hello everyone and happy sunday! i hope you’re having a great weekend. i’m sending love to all my friends, moms of people, moms of pets and my very own beautiful mama. i see it can be a thankless job and i’d like to say thanks here and now for your undying love and encouragement (and that’s for all moms). i don’t take a day for granted with you in my life, mom! have a beautiful day everyone!
hello all and happy weekend! claudia ii is just about to roll up and we’re heading off to mom and dad’s for an easter dinner. i just wanted to stop by and wish you a great day, whatever you’re doing!
good morning and happy valentine’s day! i hope it’s filled with magic everywhere you go.
and now, it’s our american duty to get out there and make and break a couple hearts
and since love conquers all it should be a great day.
we can’t buy it but we can give it out all day. you know you have my heart!
have fun with who ever you spend it with, especially yourself!
happy new year guys! it’s been a long season and this is the first time i’ve had to sit and just enjoy some downtime at my laptop. it really is the world at your fingertips isn’t it? well i got to cruising pinterest for a pretty pic and of course fell down the rabbit hole. guests are already arriving so i have to go but luckily pics speak volumes so here are some favorite shots. i hope this year holds wonderful things for you and that we remember to stop, breathe and enjoy every moment for as long as we’re here. happiest new year darling friends!
hi guys, happy saturday. it’s cold in nyc! my guy made a fire and it’s all i can do to leave the apartment. the happy reward is getting to see old friends all around town.
how is your holiday prep going? i hope it’s stress free. that’s my goal this year. i slept for a good long time when i got here. i think it’s been a really emotional time for all of us. and on top of it, life will just not stop! i find a nap such a relief sometimes.
when i finally came back to life i ended up on pinterest and realized i was thinking about my mom and her holiday table. she aways has a beautiful centerpiece. she and my dad are putting the house together. i know how much work they’re doing and enjoying it at that.
i believe simplicity is the key to a stress free holiday. so is appreciating the fleeting nature of it.
i’m glad to be here with you this year. please don’t forget to do something for yourself. and i highly recommend you take that nap if you need it!
good morning gang! it’s super silent at this hour, no one is up yet and i have time to myself. i think i slept 10 hours solid and am feeling almost totally refreshed finally. one more hour would really clinch it!
question: are you a dog person? it’s been a couple years since i lost my love, daisy (part kitten part pitbull), and i didn’t think i’d really find anyone as special so have put off pet ownership for awhile. but i’m suddenly tempted to adopt…
did you happen to see the comfort and therapy dogs that were on the news the other night? all they did was show up and everyone felt good.
i read this just now and even though it’s common knowledge, still something to think about whether for ourselves or a loved one: a dog often will connect with someone who may not be making a connection with other people. they just sort of gravitate to that child or adult sitting alone and can make that person smile.
well, have a great day everyone and if you can’t adopt, maybe just foster? let us all know!
hi guys, how’s your weekend going? i hope it’s a perfect july saturday wherever you are! i’ve been obsessing for the past hour on the french revolution. it’s something i just never knew much about, a french holiday… certainly didn’t know details but googling for illustrations i came across so much it’s mind boggling. first and foremost, it’s official: marie antoinette did not say ‘let them eat cake’.
i wonder how french women feel about marie antoinette? how could she possibly be as revered and beloved as she is here? her fate was so tragic but she gave so much to france. i honestly don’t know. i don’t see how to view her except as a scapegoat. she was dropped off to be married in another country at 13 and completely sheltered forever after. she had no idea what was happening outside the walls of her world. her only crime was not seeing the real world or knowing enough to try and find out about it. but as kurt cobain said, ‘all we know is all we are…’
well, she left her beautiful way of life behind for us to judge
was it a charmed life or a gilded cage?
definitely full of pretty days
who knew the charge for revolt would be led by the ladies? women initiated storming versailles when the price of bread got just too damn high.
it’s hard to believe anyone would ever trash paris but they said we’ll burn it down before we starve!
our beloved city, once almost lost
revolts in the street at the hotel de ville
fire in the center of the city! they demanded change.
i had never read the rights of man and woman before today.
among other things, equality began to emerge from the chaos
but that was just the beginning! the good fight had to be fought again and again.
i wish you happy bastille day, france, whatever it means to you personally and as a nation!
tonight when you watch the fireworks and stroll the gardens it will seem surreal. like it’s always been this way. let’s hope it always is. have a great night!
hi guys, happy 236th birthday to our beloved land! hope your day is off to a great start. i know we all love to travel but living in a free county that governs itself ‘by the people and for the people’, well that just can’t be beat. thanks to all who have fought to protect our freedom. cheers to all who believe this is a free country and bravo to those who go and get the life they what they want from it.
hope you get to grill, nap or play your way today!
for those who lost so much last week, we’re thinking of you. colorado.gov
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its Foundations on such Principles and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to Them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.