Friday, April 23, 2010

For Kristen

Photo from here

I dreamt I was running across the Brooklyn Bridge, open above with a big blue sky and churning water below. 

I was smiling, grinning in fact with cheeks pulled tight and the wind whipping across my face.

It felt so amazing to be free and easy, propelling my body forward with joy in my heart.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dirty hands aren't idle hands

Recipe for Tarte Tatin from Orangette

I made a tarte Tatin for a friend's Easter gathering.  I also got a nasty burn on my left hand's index finger (blister on blister anyone?) but have learned, and will certainly never forget, that caramel is HOT and will produce the nastiest baking burn one has ever experienced.  However, the end result was totally worth it.

I also started some seeds today!

These seeds were started in little containers made from newspaper.  Although looking back on the instructions it said to use black and white newspaper, and this was definitely not solely black and white.  Are these veggies going to kill me???  Hm...

I also used the containers that my granola comes in when I buy it from the cafe across the street from work.  I'm glad I can put those empties to work.

Lots of other projects in mind.  More posts and updates to come soon.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

To remember

Photo from Tea and Toast

It's easy to be negative.

It's easy to let the dark parts of life overshadow the innumerable beautiful and good things in life.

Lately, the negativity has been cycling around in my head.  I am blaming the winter and my age for the very slow process of coming out of the depressed mood that shows up every February - that now expected malaise from February is somehow still present in April.  

I am going to remind myself that the thought shouldn't be "I have to go to work" or "I have to clean the house" or "I have to go and run", but that I'm lucky enough to say that "I get to" do all of things, on top of all the other really good things that are happening in my life.

I have to remind myself that, really, I am very lucky and grateful for this life.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Pins and Needles

My band's first show is tomorrow night.

I've been playing out for now a third of my life and I still get nervous before every show.

I'm getting too old for this...