after much thought and consideration – i have decided to relocate — you can now find me here: www.sperlygirl.typepad.com 🙂
this is what i walked in on this morning. little chef kai serving up a delicious breakfast to his bears. he was soooo busy going about his cafe duties and manning the stove, he didn’t even notice me there with the camera. and the conversations he was having with his bear customers….it most have been politics or sports or something very important and engaging.
i have been battling a terrible bug since christmas – not the flu but still pretty icky. today i really wanted to get outside of these icky moments to take in the world again. i walked onto the balcony and saw how my little plants are just thriving. they looked so lovely in the afternoon light. in talking with a friend this evening of the sweet moments our little guys share – y’know the ones you so wish to remember forever — i shared with her this moment with kai from this holiday. he took me into his room and was desperately trying to show me something very important to him. he kept pointing to the air. i couldn’t figure out what he was talking about and he couldn’t understand why i didn’t see…until i stopped for a moment and really looked. he was fascinated with the dust which was floating in the air – dancing on a sunbeam. wow…. if that isn’t a reminder to slow down a bit and take in this world. and that makes reason 480, 000 why i adore this little boy — who so carefully points out special moments in the day that my adult mind would otherwise glance over without a thought. thank you, kai — for reminding me to see.
ok, so this photo speaks volumes of my life…although i was never one to hit a glam party on new year’s eve –much prefer pj’s and the count down on tv…but seriously, it’s like 9pm – the champagne is open (just in case we don’t make it til midnight), little buddy is fast asleep (even though every italian in our neighborhood is already testing out fireworks and have been since 7pm), and our champagne flutes now also include a sippy cup in the mix! welcome to my world – ahhh, but what a world it is – and i wouldn’t trade it. so i raise my glass to you and wish you some sparkle in your 2008!! although i am not a fan of resolutions, i am one for lists..so here’s my list of things i shall try in 2008.
– getting the hang of folding a fitted sheet so it’s flat
– creating more art
– getting in the kitchen more to…gulp…cook? (but i don’t have to like it!)
– savoring life’s “inbetween” moments
– making time in a busy day to get still
the gifts are all unwrapped, the cookies almost gone…the remnants of christmas now parts of photographs and holiday memories. we look now to ringing in the new year. we look to all the possibility in a fresh new beginning. now is the time to cast away the things in our life that did not serve us well this year and to write up a list of new things we’d like to try, learn or experience in 2008. and yes….learning italian is STILL on my list for learning in 2008! 😉 wishing you and yours brave, bright new beginnings in 2008. may it be full of love, laughter, dreams, friendships, creativity, and the comforts of family. buon anno!
even more this time of year….THIS is the light that i love. the “light” of anticipation, of hope, of wishes….the “light” of the promise of a new year just around the corner – and all the newness it holds in her hands. the “light” of possibility. in the evenings, i love to look at this little tree. i have always loved the scraggly ones the best — always asked to take those home for fear no one else would and that would break my heart the most. so i look at this tree and she makes me smile — with all her wonder and possibility that will unfold under her branches christmas morning. wishing you and yours a warm and safe holiday and the blessings of a healthy and promising 2008! buon natale…