Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Santa Barbara Day...

I think I've written about my mom and my occasional trips to Santa Barbara
And I think I've also mentioned all the bright colors that are so deeply spirit lifting...
beautiful tile, artistic tile, tile shop
I always feel like I bottle up the bright vibrance to take home for another day...



 I love when I remember to bring my camera...
santa barbara, day out, blogger
 But this time my phone had to make do… 


                                                    Best Wishes ~ Marica

Monday, September 23, 2013

Realizing...

I need to get more bird seed. I just adore the birds that visit us now that we leave food out for them...
 That the weather has finally cooled down enough that we could have our first evening fire in a long time. ...
 How touched I am by watching this dear ten-year-old practicing gymnastics and ballet all over the house. Her determination astounds me...
 How much more precious time at home with the kids is now that they are constantly at school...
And how greatly I like and want to recommend rich stout drunk from an espresso cup. 
It's divine and the perfect quantity...


                                                       My best to you all!!!!
                                                                   ~Marica


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Catch Up...

It seems like life always takes precedent over my blog…
 Imagine that!
Well these last few weeks have been quite an adjustment…
There have been quiet breakfasts made just for me…
And early morning walks with one of my dear dear friends…
 It makes waking up early well worth it!
 And the weekends have been packed with everything that's not school...
There seems to be a pace that I might eventually catch onto…

Hope everyone is well!!
      
                                                      Cheers ~ Marica

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Saturday...

Weekends have taken on a different feel since the kids have started school.
A more weekend-y feel if you get my meaning…
I put more energy into us being together and having less to do…
It's nice I like this carved out mellow time…
I appreciate the chance to have a new prospective…


          Hope you all are having a good weekend!!
               
                                                               ~ Marica

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Settling Back In...

                 I've been trying to settle back in since our trip, but  I feel like a whole lot of me is still in Portland. We had such a connection with the area that we already knew we loved, but forgot was so inspiring. It doesn't help that the temperatures here have been in the constant nineties and will only be getting hotter for the next little while. There has been a humidity with the heat that has made it hard to sit with. Our yard is hanging on for dear life…

                 In spite of that, big things have been happening here and our days are moving forward. The most prominent being the kids starting school. This is new for us. The last two years we had home schooled and before that it was off an on homeschooling and attending a small Krishnamurti school where I used to work. At the end of last year my oldest son said he wanted to go to "real school" and the other two picked up the interest and now here we are.
                  It is very different. This is the first time in thirteen years that I have had time at home without the kids for more than an hour here or there. It's also the first time we have all had to wake up at six-thirty am every day… after day... after day… 
                 The kids seem happy though and their teachers have, for the most part, impressed me. Especially my little ones second grade teacher. Goodness gracious the patients and positivity she musters after having taught for over thirty years. Truly amazing!

                     
                               Hope everyone's September has started well!

                                                                    ~ Marica