Saturday, January 23, 2010

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."

~ Walt Whitman

Friday, January 15, 2010

Warm Wishes

On cold, rainy days like today, it is so nice just to put your feet up and grab a warm cup of goodness.
Wishing you all a weekend filled with moments like this.

"Nobody can bring you peace but yourself."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

One day down...

I started one of my resolutions today.  I walked.

Ok.  Let me rephrase.  I took a hike.  I gathered up some much needed gumption in the form of friends and we tackled the hills of Austin for an hour with our dogs in tow... errr actually with us in tow.

Now the weather is not supposed to be on my side tomorrow, but if it doesn't rain too hard, I'll take a walk around the neighborhood and through the dog park for Noah.

If it does rain too hard I'm going to attempt my yoga video again.  They've been collecting dust for some time now.  I don't have a yoga mat anymore.  Lack of use and too much sunlight dried the poor sucker out and it literally cracked under pressure when I went to retrieve it for a yoga routine many months ago.

Oh by the way.  I am making Chicken Parmesan for dinner and there will be an outstanding bottle of wine to accompany it.  Lets just say I'm really hoping I burn some calories tomorrow before dinner....

"A buddy will keep you honest and add a dimension of fun to your workout. "

~Bill Toomey

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year, New Glass of Vino

Cuddled up by the computer, just trying to keep some warmth around me.  You have to love the charms of our Cupcake Cottage... although the insulation leaves little to be desired.  Of course our PC is located next to a window.  A window that is single-paned and has 3 inch gaps at the top.  And of course my dog... he just came inside and now wants right back out... in the 30 degree weather.  So I get to leave my warm blanket and let him back out.  Goodbye what little heat I'd trapped in my cozy nook. 

So a New Year.  A new 30th year for me.  AND I'm drinking a new glass of wine.  Well, actually the wine is a souvenir left over from a trip to Oregon in 2008...  it is a good wine. 

My fingers, even with gloves, are having a difficult time typing in the cold.  I'm glad it is cold though.  It should be cold this time of year.  It is funny, I noticed today that the birds still like to play in the cold.  Just like my crazy dog.  Of course, when I let him outside to play, the birds flew away to play somewhere else. 

I'm slow at making resolutions this year.  I'm slow at everything so far this year.  They say as you get older you get slower...  well I'm slower.  I'll get around to those resolutions though.  And post them.  So you all can witness if I stick with them or not.  :)

Until then, I'm going back to this nice glass of vino. 

"Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm. "

~Carlo Collodi