Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Touch With Your Eyes.

If you just look...

"If you just look at all that already exists in your life, all that you already have: unlimited air to breathe, ample lighting to see, music to hear, books to read, stars to dream by, trees to gaze at, floors to dance on, friends to cavort with, enemies to befriend, strangers to meet, woods to walk through, beaches to comb, rocks to scale, rains to cleanse you, rivers to float you, animals to comfort you, you do have to admit, there's more of it than you could ever, ever, ever spend."

{But try anyway.}

Monday, December 17, 2007


12/04= This is {ME}

CHARMING and intelligent, you tend to watch people.
Although you may engage in conversations, you are often reticent
when it comet to sharing your private thoughts. You value time
spent alone by yourself and with the people who mean the most to you.
The need to build a secure financial base is important to your well-being.
Your ambition should be channeled so that you can accomplish your personal and
professional aspirations. Wearing, meditating or surrounding yourself with canton
allows you to flow more easily and dissolve any feelings of separateness that you
may be feeling.



Mary Lee Bonasera Matthews : Worry is not necessary. Spend an equal amount of time counting blessings. Start with your childhood. Take the time to remember to really appreciate each blessing, absorb it and think of all the good effects it has had on you and others. Don't overlook the ordinary. There are a thousand blessings in every moment, if you look. Each breath and heartbeat, every color, texture, taste, smell. A lifetime of blessings, beauty, love. Thankfulness is like water. Allow yourself the release, the cleansing, the quenching that gratefulness brings.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

12 Days of Christmas.

Check this cute you tube video out....just love it, love it!


Thursday, December 06, 2007


so positive.
so peaceful.
so focused on family.
so focused on the good in life.
I believe it's there.
We just have to find it.

The Storm.


Love is neither a feeling nor an addiction. Love is a choice which is built or torn down by a series of related choices. Lust,however, is a feeling and as such can be addictive. Infatuation, is a more romanced version of lust and can be a more socially acceptable form of the same addiction.

I think it takes a strong connection and a lot of patience. A connection is just random and I believe you have to wait until you find it. But when you do find it, you have to pursue it and have the patience to deal with all the hardships in the relationship that'll come along.

No matter who you are love is destined to appear; Introvert or extrovert, Cinderella or the ugly queen. Love knows no face expression, no past, and no hurt. You don’t have to fulfill some category to be loved. The question will be; will you ignore it and hope it goes away, because of uncertainty and your insecurities or you can take a chance and be surprised.

"Love is complex. Sometimes it doesn't need to be understood. It needs only to be accepted."


Some days she makes me so crazy, but I still love her.
She jumps, barks and bites, but I still love her.
She licks my face and gives me kisses when I want kisses from someone else, but I still love her.
She cries when I leave for work in the morning, but I still love her.
Lils...I will always love you!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


One of the things that I've learned and that I continue to learn in my life is that "life keeps life-ing." It always has, it always will. It's my reaction (or non-reaction) to whatever is happening that I'm constantly observing.

Now, what are you going to learn from your reactions? You can keep running, doing, and moving a million miles a minute to stay one step ahead of these feelings. When you do that, I promise you – they'll just keep coming back, knocking on your door louder and louder and louder to be heard. Or you can begin to trust and be with these feelings more so that they can begin to dissipate and dissolve and not wreak as much havoc. You will be freer to create the life of your dreams, your vision.

Always know that whatever is happening within us is just great information for us to learn more about ourselves, to live with a higher level of consciousness, and to eventually and gradually have more and more peace within ourselves, within our being.

Odds + Bits.

Perfect wisdom lives in my heart.

The tears of the heart are the ones that no one sees. These hidden tears flow down inside us from a deep and inner endless place of pain and joy. We may smile but it only masks the true feelings that we are holding deep in our inner sacred space. The deep roots of emotion are the scars that we cannot remove but they add character to our lives and our spirits. It is said that a person cannot sing the blues unless they have experienced life with all of the pain and joy and survived. Music touches the soul and heals the heart and mind. To love is to know the true feeling it brings and to recognize it in all things. You can then use that feeling of love to heal yourself and others who have yet to find the love in their lives. No one can forget the pain of love we can only forgive.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Life + Me.

