Now take the hourglass And turn it on its head ~Skellig~ Loreena McKennitt

December 15 – 5 Minutes Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. Bean singing Bean singing solos. Disney world. Bean meeting Ariel and singing for her. Bean meeting …

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Dalai Lama

DECEMBER 14 – APPRECIATE What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein) I read this as gratitude. I appreciate my husband and daughter. We’ve had a lot to adapt to with me going back …

Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners. ~William Shakespeare

DECEMBER 12 – BODY INTEGRATION This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)   Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Body integration doesn’t happen …

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. Tennessee Williams

Before I get to Reverb10, I need to mention the two most important things that happened in the last two days. One—The Bean had a solo with her choir. She wasn’t nervous at all, she was happy and excited. She remembered all her words (in Hebrew no less) and hit …

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius

Well, I blame Tui of Mental Mosaic – I’d not heard about Reverb10. And though some of the writing on their ‘come  join us” pages is a little twee for me,  I like  the idea. I usually get all reflective around my birthday and I did that of course this …

This used to be a mommy blog

And it still is because while I am many things–geek, reader, cat lover, wife–on the day the Bean was born, Mother became my chief identifier. I have always been independant. I’ve often gone my own way, usually uniquely attired. I didn’t just march to a different drummer, but a different …

10 Years

Dearest James– I had to wait a long time for you, I guess my whole life up to that point. I’m so lucky to be your wife. You are so kind to me, so loving. I thought I was done with the whole being in love thing when we met. …

1st Performance!

1st Performance! Originally uploaded by jyllianm I couldn’t believe how much her voice has improved just since the beginning of the year. I was a bit skeptical, but now I’m sold. She has greater control, better tone and knows not to slide her notes. She’s taking it very seriously. A …

About 8 years ago

We had this tiny little (ok not so tiny or little over 8lbs) baby dear. Squinched up face, cutest toes in the world (still are, and I still want to kiss ’em much to her chagrin “oh mommy I’m much too old for that,”) tiny long fingers and opinionated from …