A Rose In Bloom

Better than I could be. Not as good as I’d planned.

Friday, May 28, 2004

So many changes, so little time...

I am officially back online...YAY!!!!!!! It took long enough but I can now surf the net from the comfort of my own room in my pajamas. Seriously, I can't even remember where I left off...oh yeah, the move. I am officially in Brooklyn now and realizing that a commute on the subway actually equals extra sleep which has only enhanced my move. My place is adorable and my roomies kick major ass so, aside from being poorer than I ever have been in my entire life, everything is good.

Summer in New York has offically started and I snagged a Time Out guide to all of the fun (free) summer activities around the city and plan to get started immedieatley. One of the fun events going on at the moment is Fleet Week. What's that you ask? Officially, a time when some military ships dock in New York and let people aboard to tour and take in some military reality. But for me, it's just a nice addition to my viewing pleasure as I am now overwhelmed with tons of good looking men in uniform walking down the streets waving at all of the civilian gals who smile at them in complete, unabashed intrigue.

So that's where I am. Adjusting to my new life and gearing up wedding season back home in Texas. It looks like it is going to be a great summer.

**Star Sighting**
Nick & Stacy...telling some cop lady What Not To Wear at my store on Wednesday. FYI...Stacy officially has the best legs I have ever seen!

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

A Final Post From East 14th

Tomorrow's the big move. I'm packing up from the home that has served me well the last year(ish), leaving one borough and heading to another. Farewell bustling East Village Streets and hello noisy Brooklyn Bodegas. I'm going to miss being so close to everything--all of the bars and restaurants that are just up the street, the Bargain Bazaar (aka, anything you want at cheap prices store) across the street and Dynasty, our little 24 hour diner. But moving in with two fabulous ladies makes chapter two of my New York adventure one I'm truly looking forward to. Granted I have no furniture and will have to sleep a la Que Sera Sera for a while on an inflatable mattress until I can save enough for a real bed, I'm totally up for the challenges and a change of scenery. But mostly, as I have long understood, if Brooklyn is good enough for the Huxtables, then it is certainly good enough for me.

Saturday, May 08, 2004

I was snuggled under the covers last night promptly before bedtime...Today I had fish sticks and tater tots for dinner...tomorrow, mom is going to help me with my science project and I think I might finally ask Bobby to the Sadie Hawkins dance after soccer practice!

Monday, May 03, 2004

Earlier today I saw a little girl resting comfortably in her daddy's lap. Her tiny arms were locked firmly around his neck and her head was settled softly upon his shoulder with her eyes peering out at the world over his muscled arm. For a brief moment, as I stared at this beautiful child laying securely against the chest of her protector, I wanted to be her. I wanted to be small enough to crawl into my mommy's lap and nuzzle my cold child nose into the warm folds of her soft mommy neck and close my eyes and dream. Dream of ice cream cones and fluffy, bunny shaped clouds. Of warm summer breezes and new toys on Christmas morning. Of sparkly white tennis shoes for the first day of school and birthday cakes with pink candles. I wanted to feel her chest and mine rise and fall in the same synchronized motion that I can still remember whlie she rubbed my back and played with my hair and sang songs to me that only the two of us can recall now. I wanted to smile a crooked-tooth smile and laugh a high-pitched child laugh without a care in the world full of the certainty that there was no better place on earth than being right where I was. How I long to settle in to that familiar place where I felt safe and everything seemed possible. Where disappointment faded as fast as summer afternoon sunburns and I knew for sure, that no matter how many times I cried for no reason or didn't eat my peas, that I was loved. Somedays that is really all I want, to crawl into my mommy's lap...and dream...