This week is my birthday and we’re celebrating with an intimate family dinner party at home. For the past couple of years we’ve gone to Palm Springs for a grown up weekend retreat but this year I felt like keeping it simple and special. Here’s the menu I’ve planned if your interested…..
I know summer is only a few weeks away but I couldn’t help ogling J.Crew’s Fall lineup for this year. Which looks are your favorites? I like so many, but 11 and 14 are standouts…..
It’s important to give yourself treats. I went through a period in my life where I was pretty unhappy and once I became conscious of this unhappiness and was working to understand and dismantle its hold on me, I noticed that I had been withholding treats from myself. I wasn’t doing it consciously but I was allowing…..
We’re camping at the beach this weekend. Grandparents, and sandwiches, sand and saltwater, little tanned legs and big cozy sweatshirts.
Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend too!
Making a promise to myself to focus on fun and relaxation this weekend. Not too much online time. But some of course 😉 Aiming for a balance of alone and social, fresh air, sleep, play, laughter, art (always in the cards for me with little miss), and exercise. Wishing you the same…..
Go somewhere dark and lay under the stars
Feed the ducks at your nearby park
Ride the Ferris wheel
Walk to the end of the pier early in the morning and watch the fishermen…..
I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth…..
“If you’re showing up as honestly as you know how to — you’re going to annoy someone. Criticism and counter opinions are part of dynamic expression and creativity. If you’re not generating some resistance, you’re probably not fully stepping out…..
I am a reading fiend lately! And the few I’ve read over the past three or four weeks have all been great! So grab your favorite comfy chair and a mug of tea, this could take a while…you’ve got some reading to do!
I Remember Nothing – And Other Reflections by Nora Ephron
I just finished reading Devotion by Dani Shapiro and I highly recommend it to anyone probing the big spiritual questions in life (or anyone who loves to read, really). It’s about one woman’s journey through the complexity of faith and finding one’s own path inward, making peace with what it means to be human…..
This may not come as a shock to anyone in the medical industry, but I noticed that sometimes after I visit the dermatologist and he cuts out a little wobbly shaped freckle or freeze dries one of those spots my pale Irish/Russian skin tends to get, I feel like crying…..