31 December 2009






i've been working

all 3 are ink on cardstock (on cardstock, on cardstock.. it's a bit of a process)

10 December 2009


If I was the sun, way up there
I'd go with love most everywhere
I'll be the moon when the sun goes down
Just to let you know that I'm still around

That's how strong my love is..

I'll be the weeping willow drowning in my tears
You can go swimming when you are here
I'll be the rainbow after the tears are gone
Wrap you in my colors and keep you warm

That's how strong my love is..

I'll be the ocean so deep and wide
I'll get out the tears whenever you cry
I'll be the breeze after the storm is gone
To dry your eyes and love you warm

That's how strong my love is.

millie does it okay too.

rosy, cozy, home

so in a few short weeks i shall have a new home for myself which excites me to no end. empty houses are basically blank canvases (for the most part, we will be renting). so i keep a rather extensive collection of home photos that inspire me bookmarked so that when the time comes, i will explode into a mad woman, adorning every nook and cranny with beautiful, ornate objects. i will, i will!

this is a holiday-editioned smorgasbord of house pictures (alright, i'm taking a break from my "funk") and yes, most of these are of dining spaces.. but there's so much you can do with a good eat-in room! tables and chairs and centerpieces and place settings and lighting and well, you get the idea. 

**i acquired 90% or more of these pictures from livingetc. 

09 December 2009

cruel yule

In my wonderful city of Philadelphia, we had our first taste of the white, cold stuff this past weekend. Only a dusting, but with bitter temperatures (it seems to get colder every year, but I think I just forget what "real" cold feels like in the 6 or so months of warmth we get) it felt like we should have gotten much more. Somehow (and I know I'm not the only one who thinks this way) when it snows, the cold seems so much more tolerable. Well now it seems that while nearly everyone else in the country has gotten a wonderful winter wonderland of snow, all we got was some stinkin' rain. AND A LOT OF IT AT THAT. Seriously, flooding. Everywhere.
In my five years of being a licensed driver, I've never spent a whole day and night without my car (and I've only had old beat-up cars). It figures that when I finally get a new-new car (okay, it's 2 years old but that is as good as new to me), it gets broken and has to spend the night at the dealership for repairs. I MISS YOU CAR. 
As much as I cherish the Christmas season, being broke really dampens the whole spirit of it all. With moving, tuition deposits, and gift-shopping to empty my bank account, my level of yuletide gusto is at an all-time low. Not even Brenda Lee can pull me out of this funk.  Don't get me wrong, I'm no Scrooge but I could certainly use a Christmas miracle (of cash).
This is my last full week working with my "family".  It will definitely be a difficult one, for sure. As much as I am looking forward to going back to school and starting a new chapter of my life, I will miss my kids more than anything. Wah.
And on that note, a happy Christmas to all, and to all a good afternoon.

02 December 2009

a brief introductory

this "blogging" experience is one a lot different than that of the livejournal variety.. and i haven't eeeeven really started yet. in fact, i'm not even completely sure where i should start. hopefully, once i get back into the swing of journal-keeping things, my entries will have a little more focus and direction rather than my garbled rambling just to take up space.
it's officially the final month of 2009 and i must say, what a bang-up year it has been. the past 11 months have been shared with the most incredible man i've ever had the privilege of knowing, let alone spending my days and nights with. in january, we'll be moving into our first home together and i really cannot put into words how excited i am to be doing that. yet, it's not moving in to a place with my boyfriend that thrills me. it's moving forward with him and knowing that this is the person that i'm going to spend the rest of my life with.
also in januaryyyy: I'M GOING BACK TO SCHOOOOOL!
yes, yes. again. you see, i think this time i've actually finally figured out what i really want to do and now i'm going to do it. simple as that. just watch.
with my return to school, i'll be leaving the children that i've been taking care of for the past three years. this breaks my heart since i've virtually known them since they were babies and it will be so sad to say goodbye to them.
and so that's pretty much it. 

01 December 2009


this is my first post.