Monday, November 15, 2010

my sister & her sweet family

i can't stop looking at these
photographs. my nieces are the
most precious little girls in the

joe & my sis and their two daughters
moved to the Philippines this past
april. they are going to try living there
for at least a year. so this is their
first christmas in a different country
with new cultural traditions.

i am going to miss them so much for the
holiday. i feel like an only child now.
but aside from that, aren't these
photos just so wonderful?!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


i found this wonderful treasure
for my room in my favorite antique

my mom and i went to 3 different
antique stores - i want to put up
maps of specific places in my room
and she helped me search through tons
of maps to find the perfect ones!
I ended up with 24 old maps for $10!
Thank God for my mom....

and yesterday,
i think there were finally words
to say to reconcile all things past
with my dearest constant...
8 more days to see his fab face!

Hours of rummaging through antique stores & old maps,
and then old photographs with old memories
and good conversation. Playing my guitar again
and healing conversations....a good day.

"My lover said to me, 'Rise up, my darling!
Come away with me, my fair one! Look, the
winter is past, and the rains are over and gone.
The flowers are springing up, the season of singing
birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills
the air. The fig trees are forming young fruit,
and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming.
Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my
fair one!' 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

untitled 8

hours have escaped me.
2 am and i am still here.
dreaming a little - for the
first time in so own

yesterday i did some cleaning out.
today i saw myself as beautiful again.
today i've been inspired in creativity.
even went to an art show!
sigh, i love it when my unartistic town
celebrates such wonderful works...

i'll probably be a mess tomorrow for not
taking care of myself tonight. i need
sleep. i know it is true.

i guess i don't want to fall asleep yet...
because tonight, i have hope.
tonight, i believe.
tonight, i trust.
tonight, i smile.

                                          i the unknown.