such a beautiful wedding celebration
lots of love, and dance, and music, and friends. and food, and flowers
and a bride i’ve known
since she walked into my school in kindergarten.
“growing up, I had one very specific idea of what a wedding should be,
and that was the wedding of Fraulein Maria and Captain von Trapp in ‘The Sound of Music.”
this is pretty much me on any given day
for the next few weeks
as we head into the new year
all activities and adventures are on the table
some planned and most just happen.
“it’s the mishaps that make if fun, and brings you the surprise.”
Santa speaking to crowd in front of J.L. Hudson department store
during the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade-1942
only 30 more sleeps!
“to celebrate a festival means;
to live out, for some special occasion and in an uncommon manner
the universal assent to the world as a whole.”
surrounded for a long weekend by big people who choose to live creative lives
working daily with little people who quite naturally live creative lives
i realize they are the same kind of people
who are, in spite of everything,
open, honest, vulnerable, full of wonder, bravery, creativity, joy, passion, and spirit
i feel such an admiration for them and kinship with them.
“life should be a continual celebration, a festival of lights the whole year round.
only then can you grow up, can you blossom.”
happy diwali to those who celebrate!
not me, but yes it is one of my dream halloween costumes.
i don’t drink anymore for cinqo de mayo, i celebrate with mexican food, or as it’s known in mexico: ‘food.’
( festive artwork that was a precursor to the night’s joyful celebration)
seeing this painting upon entering the room
where my dear friend
finally had the chance
to have the wedding she’d always wanted
delayed by two long years of pandemic
i knew it would be a memorable celebration
that really lived up to the artist’s vision
and then some.
“all great celebrations break away from the mundane.”
-jessica marie baumgartner
this is someone else (who is not me)
goofing off to celebrate one holiday,
while actively ignoring the clutter of the other holiday.
how incredibly lucky
that right after i realized it is
‘clutter awareness week’
i found out it is also
‘international goof off week’
so i decided to go all in on the goof off celebration.
i’ve never been one to shy away from honoring a holiday
but i can only spread myself so thin.
happy holidays to those of you who celebrate one or both.
“but i love to feel events overlapping each other, crawling over one another like wet crabs in a basket.”
image credit: animal rescue site news
which one… which one… which two?…..
Fat Tuesday is here and bakeries and grocery stores area ready!
Paczki Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras, (leading into Lent, for those who celebrate), rolls around every year accompanied by its calorie-heavy treat. One Paczki is actually called a paczek, but you can never have just one. The fried doughnuts are known for their Polish roots. More traditional styles contain fruit fillings but jellies, custards, creams and glazes have made their way into the holiday.
credits: wdiv4, sarah parlette, paczkis from new palace bakery in hamtramck, mi, usa
happy national bubble wrap day
celebrate in style.
“therapy is extremely expensive. popping bubble wrap is radically cheap.”
credits: designer craig green, london fashion week show, 2019, reuters, henry nicholls photo,
play create explore
in a snow bowl game
with rivalry roots from way back when
that hadn’t been won
the university of michigan over the ohio state university
in so many years
at last the wolverines bring a victory home
and with the win
michigan stadium is filled with jubilant fans
spilling out onto the field
and into the very, very happy town of ann arbor.
“you don’t have a real rivalry unless both sides are great teams.”
photo credits: mlive