Monday, August 30, 2010

perfecting perfection?

there is nothing quite like a perfect peach.

you know, the sweet and silky-juicy-dripping-down-your-chin-goodness of a sun-ripened peach.

so, i thought i'd make them even better.

grill them and serve them over vanilla bean ice cream.

they were yummy-scrummy.

i love the combination of the warm fruity goodness with the cool creamy goodness.

it's a lot of goodness in one bowl.

but, to be honest.

i learned something.

don't mess with perfection.

those peaches didn't need my help....or the help of a scoop of ice cream.

they were already perfect--just as they were.


Friday, August 27, 2010


today is a big day for a very little girl.

she's receiving her second bone marrow donation.

she's undergone chemotheraphy to deplete her immune system so that her own body will not attack the new bone marrow.

her mum's been blogging about her for awhile now.

a truly inspiring story about phoebe and also about their dearly departed, eleanor.

if you think you are having a hard day....i'm not saying you aren't, but lynn's blog might put some perspective on things.

i'm smitten with little phoebe, i'm guessing you will be too. (seriously....those are some soulful eyes)

please send whatever good you have in your heart to phoebe and her parents this week....good thoughts, well wishes and prayers.

visit lynn's blog

thank you.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

hot and steamy

how do you start your mornings?

this is how i've been starting mine.

fresh french pressed coffee made by own (very handsome) barista, big red.


i'm not so sure what his real day-gig is, but he makes a beautiful cup of joe for me each morning.

and pours it into my favorite cup. with a splash of coconut cream.

that's hot and steamy;)


Monday, August 23, 2010

right about now

is it time?

i used to feel--i'm late, i'm late for a very important date.

but, i now realize that every moment--you and i are both just where we are suppose to be.

every moment is a prerequisite for the next.

i've been hemming and hawing about this new blog for far far too long. still a work in process....i have to work on the banner a bit for sure.

in the meantime, i wanted to get up and going.

it's difficult to get anywhere while standing still.
so one step at a time.
one foot in front of another.

if you've been following my blog, you will still see some of what i'm working on here, pictures of pretty good things along with the stuff that goes on in my head and heart.

i said two years ago that i was going all out.

i didn't go all out.

i stuck my head out and then sort of closed the door with little peeks through shuttered windows.

well, i'm throwing the sashes wide open and hoping you'll join me, while i wear my heart on my sleeve and chat away about my own perspectives and thanksgivings, pie and sandwiches, paint colors and and the meaning of it all. and a little bit of everything else.

happy you stopped lump or two?