Wednesday, May 04, 2005
(for illustration friday)
little thoughts that ramble on forever...
a lot is changing in my life right now--from tiny things like we have less homework now in German (or is that HUGE since it had taken over my life?! haha) to big things like my sister and brother-in-law moving to Idaho. so many things...but so many good things too. i suppose this is how life is. it is an ebb and flow. sometimes (like now) it is so busy but sometimes it is slow. there is a learning to enjoy each of these moments whether i am busy or not.
there are some really fun things around the corner, though. a 1/2 marathon in a couple weeks, volunteering at a film festival, and (hopefully) going home for memorial day for a nice rest.
--npr or kpcc (here in l.a.)...i listen to it during the day and am now educated. :)
--english breakfast tea. it's so tasty. numnum
--jamie's kitchen forum. the cooks on that forum are genius. i copy down recipes down like a maniac and dream of lovely dinners (and earning more money so i can afford such dinners.)
--making roast chicken from scratch instead of buying them from the store premade. apparently everyone already does this but i've just recently discovered it and WOW, there is nothing like a roast chicken stuffed with lemon and rosemary and thyme to make you want to dance around the house. :)
--writing letters to friends and family. cell phones are wonderful but there's nothing like getting a letter in the mail. i'm trying to be better at this. (and this comes from a card maker! haha)
--signing up for the 5K or the 1/2 marathon or whatever. at the beginning of the year, my sister and i decided to choose a race to run every month and it has been so much fun! seriously! a.) it gives me a reason to train, b.) the races are for good causes so that's really cool, and c.) there is such an energy and fun atmosphere at these races--i love it! :) believe me, i'm not out there breaking the tape at the finish line but i'm having fun! :)
--fixing my filing system...alas, i am an organized nerd at heart. but i'm over it.
--gerber daisies at your desk. i was given a little bouquet at admin asst's day and they are so cheerful, it makes me want to buy a ton of plants for my area. :)
--dr. neil clark warren's book, 'love the life you live'. it is really so good. i'm going through it with some girlfriends and loving it.
okay, i guess i could list out 8 thousand things but i will stop for now. have a wonderful day, friends!