:: Winter thoughts ::

The grass pale and stiffened with frost, black ice on the concrete path, slippery and treacherous, roof tops that glitter and sparkle with frost, a cold wind biting in the chilled air, Icicles sparkling in the winter sunlight like jeweled daggers dripping in the sunny brightness of a winter afternoon, the crunching sound of boots on snow, lit fireplaces, wooly mittens and hats; leather boots, ice skating at the local pond, and children laying on the ground making snow angels, frozen lakes, evergreens heavy with snow, snowflakes on eyelashes, tights and socks, hot soup, snowmen and snowball fights, quietness, lots of tea, over sized wool cardigans, frosty breath, long thick scarves, hot chocolate, red cheeks, soft heavy blankets, paper snowflakes.


:: Listen to that inner voice ::

It wouldn't hurt if I would just listen to my inner voice a lot more than I have been lately, or, for that matter to admit that I have grown accustomed to drinking tea in the afternoon and really enjoy it very much - sort of like an afternoon ritual you might say. I don't believe eating one small piece of chocolate a day will do me in any sooner rather than later either, or, my need to fix people only to realize that I can't change other people and why should I want to?

Realizing that I forgot to write in my journal just one day...who cares? Is anything I do that important? Probably not if I didn't remember to write about it.

I would worry more over the fact that my one glass of wine a night has turned into two, but, is that really awful? Somewhere, I'll bet I can find a study that says it's a perfectly good and healthy thing to do.

And stop berating myself if I want to skip the gym just one day...really? Would it kill me to relax one day? No. Plus, one Starbucks a week won't kill me any more than one enormous sized cherry - limeade from Sonic during Happy Hour - Yum!

I really want to move somewhere warmer. Would it really hurt to check into it? Really?
I'm thinking it would be fine. That I would be fine. That I could open up a whole new adventure for myself - anything wrong with that? And, it is time to let go of obligations. Do you know what an obligation is? It's giving someone else control of your life that's what it is. Pure and Simple. I'm sure I know what I need and what I want and what I desire, now, it's time to balance all three. Time to let it go. To go after what I want. To ask for forgiveness, and, to just listen to myself.


:: more things ::

clouds, whispers, ghosts, bunny ears, hugs, lullabies, knowing smiles, sea in a seashell,  fairy tales, Turkish delights, joyful memories, lips, the skin behind your knee, the sound of breathing in the night, glowing stars, wishes, feathers, fluffy pillows, puffed marshmallows, silk sheets, bubbles floating through the air, the petals on a rose, snow falling gently, old eyes,  moss between toes, secrets, diary pages, love words, garden dreams, smooth pebbles, fairy wings.


:: If I were ::

  • If I were a season, I would be Autumn
  • If I were a month, I would be June
  • If I were a day of the week, I would be Sunday
  • If I were a time of day, I would be early morning
  • If I were a kind of weather, I would be a sunny day
  • If I were a flower, I would be be a yellow rose
  • If I were a land animal, I would be a cat
  • If I were a sea animal, I would be a jellyfish
  • If I were a musical instrument, I would be a piano
  • If I were a pair of shoes, I would be ballet flats
  • If I were a piece of furniture, I would be a bed
  • If I were an article of clothing, I would be a dress
  • If I were a type of food, I would be pasta
  • If I were a dessert, I would be a macaroon
  • If I were a scent, I would be Jasmine
  • If I were a body part, I would be lips
  • If I were an emotion, I would be love
  • If I were a sin, I would be pride
  • If I were a sound, I would be a laugh
  • If I were a drink, I would be water
  • If I were a makeup item, I would be blush
  • If I were a mental disorder, I would be multiple personality
  • If I were a sentence, I would be “I love you”
  • If I were a famous building, I would be the Eiffel tower
  • If I were a car, I would be a Ferrari FF
  • If I were a city, I would be Chicago
  • If I were a tree, I would be a dogwood tree
  • If I were an element, I would be water
  • If I were a photo, I would be a portrait
  • If I were a place, I would be cozy and isolated 

How about you? What would you be? I would love to know....


    S’more Love Milkshake!

    Makes: 1 to share                      Total Time: 5 minutes 


    4 scoops vanilla bean ice cream 1/4 cup whole milk
    3 or 4 Tablespoons S'mores cocoa mix from World Market 

    {or Chocolate Nesquick depending on which version you do}
    Jumbo marshmallows
    Graham crackers
    Chocolate squares


    Cut out one graham cracker and one marshmallow into a heart with a cookie cutter. Set oven to broil.

    Version  1: Toast the heart marshmallow in the oven (on foil) until it begins to  brown. Be careful as this is a very quick process (won’t take more than  a couple minutes, if that,for them to brown)! Set aside. In a blender, blend ice cream, milk, and S'mores cocoa mix. Top with toasted marshmallow heart, heart graham cracker, a chocolate square, and two straws.

    Version 2: Toast the heart marshmallow along with 3 other marshmallows. In a blender, blend ice cream, milk, the 3 toasted marshmallows, and Nesquick. Top with toasted marshmallow heart, heart graham cracker, a chocolate square, and two straws. 


    via; time is as a river

    Too many people go running through life -
    from something that isn't after them


    :: Current loves ::

    finding beautiful old things in the most unlikely places, the color periwinkle, the full moon, certain names, pictures taken in New Mexico, old maps, gypsy palm readings, men with stormy eyes, the sun shining through the rain, the rain turning into snow, the snow turning into ice, white satin slippers, snow fall at night, a window seat in an attic, geese flying over head, hearing a train while lying in bed, mint in water, the library mural, certain quotes, the smell of dried roses, bright starry skies, The Hobbit, sparks swirling up into the dark night, and the smell of new falling snow. 


    “Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
    The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions:
    could have, might have, and should have."