Thursday, May 31, 2012


I've started a new routine...on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I've been getting up at 6am to go running. At least this is what I've been doing for the past two weeks. It's not easy, not easy at all. There are days when I still hit the snooze to catch a few more minutes of sleep. On these days my runs are shorter, not that I'm running very far right now anyway, and my pace is slower. It takes a lot of motivation (and discipline) to get out the door but when I do it's glorious. Everything is different at that time of day- the morning smells different, the sounds of the city waking up are different, I see things that I don't usually see. I really like this new perspective to the start of my day. So here are few images of what I've been enjoying at 6am.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

the cobb salad

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This is how Ebert and I started the long weekend...with a homemade cobb salad and a bottle of rose. It was the perfect combination for a warm May evening, a perfect way to welcome summer.

And, in case you're wondering, here's one story on how the cobb salad came to be. I love that it was created at the Brown Derby. One of my favorite 'I Love Lucy' episodes takes place at the Brown Derby with William Holden ordering a cobb salad. It is so funny. My side hurts every time I watch it.

Friday, May 25, 2012

a long weekend

Hello friends! It's been awhile and I am in much need of a long weekend. I wish my weekend was going to be spent on a porch like this enjoying the outdoors, being away from it all but I think I'll only be able to visit this place in my dreams. That's ok because in dreams is where the magic is born. I'm looking forward to what these next few days will bring...I'm taking a class, I'm going to bake a delicious dessert, and I must absolutely, no matter what, see this movie...or maybe this movie.

Whatever plans you have for this weekend I hope you are creating your happy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


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Saturday, May 5, 2012

where the magic happens

I can't say for sure that I know exactly where the magic happens. In fact, sometimes I feel like I'm nowhere near the circle where the magic happens. I often feel lost and that I'm outside the circle looking in. I see others inside the circle and wonder what did they do to get in. Did they jump into the circle? Is there a secret handshake or password that no one has told me about? Maybe they dug under to get in? I know I can't compare my journey to the journey that others are on- we all have different lessons to learn, we all dream differently. But, what the heck, sometimes you just want the magic to happen NOW. Since I can't make it happen NOW this is what I'm going to do...I'm going to step outside my comfort zone, even if it's just a baby step, and see where it takes me. Who knows, maybe I'm closer to the magic happening than I realize.

Friday, May 4, 2012

may 4th

It's been a while my friends, I know. Sometimes that's how it goes. Sometimes you can't do anything else but just be. And lately that's all I've been able to do. In any case...May the 4th be with you.