Sunday, April 23, 2006

Happy Easter (Greek style)!

I just appreciated today because of the love, the celebration and the overall sense that through anything, we can make it if we stay together.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Imperial Dynasty strikes again!

Ted and I were invited by Tony and Kathy to their employee appreciation party where they were celebrating 5 years of business, Chinese New Year and expressing appreciation to their VIP customers and employees. What a great time we all had hanging out, singing karoake (I did it, of course), watching Hula dancers and meeting new people.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


I write to taste life twice.
-Anais Nin

I find my self heading into such an incredibly good direction because I am surrounded by people that I can learn so much from who are strong and cabable and not afraid to do what they do best -- be themselves. How many times has opportunity been wasted on trying to be something else or someone else to make other people comfortable and happy with themselves?

Lost tonight on the pitch (as J. Brown would say). Played a hard game of football (also what J. Brown would say) since we were down a girl. It's great when the opposite team enjoys playing you, not just because we seem to be a sure win, but because we're fun. Ginger's family was there which made me extra happy for Ginger since I know it means a lot to her and plus, she played a good game!!! ;-)

I rode in Rei's 2005 convertible Red Mustang today. It was so worth the hair style going out the window...Literally! I thought it was great to just sit back and let the weather that us Floridians brag about just surround me. Florida -- where oranges happen and better known as, THE SUNSHINE STATE.

Today I know that there is love...His love that is all around us. God has placed some wonderful people in my life who encourage me and who I enjoy encouraging. It's a mutual respect minus the drama, the pretending, the negativity. It's about resolution and peace and comfort in why God didn't create just two people to be here on this planet but so many to create connections with and to better experience His amazing grace.

Monday, April 10, 2006

had a BRIGHT day

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
-Albert Schweitzer

First day at the House. Lots to learn. It's a quiet setting and strange to be in an office that doesn't have anything in the file cabinets or desk. The good thing is that I get to fill it with whatever I want...It's totally a fresh start. Does this mean I get to order a brand new stapler? Nothing like new office supplies.

Our greatest duty and our main duty is to help others, and please, if you can't help them, would you please not hurt them?
-Dalai Lama

Went to Monday night YOGA and ran into several people tonight. I thought about today in comparison to my first few months at the gym. I didn't know anyone. I would go to class and i would leave. Now, I can barely leave the place on time because of the people I've met and now with Alisha, Mary and Karen there, it's so great to see them.

People change and forget to tell each other.
- Lillian Hellman

I can't get over how cute my husband is...He makes me laugh and cooks too!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

big day

I just noticed that I have several entries that are still marked as drafts, mainly about Europe and that distant thing called childhood. Things have just been happening so fast, I can hardly keep it all written before another thing is on the horizon. I am grateful because I truly feel life at its fullest and that is bigger than any blog or journal can hold.

So, in keeping with this thought of not having enough time to record great things, I have to mention my time in Savannah with Joy. She is simply amazing and has taken the time to write a little something on her blog -- If you want to see a big part of my heart, visit Joy. She is someone who is so beyond her years and yet has the enthusiasm of a child on Christmas morning about God and what He is doing in her life. If you check it soon, you may come across some sketches from our trip. Funny stuff! Although Joy is really good at draw-rings. Next stop: Oregon. Joy, just know that I'd settle for a cardboard box in your backyard because you're that fun to be around.

Tonight, I've got heartbreak on the mind. A friend of mine just recently experienced great loss with someone who they had put their entire being into...This was the one. Well, the one turned out to be a stranger at the end, someone unrecognizable when all was said and done. How does this happen? How does someone you've grown close to and trusted become someone you can't bear the thought of being around because the risk is too great? The heart can only take so much. Life is too short to be afraid and LOVE is too necessary to not have it flowing in every relationship, authentic relationship, not the kind that's built on convenience or guilt.

I just started reading "A Literate Passion, Letters of Anais Nin and Henry Miller." It is so far one of those books you just feel stronger owning because of the intensity of the writing and the relationship. Two talented, yet torn individuals who found each other because they were born with the same passion -- to write and share it with the world.

It was six years ago today that I realized Ted and I would be together and the rest is history. Sometimes love finds you even when you're not looking...

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

transition week


Saturday/Sunday - Savannah with Joy
Sunday/Monday - Jacksonville with Ted and Trish, lunch at Hala's
Monday - Jillin' with Deb
Tuesday - sorting and Jacksonville with Michelle in the new "Not a mom car"
Wednesday - Melbourne with Tracy (ART FEST April 22-23) and soccer game (we tied 2-2)
Dinner with JoAnn (love love her and her ability to be wherever I am)
Call from Silent Rob - my new found philosopher friend
Thursday - still deciding for the day, Step Aerobics, Chinese at ID with good friends (can't wait)
Friday - Gringo going to the vet AGAIN and stopping by the new office for paperwork, Lunch with Rob, YOGA
Saturday - possibly heading to the beach or something outdoors
Sunday - jillin' all day

Monday, April 03, 2006

my joy

Thank you Joy :-)
I had such a wonderful time in Savannah!