Friday, December 29, 2006


Word of the day: Foo Foo
Music: Shaman by Santana
Mood: Tired

I'm listening to some great music by Santana and sitting here dancing in my chair. One of the songs it titled, "Foo Foo". Not sure what that means but I found it comical.

BTW, tired because of long two weeks in preparation for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. Some things are starting to fall into place but other things are not but they are little things that can be fixed. I just need to pace myself in the next two weeks and keep my fingers crossed that everything falls into place and the day turns out magical. In some ways, I'm looking forward to a new year but in other ways I'm not as I usually take time to detox my body from the bad & ugly of the old in order to renew my spirit for the new. I need to make some time and squeeze that in. How I wish I could be here in Santa Fe and just sit in the utter stillness of such beauty.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Nanita Nana

Christmas '06 - Presepe 16
Christmas '06 - Presepe 16,
originally uploaded by *Checco*.


*A la Nanita Nana -- This is a traditional Spanish Carol

--a 'nana,' or lullaby--to the Christ child...

A la nanita nana, nanita ea, nanita ea,
Mi Jesús tiene sueño, bendito sea, bendito sea.
Fuentecilla que corres clara y sonora,
Ruiseñor q'en la selva cantando lloras,
Callad mientras la cuna se balancea.


A la nanita nana, nanita ea, nanita ea,
My Jesus is sleeping, come and behold Him, come and behold Him.
Little brook everflowing, rushing and ringing,
Nightingale in the forest, calling and singing,
Hush now, while the cradle softly sways. of the most beautiful songs I've heard sung by Tish Hinojosa.

*Lyrics/translation found here.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Ode to the Morning Star


Seasons Greetings to you and yours.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Morning Glory

No lyrics to post today...just the title from the song I'm listening to by the guitarist Ottmar Liebert and taken from the CD, "Poets & Angels". If you don't have this in your catalog treat yourself or a friend and bask in the richness of Music 4 the Holidays and more can be found here and here. BTW, I chose morning glory as it's just after midnight on Tuesday and oh so thankful that I get to sleep in this morning as the previous morn I was up @ 5:30 and awaken by another kind of morning glory--rain! Unfortunately, I had to get up and drive in it but I was thankful to have three co-pilots and the day trip was worth it. ;-)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Great Indoors

Check your pulse it's proof that you're not listening to,
The call your life's been issuing you
The rhythm of a line of idle days
Scared of a world outside you should go explore
Pull all the shades and wander the great indoors
Lamplight makes the shadows play
And posters take the walls away
The T.V. is your window pane
The view won't let you down
So put your faith in a late night show
I bet you didn't even know
Depends on how far out you go
The channel numbers change
Scared of a world outside you should go explore
Pull all the shades and wander the great indoors
Though lately I can't blame you
I have seen some of your world
And sometimes wish your room had room for two
So go unlock the door
And find what you are here for
Leave the great indoors
Check your pulse it's proof that you're not listening to
The call your life's been issuing you and
The rhythm of a line of idle days.
Lyrics by John Mayer
Sometimes, I get caught up in my indoor world that I tend to miss the call that life is issuing me.

In Repair

Too many shadows in my room
Too many hours in this midnight
Too many corners in my mind
So much to do to set my heart right
Oh it's taking so long I could be wrong,
I could be ready
Oh, but if I take my heart's advice
I should assume it's still unsteady
I am in repair, I am in repair
Stood on the corner (of my balcony) for a while
To wait for the wind to blow down on me
Hoping it takes with it my old ways
And brings some brand new look upon me...
And now I'm walking in a park
All of the birds they dance below me
Maybe when things turn green again
It will be good to say you know me.
Oh I'm never really ready,
I'm never really ready I'm in repair,
I'm not together but I'm getting there....
Lyrics by John Mayer, Continuum

Sunday, December 10, 2006



originally uploaded by ggtem.

Word of the day: Suerte
Music: Suerte, Shakira
Mood: Content

Suerte can mean fate, lot or luck in Spanish. Tener mala suerte can mean to have bad luck. So either you have suerte or mala suerte. I had a moment of mala suerte on Friday evening when I dropped my phone in water. Afterwards, it was working but then became worse and didn't. This morning suerte has it working...somewhat! Still, $50 bucks later and thanks to insurance I am getting a new phone on Tuesday. I almost went a whole year without anything major happening to my phone!

Anyways, the above photo is not mine, it belongs to my niece Erika. I opened a Flickr account for her yesterday and she's hooked! She reminds me of myself at her age in that, I bought an inexpensive camera back then and was always taking photos. She's also got brains and beauty. Yes, suerte is on her side! Here's to continued suerte!

Psss...content mood is because I finished a major project for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. We made over #200 decorations for the table AND they came out beautiful! I am so happy to have that behind me. I finally got some sleep last night as the past few nights I had been staying up late and going to bed late but last I was in bed by 9:00 and finally got over 8 hours sleep! Suerte! :-)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My Winter Rose 06

My Winter Rose

I just love this plant! I'm not sure who gave it to me or how long I've had it but it's such a beauty to have and see her beautiful blooms. It's been a busy month so far and only promises to get busier with the holidays approaching. I'm making preparations for my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary next month and thus will be pretty scarce around here in the coming weeks ahead, but one does have to take time to smell the roses...especially the winter rose! AND, music by Ottmar Liebert-of which Winter Rose is in high rotation on iTunes. Give it a listen and treat yourself!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Stop this Train

No I'm not color blind
I know the world is black and white
I try to keep an open mind
I just can't sleep on this tonight
Stop this train
I want to get off
and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in
I know I can't
But honestly will someone stop this train
Don't know how else to say it,
don't want to see my parents go
One generation's length away
From fighting life out on my own
Come on stop this train
So scared of getting older
I'm only good at being young
So I play the numbers game
to find away to say that life has just begun
Had a talk with my old man
Said "help me understand"
He said "turn 68
you'll renegotiate"
"Don't stop this train
Dont' for a minute change the place you're in
and don't think I couldn't ever understand
I tried my hand
John, honestly we'll never stop this train"
Once in a while, when it's good
It'll feel like it should
And they're all still around
And you're still safe and sound
And you don't miss a thing
Till you cry when you're driving away in the dark.
Lyrics by John Mayer and appropriate for me given that today is December 1st. With only one month left till the end of this year, feeling like John and wanting to get off the train. And as my parents 50th Wedding approches next year...and as they age in years...I don't want to see them go. Yes, I can fight life on my own even but there's a difference in living and living well. As 2006 comes to an end, here's to a safe and sound 2007 and another year of living well.