Saturday, February 26, 2011

the wind

I wish this restless wind would carry me to a place of  peaceful contentment. I feel an energy stirring inside, sometimes it happens every other year, sometimes after a month or two, I wait, does it return or settle back into the shade? I must have some gypsy in my blood, the need for change is not unpleasant. I think it's the routine that gets me down, In some ways I am a creature of habit.  Changes in scenery are seductive, making breakfast, lunch & dinner, laundry on a daily basis, waking the kids, putting the kids to sleep, cleaning the house, feeding the dog, vacuuming, dishes, not so seductive, simple, sometimes satisfying, yes. It feels a bit like Groundhog day, the movie, and when I get it perfect, things will progress, that may be a long time coming. For now I wait... hoping the wind will blow through me.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A note to you

Great music has been written about men by some super cool women. Here are a few verses from songs that I love...songs that make me think of my love...

I hear him before I go to sleep
and focus on the day that's been
I realize he's there
when I turn out the light and turn over
Kate Bush-

An' I don't want much outa life,
I never wanted a mansion in the south
I just wanted to find someone sincere
who'd treat me like he talks
One good man
Ain't much, honey it ain't much
Oh, It's only everything
Janis Joplin-

You've already won me over, in spite of me
Don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet
Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are
I couldn't help it
It's all your fault
Alanis Morisette-

Love is funny or it's sad
Or it's quite or it's mad
It's a good thing or it's bad
Billie Holiday-

Your love is better than ice cream
better than anything else that I've tried
Sarah McLachlan-

On my way up north
Up on the Ventura
I pulled back the hood
and I was talking to you
and I knew then
it would be a lifelong thing
Tori Amos-

And I don't believe in the existence of angels
but looking at you I wonder if that's true
But if I did I would summon them together
And ask them to watch over you
To each burn a candle for you-
To make bright and clear your path
and to walk, like Christ, in grace and love
and guide you into my arms
Nick Cave-  (so he isn't a woman, but I'm counting it anyway)

Nothing can bring more happiness than a man with a true heart...
But good looks make it more heavenly-
G & Me, my love, my ocean

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A good Martini is hard to find

After I turned twenty-one I became a little more picky about what I drank, let's face it if you are being served when you are under twenty-one you can't really complain much, the fact you are getting away with it is enough to make whatever slop your drinking taste better. I'm a wine drinker, in college I drank beer and still enjoy a cold beer every once in awhile.  I never understood the martini thing, I understood the image of the martini, James Bond, the roaring twenties. All the martinis I tried made my throat burn and my stomach turn, kind of like drinking a straight shot. I'm not a gin fan, so the vodka martini seems more appealing. Every so often my husband would order a martini, I would try a sip and once again think,"No way".

This martini may change your opinion if you aren't a martini drinker..
Here is the recipe for a perfect dirty martini, courtesy of my husband (you can choose how dirty)

2 parts vodka (kettle one)
1/8 part dry vermouth
1/2 part olive juice
lots of crushed ice
shake well for about 30 seconds
strain into a frosted martini glass
Bottoms up!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pretty pieces on a frigid day

Today's temperature  is hovering in the low twenties, in Texas that means it's COLD! I was without kids today and thought I would fly on down to Wimberley and check out Brocante Boutique, last time I visited I had all my guys with me, and let's just say....this isn't their kind of place, most women will swoon walking through the doors, everywhere you look is another lovely display. The Proprietor, Angela Battaglia has a keen eye for creating scenes that taunt your senses, they make you want to reach out and feel the merchandise, once you are bound to buy.  Here are some of her lovely displays....