march 11, 2014

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Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” ~ Stephen Hawking

post card vacation (instagram)
post card vacation (instagram)

It was a gorgeous day. One would expect an outhouse photo of some beautiful outdoor scene; budding trees, wispy blue sky, dogs playing, teens on skateboards, or just the Vitamin D starved hordes that took to the sidewalks as if they’d never seen the sun. Instead, here’s my Eden House post card from Jeanne Marie Hibbard that arrived today from Key West. I love post cards. No, that’s not enough. I adore, adore, adore post cards. JM took time out to make sure I got one, and a sexy retro one at that. This sort of gesture does not go unnoticed. After I’ve amassed a good number of post cards I sometimes create art from them. It takes years to make one piece. However, I think the real art from this post card was today. It brought with it the warmth and sunlight of The Keys. If I didn’t know better, I’d think I caught the scent of a salty ocean on the breeze. Thanks for sending some spring to us, JM, and thanks a million for thinking of me.

march 11, 2013

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Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.” ~ Dan Zadra

old is new again (instagram)
old is new again (instagram)

Recently, I learned that my old friend, Alisa Marshall Burnett, still remembers what I wore all through high school: polo shirt, jeans, and white tennis shoes. These Nike Cortez are not the same pair from high school, but replicas I found a few years ago. I had to have them, of course, because I’d been devastated since Nike quit making the Cortez model not long after graduation. I don’t wear them every day like I did 30 years ago, but only because my arches would hate me if I did. I still love the look. I guess that makes me a nerd, but I’m a happy nerd with cool shoes!

march 5, 2013

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If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams,
and you will always look lovely.” Roald Dahl

birthday in march (snapseed)
birthday in march (snapseed)

Just when I think I can’t be loved any more than I am, a little brown box from Arkansas arrives in my mail. In it, this totally cool retro Kodak apron, replete with chemical stains (or BBQ, it’s hard to say). It came from BFFs David Orr and Dawn Ward for my birthday, which of course, was two months ago. I like doing birthday gifts this way: buying when it’s the right gift instead of a specific date. When you buy gifts for the date, you often buy it because you should, and those gifts don’t always hit their mark (in my world, that’s sadly too true). But when you do birthdays based on the perfect gift, not only do you get the recipient something they actually want/like, but you give them something that will really mean something to them because you gave it with your whole heart. Love you, D-squared! I’m grilling steaks in this apron next time you’re here.