"Behind in my Work"

*Image provided to me by my sister, Heidi.

I've returned to work from a 2-week vacation that took me from Texas to Oklahoma, then back to Florida.

Both of my older sisters had their first children in July - and my step-sister had her first daughter - so I jokingly referred to my trip home as "Babypalooza" - but, it seriously was a baby filled two weeks - and I loved every moment of it!

Since returning to Florida from two blissful weeks of snuggling my nephews and laughing at their funny little baby babbles - I've been smacked in the face with a $#!t load of work that was "due yesterday".  To say I'm "behind in my work" is an understatement.

Here's to praying that I can grasp ahold of some of the psychological and spiritual things that were developing for me over those 2 weeks - and that I can somehow grapple my work life into a managable balance.

I need balance.  I need something that reminds me that I'm a part of something more.  

So, even though it's Saturday - and I'm back in Miami Beach - I'm working today.  Because maybe then I can get ahead.  And, at some point, I'll develop that balance that everyone keeps talking about.

I hope the next time I write it's much more colorful and meaningful - but, for today - I'm blah...

Recess, anyone?  Maybe tomorrow...



Home, Sweet Home.

My little sister, Haley, asked me to cover Miranda Lambert's "House That Built Me".  I told her I thought it'd be too difficult for me to play - with my limited guitar skills.  Turns out - I only had to learn 2 new chords!  I learned it two nights ago - and yesterday morning, I allowed myself 30 minutes to practice - then record.

Hope you enjoy! 



Lissie "In Sleep"

Lissie amazes me.

My friend and musical muse, Julia, introduced me to her song "In Sleep" - and I cried the first time I heard it.

She's self-taught, with honey blonde hair and a whisky kissed voice - and I've NEEDED to hear something like this for some time, now.  Her lyrics speak for me.

I know you've heard "Bad Romance" more times than you've probably ever needed to - but, her cover of the song is so worth the over-exposure to the song, once more.  She's pretty much my freakin' favorite performer of the moment - and, I don't want to rush into anything here - but, I think she could be a long-time love of mine.  ;)

I particularly like this quick overview of where she's at now - and where's she's poised to go.

Maybe Perez will have her out to his SXSW party, next year - and I can see her perform live.

Here's my rendition of her song "In Sleep".


Summer of 2007

I recently recorded a cover of The Mountain Goats song "Woke Up New".

I was inspired by their sound the summer of 07 -  I lived in CA.


Miami Sun

Summer is officially here - and I'm officially not ready for my bikini - which means, I'm sporting this retro one-piece until I can effectively get my tush into shape.

That's where my girl, Kaci Coble, comes in: she's got a blog with so much information on food, lifestyle, choices, attitudes, cooking tips, grocery shopping ideas - you name it.  So...I'm gonna waddle my little fat heinie over to: for some "Big, Fat Secrets".

'Cause really - I prefer wearing a one-piece.

Wish me luck - and some self-discipline wouldn't hurt, either.