Sunday, March 27, 2011

i'll take it.

Things I'm looking forward to this week:

My first meeting as Chair of the Recruitment Committee for the Junior League of Denver.
Wish me luck!

Look at these ladies...I have a long tradition to uphold.
I took these from photos that are printed and hanging in HQ.  

Aren't they gorgeous?! 

I'm going to get a bike (FINGERS CROSSED) on Tuesday.  

...and then...

KICKBALL!!  that officially means it's Spring.  & I hope if I get a bike I can ride it to kickball.

There is a bit of silliness with kickball, but in all seriousness the league was started and continues to have a philanthropic mission.  Its a great time to get together one night a week with about 400 of your closest friends and let loose!


...then it's off to visit these guys for another write up! 

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Disclaimer:  this may be a bit too in depth and personal (in my opinion) to post…so I’ll post and may remove it. 
I’ve been thinking a lot about the word ‘grace’ lately.

As a noun: 
elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action
moral strength

An idiom:
‘A fall from grace.’

First off, I’ll be honest I am not very graceful in terms of elegance or beauty in motion.  And pretty sure that’s not going to change.  

These thoughts of grace are internal, a personal matter.

I have been going through, what I like to think of as a growth phase right now.  On January 1, 2011 I did not think that my life would have major changes in 2011.   
However, the first three months have proved that the remainder of the year will be a great time of change and development for me.  

Typically I am terrified-to the point of shutting down-when it comes to the unknown.  But for some reason I feel a bit empowered by the things going on in my life.  

 I guess that’s where ‘grace’ comes in.   I guess.  Still working to see where it fits in.

I am not sure why I have been thinking about it so much and feel like it’s shown itself to me a bit in the past few months and especially in the past week.

There is a certain situation I have been going through right now and I have been working so hard to handle it with grace.   
It hasn’t been a completely graceful journey, as life is just sometimes gritty.   However, I do feel as though I have done my best, and will continue to do so as the situation evolves.

That’s where ‘grace’ as a noun comes in.
elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action
moral strength

Not only am I trying to act in a graceful manner but it also to some extent, this journey has been ‘a fall from grace.’   
Again, life.
It happens.

It’s just interesting how this word keeps coming to me.  It’s made me take time to look it up and read about it.  It’s allowed me to reflect and put things in my life in their place.  

There have been two times in my life, one within the last 24 hours,
where I recognized instantly that I had lost my grasp on ‘grace.’  
 I know I showed a lack of grace and honestly a large part of me wishes I could take it back.  

I mentioned this to my mother and she helped me realize both times have been a result of my love for two people I hold so dear.  
Being protective I guess.

As grace slipped from me yesterday I walked down the sidewalk in the middle of a noisy downtown, the word came back to me.   
I had lost it in that instant. 
 I’ve been holding on to it tight over the past months and at that moment it just slipped through my fingers.

I feel like over the next 6 months I will have a much better understanding of what ‘grace’ means to me and why this word keeps appearing in my head. 

It means something. 

Not sure what.

We shall see.

side note:  flowers are starting to bloom in denver.  these were from breck last summer.  
and for the first time in a long long time...i miss home.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

my so-called life...

Sunday, bloody Sunday.

Here we are again. 
Feel like a did a million things this weekend...while not doing much at all.  

I mean, I did squeeze in the entire second season of Jersey Shore. 
  Now I really miss Miami, FL & tropical air.  
More importantly I'll never miss their accents.  
 Sorry if you're offended, Pauly.  
Though I do enjoy a good "CABS ARE HERE!"

I've now moved on to 'My So-Called Life'
Jordan Catalano
the introduction to Claire Danes
90's at its finest
one of the first gay characters on tv

Ok.  Back to the weekend, as I mentioned before I'm dying for a bike.  DYING.  literally.  So I found one I had wanted SO BAD last year from Wal-Mart.  Picked it up Saturday morning and took it for a spin.  

Note:  there is a reason its called a 'beach cruiser' and not a 'urban hill cruiser'

I was all smiles and even told a cyclist I would race him.  He laughed.  Needless to say, as I rode my cruiser around I kept getting madder and madder at that mother truckin bike.  This thing was a beast to ride up and down the hills.  I was pissed and took that stupid bike back to Wal-Mart about two hours after I picked it up.

