From vegetarian deliciousness and the suburban bliss of Redwood City ….
To the sweet comfort of my one true home …
Where my domestic goddess cousins showed me a good time, as always …
… and I worked in as much time with my chicas of Iolani as possible.
From Omaha’s pow wow experience …
To the Kelly Family Chi-town adventures …the Art Institute, a seriously superb Second City show, a town-sized flea market, a stroll through Lisle and the zoo (below)
There was even some time for a roadtrip on the way to celebrate Bridget and Ryan’s wedding, Freeport, IL
And these final moments of the trip have been such a blessing. A week in Baltimore with my sweet Madeline seemed to go by so fast, even if ‘lil Walter is just gettin’ in touch with his inner banshee.
Us three musketeers got a chance to paint Baltimore red ….
And I finally got a chance to hang with my dearl old homey Tiff, now rockin’ it as a neurologist at Hopkins. Go on, girrrrl!
I took the train with Mad to her workplace in DC, which was an easy one hour from Baltimore. In six hours, I saw more than a year’s worth of amazing art (and ate some amazing Ethiopian food from a truck). The Mall is like a cultural Disney for adults!
Off to NYC, Brooklyn in particular, where I’m catching up with Namiko, bearing witness at Erik’s wedding to Daniel (can I get an ‘amen?’!), hanging with my girl Tamara, and seeing a big phat handful (or two) of old mates and acquaintances. (more photos to follow)
Contemplative moments have been just that … frequent and short-lived. Though I have a few longer writing pieces in my mind, I haven’t had the time to organize them for the bloggy blog. Days have been full of long-overdue conversations ‘n stories, yoga, catching trains, and answering 500 questions on this new dating site I was swindled into joining … Okcupid… check it out for shits n giggles, the quesitons are addictive!
I am keeping up with the Around the World in 30 Asanas series, and it’s even being featured on Elephant Journal. The next pose will be the Goddess, dedicated to all dem ladies, workin’ their shakti energies, holdin’ down jobs, homes, kids and hubbies out there. No easy task, by any measure.
Sayoonara for now … and until next time … this week’s bliss-maker (WATCH THIS, I GUARANTEE A GIGGLE!) ….