Thursday, January 24, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Just starting “That Woman,” by Anne Seba. Taking a break from Proust. The book is all about the life of Wallis Simpson. She has such amazingly classic style… Quite a while ago, I jumped on the very crowded bandwagon of people who are fascinated with her. Madonna made a movie about her life with the would-be King. It’s called W.E. It’s loaded with fashion, lush interiors, music—the whole 9 yards. Pure fantasy, of course, but one that sure had some great parties! (Trailer for the movie.)
And if you’re really interested, this is a documentary about the movie.
Friday, January 18, 2013
I happened upon this tumblr page. It’s images, obviously, and then some “notes.” Here’s one that I thought was meaningful. Something we all kind of know, but may not practice enough:
— Jonathan Carroll
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Above is a drawing from the Blue Bottle Coffee website; it's of the Ferry Building in San Fran. One of my favorite places. Even though BB Coffee is there, I didn’t go. Not sure why. It almost scares me, how good it might be. What a wussy thing to say, I know. I’ll get there eventually. The main point here is that my love affair with coffee has been reignited. I actually brewed up my second cup of Starbucks Christmas Blend, just now. Yum. It do make for some liquid inspiration. And when you are editing a document about an eDiscovery appliance (a piece of hardware that a company can get up and running very quickly to start performing eDiscovery, should a litigation be pending), that inspiration can not come too soon. *Yawn*
Next on the coffee menu sometime soon, I want to get some of the new Blonde Roast. I’ve been trying cups when I go in, and really like it. This post sounds like an ad for coffee today. Oh well.
Sending happy vibes to my peeps near and far.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I’m craving about a 6-month hiatus from work. Gee, do you think my work folks will sign off on that?
I hope everyone is having a lovely week, with enough quiet time to keep you sane.
The image is from here.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I got this gorgeous image from a blog I enjoy, and it just grabbed me. Actually, I would like to take her walking tour, exactly as she laid it out. Then, I’ll move into this house. I want to sit in that chair for like 4 hours and just sit. Maybe there’s a fire to the right. Maybe there’s a cat just waiting to jump in my lap as I sit.
What would we do without our imaginations?
Image: [8 Fitzroy Street Vanessa Bell (Eastbourne)]
Monday, January 14, 2013
I don’t know what the answer is, but I know that it’s hard to see your fellow man sleeping on the ground outside and go home to your cushy bed.
Sending out prayers to the universe to cradle them all as carefully and with as much love as possible. Looking forward to milder weather soon.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Enough "cold talk," does anyone have any resolutions?
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
~ St. Francis of Assisi
For all those out there who are in need…people, dogs, cats, the tiniest bug. Sending a little prayer that they get what that thing is, in time to make a difference. Sending love and more love, to a universe of souls.
Monday, January 07, 2013
A few holiday highlights…
Me, in my new orangey-red coat (a gift to me from me) for pre-Christmas. We went to the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for lunch with Mom and Dad on New Year’s Day.
I got to kiss the forehead of a pygmy Nigerian goat, while visiting with friends in Florida at Bennett’s for donuts and coffee. Little Lazarus is on the lap of my dear friend, Gail. He was named this because he was born dead, but the guy who owns him massaged his chest for 20 minutes and got a slow heartbeat, then faster, and then “meeeeeehhhhh-hhhhh-hhhhhh,” the wee Lazarus rose from the dead.
Little L. on Gail’s lap, nearly asleep.
All us girls at Goat and Donut Fest, most from high school, all dear friends. From L to R: Christine, Melanie, Gail, Patzi, and me.
A stroll through Adelaide’s florist in La Jolla over the holidays never fails to serve up the holiday goods…
A riot of ornaments on this tree…
Today’s banana bread, part two…is below. I say part two because, the first thing you need to know is my baking is usually inedible. I don’t know what it is, but I mess up so many recipes. Last night I decided I’d make a batch of banana bread and put them in these adorable, rectangular paper baking containers. I’d had them for a while and decided I’d bake them up, taste one, and if they passed the taste test, I’d give them out. Lucky people that didn’t have to eat those. James and I tasted one, and we both spit the bite into the trash at the same time. All you can do is laugh. They were mushy and awful. From the way that bite looked before we tried it, it was pretty obvious it was going to be awful. Not cooked long enough? Who knows. Today I went to my go-to source. This site is tried and true (Simply Recipes). And it turned out great!
Peace, love, and good banana bread,