Tuesday, April 29, 2008

its's going to be a fun summer! the guys are able to mosey around and play on all the donated plastic lawn art/toys, thoroughly enjoying themselves. they can mosey whilst i garden. click on the picture to make it bigger and check out guthrie's (red shirt) green bruise---poor little man.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Parade the Circle, the most spectacular art festival in Cleveland, is upon me. I, somewhat foolhardedly, am in charge of the production involving Sage's entire school. So this week is busy cutting primary-colored bird feather out of felt and assembling the wings (recycled thrift store bed sheets). It is a challenging undertaking, but I am loving every minute of it. It gives me an opportunity to tap into (and hang out with) the most creative moms at Sage's school. It feels good to be doing something outlandish and creative and way over my head. We have further challenged ourselves by stipulating that the costumes have to be simple, yet incredible; and that we must use as many recycled materials as possible. Updates forthcoming---should be fabulous.

Monday, April 14, 2008

ilario took this picture of me in the mountains. in a parallel universe---away from demands and responsibility. i didnt miss anyone, i didnt worry about anyone. i read and relaxed and all my thoughts were my own, for me and about me---and it went by too fast. literally the first second i walked in the door to my house i was cleaning and dealing with screaming children. my trip to italy was a golden gift from god, a glimpse of what life will look like after all of this. when a balance is restored. when i can have creative, intelligent, potty-trained sentient children; as well as, time to read a book and mental/physical space to take a lengthy yoga practice everyday.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

duomo di milano

two of my favorite people in the world. one who has been a favorite for a long time and one who has recently made it to the list! o, and the alps in the background.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

aperativo in bergamo/rachel, me and the Po Valley

Monday, April 7, 2008

got back from italy last night...will post fotos and news soon!