Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

September 20, 2010 § 1 Comment

Today’s Lesson: Fake it till you make it.

11:30 pm

I should really be asleep right now. I keep looking at the blinking green LED clock on the stove. It’s taunting me. Go to sleep Katie. Go to sleep Katie. Go to sleep now. I keep telling it that I want to go to sleep. I just can’t. Plain and simple.

Today was pretty uneventful. In fact I’m still in the same pajamas I was in last night. (Don’t look at me that way, you do it too.)  The only time I left the house was onto the back porch to drink an ice cold Hawaiian Punch and watch my dog Lily sniff around in the grass. It was quite relaxing, however also very unproductive.

I was thinking this evening during my mad dash-excuse of a dinner about cooking and how it parallels life in so many ways.

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In Green

September 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

Lately I’ve a bit of an obsession with the color green. I’m not sure where or when this started but all I know is that I can’t get enough of it. The trees in my backyard are bright green, the plant on my patio table, the bamboo in my kitchen… I’ve even felt the urge to cook “green”. (Green foods, that is. Although I love to be saving the environment and cook green that way as well!)

For dinner tonight I made spinach linguine with parsley pesto sauce. Kermit the Frog would be envious of the green on my plate. I’m wondering if perhaps it’s because the season is ending and soon we’ll be surrounded by hues of golden orange, yellow and crimson red… whatever it is I feel the need for green!

Everyone is just waiting.

September 16, 2010 § 1 Comment

“Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite.  Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance.  Everyone is just waiting.”  ~Dr. Seuss

What a day! What a day!

Let me tell you about my job. I am an “Apprentice Jeweler” at the moment. I say at the moment because my jobs have changed on a moment’s notice and I never know where I’ll be transplanted to next. I’ve been a Catering Chef, an Account Executive for a shipping company, a Nanny and a few other things. This job is different, however. I can definitely feel the interest stirring inside of me in a field that seems to nurture and balance creativity and technicality. It peaks my interest to see how jewelry is made, where the concepts come from and how intricate details come together to make a whole, sometimes stunning, piece. « Read the rest of this entry »

And The Award Goes To…

September 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” -Henri Bergson

Once again my blog-commitment issues have prevailed. It’s hard to believe it but seven months have gone by since my last post. At least I found my way back to it unlike other blogs that have disappeared into the abyss.

I'm addicted!

I’m sitting here in my dining room eating Nacho Cheese Doritos and thinking about what profound analogies or amusing anecdotes I could write about and find that once again, I’m planning before doing which is what I’d previously promised myself not to do. It figures as much.

So here’s what you’ve missed in the last seven months…

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