Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lady Irene has arrived.

Hurricane Irene is here.
I am not in Utah, I flew to the east coast and arrived on Friday morning.
I have always had impeccable timing for things like these.
The plan went like this:
Long Island for some beach time.
Eating all my faves.
Top of the Rock.
US Open
Has any of that happened?
But all is well. We are safe and that's all that matters.
I am staying with friends in NYC.
They are gems and have everything ready.
We have 72 hour kits, food galore, water and are just waiting.
Waiting for what Irene has in store for us.
We hope its mild, but the news says otherwise.
At the moment, the window is cracked open.
I can feel the wind, hear the rain and
we're watching Australia.
The first of many movies I'm sure unless our power goes out.
I am hoping that by tomorrow evening we can go out
and try to enjoy some time in the city and hopefully
the US Open on Monday, fingers crossed.
But for now all I really hope for is safety,
the rest is just icing on the cake.
Send good vibes our way!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Physics of the Quest

In the end, I've come to believe in something I call "The Physics of the Quest."
A force in nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity.
The rule of Quest Physics goes something like this:
If you're brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting,
which can be anything from your house to bitter,
old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally,
and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue
and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher
and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be withheld from you.

~Liz Gilbert - Eat, Pray, Love~

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tennis love.

A summer night on the court with these ladies is always a guaranteed good time no matter what your mood plus we like to reward our games with Yogurtland.

Rewarding oneself even if you lost just seems so right.

Monday, August 8, 2011

La Familia Santamaria

The fam just took photos since we keep growing.

I was just helping out my madre pick which family photo to get framed above the fireplace.

These were my top choices.
or this one...
ps. Photographers never know what to do with us singles that aren't married with or without chillin's.
We were fine and dandy to have our own sassy sibling photo-shoot.