Thursday, December 30, 2010
2. count to 10 before i react: let me explain...i'm very quick to react, usually saying the wrong impulsive thing rather than the correct well thought out thing, and it gets me into a lot of trouble, personally and professionally. i guess you could also call this one 'think before you speak'. if i take a little mental breather before i open my mouth my life might be a little bit easier.
3. wait a day to make that purchase: i'm what you would call an impulse shopper/ ultimate consumer. i HAVE TO HAVE everything i see. in an effort to save a little money this year i want to wait at least 24 hours before i make an impulse purchase. if i still NEED it in the morning, then i'll consider buying it. i tend to have buyers remorse after most purchases anyway, so this might be a good lesson for me.
4. stick to a yoga routine: i am admittedly lazy when it comes to physical exercise, and the boyfriend makes sure i recognize this about myself, often. i really do like yoga, but have a hard time self motivating. but it's good for me, and i need it in my life, i just need to stay more regular with my practice. realistically, if i go twice a week regularly i'd be happy (and healthy).
5. check back into with God: i am not a regular church goer, but i do go more than the obligatory holidays. similarly to yoga, i like it, but i'm lazy. and there is no reason for my laziness...it's one once a week and there are many different times for services. just as you need to nourish your body with good food and exercise, so should you nourish your soul.
1. windy tree fabric decal by trendy peas decals etsy shop 2. millbrook iron crib from restoration hardware baby & child 3. baby bumbers & crib sheets from serena & lily 4. baby animal portraits from sharon montrose print shop
5. glider from serena & lily 6. anjelica lamp from maison luxe 7. ultimate changing table from pottery barn kids 8. kendal lidded tote baskets from crate & barrel 9. chevron knot rug from west elm 10. decorative pillow by milk & cookies etsy shop
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
circa 1982, i'm hitching a ride with my dad & his shaggy hair on the back of his 10-speed in my dope red knee socks...and the livin' was easy...
circa 1984, my all smiles sister in her rad coca-cola one piece bathing suit on the back of the boat with our too-cool-for-school mom in sandy bay, lake george...
sharon schock fruits & vegetables paintings:
jennifer shears big sky paintings:
nancy hughes miller coastal marsh paintings:
david rickert boat paintings:
nancy jean farmhouse paintings:
jennifer fox bridge paintings:
robert joyner cow paintings:
roz rooster paintings:
maria kitano abstract paintings:
zachary knoles nude line paintings:
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
a friend of mine who lives in southie just sent me this article from the nytimes about the craziness of parking in south boston after a snow storm. southie is by far my favorite area in all of boston, but the parking is as brutal as the local reputations. here are a few of my favorite quotes from the article:
"Marguerite Maguire, who had an orange parking cone ready to guard her spot, was hoping to avoid the kind of confrontation she got into after a 2009 snowfall, when someone tried taking her space the minute she finished clearing it. “I told her, ‘Forget it, lady,’ and we yelled at each other for a few minutes until she pulled away,” Mrs. Maguire, 50, recalled. “I think she must have been new here.”
“If you move someone’s space saver and park your car in its place, you have no right to complain about what happens to your car. However, you are allowed to retaliate as long as you don’t get caught.” "Mrs. Simon, a Southie native, said the most “awesome” space saver she had seen was a table set for two, complete with a bottle of wine."