Thursday, April 30, 2009

I get by with a little help from my friends...

You know, it's nothing new
Bad news never has good timing
But then, the circle of your friends
Will defend the silver lining

Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No it won't all go the way it should
But I know the heart of life is good
-John Mayer

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Elijah Rhythm is two!

Drum SoloCup o' Joe with his DadHe said he was 'riding a motorcycle'...My little nephew, Elijah, is now two years old!
How cute is he?
(I figured I'd post photos of him now--
before he is old enough to ask me not to.)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

I am SO addicted!

I've spent most of my last few evenings with Luke and Lorilei...

Sing cleaning...

Today is the day! Mops, brooms, dust rags and sponges are ready to go. I've got Mr. Clean, Mr. Muscle and a Janitor in a drum. There's the clean smell of pine and that lemon fresh scent too...and OH the scrubbing bubbles! (They work hard so you don't have to!)
Yeah, ok, you get it.
But today, instead of whistling while I work, the iPod is raring to go with a newly-formed HOUSE CLEANING playlist!!
Yes! It's Spring Cleaning with a twist...SING cleaning!
Songs include "American Boy" by Estelle, "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves, "Save the last dance" by Micheal Buble, "End of the world as we know it" by REM, "Going on" by Gnarls Barkley, "All at Once" by the Fray, "Semi charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind, "Dancing with myself" by Billy Idol, "We didn't start the fire" by Billy Joel, and of course, "Mr. Brightside" by the Killers. (It is destined to become a workout playlist once this cleaning urge has subsided.)
And, YES, that is EXACTLY what I am wearing. Pearls and all.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

GOOD Morning!

The entire gamut of human experience is yours to enjoy once you decide to venture into territory where you don't have guarantees.
-Wayne Dyer

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Just arrived in the mail...

Can't wait to see how many things I don't know
and what things I still need to do!

Friday, April 24, 2009

You must begin wherever you are

In three words I can sum up everything
I've learned about life:
It goes on!

-Robert Frost

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Through thick and thin...

Kelly and I have been friends since Freshman year of high school. Our first babies were born three months apart. Our second babies were born three months apart. (Kelly went on to have a third...I never could keep up with her!) We have lived life together in OH so many ways since those days...and it has almost always involved food, beer, wine and lots more food!
But not anymore! Tonight, Kelly and I met at the gym and did our very first Pilates class together! Holy's hard! (My stomach muscles are hurting as I SIT here typing!) It was SO fun to be next to Kelly during the class...and knew that it was ok if I couldn't keep up! We seriously laughed and sweated and tried to keep breathing and lost our balance and counted off the repetitions as we watched each other struggle. Kelly kept saying, "Am I skinny yet?"
At one point the teacher said, "There is a prize if you can do this part." Kelly yelled out, "Is it candy?" So fun...and it's seriously an amazing workout!
We're planning to go again on Tuesday.
(This photograph is just a special treat for everyone...found it when I googled "Pilates"...inspirational in SO many ways...)
As we left, worn out and sweating in our workout pants and baggy t-shirts--mascara running down our faces, Kelly said, "I know you're gonna blog about this, Jules. Thank you for not bringing your camera."
Maybe on Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hat breaker

Beautiful hat, huh?
I went to ALL FOUR of the post-season games at Dodger Stadium last year, but for some reason, I did not buy this hat. (I think that it was $30 and I thought that was ridiculous.)
2008 was the best Dodgers season of my life...I went to at least a dozen home games, traveled to see them play in San Francisco and San Diego and even planned my grandmother's funeral around the final NLDS playoff game. (Yes, really.) Did I mention that I sat three rows from the field at most of those games? Yeah...
And yet, I didn't buy the damn hat!

They are now impossible to find...
or are they...?
If you happen to come across one in your travels and/or online perusing, will you please let me know? There will be a reward.
I am on a mission.
And I would really like to have this hat.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Masters Decree

Tonight was the Master Awards Dinner at Montage...and OH what a night it was! As a special treat for me, Jaime, Chris, Joyce and Evette showed up in Dodgers tee shirts!! I was SO excited and SO honored!! They even brought one for me to wear!
It was an incredible evening...what a JOY to work with these people!
And...I love every minute of it! How lucky am I?!
With my beautiful daughter!

From the wine to the appetizers to the best fillet mignon and shrimp...everything was absolutely magnificent. The Master presentations were so great...honestly, the whole thing seemed like a dream--touching, hilarious--really unbelievable.
And, when the berry crisp dessert was brought out for the group, Allison and I were served warm Bananas Foster! It is my very favorite dessert!!!
I seriously smiled the whole time!

Actually, I'm still smiling.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Blog day afternoon...

I took this picture while away with some friends last was a long weekend that included a whole lot of guacamole and just about as much tequila! I love the tells a great story.

I have a folder on my desktop where I store 'possible blog' ideas...of course, it's bursting at the seams. I thought I'd let a few out tonight. None of these things needs a story either.