Monday, July 17, 2006


my trunk.
Time to clean.
Clean guilt, sorrow, funk .
Reach to forgive,share, shine....clean .

Photo: old buttons collected from junk jars at flea market

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Perfect Party

Going through my pictures today I found this one which reminded me....

Last year The Girls on the Block (well one in particular.. tee hee) asked me if I would have the 2006 New Years Party at our house. I thought: HOW FUN... we were going to be gone for the 2 weeks but, due to fly in on the afternoon of New Years Eve.... a little tight on scheduling... but that is how I tend to live my life.

This was the easiest party that I ever did give, all I had to do was provide the house... everyone else was bringing the food. So I set everything up before we left...easy . The friend (feeling like she owed that hah !) picked us up at the airport, we came home, did a few loads of laundry... and 3 hours later... The Girls on the Block showed up with all of the food and drink. Easiest party evah... we had a blast and DH even made it to midnight !

Picture: my kitchen dining all ready for 2006 !

PS: I get to have lunch with THAT friend this Friday ... havent seen her for a month. We have lots to catch up on and lunch will be on me because now I owe her...hah!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Home Sweet Home

Little blue house... big blue house...
Old house...
In the city.... out of the city
Many rooms...... one room...
Own it
Fine furniture .... flea market finds...
Stuffed .... sparse...
Flooded with light... dark and cozy
Many companion
So many possibile combinations to make a
Home Sweet Home...

What is your combination for a Home Sweet Home ? How much or how little do we need to have a happy home ?

Picture: sweet little beachy blue bird house in my front yard

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Blue Day

For me.
Garden girl
Hiding in flowers
Prays for sun,water,nourishment.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A Surprise a year ago..

The College Princess in our life loves surprises. She is frequently planning surprise brithday parties for her friends and I knew she secretly yearned to be surprised herself. In our house it is next to impossible to keep birthday plans a surprise... so I knew planning a surprise birthday for her would not work.

Instead I planned a different surprise for her last year as she was preparing to graduate from high school. I planned a party and invited all of the special people who had a gentle hand in her development during her 18 years. The guests included favorite teachers from preschool, elementary school, junior high, and high school and some of her favorite babysitters . I asked each person to write a short letter to her with their favorite princessmemory and words of advice for her first year away from home. It was soooo top secret... I never made any phone contacts from the house... I told DH at a location away from home.... and miraculously... I pulled it off... the princess was surprised... and almost as important... the younger princess was also surprised.. if you catch my drift.

Anyway... what a special evening we had...we met at an outdoor restaurant in the hill country... we shared we laughed we cried and we celebrated sending our young girl into the world.

Picture :hs teacher,2nd grade,junior high teachers, kindergarten teacher, babysitter..i love them all !

Friday, July 07, 2006

Goodnight Moon

Slow, lazy
Drags into cool dusk
Deep orange moon says goodnight all

Today was what my DH calls one of those "chamber of commerce days " and while driving thru the port tonight... the moon was incredible...alas I did not have my camera with me.. so I downloaded the image from a local inn.

Happy Son

Growing fast
Summer beach,bike, golf
Now camping three weeks no sisters !

Enjoy !!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Aqua Sea

blue water
too cold for wading
instead walk, gaze, imagine, dream

I love reading Paris Parfait Tara's haikus using the Fibonacci sequence of 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8 syllables:. Thank you Tara for helping me to think and stretch. Haikus could be addictive !


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Red White and Blue Spirit

Let freedom ring....In our hearts, our spirits, and our deeds. We are blessed . Happy Independence Day !

Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Quilt

Recently I was ALONE for a 45 minute drive on the highway. NO TALKING ...just me alone with my thoughts ....and my thoughts wandered to my blogworld.

Lately I have been amazed at the TALENT, creativity and richness of my cyber-friend's blogs. Its enough to make a plain jane like me feel a little intimidated. As I thought about the diversity in all of my blog friends, the image of a quilt came to mind.... a patchwork quilt.... with each blog friend representing a square in my lifequilt... and I tried to imagine what it would be like if all of my blog friends met to make a quilt ?

Well, Alicia from Mayfly would come with the cutest fabric , Tara from Paris Parfait might bring some of her european fabric, Corey from Tongue in Cheek would bring some of her french fabric and arrange all of the pieces in the most artistic way for us, Susan from Artstream would come too and bring lots of praise for us budding artists along with her retro fabric, Laura from No Appropriate Behavior would bring great fabric and keep us all laughing while we quilted, Janna would provide the music, Sophia would bring her fabulous secret brownies, Chasity would take photos and make a layout for us... Julie from Suburban Kitchen would bring fabulous things to eat......Andrea could bring her paintbushes and paint a fabulous picture of the quilt... and ME ????

Well we can quilt at MY house and I will make margaritas uh I mean iced tea !

So now I dont feel like such a plain Jane anymore because I know we would have a fabulous time making a quilt at my house ! BUT.... I was so deep in my quiltblog thoughts....
that I missed my exit !

The photo: quilts and vintage fabrics on the bottom shelves of my bedroom armoire