Today, I had a 4 hour meeting for Jr. League and learned so much!  I'll talk JL later but I have to say I once again was impressed by the leadership I am surrounded by.

Then headed out into the sunshine.  

Dare I say Spring?!

God bless day light savings.

Here are a few fotos from my runs over the past week.  I'm probably boring you with these photos.  Need to find some more things to do and take photos of.
Diversify at bit.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

two great things.

Happy almost-the-weekend!  Its starting to warm up here and the sun is out till just after 6pm.  This is great!  I forced myself to run today and glad I did.  Once I was outside it was hard to come back in.  I think people are itching for spring around here.  The neighbs are BBQ'in and there's a dude playing the harmonica in the courtyard.  

Two things to share.

This video is beyond.  Can't seem to find it so here is the link.  
Best SNL musical performance.

also, i die...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

dear you ever win awards?

I won an award once.  In high school.  Something about being friendly.  Not sure.  All I know is my mother and aunt screamed & cried.  All I remember. 

BUT my friend Crispin sent me a blog award!  Honestly a bit worried I actually have 7 fun (without being embarrassing) facts about me.

1.  I'll get this over with.

I'm starting to like country music.  


2.  I have the urge to go swimming on a daily basis.  I spent a lot of time in a bathing suit growing up.  I could lay on a beach or by the pool or on a boat for days and days on end.  That vitamin D does a soul good!  Since I've been in CO I haven't done a lot of 'Poolside Bronzing' as my gf's call it.  Here are a few pics from when I was a tot.



3.  I sleep with 8 pillows and 2 comforters.  Some say crowded, I say cozy. googled 'soft bed' and this came up...


4.  My dream car is an old 80's Mercedes Benz.  I LOVE an old MB with that dark tan leather, wood finish and fantastic paint job.  I hope one day I have the luxury of having an old Benzo that I can cruise around town in.  

A little funky, a little fine.


5.   I over analyze things in my life till I make myself batty.  I've gotten worlds better at cutting my worry time in half but its still there.  AAHHH!

6.  Love me some iced tea with lemon and sweet'n'low.  I can drink this all day long.  I mean if I'm out to a meal, even breakfast, I can down a good 5 glasses.  

Especially after a night on the town. 

7.  I MADE IT TO 7?!  YES! 

This book.  Changed my life.  

I know, it seems silly but it really did.  Maybe it was the point I was at in my life or maybe his words just rang true to me.  First off, its a great read.  
A.Kiedis is a master of words.  
When he talks, sings and writes it sounds like poetry.  
Modern day poetry.  
 The book is wild and crazy and keeps you entertained the entire time.  

I really took away two things.  

1.  Creativity is key.  He takes his life and transforms it into these beautiful songs.  I personally took it as inspiration to push forward and feed my creativity.  Since I've read his book I have pushed myself creatively in a few different directions.  
I've learned to sew...and thankfully my mother has been the grateful recipient of my handmade gifts and ventures.  
Starting this blog has also been a creative outlet for me.  Allowing me to post a small portion of the insane amount of photos I take.  
This stuff feeds me and it feels good.  

2.  I've learned to be open to new people and new experiences.  The way A.Kiedis talks about his relationships with his friends, love of his mother and sister, admiration for his father, brotherhood with his band mates and his past (& there were many) loves is magical.  It's stuck with me.  It really hit me how he would meet a woman (total sucker) and fall head over heels.  Obvs they were beautiful women but they way he wrote about them he described his attraction to them through their souls.  
Beautifully told and almost spiritual.  
It taught me to be more open in my life.  
To be open to new people and see how my life could grow from & with them in it.
This isn't the easiest thing to do and I know I have more progress to make but it does pay off.
 I'll tell you there have been a few times that I have opened myself up to let the universe in and they were experiences I am glad I've had.

Passing this along to my friend Laura @ Hot Plate bc I know she has some good stuff to share.


Also, to Andrea @ He Calls Me Wifey bc I love reading her blog and looking at her photos.