Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Just spent the last 8 days doing nothing but soaking up the sun and relaxing at the beach in the South of France (I mean Mexico.) Amazing what a little sun does for your soul. I brought the newest Oprah Book Club Selection "A New Earth-Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" to be my companion. Although I didn't have any aha moments there on the beach (book was a little heavy for a beach read), and my goal was just to be-I did find some strange contentment with the breeze blowing and the sun shining, and the ocean glittering. Everything really will be ok, and I will figure this life out.

Life Lesson: (and I quote from Mr. Eckhart Tolle, author of my beach companion; "Whatever you cannot enjoy doing, you can at least accept this is what you have to do. Acceptance means; For now, this is what this situation, this moment, requires me to do, and I do so willingly."

Friday, February 15, 2008

The Anti-Valentine

I've realized that my husband and I have this odd ability to throw out analogies when we are discussing our lives together. He's an "anti Holiday gift giver" and believes that a calendar holiday is not a good enough reason to give someone a present. (This is ironic since I aspire to own a little gift boutique and he hates everything do to do with presents. Then you wonder why this little endeavor is taking me so long-can you say lack of support?) With this being said, you can obviously guess what I got for Valentines day? Zero. Zip. Nada. I have his love and that should be enough, right?

As I reminded him on Tuesday to the upcoming holiday, we had our usual sarcastic discussion in regards to love and marriage. His analogy (without going into details; partially because I can't even remember them) was that the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but how much maintenance did it take to get it that way? He said he likes his side, a few brown brown spots, a little dog poop, but he knows how to clean it up and get it in shape again. I think this was his twisted way of telling me that indeed, he wouldn't trade me in any time soon.

Which inspired me to write down a few thoughts of my own and create some anti-love cards.

This is one version-printed with my little Gocco machine. The verse "Love may make the world go round-so do ferris wheels. Like anything that makes you spin, the probability of puking greatly increases the longer you are on it." I have a friend who is going through a divorce and came up with "Sometimes it is necessary to burn bridges in order to be free." No card yet, but the thought is there.

Life Lesson: If you can be inspired by someone, then it's probably love.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Divine Intervention #10

Divine Intervention #10

Just don't give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
--Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996)
American jazz singer

Enough said for the day-the universe has a funny way of communicating.