Sunday, May 30, 2010

My Dream World

In my dream world
I would live in a place I could call home year round. 
 A place where I have time to volunteer, 
to be apart of something, to have a creative outlet.
A place where I have all my girlfriends together to giggle with 
and reasons to giggle about.
A home where I could have a few gold fish and plants and keep them alive.
A home that was open to my friends and family, 
to visit, to share, to be loved in.
In my love world
I would have a partner, who tucks me at night 
and kisses my toes goodbye in the morning before I wake.
He would be my best friend, my "go-to" man, my chuckle, my love. 
He would get me, laugh with me, share with me, 
tease me, set me straight when I get off course 
and have just as many imperfections as me.
I would have a toddler or two running around me saying "mommy, mommy!"
In my earth world
I would have a garden, bringing new things to life, 
so that I could remind myself of how delicate we 
must treat ourselves in order to flourish.
I would live in a community that has recycling.
I would not be wasteful.
I would not over spend
I would love the earth with all my might.
In my bring home the bacon world
I would work for myself.
I would have a great year round business that kept me busy... 
but not too busy.
My business would give back to the community in amazing ways.
I would feel challenged, excited, with new ideas and projects!
En mi mundo creativo
I would speak Spanish fluently. (Yo hablaria espanol con fluidez.)
I would write my Dad's story, and it would make him cry with joy.
I would be surrounded by art that moves me.
I would take music lessons.
I would go to concerts monthly as music lifts my spirits.
I would dance.  Let me repeat that: I. Would. Dance.
I would choreograph for a show and finally show the world my ideas.
I would challenge my body to do things I never thought possible,
 such as rocking a trapeze bar.
In my spiritual world
I would have a deeper relationship.  
I would actually want a deeper relationship.
I would understand faith, and absolutely, without a doubt, 
believe that He hears my prayers.
I would learn to meditate.  I would sit still.  I would listen.
In my "taming the gremlin" world
I would worry less, be more patient, more kind and breathe in .... and out.
I would hear people, not just their words, but their soul.
I would stop multi-tasking and focus on one thing at a time.
I would be more grateful for the things I have, and ignore the things I don't.
I would be okay with my imperfections.
I would stop controlling things and let go... I would let go.
In my dream world
I would feel free, not stuck, not forced to be some where.  
I would be surrounded by people who love me and people I love.
I would ride my bike to work,
sing to songs on the radio,
and have a hand to hold in my dream world.

Friday, May 28, 2010

short weekend away

Hey folks,

It's been a while!!  The store is up and running and although we started off to a slow start, I think it's finally picking up.  Last weekend I took my first trip out down to Seattle and Idaho.  Thursday night I was able to meet up with some Get Hitched Give Hope peeps for a night of games and laughs.  We had a blast!!  Barbie was laughing so hard she was crying and all of us were on a massive sugar high!!!  Friday I was off on a five hour drive to Moscow to visit Michelle.  I sang so much on the way over, my voice was husky when I got there.... oh Ingrid Michaelson how I love to sing with you.  Here are a few pics of us in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (which means Heart of an awl, or as the french say, Coeur d'Alene is an insult and is very rude to say!)

Stefan and Michelle on the lake


picking a moose's nose!
It was so nice to get out of Skagway for the weekend.  I'm already looking forward to my next trip out.... Ketchikan for the 4th of July!!!

All week we have had 70 plus weather.  Last night we went out to the Point for a bbq and saw an Eagle up close and personal!!
The boat leaving Skagway!

Hope everyone is well!! xoxo

Monday, May 3, 2010

mmmmmmmmm...... caaaaaannnddyyyyyy

Every year we make a few changes with this store.  This year we took out candy bars (Twix, Snickers, etc) and chips and put in bulk candy!!!  
I got excited about candy when I went to New York for my 30th birthday.  I walked into a candy store owned by Dylan Lauren (Raulph Lauren's daughter).  I thought, I want a candy store just like this one in Seattle!!  Live year round, and have an unlimited supply of sugar at my hands at all time! hee hee  So after I move on from Skagway Mining Co, that is my goal.  But for the time being, I put in some delicious and oh so yummy candy at SMC.  Marcos, my sweet and artistic friend in Spain, made the design on the bottom of the display!!  It's so creative!

On the left you can see a waterfall of candy..
trees made of gum drops and a dog with a candy cane in his mouth!
The sun is a lollipop!

On the right you see a panner mining for candy... I mean, really, candy is the new gold!

I put taffy in the old pans I bought off Ebay!  

The entire display!!
(The mural above was painted by Brian Eliot back in 2004)
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Matt's here!!!

Matt came to help out for about a month or so here in Skagway.  He's my new room mate.... he's got the couch! ha!  We are having fun!!  We watch a lot of movies, work during the day, take walks, and even went to Trivia night, where we were 2/2 but decided we were too smart and went home!  Here's some pics of Matt on our walk the other night.

Don't try this at home.
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