious things.

I like these quotes

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

“The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.”
Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures
Well, yes, that's been my experience :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

It's been warm and sunny here. Buds are shooting above the ground, and لي رجل brought home flowers to celebrate:)