Monday, July 19, 2010

Trying to put words to it all...with the help of some images

In spite of the fact that I have had over four years to prepare...I haven't read this:

I never finished this:

I haven't researched this:

I still need to do this:

And, although it would REALLY come in handy about now - I never got around to doing this:

Yeah, yeah...sure, sure - I've been busy. Working full time, sewing up a storm, traveling a bit, returning to exercise, learning to be an Auntie. Although life has been pretty good and fairly full - I still feel a bit like this guy:

Actually I should say that I felt like that guy. I have felt suspended, lifeless, disengaged. Comatose.

Many, many, many years of waiting might do that to a person.

And, now I feel jolted awake.
I feel foggy and surprised that I need to function responsibly.
Although utterly unprepared, I feel excited and stoked and fired up for motherhood to enter my life.

Its time to wake up.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Starting to Feel Lightheaded and Giddy

Willy Wonka: But Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he he always wanted.
Charlie Bucket: What happened?
Willy Wonka: He lived happily ever after.

Rumor Queen shares this Rumor about referrals today
(We are LID 5/15)

Could this actually be happening?

Monday, July 05, 2010

Casey Kasem Would be Proud

I've got a new Spin instructor - who plays some GREAT workout music. There is nothing like an energizing jam that is so fun it makes you forget how hard you are working.

Here's the one he played last weekend:

Try to listen through the explicit words - if that sort of thing bothers you.

The tune was perfect for Spinning class - a fast run it was. And, it worked its magic on me. Not only was I immersed in the workout, but the little melody that the artists sampled into the song really caught my attention. I couldn't put my finger on it - but it was SOOO familiar. The instructor told me about Bone Thugs n' Harmony but was clueless about that background beat. (He's a little young & I just knew that it was something from the 70's).

Name That Tune is one of my favorite games. Most of the time, I can "Name that Tune" in just a few notes. This tune, however, was going to take a bit more research. Even jzboy couldn't put his finger on it.

Eventually we did - thanks to the internet & youtube. And here it is:

Now I can't say that I remember the band Jigsaw - but I definitely remember the song. Brings me back to the good ol' days when we would just have to wait until songs were played on the radio to hear them. When we would listen for hours to Casey Kasem run through the Top 40. Back when Eddie Rabbit and Juice Newton were hot and all we needed was an AM/FM radio and Teen Beat magazine to stay up to date with pop trends.

I just love that these bad ass hip hoppers found this random tune, mixed it up and repurposed it into such a great jam...and I sure would have loved to be a fly on the wall when they did it.

Virgo/Libra Cusp

Virgo: Well organized, eye for detail, discriminating mind.
Libra: Anything that clashes upsets you, whether it's people or a colour scheme.

Virgo: Likes order in all things. Neat, clean and precise in her habits.
Libra: Likes harmony in her relationships and surroundings.

Virgo: The perfectionists of the zodiac.
Libra: Appreciates beauty in all its forms & has a keen eye to color and symmetry.

Yep. That's me.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Taste of Summertime Blues

Inspired by this:

Photo found on Sara? via IndieFixx blog

I made these:

There's really nothing quite like a fat, juicy summer blueberry. They pair nicely with the cream cheese frosting on these cupcakes...which happen to make a lovely breakfast with a cup of coffee!

This weekend is shaping up nicely. Happy Independence Day! Happy Summer. xo