Ok, I have to admit that my life has been on hold for a quick minute. I really have not been myself, you know the bubbly, altogether to happy, inspiring, thinking out loud type of gal. This past weekend has been filled with a variety of activity included self reflection. These past months have been filled with joys, disappointment, smiles, tears, highs and low and well, lots and lots of things to think about. It's just a {me} thing. All I really know is that I hated feeling the way that I felt and so I am DOING some major things to stop feeling like a felt. Get it?
Well guess what baby, I'm back and out of the funk! Some things just are meant to happen in your life, whether you want them to or not. Peace out to the crazy and here comes that gal that you know and for sure love, I mean really, look at me! I'm a catch...are you using the right bait? SMILES

August Wilson: “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.”


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What a great comment to read on your 30th birthday! He really is a one in a million type of guy!
You totally know, that he is my back-up husband! Yummy!

December 4, 2007 3:21 AM
Happy Birthday sweetheart! Enjoy ur day and I'm happy that we are getting to know each other. I am here for you!!!-Mario

30 Years.

This is how many years I have been born.
Happy Birthday to me!
30 years = 10,950 days.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Welcome December.

So many wonderful things on my mind this morning. So many blessings. Here's what's happening around here this December 1 morning:

• Had my first ever holiday gathering here last night. It was fun and loud and very merry. The pomegranate martinis were good and all the appetizers people brought were even better.

• Made a quick trip to the grocery store for ground beef (I know, I know), BBQ sause, dove chocolate, and the new issue of Better Homes & Gardens which has a bunch of really great festive decor ideas.

• In checking out a couple of my favorite blogs this morning I came across some fantastic holiday book recommendations. I love the idea of having a basket of books that is special to this time of year. Basically, I just really love books and any excuse to add more to our collection is welcome.

• Took a long, hot, and bubbly bubble bath! Yummy!

• Whatever your plans today, I hope you have a great first of December.

Friday, November 30, 2007


Capture {plus} Create. That is exactly what I am going to do!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Earl Nightingale :
Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Turkey Day.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and remember to think about all the things that you are thankful for throughout the year and not just this day. I can't wait to meet Alannah! She is totally my dad's tut-c-tu!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Glamour Girl.

Saturday mornings are so nice.
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love a good gift. And when I say good, i don't mean "expensive" or "over the top". I mean well thought out, given with intention, one where you can tell a lot of thought was put into what would really amaze the recipient and tell them that you "get them".

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Everyone has flaws. Promises to 'be good' are bound to be broken, often unwittingly, often carelessly, not because we're 'bad' but because we're human. I don't promise to 'be good' but I promise to be honest for whilst uncaring deeds can be forgiven, dishonesty eats through the ties that hold a relationship or a friendship together. Honesty is as important to a person as breathing. Building credibility takes years but is lost in a fraction of time with few uttered words.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


be crazy.
be ready.
be messy.
be chubby.
be cute.
be in love.
be close.
just be you.

Just Think & Create.

Miles Davis : I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Crisp and Cool.

Caught this web near our my driveway the other morning while getting ready to leave for school. The weather here has been so very fall - simply my favorite time of the year.

Boo To U.

Happy Halloween!Have a safe, fun night.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Some Days.

Some days you just need to take a break. You know the ones: those days when things are not really going the way you would like them to go; those days when you are tired after working hard and playing hard at school; those days when the milk is all out in the fridge; those days when it rains for hours on end and you hate getting your shoes wet. Hang in there. Breaks are good.


Dan Custer : Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment - this day - is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day - each moment of this day - a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

To Write Love On Her Arm.

I am happy.
I am strong.
I am silly.
I am creative.
I am free.
I am not afraid.


It was what it was, but it certainly wasn't what I set out to do or anywhere near where I thought I was going. It wasn't. My own expectation tricked me. My own disappointment lost me for a moment and I was trepidation's fool. Foolishly. Sheepishly. Fooled. It was what it was, but it certainly wasn't what I set out to do... It's what I did.

Love what you are. Love what it is.
Beautiful, beautiful everyday.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Life List.

Life List
Have you done a life list?

I have been thinking about doing one of these - it has been on my "list of lists" to make (seriously, can you see why I think about simplifying all the time - a major work in progress for me - any one else have a list of lists?).

So I opened up a new document on my computer and am going for it right now.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Happy, Damn It.

"Happiness is not about what happens to you, but how you choose to respond to what happens. That's why it's called happiness not happenness."

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Mary Jean Iron : Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007


Mike Ray : Make your life itself a creative work of art.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Love It.


I love this. It is totally my journal page, now!

Monday, September 10, 2007

{Pure} Miracles.

Ok, so I've made my first national magazine! What a grant feeling! An article has been published about me as a teacher. It is currently the September issue of Edutopia, a George Lucas Educational Foundation.

