my best friend’s wedding

For the last 7 1/2 years, I have been one of the luckiest girls in the world.  Now I say 'one of the..." because there are many of us who have been blessed to have Brandon as their friend.  And on Saturday, June 25, 2011, Brandon made Stephanie the luckiest of all when he became … Continue reading my best friend’s wedding

silence of the heart.

We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure--your perfection--is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the … Continue reading silence of the heart.

hot.mess…minus the hot.

Today is not my day.  Yes, there were certainly some 'YAY' parts to this Fri-YAY, as in FB chatting with Brandon and my lovely phone date with my beloved Darlene.  But unfortunately I could neither drink enough coffee nor find one more table to paint to turn this blahness into some thing resembling a smile.  My … Continue reading hot.mess…minus the hot.

drop everything now…meet me in the pouring rain…kiss me on the sidewalk…take the pain away.

Standing on the platform in Evanston waiting for the Purple Line last night after work, a chill came over me.  All I wanted was someone to put their arm around me.  Is that asking too much?  I tell you this because after having that thought, I immediately had another thought: That's not typical for me.  … Continue reading drop everything now…meet me in the pouring rain…kiss me on the sidewalk…take the pain away.

a dream is a wish your heart makes

I had a dream...last night.  There's no real significant, earth-shattering proclamations to come out of my dream, but it definitely had me thinking about things during breakfast this morning.  It was my wedding rehearsal/wedding day- you know how dreams blur all the details together- and the wedding was taking place in Cleveland.  Which is definitely never … Continue reading a dream is a wish your heart makes

this one’s for the boys

I spent part of my Friday night spinning the week away surrounded by roomful of boys (who like boys) and listening to boy band music.  Now that's a great way to spend a Friday night!  However, during class I realized how I am (fairly) boy friend-less in this city.  The irony is that before I moved to … Continue reading this one’s for the boys