Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I’m trying to simplify my life. I would like my days to be easier and run more smoothly for me. Having two children now, I think I have no choice. So step one of this detox is getting rid of stuff. I have a bag by the front door and every time I find something I don’t need/use I put it in the bag and eventually make a trip to the Good Will.
Also, I used to run around like a crazy person in the morning before work. Now I prepare everything at night. My bag. J’s bag. L’s bag. Breast pump. Lunch. Water. Coffee. Clothes. So in the morning…I literally jump into my clothes, grab kids and go. I’m sure my mom is smiling as she read this. It’s all stuff she has taught me.
And now I must go—lots of stuff to go prepare tonight.
Here are pics of Little L. His facial expressions brighten my day.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fountain of Youth

Vacation is wonderful. I love it. I love to arrive at my designated spot. And at the same time I love coming home.
My family and I decided to surprise my mom for a special birthday. It worked out perfectly. Every morning we went to the beach. Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico is the best of the best. The water is warm, clear and for some reason….i feel like it could have a bit of the Fountain of Youth. I feel energized when I come out of the water. After the beach outing we would go home to eat lunch. Then swimming in the pool in the afternoon or just lazing on the patio with a good book (or a scrabble game between my mom and sister). A couple of nights we returned back to the beach to watch the sunset. Every night we ate a yummy dinner and had a good glass (or two or three) of wine. We sat and talked about life, dreams, politics (health care!), books we are reading and movies we want to watch. One night I accidentally let a big frog in the house and I chased it around the kitchen to get it back outside. I think I could live like that everyday. But then….perhaps I would not appreciate it as much. I’m so glad we went and surprised my mom. It was a trip worth every penny. Happy Birthday Mom.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Posing for me?

I’m so sorry for the lapse in blog posts. I have been out of town (celebrating my mom’s birthday with the whole family) and have been without computer/internet. The vacation was absolutely wonderful and I will share some pics in the next post. These pics are from when I was setting up my studio for headshots. “J” wanted to watch and “help”. Usually “J” runs from the camera unless I am able to catch him before he realizes what I am doing. But, of course, since I didn’t want him in front of the camera he was hamming it up for me. He was cracking himself up silly. I couldn’t help but capture him laughing. Now whenever I look at this I will be able to hear him laugh no matter where I am. I start back to work in 2 weeks. So maybe the laughing picture will be the perfect picture to put on my desk.