Happy weekend, beautiful people! I have had a good week, which is just so dang refreshing. I finally finished up a biiiig project for school and it feels so great to have that off my plate, AND ALSO this week Jeremy and I celebrated our 3-year anniversary which is just crazy, wow, AND ALSO today was the Mother’s Day brunch at Waits’s school and it was seriously the sweetest thing, I can’t even tell you. It just burst my heart wide open.
And I hope you’ve had a great week as well! Or, if you haven’t, I hope it’s been an opportunity for authenticity and exploration and learning and growth. ♥
And now, it’s time for the one, the only, Le Love List!
“Wine and Whining” – a much needed evening with a girlfriend. // When the kitties chirp-purr like little velociraptor chicks. // Listening to podcasts! Lately I’ve learned all about Charles Manson, and also the wines of Montalcino, and also the history of Project MK-Ultra. I looooove podcasts!! // Thursday afternoons when Jeremy and Jerome and I are all working together prepping food in the kitchen, getting ready for the weekend ahead. LOVE that kitchen energy. // Snuggles. // Reading poetry for the first time in a long time. Thanks Robyn! ♥ // When Waits requests that we listen to Hamilton on the way to school. // “Witchy Wednesdays” // The sweetest little vegan family came into the wine bar tonight, visiting Santa Barbara all the way from Denver! And it’s always such a treasure to meet Bonzai readers, and especially fellow mamas. Thank you Jacqueline for stopping by, and thanks even more for reaching out and saying hi! // Tannins. // I’ve been feeling really nostalgic lately. Or maybe, “nostalgic” is the wrong word. I don’t *yearn* for another time. It’s just that I’m very *aware* . . . of time. Reflective, I guess, and aware of the way that things change. How time passes and things change so much. And how life can look so, so different than it once did.
Have you ever had a song written about you? I recently stumbled (re-stumbled) across this song, and, well, I am the “she” in this song. And I remember so completely the moment that this song was written about. I remember dancing on the porch, with Waits, on a sunny spring morning. Smiling. I remember the dress I was wearing and the way the world smelled on that day. And even though those feelings didn’t last, that moment will forever be immortalized. Just an instant – captured. How could I have known it, at the time?
And things have changed so much, again and again, like things always seem to do. But that moment will always live on, now, in music. And now I’ll always wonder, in every moment ever after, if some day I’ll stumble across a song . . .
Alright guys, now it’s your turn! I would really love to read your own Le Love Lists, so please share your love in the comments below. What’s been making you smile lately? ♥ ♥ ♥
And as always, I hope you have a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend!