Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009...

Time...Review your year.
What was the best part?
The best part of my year was the night I camped in the Joshua Tree desert. The sky was amazing, unbelievable with stars, all the stars, natural glorious beauty, so vast, so connected. I did my best to suck in the experience, to etch it in my mind, to store it for later retrieval. I have relived it several times since. I cannot define the visual of the night sky densely laden with stars and planets and spaceness universes. Complete, total peak experience.

What gains did you make?How are you different now then December 2008?

I've done some soul searching and have my list, there may be more Ms. Smart insight yet to be uncovered.

What will you let go of for 2010?What will you add to your 2010 mix?

I'm getting my answers.
May 2010 be your best year ever!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MC People

Merry Christmas!May you get all kinds of perfect presents, eat delicious food, share big laughs with fun people, remember old times, be decked in green and red, love and be loved, partake of plenty of good drinks, enjoy the decor and shiny lights, ingest sweets and homemade delights, feel special and be on Santa's good list. It's a magical time of year. A time where you can give to others and appreciate the people in your life. I like it!I love this time of year!
Have an excellent Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Excellent

I had an excellent day!

My Mom called and loved her birthday gifts - clothes, two new outfits!! My dad said she put on a fashion show, hee hee. Living in the northern part of the mitten known as Michigan with 18 inches of powdery sparkly snow.Work was good, productive, flowed, had a few laughs and a few good surprizes.
I throw a lunch party for my staff at Christmas, we go out, we order in, cater.... this year I invited them to my home (this Thursday.) Today they asked if they could bring guests. :) Excellent! Sounds like a party.Been busy on a freelance creative branding project with some interesting men, and it is really coming together.

My son texted and reported A's in university-level trigonometry and biology!! I am so proud of him and his dedication to his schooling. It is so awesome to see him put in the effort and learning and reaching new knowledge heights. He is rocking the education tip big time!Every Tuesday, I go read for a half an hour to a group of 2nd grade kids. I love it! They are so fun. The kids are somewhere between little kids and knowing what is really going on, they still believe almost anything. They are playful and open-minded.So today I go in and they made me a gift. Each kid drew me a picture and wrote a note to me thanking me for reading to them each week. OMG! I am overwhelmed. It is pure magic. It is sitting next to me. I have not looked through it yet. While I was there, they huddled around me and showed me their page. "See, I made it red, because red is your favorite color". "See, I drew you reading to us." "I'm sorry I was crawling around on the rug and disrupting the class last time." "See this, as he shoved a small red box 3 inches from my face, inside a small tooth lay." I am so touched. The cover is red with colored tissue paper fancy around a big Thank You. This is the most excellent thing ever.My heart is full.

I have an excellent life and it keeps getting better.
I had to share.My cup runneth over, ah!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Amused

Christmas = catalog time
You discover a myriad of catalogs stuffed in your mail box.As I perused the meat catalog, I laughed out loud at the names they christened the combination offers.Let's climb the meat ladder together, shall we?

The General $209.95
The Commander $299.95
Prime Minster $329.95
The Executive $349.95
The Diplomat $499.95If it was up to me to sort and market meat packages, I would value the Prime Minster over the Executive. I would also add King Meat, Omnipotent Meat Ruler, The Caveman, The Carnivore, The President's Council, The Secretary of Meat, Meat Ahoy (surf & turf), Hunk a Meat, Fred Flintstone, Meat Condo, and M'eat' 2 Hibernate.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Ode To A September Tomato*

Dear tomato,

I love you!
Your redness taunts me.
Your full lobes compel me.
I lightly salt & pepper your ruby lushness.
My lips to you in holy epicurean matrimony.
Ah, the inaugural taste bud explosion.Swept off my feet.
Danced round the room.
I reel.
Ripe, red, delicious, satisfying.
I surrender.

Desired sought - fulfilled.


Once upon a time in Leamington, Canada, there lived a giant tomato house/building. I bear witness. I was there. Rode there in the back seat of a Plymouth station wagon, facing the oncoming traffic, you know the seat. I received a small green plastic pickle pin, Heinz, from the big tomato people.

Monday, November 23, 2009

This guy is nuts!

This metal squirrel + fresh farmer's market organic walnuts = a remark he made.

I have this metal squirrel.
He gets angry when I don't fill his bowl with nuts.
But other than that, he's pretty slick.

I purchased walnuts from the farmer's market in Los Feliz, Sunday.
Man are they good!I just cracked and ate some and was reminded of what he would say about me, "you're a hard nut to crack."

I suppose I am just that.
Easy going with certain caveats.Walnuts are good for ya, eat up.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Fire Rekindled

Ignited"Because when I arrive, I, I bring the fire." -Kevin RudolfListen to this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVC3xj7DAac&feature=related
(Let It Rock - Kevin Rudolf Ft Lil Wayne)
Watch this:
http://vimeo.com/3688070
(SHOWstudio: Gareth Pugh A/W'09)
I am all of that.

Music
Fashion
Dark fire burning

If just but for a moment

Inside somewhere

A dark flutter passes

Moth to my own flame

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Marbles

I have this jar of marbles. It lives in a dish, on my dresser, in my bedroom. I start with an empty jar in the middle of the saucer and the marbles surround it. Oh, probably about 30 so marbles. Every time I do something special, grow, do the right thing even when it's hard, take the extra step, learn something, take that leap of faith, trust in my self and act bravely - I drop a marble in the jar.

Marble, marble... marble....... marble...

I love that jar.

When my jar gets filled with marbles, I write the date on a small piece of paper. I chart my growth. I then ceremoniously empty the jar, spread out the marbles and start over.The marble jar was a gift from back in 1991.

This is a physical act I do to acknowledge my own development.

I did good today. I stepped my game up. I came from my big place. I was kind and mentored someone who treated me like Cinderella last week. I got over someone getting under my skin, choose to be balanced and happy and to look at things from another perspective. I came from love. It worked. I rocked.I love that I live and learn, and realize it during the experience.

Life is good.
Ou, I just got a chill.

:)"Emotional growth has a lot to do with giving." -Elsa Mora
Oh you must go here: (http://elsita.typepad.com/elsita/about-my-book.html) Her book is amazing! I purchased one for my sister. I think I need one as well.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Vast Universe

I had a great day!Veteran's Day = day off w/pay for me.
Slept in.
Coffee, blog action.
Went to Griffith Park and the Observatory.All cool space stuff, planets, stars, ideas, pendulums swinging on the Earth's axis. The best experience was the planetarium show -awesome! Big domed ceiling, loungey chairs, sound, clouds into stars, moon, sun, constellations, stories, concepts, Milky Way, Galaxies, black matter, black energy, the universe!
Ah, loved it! (Milky Way Galaxy - NASA photo)You and I are made of star dust. :)
Love that.Took photos.

Walked through the park in the dark.

Mexico City in Los Feliz for dinner and Margarettas.

Great day/night adventure.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Fortune favors the bold." -Virgil, Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19 BC)

"Fortune favors the bold." -Virgil, Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19 BC) Think about it. Be bold. Make that move. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."