NPR has 2 articles about Nora Ephron…one of which had the following idea in short…

Tell your best friend/your loved ones “I love you”…tell them “I love you, too”…

I try my best to do that…with my best friend who is far away…(well, it’s all relative)..my siblings…my folks and friends…that I appreciate them…life is short…cherish the people we have…

I take a bow

to you

Nora

for your brilliance…humor

you shine, star like…up there in the night sky

brightly

for us…

as sisters, we mourn

your passing….

your brilliance lives on…through your writing…forever…rest in peace…

Pickles…

June 26, 2012

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Pickles…

I love pickles…sweet ones mostly…

I came across this store many years ago – they sold “prints” (actually they were pages ripped out of old books)…they had all kinds of book pages…I fell in love with this one…sweet little kewpie…the other side of this page is sadly “lost”…like life, I made a choice…this is mine…it hangs in my office as a gentle reminder.  Unlike IBS which is a not-so-gentle reminder of how to manage my physical body…

IBS as it’s called in it’s short form…terrible “illness” this…

I was reading my favourite blog/website (“needled” – Kate Davies) about to type a comment when a comment caught me eye and I clicked on the link to check out this blog….”mystudentstruggles”..long story short…I have horrid memories of the worst episodes…it’s painful and unpleasant…I wish her well…

Funny how we are sent here to this physical plane, in the body we are given (nothing by choice, mind you) without a manual….part of life is to find the best way to care for this physical body of ours…while searching for our mission…if we are lucky, we will connect our inner self and the universe and find our purpose before our days are over…

I had this long “conversation” with my best friend the other day…via texting…how did she phrase it?  Hmm…quoting her (thanks, babe)..

“I think we get to similar places with different start…I do a lot cause it feels good to me and others”…thanks Al, you’re the best!

 

Super Moon….

June 23, 2012

My little phone camera could not handle the amazing viewing of the super moon….

We dragged our daughter out of bed after 9pm, bundled up to brace the cold night…

We are lucky to live in a city where there’s a clear space to offer a good view.  It was smaller than we expected…but the brightness made up for the outing!  It was pulsating…we (me and our daughter) were ready to howl….just about to…as hubby was too busy photographing in the cold….

There’s quite a few viewers where we were….we held on to the howls…waited till we got into the car, closed the doors and “hoooooowwwwwwllllllll………”

What a year….the super moon, the solar eclipse….then the Venus transit…what do they mean, astrologically?  Hmm….

🙂

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A crack appeared a while back….I kept using this lovely white bowl my sis and I bought (2 of) at Crate & Barrel while we were in college…lovingly…

It’s apparent the other day…while I was washing it…that the bowl has seen better days…

Thank you….for serving steaming hot $1 for 3 boxes of mac & cheese from Walgreens, $1 for 3 vegetarian instant noodles from Chinatown…grape nuts, soy milk…chai, coffee…everything…

I cannot part with it quite yet….hubby suggested that we use it for something else…like coins!  Yay….we’ll see how long it’ll last….

 

Matching Owly skirts!

June 18, 2012

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We LOVE owls…especially if they come in versions like this….different colourways of the same print…

I bought this fabric sometime ago, finally managed to make skirts out of the chartreuse one for our girly to match my grey one that I sewed up 2 summers ago, I think….

Happiness is….wearing homemade matching skirts with my girly….

Oy vey…where should I start….

Of all days to have forgotten my phone…I “chose” the day that I needed to hear from my sis…c’est la vie…

The day went by swiftly….I only tried to reach for the non-existent phone from my purse a few times….trying to show a few people a photo of the new dress I made for my girly…ach!!!!  Aside from that and no being able to take photos/video of her last dance class observation….luckily, hubby had his phone…

Next post will be a photo of her new dress with a Liberty fabric “ribbon”…

Where’s my phone???

June 11, 2012

Oh….it’s crazy, we have a visitor from out of town and our daughter was down with a cold, fever, the works….

Of course, she “shares” it with us…I’ve got a bad stuffy nose with muddled brain power….hubby, bad sore throat….

As we ran out of the house this morning….what I’ve always feared came true….I LEFT MY PHONE AT HOME!!!!!!

It’s strange, this phone business…for many years, decades of my life….I’ve lived without it….yet I’m now SO attached to it…scary…it’s just a phone….

Or is it? 🙂

Oh…where should I start…..my body feels as though it’s been rolled over by ten million trucks…

There’s this really odd “sore throat” lingering and not even loads of green onions/miso soup plus 8-10 hours of sleep per night has done much to stomp it….yes…we practice Reiki in our household…loads and loads of it….

I woke up this morning and found this big red spot in my left eye….burst blood vessel….not itchy…or not itchy enough for me to rub my eye….

Sigh….it’s bright and sunny out….it’ll probably go away…