Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Baked Salmon, Mixed Greens and Oprah

I feel so lucky
And so very blest
In a big way
To have friends like you
Who have the knack
For sensing what to say
For knowing what to share
For intuiting on what to give
To a friend in need
At just the right moment
From a place of honesty and trust

And in turn
Allowing me to say, to share, to give
From my own truth

So, so blest


And Thank You,


Monday, November 21, 2005


The mid-day break.

The first time
That I am able to sit down
For real

I am behind
On so many chores
But I have learned to stop no matter
Because it will never run out

So I leave the mommy-job behind
Even for just a few moments

Speaking of behinds
Mine is right now sitting squarely on my chair
Not hanging to the front to tie somebody's shoes
Not squashed to the back ambling for space on the couch
Not swinging left and right to rock somebody to sleep

The first time during the day
That I am able to do something relaxing
For myself

And my behind

It feels good.

Sitting used to annoy me
Used to be that staying in one place meant
I was either being idle or lazy or both
The crazy spinning top
That's the best metaphor I could come up with
When I think about my life before motherhood

Now sitting is wonderful
It is time to read
It is time to write
It is time to be quiet
Take it slow with my own thoughts and things

Leave the obligations behind
As I sit on my behind.

I am still a crazy spinning top
I guess some things never change
Only more appreciative
Of sitting time
On my behind.

A play of words
Brings me here:
Behind, BEhind, BeHIND, BEHIND
What is it about this word
There is a message here
As mentioned in the movie:
Bee Season
(Again the word "Be...)
Words and letters hold the answers
If only we let them show us the way

An epiphany:
I know it is time
To take the "HIND"
Off the "BE"

To stop looking at the past too much
Instead look at the present moment
To give up on analyzing the what ifs
Along with the should have, could have, would haves
And simple be grateful that I "have"

To see that there is no such thing, really
As being behind on anything
There is simply Being
Right here
Right now
If so one chooses.
For now is all there is.

Somehow, after this little break
I don't feel so behind
On my mommy-job anymore

Friday, November 18, 2005

Andy Update

Alleanda Pineda Albano made her grand entrance on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at around 11:00 p.m. Mom and Baby are doing just fine.

Thank God for you, beautifulblessingofababylove!

Butterfly kisssies, lovelies.

Thank lots for the photo, Tito Pet! Send me a clearer one, k?

This phone photo is not doing my brand new princess niece justice!





Saturday, November 12, 2005

Welcome, Andy!

It's happening as we speak.
A miracle.
Leslie and TonyPet are the co-creators in this.
I am one of the excited and eager spectators

My brand new niece is coming!


A giant miracle in a tiny package named Andy.

They are all in the hospital at this very moment.
And I am a world away.


I pray fervently for you three
Les, Pet and Andy
Who are going through
One of the most amazing, most magical, most sacred
Of life experiences

Welcome to the world, precious, precious Andygirl!


Andy made her grand entrance on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at around 11:00 p.m. Mom and Baby are doing just fine. Butterfly kisssies, lovelies!


Monday, November 07, 2005

Cafepress, here I come!


I actually did it.
Yay! Yay! Yay!
and just one more
Yay! for luck.

I'm so proud of me.

*(insert widest grin imaginable)*

Come visit my fun store, k?

Don't forget to grab yourself a nice jacket, mug and journal on your way out!
And a shirt for Woofy, too!!!


Saturday, November 05, 2005

what the bleep do we know

finally got to watch the movie last night
after waiting
for the one and only copy at rogers
for two whole weeks
apparently, it's a big favorite
"it's the most asked for video now."
store clerk adds
oh, yeah?
so why the bleep do you only have ONE COPY?
i was just thinking that
i didn't actually say it out loud
then there was a part in the movie
that featured the experiment
of one japanese scientist
Dr. Masuro Emoto
whose name i first became familiar with
through the blog of one of my favorite cyberartists,
Andrea Scher
which made me do a double take
on the thoughts i so carelessly form
in my watery brain
my watery head
my watery body

the million dollar question being:
if thoughts can do that to water,
imagine what it can do to US!

thanks for the reminders bleep guys.

thus my thoughts from me to you...


what the bleep do i know?
more today than yesterday, that's for sure!

walking on water

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i've been doodling
and loving it
it's a new direction
surprising in a delicious kind of way
i'm looking forward
to the rest of the bits
and pieces
in the magic pack
disguised in a simple gadget called
a tablet

expect more doodles on here

as somebody put it so succintly

"i like."
(thanks, sg/mmb!)