capes, coffee, & the color orange

Monthly Archive: December 2012

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December 2012

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"Maybe Christmas," the Grinch thought, "doesn’t come from a store." — Dr. Seuss

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CAPES [something empowering] True holiday spirit can’t be bought, and it involves more generosity than one is usually willing to extend.  My hope is that you were able to be generous this season, as well as be on the receiving end of unexpected and genuine generosity.  Cheers!

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction] One of my favorite gifts that I gave this Christmas was handmade layered scarves.  My friend in Hawaii makes them, and you can check her stuff out here.  

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy]  My nephew got a Power Wheel for Christmas.  He immediately took his brother for a ride, got in a minor accident, and then proceeded to exit the vehicle saying he ran out of gas.  Look out Redmond, he could be driving in a neighborhood near you!  
 

Saturday

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stay married

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CAPES [something empowering] For all my married friends, as well as those that want to get married someday…the stay married blog is amazing.  

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction]  “I learnt the art of biting my tongue”  

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy]  There’s a song by Brooke Fraser, featuring Aqualung, called Who Are We Fooling?  I always thought it was about breaking up, but it’s actually not.  Amazing lyrics, and the perfect pairing to #staymarried.  

Who Are We Fooling?  
by Brooke Fraser (feat. Aqualung) 

So we’re back here again
Tip toeing round the edge of the end
Wondering who will be last to admit
That we’re finally over

Turned twenty one on the day that we met
Terrible shoes and implausible dress
It’s funny how sad the funny things get as you grow older

Better or worse
But what else can we do?
And better or worse
I am tethered to you
If it’s not either of us
Tell me who are we fooling?

I learned the art of biting my tongue
I tired of trying to guess what was wrong
Both agreed on where we should go
But not how to get there

We tried and tried to loosen the knots
Thinking once we’re untangled we’ll be better off
But it’s these failures and faults that hold us together

Better or worse
But what else can we do?
When better or worse
I am tethered to you
If it’s not either of us
Tell me who are we fooling?

This beautiful tangle that’s bruising us blue
Is a beautiful knot that we just can’t undo
Together we’re one but apart tell me
Who are we fooling?

Cause real love
Is hard love
It’s all we have
It’s a break-neck
Train wreck
It’s all we have

So we’re back here again
Turning away from the edge of the end
Arm in arm

Better or worse
But what else can we do?
When better or worse
I am tethered to you
If it’s not either of us
Tell me who are we fooling?

This beautiful tangle that’s bruising us blue
It’s a beautiful knot we just can’t undo
If it’s not either of us, tell me who are we fooling?

Together we’re one, but apart tell me
Who are we fooling?
 
 
 
 

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I’m too old for this…

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CAPES [something empowering] It’s easier to communicate with other people when you can lose the passive-aggressive undertone.  Get over it already. 

COFFEE [latest trend or addiction]  This “squishable” sloth keeps popping up on my facebook adverstisements.  If it doesn’t leave me alone, I might justify purchasing one.  For my nephews, of course.  

THE COLOR ORANGE [something noteworthy]   This weekend I’m cutting down my first tree.  My bet is that I can do it in less than 15 seconds.