“she’s filled with magic.”

One way can be learned by starting to see the magic in everything. Sometimes it seems to be hiding but it is always there. The more we can see the magic in one thing, a tiny flower, a mango, someone we love, then the more we are able to see the magic in everything and … Continue reading “she’s filled with magic.”

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oh becca & kenna, don’t you ever grow up. it could stay this simple.

As I rode back from Midway Airport early Tuesday morning, I turned on the Becca & Kenna playlist that my weekend guests made me only to find myself crying happy tears as Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift played.  After spending a weekend with my 18-year old cousin, Becca, and her best friend, Kenna, I couldn't help but wonder … Continue reading oh becca & kenna, don’t you ever grow up. it could stay this simple.

if i lay here, if i just lay here; would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Il dolce far niente: "The sweetness of doing nothing".  That's exactly what I've been instructed to be doing, or shall I say I've been instructed to do nothing.  So after weeks of trying to rest more, I finally followed everyone's orders and took a sick day from work to do nothing but Rest, Rest, and More … Continue reading if i lay here, if i just lay here; would you lie with me and just forget the world?

it’s okay not to be okay.

Yep, still not feeling well.  What is this? And when will to finally go away???  We're hoping to rule out mono (pingers crossed), and trying treat it with lots of early bedtimes and gallons of OJ.  Honestly, I'm starting to believe that this really is a case of being run-down (and maybe a minor sinus infection).  … Continue reading it’s okay not to be okay.

it’s the little things: friday, march 18, 2011

It's the little things in life.  I say this quite often and think it much, much more.  During a staff meeting (Oops!) I decided to dedicate more time on this little blog of mind making mention of the little things in my life that remind me how simple & precious life is.  So this is … Continue reading it’s the little things: friday, march 18, 2011

the nanny diaries: my weekend with max

"Oh, and when you figure out, Love is all that matters after all. It sure makes everything else, seem so small."  Carrie Underwood sang these words (to me) and captured my attention today as I rode the bus this morning on my way to our new work office (finally) in downtown Chicago.  I thought of … Continue reading the nanny diaries: my weekend with max