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hello summer…..

June 25, 2012

 monday happy to you m’loves.

i am home and already swimming seamlessly with my fellow southern californian guppies.

school is out and it’s time to play.

i have many bull’s-eyes on my 2012 summer dart board, but my largest target is to take a little more time off, spend less hours priming and prepping for work {ie stressing}, and more minutes telling the people i love how i feel.

by the way, i love you dad.

and of course, any chance i can get to share a curb or stoop with my sweetheart, sucking down on something icy and fruity, or even just a snuggle on a street corner as we wait for the light to change…..i’ll take any one of those.

my favorite summer nights are the ones where hh and i hop on our beach cruisers, and bike down the street to our favorite mexican joint for fish tacos and buckets of chips and salsa.

i’m hoping for more of these wild-haired winded evenings, where it’s still warm enough after dinner to retrace our steps back to our favorite frozen yogurt shop, chocolate for him, tart for me, heath bar topping for both.

we’re not quite there yet, but giddy is the girl in me who hears the whispering serenade of an osillating fan, relieving its sweaty bodied recipients from a nasty afternoon swelter.

this summer i hope to stop and pay attention to moments like these: minute, easy to miss, but acutely potent to my feelings of gratitude. these little glimpses of beauty, flash by in seconds, at light speed, and then, they’re…….gone. i wan’t to stop missing out on the all the beauty.

this summer i hope to find my inner key west. that spot, maybe even in my backyard, perhaps somewhere farther away where men speak with accents and ladies carry parasols, where i’m more robust, less of a people pleaser, and my pen lassos marlins with my prose.

and this record never stops skipping: i will forever be seeking that midday, hot-summer, afternoon nap.

it’s an opiate whose fix can never quite satisfy my unending jones for complete and total dormancy.

i long for the days of a sea of crisp, white sheets tumbled to all four corners of a bed, the harmony of ceiling fans whirling above, mingled with the pulsating beats of flies losing their stalwart battle to bulwark screen doors, and the sweet spike of a lusty, orange blossom candle enveloping each room from upstairs to attic; the perfect serum for sleep when the pavement outside starts to smolder.

dressed in my vintage nightgowns, i’ve been sauntering the halls and stairways of the house, all norma desmond-like, waiting for this perfect napping opportunity to strike.

tell me m’loves, have you any summer check-off items you’re looking to accomplish?



taking the plunge

June 7, 2012

are you currently gazing into crystalline waters of new experience and chance?

do you long to frolic with un-met dolphins, splash in warmer, deeper, maybe even more torrential, grandiose seas?

are your toes perched atop a spring-board able to bound you up and out into the clouds?

two and half years ago i took a big plunge. i returned to my beloved acting. that burn in my belly every time i saw a julianne moore performance or watched inside the actor’s studio was becoming more of a brush fire, and i knew if i didn’t make one final crack, the flame would never cease.

i am satisfied with my apple bite back into the bid’ness. i booked enough work to not feel like a has been, and i had some hilarious fact’s of life-like moments during the audition process. but the drive up to l.a. every day for mostly print work, was becoming a hassle, and missing my classes was taking its toll.

 i, now, crave anew, the electricity of an endeavor.

it doesn’t have to be career oriented either, maybe a new hobby or homestead project.

but i’m ready to dive deep.

tell me m’loves, are taking any new plunges? thinking about them?

you know how i just LOVE hearing from you.

thursday happy to you.

hello…..good morning…..

June 4, 2012

m’loves i have lots to share with you this week, but today i have flowers to smell {especially the big, fat, plummy peonies right here on my desk-photos to come}, giant gulps of air to breathe, and friends to throw my arms around.

i am stepping away from the desk, dunking my sore donut of a body in a warm, jasmine scented bath, currently filling itself up now {yikes!}, and putting my kitten heels in the starting blocks of a shiny new summer week.

i want to do something tickle-me-elmo happy today….i’m not sure what, but i have the fire in my belly to do it.

do you ever get that feeling?

monday happiest to you.

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