Friday, November 21, 2008

13 Books I Love Looking at Again and Again...

1. How to Be an Explorer of the World (Keri Smith)
2. Messy Thrilling Life: The Art of Figuring Out How to Live (Sabrina Ward Harrison)
3. Wreck This Journal (Keri Smith)
4. The 1000 Journals Project (Kevin Kelly and Someguy)
5. Spilling Open: The Art of Becoming Yourself (Sabrina Ward Harrison)
6. The Five Senses (Hervé Tullet)
7. I Love... (Minne / Natali Fortier)
8. Brave on the Rocks: If You Don't Go, You Dont See (Sabrina Ward Harrison)
9. All the Postsecrets books(Frank Warren)
10. Peace: 100 Ideas (Joshua C. Chen & David Krieger)
11. Seasonal Home (Kristin Perers)
12. Country Living Shoestring Chic: Extraordinary Style for Less (The Editors Of Country Living)
13. Garden House: Bringing the Outdoors In (Bonnie Dahan)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Little man

I babysat a fantastic little man yesterday.
6 months old.
An unbelievable smile.
Come back anytime, Mateo.
The smiley cup will be there, waiting for you!

Friday, November 7, 2008

13 Random Facts at Ariane Moffat's Show Last Night

1. Ariane is brilliant, handles the public well, sings divinely and is clearly having lots of fun on stage.
2. Good chemistry between her and her musicians was obvious.
3. Inspiring lighting.
4. Graphic animations very appropriate and contributed to a comfy ambiance.
5. Her adaptations to her songs are always great, we do not miss the original versions (which is not the case usually)
6. Her public loves her, warm atmosphere (if you forget the 2-3 year-old screaming in the theatre... Can someone explain this to me, I don't understand. Ariane reacted well to the situation, good for her!)
7. The room was not organized for dancing, but Ariane made us stand up and we danced through one song.
8. Sound, wow... We could easily hear the lyrics and all the musical subtleties. Grrrrrreat.
9. Marie-Pierre Fournier as a «first part» (3 songs), beautiful voice, funny on stage, remember her name.
10. Even the songs I like a little less were fantastic.
11. The musical chair game (each musician changing instrument for a song), fun and friendly.
12. Go to a show in my hometown and barely knowing anyone, weird. Luckily I was with a good friend of mine.
13. I thought of my daughters a lot during the show, the tickets were my birthday gift (hugs and kisses darlings, thanks a lot!).

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm An Explorer.

•Bought another of Keri Smith's book (how can we resist, she is so great).

•Realizing how much I've been an explorer, a person who needs to collect for as long as I can remember.

•Observing more than ever, using my 5 senses.

•Feeling the need to analyze what I observe.

•Not asking myself why I needed to slow down at work anymore.

•Enjoying my moments of freedom so much.

•Taking pleasure in little things and being eager to spend the entire month of December to do so.

•Listening ot my internal clock telling me to sleep a little later and go to bed a little later as well.

•Loving more (my husband, my daughters, my friends, my work, my hobbies, my projects, life).

•Taking good care of myself (for a change!)...
Found this while walking at lunch time, probably a piece of a princess costume. It's cute: pink, shiny, looks like a precious stone. I think I get the message: my daily walks (4km each time) are precious, they give me a healthier complexion and keep me «enlightened» :-) We can find small doses of encouragement everywhere in the nature, just keep your 5 sens alert.
And you, what have you discovered today?