Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How you whisper "more"

I want to see you.
Know your voice.
Recognize you when you
first come 'round the corner.
Sense your scent when I come
into a room you've just left.
Know the lift of your heel,
the glide of your foot.
Become familiar with the way
you purse your lips
then let them part,
just the slightest bit,
when I lean into your space
and kiss you.
I want to know the joy
of how you whisper

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tonight I believe


... that coffee tastes best when made in a french press

... that sitting on the front porch steps and catching up with an old friend is one of the best ways to spend an hour of your evening.

... that the color of the sun behind a haze of wildfire smoke is indescribably beautiful.

... that having the kind of friend whom you can spend multiple evenings in a row with and still feel like the conversation isn't over is both a privilege and a necessity in life.  It does the soul good to have this kind of friendship.

... that my relationship with my mother is one of the things I am most proud of in my life.

... there is nothing wrong with vegging out in front of the television before bedtime.

... that I will never outgrow that first-day-of-class excitement, even if class is entirely online.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Embracing morning


I've spoken before of my love for mornings and today's is no different.  The sun in shining, finally the temps are cooler, and the world outside of my windows is calm.  My window AC unit has been a lifesaver this summer, but being able to turn it to fan and open up my window and balcony door to let in the cool breeze has been wonderful.  My entire room smells like fresh, wants-to-be-Fall air with a  hint of mango from my lit candle.  Summer isn't ready to let go yet, but in the cool of the morning, I can feel it slowly loosening its hold.  There's laundry in the dryer, a steaming mug of strong coffee on the nightstand, and season 2 of Damages is continuing to boggle my mind. 

There's no better start to the day than by embracing the peacefulness of morning. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The vitality of travel


I love that Tony believes in the power of just getting away as much as I do.  He and I see eye-to-eye on the value of time.  Yes, a week down in Florida is warm and relaxing and far removed from everyday life, but sometimes all it really takes to get back into a good space is a day or three away.  A day spent reading by the lake while Tony fishes does wonders for my attitude after an especially long week.  And at the height of a busy summer, sometimes an extended weekend is the key to sanity. 

So, near or far, for 1 day or 2 weeks, travel is vital.  And being with someone who feels the same way has proven to be more important to me than I realized.    

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

If you really knew me...

Well, I'm jumping on the "if you really knew me" bandwagon.  I actually think these little prompts are quite entertaining to blog on, and it's been fun to read other bloggers' posts.  There are so many facets that make up a person, and highlighting just a handful here and there is fun.  I say we all do this post periodically as a way to contiually share parts of ourselves that we may not feature in our blogging.

Anyway, without further ado, if you really knew me...

- you'd know my bookshelf is a revolving door; I voluntarily visit the Library at least once a week, and I love it.

- you'd know I hate eating cubed meat...for whatever reason it freaks me out!

- you'd know I value rational and realistic decisions.  I'm an emotional person, but I'm also far more Type A than B, so emotions or not, a decision had better be well-planned if you want kudos from me.

- you'd know that despite my love for Elizabeth Bennett's bewitchment of Mr. Darcy, Persuasion is actually my favorite Jane Austen novel.

- you'd know morning is my favorite time of day.  I love everything about it from the way the sunrise turns the mountains pink to the smell of freshly brewed coffee.  I love lazy, indulgent breakfasts, and being able to enjoy the peaceful quiet of a city just waking up.

- you'd know I can drink caffeine before bedtime and not have any issues sleeping...addiction tolerance at its finest!

- you'd know I was never an animal person until I started dating Tony.  His dogs won me over and now I'm mildly obsessed with them.

- you'd know my Mom is my best friend and walks with her are my favorite form of therapy.

- you'd know I talk in my sleep nearly every night, and walk in my sleep when I'm really stressed.  I've done this ever since I was little.

- you'd know I hate public speaking.  My chest gets blotchy, my voice loses its strength, and I appear uncomfortable.  I'm a natural introvert and it's so apparent in large crowds.  But, you'd also know I'm known for my laugh, my babbling, and my long as I'm around people I'm comfortable with.

- you'd know I enjoy a good rainstorm, especially if I'm snuggled up on a covered porch with a mug of tea (or a glass of red) and a book in hand.

- you'd know I love Fall.  Period.  End of Story.  It's the season I live for.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Due for a flogging?'s August. 
Yes, you read that correctly.  Which officially means I went the entire month of July without blogging. 
*head hung in shame*

I feel like I've just left confession and need to repent with 10 Hail Marys and 10 Our Fathers. 
Or perhaps a good flogging is in order? 
Don't ask me why, but typing that phrase just now made me think of the scene in A Knight's Tale when Heath Ledger's character is in that contraption (all I can think of is "gallows", but that's not right) on public display where the peasants throw food at him. 

Well, that little tangent is proof-positive that I'm still a babbling fool...I know you're all excited for me to return to this blog.