Wednesday, October 20, 2010

love, sweet love

the other day my mom sent me this precious email with kids' responses to the question,
"what does love mean."

look at some of these responses:

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'

Terri - age 4

'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.'

Danny - age 7

'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.

My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss.'

Emily - age 8

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.'

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.'

Nikka - age 6

(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.'

Noelle - age 7

'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.'

Tommy - age 6

'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.

He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.'

Cindy - age 8

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'

Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'

Chris - age 7

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.'

Lauren - age 4

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.'

Mark - age 6

'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.' (what an image)

Karen - age 7

hope this brought you a bit of joy today.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

foggy mornings

i LOVE foggy mornings!
they're the kind that make me want to stay snug in my bed all day, but once i get up and moving, they're the best.
sweater on, coffee brewing, today show rolling (+ the fog, of course) ... great way to start the day.

meg :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

chili a la allen, ashtanga yoga, & dancing at radnor

friday night, my friend allen made his famous from-scratch chili and it was amazing!
i've been hearing about this chili for several months and it totally lived up to its hype. i also tried sweet potato pie for the first time on friday night and it was gooood.

saturday, i went to an ashtanga yoga class with all the lululemon girls. it was super intense and challenging, but entirely rewarding; i love that kind of workout. after yoga, we all headed to the store (which will officially open on October 15!!! so close!) to continue unloading boxes, and then we ate lunch.
we got to go to whole foods and choose anything we wanted (wha?! so fun!), and then we parked it on the sidewalk and shared our goals w/ each other. it is amazing to work for a company that is so invested in every employee's personal development; i feel so, so fortunate to have this job.

today, i went hiking at radnor lake for the first time ever since i moved to nashville. i cannot believe it's taken me five years to discover this gem of a place!
the drive there consisted of windows-down perfectness + the lastest john mayer album + great friends and conversation, and the actual hike consisted of some harmonized rounds of kumbaya + a spontaneous dance attack that made onlookers (and ourselves, actually...) laugh a lot :) + solid time with friends, both new and old,
which made for a perfect sunday afternoon.

i love the fall.

have a joyful week!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

just a typical day of fallish whimsy

there was nothing particularly amazing about today...
aside from a hundred tiny little things that just made it phenomenal!
here are a few:

unloading boxes at the new lululemon store:
this was fun and it brought me joy simply bc i feel so grateful to have this job and i lovelovelove all the girls with whom i get to work.

carrying undressed male mannequins across a street:
... funny watching people smile and laugh in their cars as i toted the awkward things.

picnic lunch on the sidewalk outside lululemon:
we all ate yummy sandwiches on the sidewalk in the sunshine in a circle.

grocery shopping at whole foods:
tonight i splurged a little and got some groceries from whole foods. i spent like an hour just walking around and looking at everything and left with just a few things, but man... i love that store!

apple cider:
one of the things i got at whole foods was a gallon of homemade apple cider. how perfectly fallish and fun! i cannot wait to drink it over the next week! yum!

dinner w/ steph and austin:
two of my dearest friends met me at whole foods and we all sat outside under the october moon and ate and caught up. i had sushi and chocolate milk.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

one day at a time!

royale sandwich at the frothy monkey.
so delicious and joy-bringing.

tonight i got to speak/play for a youth group out in brentwood.
my goal is to have at least 20 speaking engagements throughout this school year.
one down!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

playing the basement!

i got to play at this awesome little venue in nashville called the basement.
i had SUCH a blast!!
thank you so, so much to everyone who came out... definitely the joy of my day.
have a great week!

meg :)