Friday, August 28, 2009

Light a roman candle with me

I love married friends who can still hang out with their single friends. Last night I went to Sam and Andy's where they served me dinner and gave me a foot rub before we played Ticket to Ride. And I beat them both.

For dessert we experimented and made grilled peaches. They were pretty close to nirvana and very easy to make.

Thanks Sam and Andy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I'm like a performer, the dance floor is my stage

I'm back!

I decided I wanted to traipse about the country for a while. Literally. My body was in every US time zone within one week.

Then I came back and was looking forward to establishing a routine for life only to have work explode. Between last Tuesday at noon and this Tuesday at noon I worked about 70 hours. (Don't fear my dear work friends, I managed to do that without any significant overtime. I'm that good.)

So now I think I'm really back. The good news is my mom found a great closeout deal on a camera and was kind enough to buy it for me so I've got pictures of my escapades that will be coming soon.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another one bites the dust...

One more shirt to add to my portfolio. This one had a wiggly model and I had a hard time getting a good shot. Good thing the model was so cute.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Canta y no llores

Very apt for how I'm feeling today.

I must learn to love the fool in me -- the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, fool.

Theodore I. Rubin, MD

I had a very good weekend in a renewing sort of way.

Thursday (which I'm totally counting in the weekend) was an opportunity to mend a relationship, see a friend do what she loves, and have renewed faith in kind and caring people. (Side note: seeing a musical from the sound booth might be better than seeing it in any other seat. Also, you would be shocked to know that I am able to stay quiet for that long.)

Friday brought needed sleep, a surprise lunch with an old and lovely friend, and an evening at work that reminded me that a change in plans can provide opportunities to see people in a new light and to connect with them on a deeper level.

Saturday included errand running that accidentally gave me some good "singing with John" in the car time, a movie matinee (If you see My Sister's Keeper take a box of tissue. I pretty much cried through the whole thing and then got a headache from crying so much. But it was good and worth it.), a trip to Ikea to help a friend prepare to start a new career, very good chatting time with that same friend that helped me see myself through new eyes, and an evening laughing with many friends playing a silly game. Also a series of phone calls from a very thoughtful mother who found me a new camera at an amazing price. Thank you mom.

Sunday was church which brought a spiritual renewal and an opportunity to help a friend, quality time and good food with friends who will soon be a little further away and a chance to meet new people.

All in all a very good weekend. Reminders that I shouldn't be quite so hard on myself and that I am surrounded by amazing friends.