Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
So recently as I was making my way down 5th avenue I found a lone woman, pushing her precious cargo at a snails pace, smiling at everyone that passed, lingering close to those paused in their own steps, eagerly awaiting a smile in return. I, like the fool I am, gave her what she wanted. "oh she's soooooo cute!" I said. And she was. 6 months old and the size of Luca a month ago. Pink, blue eyed, brown haired. Expressionless.
"OH THANK YOU! THANK YOU SO MUCH! SO IS YOURS, HOW OLD? ARE YOU IN A MOMMY GROUP? WHERE DO YOU LIVE? HOW WAS THE BIRTH?" she spewed out before taking a breath or letting me answer.
All the while Luca is laughing hysterically, as if he knew (actually I know he knew) what I was thinking.
Which made her stare in to the bassinet and say "oh my god!!! how did you get him to do that????"
Um, what? Smile? Good question lady.
Next thing I knew she was saying things like "Stella doesn't like the bath or the cold or to eat out of Dr Brown's baby bottles or to wear those onesies with the snaps on the side..."
Which led me to think to myself how lucky i really am and how great I have it. To teach your child to love life, to enjoy everything from a rain drop on their nose to the moon coming up above the buildings - well that for me is the best part of motherhood. To know that so far my little being loves everything, and I mean everything, is a blessing as big as the world around us.
I hope Stella learns that soon. And her mom too...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
The iPad stands as the middle ground between a full-blown laptop computer and an iPhone.
"It's so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smartphone," Jobs said.
*I took this beautiful photo with my iPhone, with absolutely no post work done to it. nice, huh?And not just any flowers, flowers from the best place in NYC, Michael George!
They are exquisite.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
An Uzbek photographer, Umida Akhmedova is looking at three years hard labor for taking some quite nice shots of the people of Uzbekistan. The government there created a committee that judged them harmful to the image of Uzbekistan. Judge for yourself. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8473285.stm There's a link below to a petition if you want to support her. http://www.gopetition.com/online/33031.html
Monday, January 25, 2010
Well today was my final day on maternity leave. It was the fastest yet most fulfilling three months of my life. So much has changed in such a small amount of time but what will be interesting will be how much has remained the same back at the office.