Sunday, October 05, 2008


Yesterday was Vinny and my 5th anniversary. We celebrated in absolute style by renting a hotel in downtown Minneapolis, enjoying a day full of browsing through expensively stylish shops, lavishly treating ourselves to a delicious happy hour of Cosmopolitans, getting dressed up in our sexiest attire, and filling ourselves full of some of the most decadent Italian cuisine in the city. Of course, the hot tub, chocolates, and yummy next-day breakfast were all just added perks.

We forgot the camera and ended up buying a disposable version--photos will have to wait until the film gets developed. Waiting for photos--how weird is that?

I have more to write about, but for the life of me I can't figure out why it would be of interest to anyone but myself. Hmmm...sometimes my life feels really interesting. Even just a couple hours ago while roaming the aisles of a bookstore I was writing a blog post and thinking that my thoughts were exceptionally worthy of being recorded. But now?

I've come to the conclusion that it is important that I get back into the habit of writing. I mean really writing. What I mean by that, I'm not even sure. All I know is that I need a practice--one that will help me find balance--and writing used to be that for me. I like words and rhythm and what happens when you put them together.

The past several days have left me feeling incredibly inspired. Now that I've had some time to rest and refresh my senses I also feel exceedingly purposeful. I have a massive amount of painting to accomplish within the next 25 days. And yet, somehow, I know it will get done--even if by sheer acts of magic.

In the meantime, here's to experiencing love and a newfound sense of peace. Here's to being filled with inspiration and intention. Here's to all the things that make life worth living. Here's to sleeping well and waking rested.

Here's to living from a place of great happiness.



laundrygirl said...

Happy Anniversary!

kj said...


Anonymous said...

yeah! You know sometimes just being in the moment is "interesting" enough. Love this. SO glad to hear you had an amazing Anniv. Congrats.

GreenishLady said...

Here's to that place of happiness, indeed! Happy Anniversary to you both.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Happy anniversary!

Sacred Suzie said...

Happy anniversary and Jessie, you are so very fascinating, are you kidding? You're surrounded by paint, nature and dogs...all things we love, not to mention you're incredibly giving spirit and generous heart.

daisies said...

happy anniversary :) xo

Pam said...

Hi Jessie - just visiting via Sacred Suzie. I've added you to my favourites list. I find you inspiring. Happy Anniversary and happy journey!

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary! Dale and I celebrated our 43rd this past March. And I'm still glad I married him! May you also be so happy when you reach the 20's, 30's and 40 years of marriage!

Elizabeth said...

Hi there, it's been a while!

Glad to see that life has REALLY moved on for you in the most amazing ways since I last stopped by (during the Finding Water time?). How thrilling to find your True North :-)

The dogs are adorable and well painted - I always find them so relaxing to paint - and the added dimension of Rescue Dogs, and all the good work you are doing, really makes a difference.

Wishing you all the luck in the world.

Will you be posting photos of your new studio? I cannot fully convey just HOW jealous I am ;-)
so I shall have to try asking the Universe too....

Well done Jessie!

Melba said...

Happy Anniversary. Sounds like you had such a great time.
I am so happy for you!

Amber said...

Happy Day to you!


Vedrana M. said...

happy 5th anniversary :)

Connie said...

You know...I've been thinking the same thing. And, I keep a written of those ol' fashioned ones where you use a writing utensil..not a keyboard!!! Yeah...I love helps me with clarity..I find that writing in my blog helps me work through thoughts and ideas...and the support from such wonderful souls is priceless...but when I write in my can be a real declaration or liberation or just simply time with a dear, dear friend.

Happy Anniversary to you and your honey...lots of great times ahead..I feel it!!

Peace & Love.

Sharon said...

OK, now I'm getting worried. Hope you are just really busy with painting and not sick or something!!!

Leah said...

happy anniversary, gorgeous! it's been far too long since i dropped in, but i've been thinking of you often.

i'm so thrilled by all the exciting things that have been going on for you! amazing!! (not surprising, but amazing!)

sending loads of love your way. xoxo