Thursday, April 29, 2010

Time never waits

All of life
Is in one drop of the ocean waiting to go home
Just waiting to go home
And if the moon
Can turn the tides it can pull the tears
And take them from our eyes
Make them into monsoons
Turn them into monsoon-er or later
They’ll weep their way back to the sea
Gonna finally be free
Free for a while
Until they break
Like waves of sorrow always do all in due time
Because time never waits

--Jack Johnson, Monsoon

It is so strange when one day spent indoors floundering and not paying attention to what is outside leads to the appearance of blooming and growing things that were just not there yesterday, or a few days before. One day the cherry trees were blooming and the next, the blossoms had been replaced entirely with leaves. And you realize, time really doesn't wait.
Pretty roses & succulents in the garden

A savory mushroom, brie, spinach, and shallot quiche

brunch in the backyard

Mellow cows on the wayside, hiking with my dog

I wish for more good days without the blurriness and of blundering allergies, to spend lunching in the backyard and soaking in the springtime sun before the summer doldrums hit and the hills fade from their lush green to a sunbaked goldenrod scape.

I wish for good sleep and cuddles and the deepest slumbers and just pure rest, pure, undisturbed rest.

I wish for headache-less days and productivity and efficiency and functioning brain cells that let me just study study study and be successful on my MCAT.

There are just 23 days left as of today.

Monday, April 12, 2010

rainy mondays

When the rain and those sneaky little allergy medicines threaten to leave me in bed all day floundering, bleary-eyed and drowsy, a strong cup of coffee and something lovely to gush at never fail to come to the rescue.

My head spins when I think of all the possible trinkets and treasures I could store in this amazing coffee table.
Townsend Coffee Table
found via the wonderful Mrs. French at Bliss

Spring rain glass bottle vintage brass chain necklace, via Just Me Jewelery

While we are on the subject of rain... how lovely would it be do capture your very own raindrops, frozen in time in glass...

tea time lariat via Cloud Cuckoo Land

Or watch the endless rain, peeking from the safety of the teacup held up to your lips...