The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) was founded in 1991 as a nonprofit operating foundation to celebrate and encourage innovation in schools. Since that time, we have been documenting, disseminating, and advocating for exemplary programs in K-12 public schools to help these practices spread nationwide.

They publish the stories of innovative teaching and learning through a variety of media -- a magazine, e-newsletters, DVDs, books, and this Web site. They have detailed articles, in-depth case studies, research summaries, short documentary segments, expert interviews, and links to hundreds of relevant resources. You'll also be able to participate as a member of an online community of people actively working to reinvent schools for the twenty-first century.

To understand more about why they are passionate about their work, you need to see our Big Ideas for Better Schools and what our founder and chairman, George Lucas, has to say about education.

The Advantage of Disadvantage: Teachers with Disabilities Not a Handicap; Disabled teachers bring a unique perspective to the classroom. Want to read more about me, enjoy!

Inspire Me.

Be inspired

to reflect + to journal + to connect + to explore + to create



Robert Fulgham: Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Learning Curve.

Wishing you unlimited creativity this week!



This has been the summer of adventures and surprises, (and emotional ups and downs). When I look back on it in the future I think I will see it as one of the biggest transitions I have ever had. Today I write almost bursting with energy, which has been lacking for the last few weeks, (soon you will understand why).

I am not one for keeping secrets. If I cannot share something then I would rather keep quiet. It feels dishonest somehow, especially with friends. So I am ready to share something with you now and let my body let go of the weight of holding back. I am ready to share myself with a special someone. Yes, it's true.

My life is about to change in a big way.

But I'm feeling so excited and ready for it in so many ways. The timing really couldn't be better; already my team of gal pals has jumped in to be my support network, how lucky I am to have them in my life. I already feel taken care of, while I take some time to enjoy the process and feel the changes.

I find myself fascinated and scared.

Kind of like everyday life really.

But bigger.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

I {Heart} Happiness.

I love life and happiness is my state of mind.

A Little Easier.

Life art is about attitude—ideas that tend to make my life a little easier and richer and simply better. I repeat these messages to myself so often during the day: when I’m scrapping, when I’m picking up a kiddo off the floor, when I’m feeling run down or frustrated or just yuck. These are the tapes I want to be repeating over and over in my head.

These are messages for life and art:
• Go with the flow.
• Celebrate something every day.
• Cherish little stuff.
• Tell your story.
• Find your voice.
• Don’t make things more complicated than they need to be.
• Know that it’s going to be okay.

Simply Put.

art 1 |ärt| noun 1. The expression
or application of human creative
skill and imagination, typically
in a visual form such as painting
or sculpture, producing works to
be appreciated primarily for their
beauty or emotional power.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


That's {ME}.

Change is Good.

I am an artist
a designer
a photographer
a writer
a painter
a teacher
and a regular happy girl!


Anna Quindlen : ...but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three on them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4, and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in a hurry to get on to the next things: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Happy Tuesday.

Happy Tuesday (and happy September as well).
That's all...SMILES to you!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Be {ME}.

We all know those online dating profile questions...the ones where you pick from a preset list of choices. These questions are usually along the lines of marital status, height, body type, religion, income, job, etc. With a list to choose from, you'd think it would be pretty tough to mess it up, right? Wrong. I find that most of the people I meet from online dating fudge their information a little bit.

Take my profile, for example: I always try to be completely honest, because I want someone to like the real me, and I don't want anybody to have to deal with any little surprises later. That being said, I have a great body and a killer rack, in case you wondered ;) Okay, in all seriousness, the one area in which I'm not completely honest is that I use a wheelchair. I'm a "live and let live" kind of girl. So in the end, I just leave it blank. I mean, if you are my friend you know me and I am totally comfortable with using a wheelchair and I honestly do forget. That is who I am and I'm not about making someone believe that they are 'comfortable.' I love me!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Freedom Writers.

Freedom Writers

Have you seen this movie?

Watched it tonight. An overwhelmingly powerful true story about teaching and racial issues and education and books and believing in yourself and hope and making a difference and telling your story.

I {heart} this movie.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

So What Do I Bring.

Just let go of your fears and just go for what you want!

I carry enjoyment.
I carry excitement.
I carry noise.
I carry intimacy.
I carry arousal.
I carry a flow in conversation.
I carry an ear.
I carry nurturance.
I carry beauty.
I carry me.

Life As I Know It.

I am happy.
I am strong.
I am silly.
I am creative.
I am free.
I am not afraid.