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Category: happiness

Diner Date with Me

I’m at the diner.


Yes it is Valentines Day and I’m taking myself on a date. I have my sitter and I got off of work a little while ago. Jaime is in Paris so there wasn’t anyone to go out with. I actually enjoy my own company, and between my iPhone, iPad, and my busy little head it’s just fine. It’s actually more then fine, it’s pretty marvelous. And Jaime emailed me a picture of the crescent moon over Paris earlier today.


And I was just struck, because it was night there and it was still daytime here. Yeah, time difference, I’m always like whoa with that when he travels. Tonight as I was walking to my car I looked up at the sky and it was the same crescent moon that Jaime sent me a picture of. Only my moon was over NYC, and his moon was over Paris. It made me realize how incredibly small the world is, in the beautiful way a baby is small. Small is precious. It made the universe make sense for this really brief moment, if that makes sense at all. It is a delicious thought on this Valentines Day. Almost as delicious as the eggs I’m about to eat in this little corner of the universe.


Happy Valentines Day lovelies.

Go ahead, get lost in this.

Go ahead, get lost in this.

This is the article that the movie “Blue Crush” was based on.  Get lost, feel the sand, and wish you were a rad surfer-home schooled-Hawaiian goddess. It helps take the mind off these frigid temps!

So happy, birds, thoughts, etc.


I’m choosing happy and not being a little complainer bird. I slept over my mother in law’s apartment last night and just noticed the lovely little collection she has of birds, some painted, some glass, but all just really darling.  They are sort of like this picture but way more chic and classy, like her!  I am not sure why I never noticed them before.  They made me so happy!  I look around my life lately and cannot believe how blessedly lucky I am.  My new work schedule allows me more time with the kids, which is really wonderful.  I still get two days to come into the city, which I find rejuvenating.  And then I get to go home and see my children, my dogs, my precious life all over again.  I love it all.  Even the “stress” feels good, because I can feel it.  I know when things aren’t working quite well to look at what I am contributing and not blame others.  It’s useless anyway.  Remember when we have the urge to judge, point fingers, or take inventory of another, what are we doing to contribute to the world?  When you say something crummy about someone else, it is your story you are telling, not theirs.

As an aside, I woke up with some terrible back pain (so much for not being a complainer bird).  Miraculously after writing this, I feel good.  Someone asked me today how I was doing, and I said “I’m blessed”.

Almost Sunday Morning Perfection


I’m having a lovely morning. The fam gave me a day pass and I’m enjoying a Sunday morning in Manhattan. I tripped upon this sweet little coffee shop La Colombe Torrefaction. I’m enjoying a double espresso and chocolate croissant. However when I asked where the restroom is they said it wasn’t for customers. I exclaimed “a coffee shop without a bathroom?”. The guy said, “this is New York”. What does that even mean? I’m a born and bred New Yorker. People in New York certainly use the bathroom after drinking coffee? Unless I missed something. Their website says the coffee and customers come first. They should also add “but not if you need to use the bathroom”. Gah.

Uncommonly Good Pie Maker

I’m such a sucker for the impulse buys placed by the checkout line. As soon as I saw this I knew I needed it in my life.


It had me at hello.

This gave me the bumps!

Let everything happen to you

Beauty and terror

Just keep going

No feeling is final

-Rainer Maria Rilke

Home made blackboard magnets

These were a lot of fun to make. I made a blackboard wall for the kids in their playroom. I had some foam board laying around and thought that these would be great to make magnets. I drew the pictures, colored them, cut them out with an exacto knife, then glued magnets to the backs. Voila! These were fun to make.



You could really get creative with these. It might be fun to make a board game, letters, numbers, all sorts of things!

Pugs will save the day.

Pugs will save the day.

All you need is pugs…all you need is pugs…all you need is pugs, pugs, pugs are all you need (please sing this to the tune of All You Need is Love). It doesn’t really fit this video but it just felt right.

Guess what Mommy is bringing to the Thanksgiving table?

Guess what Mommy is bringing to the Thanksgiving table?

Ha ha dummies you don’t have to guess.  This sounds really amazing and super easy. I love dump, mix, and bake recipes.


I’m loving this weather and I’m loving this girls.

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