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Monday, January 23, 2012

Cover Girls

Sometimes you just have to laugh out loud by yourself in your apartment watching Ellen videos.

Just watch this.

Warning, tears might follow.




I stinking love this kid

video
Christmas 2011

You just try not to smile.....

Sunday, January 22, 2012

snow

If you were in the greater Seattle area or knew of anyone in the greater Seattle area, you probably heard of the snow and ice storm that plummed us last week.  Unlike the many who seemed to be riddled with cabin fever I was happy as a hermit, curled up in my home.  I worked uninterrupted, cooked healthy food, cleaned, listened to music without headphones and reveled in alone time. It was absolute bliss.   

However, to preserve my sanity I did make myself leave my apartment everyday, either in the morning for a walk to Kerry Park, or for lunch if I knew Homegrown was open. 

Roasted beet salad and curried lentil soup.


Without fail, (at least) once a day I made a steaming melty Theo's Sipping Chocolate (above) topped with the appropriate ratio of whipped cream (about 1:1).  You should try it, it might change your life, only for the better.

I have a beautiful wrap-around window that offers lots of light but also sheltered front row seats to the winter wonderland. I found myself, sipping hot cocoa, curled up on the couch, staring out the window watching the snow fall, thinking. I thought about how snow is so much like life: beautiful and seasonal. I thought about easily it changes forms and morphs from a solid to a liquid at the slightest change, often like how I find the state of my heart.  I thought about how when flakes fall, they overlap, creating layers, structures and depth, like memories of life also do.  I thought about how fragile that structure is in that with one human step and crush the structure built so perfectly and flawless.  And then I thought about the fleeting nature of snow, like some many things: people, worries, heartache, loneliness, love, wealth, happiness, and more.   

Maybe that's my favorite thing about snow: while I see so much beauty in it, I see so much life. And rarely do I feel so connected to this world than when it snows.

Jan 18 - 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today's Goodness

  • Yogurt, honey, walnuts and raisins for breakfast.
  • Lunch at Homegrown (roasted beet salad with fennel, beechers cheese and lavendar vinagrette, with curried lentil soup)
  • Post-Lunch necessity: Mint-infused Sipping Chocolate from Chocolopolis (kudos for being open!)
  • A man willing to "risk life and limb" and an hour bus ride in the worst snow and ice storm in recent memory just to see me and have a cup of tea. That's ridiculous but flattering. Don't worry, I told him I liked him better with his limbs and life and to stay home.
  • Van Morrison, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen on the tunes
  • and every time I look outside and think the snow might stop, it doesn't look like it and I get so happy. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Right this Second

There is nothing more wonderful than going for a walk in a blistery winter wonderland with a warm beverage spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

I mean, "working from home".

Happiness punch in the face.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Like a Fool

Last text of the night:

CD: Can I just tell you how awesome I think you are?

I just smiled like a fool. 
Probably blushed too. 
But really just smiled.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

LBD

In two weeks I head to Reno for a bachelorette party to celebrate future wedding bliss for Julie. For Saturday night festivities, dress code is little black dress (aka LBD) so Heather and I took an inspired shopping trip in search of the perfect little number. 

I picked up this sass:



You might notice that its a little short and tight which why I've swore of carbs and have been moving my legs like I invented the thighmaster. At least for the next 2 weeks.

So please accept my apology for anything I say or do in my carb-deprived state of existance but I've got some stuff to strut.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Textersation of the Day

CD: Good Morning! Are we still on for tonight?
Me: Sure am.  The planner in me would love to know details :)
CD: I'll send a car to pick you up at your place.  Say 7pm?
Me: Or detail....singular.

Full report tomorrow. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snow Stomping

To usher in the new year, myself and a few girlfriends hit the mountains for the last day of 2011. With fresh snow fall in the mountains, we lucked out with lots of powder to play in. 

It was sunny, snowy and fabulous.












That's right, "MOST DIFFICULT". Fact.
 

Comedians

The BFF comes to town in 3 weeks.  I am stoked.  Mostly because we eat lots of good food, crazy antitics and adventures ensue (remember when THIS happened), laugh until our faces hurt, shout at each other and then laugh some more. 

Yes.

So excited.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Goodness

Here are two of my favorite people in my favorite city.


Miss C + Butter



C and C





New Year's Day 2012
Cheers.

Mobbed

You know I'm a hopeless romantic. I believe in romance and falling in love and being swept off my feet and candle light and sunsets and hand holding and gazing into each others' eyes and flowers for no reasons and unsolicited compliments and things that sparkle and love letters and the moment when he pushes the hair just out of your eyes before going in for the kiss . (This is probably the point where my aunt tells me to "re-evaulate" my expectations). But it's true, I believe in all that.

You also know I love a good flashmob. Major. Like, I've done two at my work and probably watched every YouTube video of a flash mob. It is my dream to be witness to one. I love the perceived spontaneity of it, the surprise and confusion on people's faces, the smiles people can't supress. I love that it attracts people of all kinds and gives reason/purpose to meeting and doing something for no other reason except that sole purpose.

So when I was watching the new show "Mobbed" it was like peanut butter meeting jelly for the first time. It was grand gesture of love meeting hundreds of people dancing all for the sake of it.

I was so giddy I was squirming. True story.

Makes you believe in love. All over again.

Watch it, you disbelievers.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

This Year



Happiness deep down within.
Serenity with each sunrise.
Success in each facet of your life.
Family beside you.
Close and caring friends.
Health, inside you.
Love that never ends.
Special memories of all the yesterdays.
A bright today with much to be thankful for.
A path that leads to beautiful tomorrows.
Dreams that do their best to come true .
Appreciation of all the wonderful things about you.


Welcome 2012 will open arms and heart.