04 December 2005

keeping my head above water

clothes fresh from the dryer, the japanese maple in our front yard that is currently the most brilliant fiery red (finally), ava's new pixie-style haircut, music by the shins ('chutes too narrow' please because I cannot get enough), my husky/scratchy/raspy I-have-a-cold-but-don't-I-sound-sooo-good voice that I wish I could keep FOREVER, freshly painted toes in crimson (thank you amy), sugarbath lemon soap by fresh, this birthday/christmas wish list that was loads of fun to make, ava's enthusiastic nightly 'discoveries' of planet venus and all the stars, these photos that are so bright-colored and deliciously inspiring that I want to lick the computer screen and take to snapping pics all around town, chocolate-dipped strawberries, making paper snowflakes with the ava-girl, a dance class high, the promise of a red velvet cake, ezra walking around with boots on his hands, the scent of freshly cut christmas trees, the possibility of a tuesday night trip to star bar (where my clothes will get drenched as I spend hours dancing to the likes of 'double dutch bus' with all my lovely dancer friends), fantastic knee-high boots recently found at the thrift store, a new season of project runway (people, I can't WAIT), ward's new beard (which I am absolutely loving and weak in the knees over), this christmas album by my bro (with original album cover art by this totally hot guy I know), the possibility of a road trip to see this art exhibit, the unconditional love that is heaped on me daily via sloppy kissing, frantic squeezing and much bumrushing.


I won't front. the title here was indeed inspired by the 'good times' theme song. ain't we lucky we got em. you know you want to sing the song now. don't fight it.

17 comments:

  1. aside from reading all your delightful details, my favorite thing about this post is that the whole time i read it the 'good times' theme song played in my head. i am singing with you now...loudly and probably off key.... "keepin' your head above water, making your way if you can! ain't we lucky we got 'em....gooood times!"

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  2. hehehehe....bumrushing.....=)

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  3. Reading this makes me feel like I was just rolled in goodness! Thank you, as always.

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  4. Hooray for fantastic knee-high boots from the Thrift Store! I love fun finds!

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  5. tee-hee. a feel good post; nothing like 'em! ah, yes, good times... here I go now...

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  6. good times - ya! loved all the links. n and i just made some crazy looking snowflakes!

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  7. andrea... your post.... is keeping my head above water....

    thank you....
    xo

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  8. Road trip where? To Brook-non or LA???

    Ain't we lucky we got 'em, dudududun . . .

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  9. Madness Rivera, the promise of a road trip is to see the Basquiat exhibit in Houston. That's where it is right now until February. Word.

    And I'm glad you're liking the beard, Andrea. Rather itchy, but it's kinda fun.

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  10. I caught it in LA. Worth the trip fo sho. Was just hoping you guys were coming my way . . .:-)

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  11. you'll think this has to be an exaggeration, but its not: i listened to that shins album every day for a year. mina knows that album completely -- all the words to every song.

    obsessive? a tad...

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  12. girlfriend my heart can't take this much bliss all in one post!

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  13. did you make it to star bar? i know you were very excited about the prospect! lots of fun!

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  14. I can't wait for project runway either!

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  15. I love reading your posts, this one inparticular. A celebration of often over looked things.

    -I saw Basquiat in Brooklyn, go now! It would be a marvelous road trip detsination! And anything lemon scented by fresh, my favorite-

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  16. thanks everyone... for humoring me, for enjoying.

    madness, wish we were coming out your way! who knows? that might be happening sooner than we think.

    sweetney, you have no idea how comforting it is to me to hear this. I am driving ward crazy and he has put me on a shins diet.

    lulu, no it did not happen. it's a long story that involves kids and wipeouts and marathon crying sessions. amy has promised me that we're going to make it happen. I believe her.

    claudine, I am watching project runway right this very moment (as I'm typing)... and I bet you are too! don't you just love it already? bring on the fashion designer drama and fascinating assignments...!

    jesc- ward and I ALMOST made it up to the exhibit in brooklyn the very last weekend it was showing (my favorite dance company was also performing at the joyce that same weekend and so we thought it was meant for us to go... alas, it did not happen)... trying to make the road trip to houston to see it, though. my dear cousin lives there and we've been dying to see her anyway so... hopefully! thanks so much for stopping by!

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