Wednesday, July 30, 2008

An Evening Stroll

makes me happy.



The leisurely, late night dog walk - another staple of Shark Week.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Nice Balance

makes me happy.


After picking up the paint yesterday we finished painting our living room, which I was going to post photos of but have since decided I'm going to hold off and do a whole Renovation Week in the near future, swam fifty laps, had a shower and actually took some time getting ready and doing my hair.


We then hooked up with Laura, drank a little Sauvignon Blanc...


and ate some fried cheese.


Shark Week is all about doing things that make you feel good and, for Kev and I, being productive and exercising feels just as wonderful as wining and dining.

Isn't really all about finding the balance that's right for you?

And do you think if I practice finding my balance hard enough during Shark Week I'll eventually begin to live Shark Life?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Shark Week Still

makes me happy.


I was just about to launch into my whole story about what the term Shark Week means to Kevyn and I.

And then I had second thoughts, as I feel the 200 or so of you who take the time out of your day to come visit me here, deserve more credit then that!

After all, I first began explaining last year and then laid it all out for you back here. Let's not forget that Kevyn has also posted photos of it over there.

So if you don't know what I'm mean by Shark Week by now... then you've got some catching up to do.


So here we are, the first day of Shark Week, filling up the gas tank...


dropping off the dry cleaning...


and picking up some paint from Home Depot.






All at a medium pace.

And while listening to this song.


Welcome to Shark Week.

Ridin' the bull, feelin' the flow.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ask And You Shall Receive

makes me happy.


On Wednesday evening, while walking the dogs with Adel, I got thinking about how often her and Al had us over for BBQ's last summer.

As they are fabulous cooks and I always very much enjoyed those evenings, I decided I would let her know that I was available and willing to participate anytime they were.


18 hours later I got the call...


and 24 hours later, guess what I was doing?!



I'm a big believer in giving the Universe very clear messages about what you want... be it for dinner or for the rest of your life.

Ask! And you shall receive.


Oh and this photo?

Just me performing my pre-feast stretches!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Canadian Way

makes me happy.


Last night on our way to dinner, Kevyn and Bobby, whom I might add is the self proclaimed Parallel Parking Champion of the World, stopped to assist a fellow Canuck backing into a tight spot.

I like it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My Path

makes me happy.


No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

- Buddha

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Many Hands

make me happy.


I'm sure you've all heard the saying 'many hands make light work' before.


Well when it comes to working events, there couldn't be a more fitting mantra.



And when you get to work with a crew of professionals, who all believe that mantra to be true,



an empty field...


can turn into a festive BBQ, within the blink of an eye!


Oh yeah!


That's how we roll.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Expecting

makes me happy.


For those of you who weren't sure, Adel IS pregnant.

Just in case you were going to suggest she begin passing on that second burger.


And with that big ol' belly comes a big ol' baby shower!


An event so warm and lovely that is got me wondering...


wouldn't it be wonderful if...


every human being...


treated every other human being...


with the same love, concern and compassion...


that we have for expecting moms?


I think she's trying to give us the thumbs up sign.

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Wee Bit Of Anticipation

makes me happy.


As you all know (cause I'm always banging on about it), I think it's so very important for our well being to live in the moment.

Without a doubt, for the most part, I do. But when it comes to vacations... tricky.

It's not that I'm not wishing THIS moment to be any different then it is right now - I'm just working hard to get the old bod' in shape, trying to get my To Do list all cleaned up and generally feeling totally stoked, all of which I'm sure are creating positive vibrations.

So if was a gambling woman, I'd bet Martha Stewart would say...

"A wee bit of anticipation - it's a good thing."

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Being Passionate

makes me happy.


In case you don't know my husband is becoming quite the photographer in his own right.

If you haven't yet popped by his site, please do so. You can find him over there to the right, under Doing His Thang.

He snapped the shot above recently while I was scouting out a shot of my own and it joins a short list of photos of myself that I really like.

And here's the interesting part, most of those photos on that list are of me taking photographs. I'm sure I don't physically look much different in them then in any other photos but to me they ooze passion.

Pretty amazing how doing what you love helps you love who you are.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Not Always Willing

makes me happy.


This is what I've been thinking about lately.

You know when you're interacting with someone who is being negative, angry or self-righteous and you feel that same sort of bad energy begin to build within yourself?

Those are times when their ego is inviting your ego to come out and play.

Here's the thing, these days, all the cool kids Just Say No!

We're on to you Mr. Ego. You over promise and under deliver.

Participation in your indignant and smug sports have never been amounted to anything more then a lukewarm kind of feeling. And yet without you... I'm glowing all over.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Push Ups

make me happy.


A few of the reasons why I love push ups...


They simultaneously work your arms, core and legs.


You can get your butt in on too by lifting this leg then that.



And you can do them just about anywhere...


with just about anyone.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Dinner For Two

makes me happy.


Yesterday evening, following a softball slaughtering, Kev and I had plans to walk over to our local Italian eatery and enjoy a quiet dinner for two.

It was a GLORIOUS evening and I could have spent a couple hours resting on that bench, arms wrapped around my husband, watching the people playing and the sun setting, but...


there was wine to be drunk...


food to be eaten and conversations to be had.

I enjoy all my time with Kevyn but, there is something very intimate and tender about the times we break bread together.

He's his best Kevyn and I'm my best Stacy.


And then we walked home and (Surprise! Surprise!) took some photos...


that I'd like to sum up this way...


Best Muse Ever!

Thanks baby.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Nature's Hair Dryer

makes me happy.


Who here thinks that the warmth of the sunlight sets your rollers better then any mechanical hair dryer?

Mmmmeeeee tooooo!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Working Together

makes me happy.


Realizing how much we love working with each other was another one of those aha kind of moment's for Kevyn and I.

Once we knew how much we dug it we began, and continue, to figure out a way to do it all the time... and maybe not in matching outfits.

So what I'm saying here, again, is if you don't know what it is that makes you happy, it's pretty tricky to attain it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Time

makes me happy.


Yesterday at work I continued sharing my thoughts about winning the lottery with my barback Kevin (not my husband Kevyn - my other Kevin).

For those of you who don't know, a barback is to a bartender what a pit crew is to a driver. Not only do they constantly replenish all your beer, booze and glassware, if you're a female bartender they will often be the first one to jump in and tell Mr. Obnoxious where he can take his lewd and rude comments and shove them. Without the barback the show cannot go on, but I regress, this is a whole other post onto itself.

So when I asked Kevin what winning the lottery would mean to him he replied with a single, yet extremely profound, word... TIME.

I've been saying this for years - who wants things when you could have time!

Time to spend with friends and family. Time to enjoy nature. Time to play sports and take photographs. Or in Kevin's case, time to make music.

Those crazy barbacks, helpful AND enlightened. Who knew?