Friday, July 3, 2009

Life is too short

"Rehearsal is over. The curtain is up. The play has begun. You're on."

Marianne Williamson

Reflecting on what that means to me. Sometimes it means taking a good hard look and making some tough decisions. And sometimes, grace comes in and makes it easier to flow with the changes. Hoping for the latter.

Lots to do in this world. Too much to hang out in never never land with people that dont support your vision. "Do or die" I dont know who said that but I've always repeated it. It's "do or die" at age 35 for me.
One more quote I heard recently is " Attraction is 90 percent action"

So whatever it is you need to do, go do it!

I'm going to try to do the same. Do you know any more quotes in this vein? Love to hear them in comments.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Hallalujah~ We had rain today! Only a little bit but it was the kind you can smell. And there was real live thunder. I hope it gets all hot and muggy just the way Houston is supposed to be midsummer in July. And Ahhhh can you hear the garden. It's happy.
These are kind of random pictures, I had a quiet day - working on some things for etsy and for gifting. Did a little job searching - soooo fun (not)
I pulled this cilantro and basil from my garden and will probably make my go-to tomato jalopeno basil angel hair garlic pasta. I' make it more than anything on the planet except for maybe scrambled egg whites. Chez Melissa.
And this below is my kitchen. Nose right in... I am always curious about other crafty people's living spaces and kitchens, and work areas. So I'm going to post more every week. I like color - can you tell!? I love the way the bar wraps around so that I can watch the living room. It makes me feel like I'm a part of whatever is going on there while I'm cooking - which is a lot!
And this is new, I took down an old picture I was tired up and framed my favorite fabric. It's My Mona Maria.

Monday, June 29, 2009

No one normal ever made history

"New Deal, New Day" - That's what my infamous old boss used to say. So a new week!

But first I wanted to reflect a moment on something that has very little to do with this blog, except maybe "in spirit" category.

Like most, I was very moved by the passing of MJ - Michael Jackson. It seems that his public personal had become such a clique. And he seemed so darned Wierd!
But I read an interesting article this morning by an author that I respect tremendously, James Arthur Ray. He refelcted on the genius of a man stating "No one normal every made history." To quote Howard Gardener, he said that there are eight types of intelligence and that only two are tested in school, linguistic and mathematical. And that "the greater the depth, the less the span." If you are extremely brilliant in one area you are less likely to be brilliant in others. Michael Jackson's brilliance in music and choreography are his legacy. I for one light up every time one of his songs plays.

James Ray offers up a beautiful prayer.

"May you find the peace in the next life that you rightfully deserve. You made a positive difference. You leave a lasting legacy. While few understood you, you ignited our spirit and touched our emotions with your upbeat message and music. Your gifts will continue to play in our minds and hearts forever'" -James Ray

I'll always be dancing to Thriller~m

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Pizza Night

This was actually pizza night a couple weeks ago.
I'm not very chatty today but wanted to get back into the habit of posting daily.

Garden of Heat

Here's a peak at what s growing in the garden in 105 degree heat with no rain for 60 days straight.

And yet, God is good! I am most excited about these little watermelons! Arent they the cutest? I counted 9 baby ones this morning.

Friday, June 26, 2009


I got impossibly excited about the "perfect" sales position at the "perfect" company. I didnt sleep a wink last night , felt euphoric on the way to my interview. And had a rejection letter in my email by the time I came home. Am more disturbed by "how good I felt" about this than the actual rejection.

This was a cream of the crop job....does that mean I am not cream of the crop?

Or maybe God has different intentions for my talents. I am having a good cry, and trying to go into faith. My dad will recommend I "get angry," fight back.
I will find my ground and move forward once I find my footing..... for now...feel like hidin out.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Genevieve Gail thanks for posting this video. It made my day! I was actually a little down in the tuesday dumps before I watched this.

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