December 28, 2009
December 26, 2009
December 24, 2009
They are from the free online magazine Lonny.
So even though there are presents under the tree and we'll be spending tomorrow with family, I want to remember now what Christmas is all about. I'm so thankful for Christ and His love and many blessings.
December 18, 2009
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
December 17, 2009
Today has been crazy. I'm very grateful for the hot water I'm about to stand under, and the Belgian waffle I just ate.
This photo of balloons makes me very happy.
I need to start applying to Interior Design school. AHH!!!
Rudy and Gatsby are taking a nap on the sofa with the light from the Christmas tree twinkling, and the cold outside.
I love the way the ice crystals look over everything in the morning. Glitter everywhere.
December 16, 2009
PS. Sorry for my blogging absence lately, I've been working like crazy between the coffee shop and babysitting! Hopefully this weekend I will get a chance to snap some pictures of our Christmas tree and share them here.
December 11, 2009
Originally uploaded by Cody James
my center is off balance like a tilting expectation that leads me down the path of warm disappointment and getting the picture and seeing it clearly are very different things when one is lying on their bed unharmed as he is out in the world cold and seemingly surrounded by friends.
photo by cody.
writing by me from many years ago (and does not reflect my current disposition!).
December 9, 2009
December 8, 2009
December 7, 2009
To my surprise, the little guy was on there!! I don't know if this is really something to get this excited about...
Check him out here. My favorite photo of the bunch is the one of the baby chihuahua asleep on the computer, (after the one of Gatsby of course).
December 6, 2009
December 4, 2009
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
-picture from this lovely place
December 3, 2009
A reasonably priced set fromGoosegrease. It would also be fun to get their do it yourself kit and make your own.
And a not so reasonably priced set, designed by Alexander Girard over at House Industries.
Rudy's wonderful mom and step-dad will be here this weekend!
Gatsby and I have started up our walks at Whetstone park again after our two week break, while the little guy was healing after being neutered.
Today when I went to the store I decided not to put Gatsby in his crate like usual and left him sleeping on the couch. When I got home he was still sleeping! Anyone who has had a dog with separation anxiety will know how unbelievably happy this made me. God is a miracle worker.
I start teaching K-3 Sunday school at our church this Sunday!
The picture above is from 3191 Miles Apart.
I'm about to make blueberry muffins.
November 30, 2009
Secondly, I would love to have a spring dress with the flower print on the top and a flowy bottom from the window treatments.
A little black dress (a la Breakfast at Tiffany's).
This chunky number of a necklace.
A small Skeleton Key ring, and some simple ballet flats.
So, in response, here are a few things on my life list:
Write and illustrate a children's book and get it published.
Take a ride in a hot air balloon.
Be there when two of my best friends have their first babies this summer.
November 29, 2009
November 28, 2009
*Rudy will be putting the video up on youtube shortly, and I will post it here when that happens.
November 27, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, I was telling my grandma my plans for our living room, and that I would like to get two chairs to flank the fireplace. She said she had some old ones that were too low for her to get out of, and she brought them over.
Well it turns out these chairs she gave us are pretty important pieces! They are safari chairs designed by mid-century Swedish designer Arne Norell. I feel very design savvy having a pair of these beauties.
Soon after getting the chairs, I noticed them at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, (pictured below), and in this loft I posted about earlier.
-photo by alicia bock
I'll sink into this feeling of safety.
Am I letting go
Or am I holding on?
Deep down I know what I want.
Everything in me screams rebellion against feeling soft.
It's amazing how fast the heart goes from stone to flesh,
And back again.
So much further to go.
Turns my stomach
Stings my fingers.