Thursday, October 9, 2008

Women on What Matters Most

There is a really great article in Newsweek on successful women and how they got to where they are today. I love reading this kind of stuff. It's inspiring. I especially love it when they interview other people who are real, everyday people. Check it out.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Autumn is Finally Here!!

Autumn is my favorite season of the year. There is something magical about mother nature transitioning into the "dead of winter." Crispy brown and red leaves begin to fall. Kids are hopping from puddle to puddle in their adorable raincoats after a rainy evening. The grey and white clouds gather in the sky to converse about their upcoming storm plans. The spicy aroma of pumpkin pie looms from the nieghbor's home. (Not my home. You know I don't cook. At the most, I'll go get one of those Glade candles that smells like pumpkin pie.)

Since Fall weather tends to be slightly dreary in California, it reminds me of my two favorite places: Seattle, WA and Waimea on the Big Island. Both places have signature fog that engulfs you so you can't see within 5 feet in front of you. Both places encourage you to cuddle up next to a warm brick fireplace and drink hot cocoa or cider.  Both places make me want to read a good book or write about a captivating short story. What a magical season to make me feel so inspired. Now, can you tell me what season inspires me to clean the house more often? Would that be Spring?

The best is celebrating Halloween and Thanksgiving. The kinds of treats and meals that come out of those two holidays are delightful. It's also one of the greatest ways to get the family together to hang out; talk story. We reflect upon the year and what we've done so far. We discuss what our Christmas plans will be and when we'll see snow. Sigh. I love Fall. 

This Fall, I hope you're enjoying some hot cider, scaring the neighborhood kids, and being thankful for everything you have.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A sad sign of the times...

Halloween is going to suck this year