Thursday, February 19, 2015


To quote a article, "Flowers are blossoming.  Bees are buzzing. The sky is blue.  Sunsets have been stunning.  Temperatures have crept north of 60 degrees, and joggers are going shirtless."

All the spring-esque weather has me fighting the urge to plant something.

Thankfully I have these beautiful tulips from my friend, Liza to cast a gaze upon.  

They are helping me resist the inner gardener from breaking free.

Now, this weekend may be a whole other story.

Perhaps a few primroses on the back deck railing planter will make an appearance.

Just two, maybe three.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fearless Fact Friday: 02.13.15

In today's world of smartphones, tablets, computers, and the internet - I continue to be surprised with how many people ask a question they can seek and find the answer to.

Information is there for all to seek and gather. S'get it!

When I shared this on Facebook this morning, a few folks replied they ask the question for the interaction with a fellow human. 

This is an excellent perspective and honestly, one that had not crossed my mind. 

'Tis true I was referring more to asking someone what the state capital is versus a potential life changing question.  Regardless, it has me thinking perhaps I should not be so quick to grab my phone or laptop and pose the question to the information superhighway. 

I naturally like researching and I have multiple interactions with people daily. 

However, nothing can take the place of human interaction nor the personal sharing of perspective and stories with one another. 

So, yeah, I am going to work balancing the self education and human seeking of information. 

I'm super thankful we aren't back in the card catalog days. Although, this did teach me the dewey decimal system and how to use microfiche; both of which resulted in human interaction and finding information. 

Mmmhmmm.  Look at that.  I just had a full circle, it is all connected moment. 

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Catching Up on Fearless Fact Friday

January 23, 2015:  I can move my pinky toes like nobody's business.

I thought everyone could until I recently found out this wasn't so.

Left, right, up, down, straight out - my pinky toes go.

January 30, 2015:  My dancing resembles this from time to time. 

February 6, 2015:  Spirit animals are real.  Ask my friend, DB.  He says I am his. 

This might be mine.  A lynx with a wonky eye is totally legit. 
See above picture and video for a reference point, if there is any question.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

She Gets What She Wants

Lap - Check.

Snugs and Rubs - Check. 

I wouldn't have it any other way, except when I am trying to catch up on personal to do items.

Typing is elusive. 

I concede. 

Happy Caturday.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Fearless Fact Friday: 01.16.15

For the longest time I thought the lyrics for Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" were don't stop 'til the bus stop. 

Let that sink in for a moment. 

I didn't realize the entire song title was 'til you get enough and I rode the bus in middle school and part of the first year of high school. 

Yeah, so don't stop. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Shoe Game

I finally did it. 

I purchased a pair of Toms. 

I've been looking at them for years now and saying to myself, naw. 

New Years' Day 2015 I let myself buy a pair of classic black canvas. 

My feet are happy.  I forget when I have them on. 

I will resist the urge to purchase more, for now. 

The other recent addition to the shoe game is a pair of neutral booties by Franco Sarto. They are called Portier.  I heart them so.

So very versatile.  So far, I have only worn them with skinny jeans but I see endless possibilities. 

Friday, January 09, 2015

Fearless Fact Friday: 01.09.15

On more than one occasion, I've rolled up to the office of the day or church while hip hop/rap with "questionable" lyrics is loudly playing. 

Today was one of those days - Big Pimpin' by Jay-Z. 

I am pretty sure no one heard this today, yet they may have seen me drop my water bottle in the parking lot. 

If so, they witnessed a pitiful face as I watched plastic shatter at my feet and the cucumbers remaining intact in the infused part of the water bottle. 

I stayed up past my imposed bed-time to slice the cucumbers and chill the water, yo. 

Ok, fine, I made my morning coffee too but still. . . 

The bright side is the straw for said BPA free now shattered plastic bottle is the perfect color match for my travel kleen kanteen. 

Bright side, y'all.

I see it. 

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Four Agreements

I consider myself so very blessed, fortunate, lucky {insert your choice of words} to have a tribe of women whom prefer to discuss ideas, do soul work, share their stories and build one another up instead of competing with one another, gossiping and staying hidden behind the mask of perfection. 

Tonight we started another book for discussion. 

Tonight we continue our journey of transformation. 

It is one of my all time favorite books.  It changed my perspective, my habits, my core being in the early 2000s when I read it the first time. 

I gave everyone around me a copy of the book, or at the very least a recommendation to read the book.  I couldn't keep it "in stock" on my personal bookshelf. 

Some said I was drinking the Kool-Aid.  Some immediately got it.  Some didn't and to this day, won't "get" it.  All good by me as each time I read through it, I glean additional insights. 
The Four Agreements are
1.  Be Impeccable with your Word:  Speak with integrity.  Say only what you mean.  Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.  Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love. 
2.  Don't Take Anything Personally:  Nothing others do is because of you.  What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.  When you are immune to the opinion and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering. 
3.  Don't Make Assumptions:  Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.  Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.  With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4.  Always Do Your Best:  Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.  Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret. 

I am excited to see what this time around, in a group setting, brings to light for me. 

Saturday, January 03, 2015

One Word

I don't do resolutions anymore.

I see each day as a chance to make changes, to move forward, to do . . .to be. 

I do, however, focus on one word throughout the year.

It's a practice in which I set an intention daily.

This year the word open appeared in my mind's eye. 

I say appeared as this is what happens. 

I meditate.  I pray.  I listen for the whispers.  I watch for the signs. 

The word appears. 

I embrace it. 


I am.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year

2014 you were good to me.

We had our ups.

We had our downs.

Nothing so down I couldn't manage with the support of friends and family. 

It was a year full of surrendering and trusting in His plan. 

It was a year full of  blessings. 

It was a year full of love and laughter - even in the darkest of hours. 

It was 365 days of life. 

Thank you 2014. 

Now, let's see what 2015 has in store.

Happy New Year, y'all.