Posted in August 2010

Day 236-239 – Not-so Hidden Beauty

I’ve had a lot of trouble seeing beauty around me these days.  There are lots of contributing factors that I won’t bore my lovely blog readers with.  Needless to say, I’ve had to search in some new places to find my daily dose of beauty and joy.    The strange thing is, as I was looking … Continue reading

Day 233-235 – Crafty Things.

Day 233 – We had AJ’s birthday party and the concept was simple: being crafty.  I left coloring books and markers and crayons and paper on the dinning room table so the kids could color if they wanted to.  Though, most of them chose to duke it out over the two mini-strollers we have.  The … Continue reading

Day 232 – Soft Glow

Lil B broke my last cheap, glass, Ikea bedside table lamp. So I was stuck with nothing to read by, until I remembered that I had another slightly-more-expensive Ikea lamp stored in my basement. The beauty of it all is that I much prefer how this one illuminates my bedroom. P.S. I made it over … Continue reading

Day 231 – 4,950… really?

At the time I write this, my blog is only 50 views away from hitting the 5000 mark.  That is just incredible to me. I started writing this blog as a way to express myself and rediscover the world around me.  I could have written in a journal, on paper, and kept it private.  But … Continue reading

Day 220-229 – Beauty Through Pain

Apologies for the HUGE blog post delay.  The majority of the past ten days have not been fun (for the most part).  In a nutshell: serious migraine + stomach bug + teething toddler + potty training pre-schooler.   But, on a good note, my days of ick ended with my Mom’s 60th, um, I mean 35th … Continue reading

Day 219 – Excuses Excuses

AJ is not a baby anymore.  She is a big girl and she knows it.  She’s asserting herself  by whining.   She goes out of her way to protect her baby sister.  But my favorite “growing up” thing she does right now is come up with excuses as to why she can’t say certain things. My … Continue reading

Day 218 – L’embarras du choix

It’s on days like today… when I feel like ick… when life seems so hard… when I don’t know what to do with myself… that I try to remember that I’ve got it pretty good.  The biggest debate I had with myself today was trying to figure out the pros and cons of a) hiring … Continue reading

Day 217 – Kindred Spirits

I love watching these two.  They work so amazingly well together.  Not only are they supremely talented, but they genuinely love what they do.  This is something my Mom often jokes about when talking about doing theatre:  “If it ain’t fun, I ain’t doin it.”  I firmly believe that my mom is loved so much … Continue reading

Day 216 – For me?

Now I know this might seem like a silly thing to have as a post subject but there are many reasons why this is a beautiful thing: 1) It was a gift. 2) It came from my husband. 3) It was given to me out of the blue, with no holiday or special event attached … Continue reading