Thursday, December 18, 2008
OK. I'm very happy to say that after a year of yoga practice/ I can do a backbend. Now, when I was ten years old, those and cartwheels were so easy. Now, I get on a swing and I get nauseated. So for the past year (with a few months off because of neck pain) I've been going to yoga a few times a week. I remember last year the first time I tried a backbend, I thought I was going to pass out. Now, I can do them with ease. And it only took a year. But now it's time to move on. Because unlike everything else in life, with yoga, you let it go. It's over. On to the next. Move on. Hopefully I'll take that lesson into the new year. It's a nice philosophy to be able to let things go. Namaste.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Most people are surprised when I say I don't like to cook. They think it's shocking that a creative person doesn't like to "create" in the kitchen. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate fine food. My husband is a bit of a foodie, and I'm a huge fan of "Top Chef". But yesterday I tried to bake. And the results were horrible. Today I did a lot better. Making three batches for upcoming holiday parties. But I have to say, as proud of my results as I am, I think I'm done cooking for the year. Some things are better left to the professionals. Like Charm City Cakes. Now these guys are artists.
Monday, December 15, 2008
If you know me, or at least knew me twenty years ago, I was the one in black. All black. But maybe it's a sign of getting older, or wanting to try something new, that I have turned into a lover of pattens. Not only do I love textiles, but it's snuck into the way I dress. The more color, the better. I also love dresses. Now as I look at a recent photo of my daughter, it's obvious that it's transferred over to what I buy her. Although at four, she is now capable of picking out her own clothes. This one was all her idea. I just hope she doesn't start dressing like a little Kimora Lee Simmons. I was hoping more for a Kate Spade kind of dresser. Vintage and skirts. Maybe in forty years we'll find out.