Monday, April 26, 2010

the weekend + committing to...

good morning, good morning! happy monday! how were your weekends? i had a fantastic weekend baking, celebrating my friend k.'s 30th birthday, and generally relaxing, and now i'm 100 percent ready for a new week. the last one was filled with so much good--so much unexpected good--that i can't wait to see what this one has in store.

and before i get into this week's "committing to...," i just wanted to share these two quotes with you. i'm pretty much a sucker for any words that make me teary, gasp, or think about them for more than the few seconds it takes to read them, and these next two thoughts made me do all three. i hope you enjoy them as much as i do:

"is it some kind of evolutionary code, written into the instruction manual of our instincts, that being near a body of water is superior to anywhere else?"

{ written my little brother. so proud of him for that line; especially applicable after k.'s birthday dinner on the bay. thanks, p. }

"the dream was always running ahead. 
to catch up with it, to live for a moment in unison with it,
that was the miracle."

{ anais nin, one of my favorite writers ever. }

and now, without further ado, here's my little list of weekly goals:

+ catching up, living for a moment in unison, realizing the miracle.
+ spending as much time near the water as possible.
+ run, run, running--it's quickly becoming my favorite form of exercise. i love spinning, but there is nothing like the sound of your feet pounding on concrete and good music pounding in your ears.
+ continuing the no-gossiping resolution. i did really well last week, and i felt 100 times better. 
+ smiling as often as i can.

and you? please share! xoxo, i hope you had wonderful weekends and that your weeks are getting off to a fantastic start.

{ totally awesome photo via here. we all know i can't resist a cute cat picture. }


  1. The quotes are lovely - especially your brother's. Future writer? I live near the sea and honestly can't imagine being land-locked. Water view = happiness x

  2. i was relaxing and ate a delicious pasta!!