Saturday, December 22, 2007

Saturday Night

So here I sit with a cat upon my lap, and I must say she makes me want to adopt a kitten! My house sitting is going extremely well, and Kitty-liscous and I have become fast friends.

Last night I watched was a good film. I really do love Humphrey Bogart and can't wait to dive into tonight's selection, even though I haven't quite decide what it will be just yet. Either Casablanca or the Maltese Falcon...not quite sure though...

In spite of all the wonderful joy I feel and the relative comfort I am experiencing, there is a special someone out there I am missing tremendously tonight. But for right now, I will bask in the joy of our memories and look forward to the moment I get to see him again.

I think it's time for a dip in the hot tub....

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Set Fire to the Third Bar

I find a map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms, and state lines
The distance from A to where you be
It's only finger-lengths that I see
I touch the place where I'd find your face
My fingers in creases of distant dark places
I hang my coat up in the first bar
There is no peace that I've found so far
The laughter penetrates my silence
As drunken men find flaws in science
Their words mostly noises
Ghosts with just voices
Your words in my memory
Are like music to me
I'm miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms
After I have traveled so far
We'd set the fire to the third bar
We'd share each other like an island
Until exhausted, close our eyelids
And dreaming, pick up from the last place we left off
Your soft skin is weeping
A joy you can't keep in
I'm miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
and sets me down in your warm arms
And miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground and I,
I pray that something picks me up
and sets me down in your warm arms

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Back from De-Toilet

A great euchre-ing friend is back in town for some work, and stopped by to play cards with us last night. Today is also his birthday, so we added in some birthday celebrations for a really great night. It's one of those times that you just don't realize how great someone is until they're gone. We all really miss him! Thanks to Mags for getting the best card ever and baking a yummy no-chocolate cake!!

Tailgating on a Sunday?

Okay, Okay...I know I should be writing about the Political Tailgate '08 I participated in on Sunday, however, I am so tired and my two friends have very good accounts at their blogs. Check them out! Leonardo and Dogwood. But here are a few pictures from the occasion. Enjoy!

Bogie Christmas

This year for Christmas I am house sitting for some friends. I am very much looking forward to escaping to their place and enjoying a change in scenary. It's almost like a little vacation for me. I know the space will be filled with positive, amazing energy and I can't wait to soak it all up! As for spending the holiday alone, this is what I prefer. It's the norm for me, a "tradition" that I have become quite familiar and happy with.

This year, I plan to relax, read, do some yoga, and enjoy a plethora of Humphrey Bogart films. I first saw him in Casablanca a few months ago with Dogwood. That was the first time I'd seen Casablanca and I absolutely loved it, and fell in love with Bogie. I've requested 4 titles from the library to take with me to my friends' and have a Bogie-fest. My selections are: The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, Sahara and (of course) Casablanca. [My selections are mainly due to the limited availability of Bogart films at the RCPL. I would still like to see a few others as well.]

To me, it doesn't get much better than sitting back with a glass of wine whilst enjoying a great film. This is going to be a wonderful and joyous Christmas!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Italian Puppy

A good friend of mine just brought home his new lab puppy one week ago! Meet Fredo Corleone...isn't he the cutest thing ever!?

"When God closes a window, He opens a door."

Monday, December 3, 2007

O Come O Come Emmanuel

As the Advent season begins, I find myself in desperate need of making changes. As Advent is a preparation for something magical and wonderful, I hope to use this time to prepare myself for something bigger and better. I have no clue what that even is, but I am hopeful that through my prayer I will be led to the place where I am supposed to be.

For the past few months, I've been praying and attempting to discern where I am supposed to go in life, what I am supposed to be, what is my higher purpose. At times I feel like I am in a perpetual Advent--continuously waiting and waiting for some divine insipiration to spell it all out for me. But something dawned on me the other day: what if I am where I'm supposed to be? What if the happiness I feel here is true and perfect happiness? Has God led me to where I am truly meant to be?

But if that's the case, why all the restlessness? Why the feeling that there's something out there bigger than all of this? I feel a special calling to go--to travel--to get away from here. Is that simply running away or is that heeding the call?

I will use this season of joyful anticipation to dwell deeper inside myself in the hopes of coming out a more beautiful individual.