Saturday, March 27, 2010

Passover, Holiday of Spring, Cleaning and Freedom

Passover is one of my favorite holidays, and I'm a big holiday lover. The whole deal with family gathering, good food, 4 cups of wine (I do half each time, from the good wine, not to fall into the equation of 'too much of a good thing'...) reading and singing does it for me. I love the party, the ceremony, I certainly love reading and tradition, and if I didn't mention before - I'm quite the foodie.

Preparing makes for a great celebration - gets you excited and in the mood, especially after scrubbing and shining all the silver, hidden corners and back panels. You feel the calories, unfocused and a bit confused with fumes, detaching themselves from your chubby zones and off they go to fuse themselves to someone else's hiney.

Holiday of Spring
Back in California we had budding and blooming, sunshine, chirping and buzzing all day long. We could barbecue year round, hike naked in the great outdoors and indulge barefooted at the sandy beaches.

Here in New Jersey we had rain, than snow, than Hurricane, now cold, with some sun and some budding bloomers outside. The trees that survived the storm can be heard singing: 'I'm still standing' and the deers came back from wherever they interned for the winter. Chipmunks were recently seen jumping in the back yard and Donald Dog is, once again, imagining the squirrels on a spit.

We are so happy with every budding flower you'd think we came back from exile. Which leads me to...

Sounds trivial but there's something to be said about freedom. We take it for granted. And we seriously shouldn't. This week I lost some of my mobility. My nerve/muscle/sling/tendon got over-stretched and announced a strike. It's amazing how much each of our organs does every day, how much mobility and freedom it enables us. It's amazing how many little choices we are able to allow ourselves everyday. I think we should be thankful for it all, and I am. Are you?

I was saved, this Passover, delivered from agony and pain to the land of jump-with-joy , thanks to the very talented masseuse Yannei. I can roam freely around the county. Can you hear me now?

To health, L'Chayim!

Yours truly,
Sara Brown.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Jersey Dreaming

It is Spring here, in New Jersey. The heat is on, birds started chirping, the park and its swings in a springy blast of action. Our friends took us to the Meat Market in NYC yesterday and there, too, was a springy blast of action, of a different kind of course.

We had a rough storm last week, my son informed me it was a level one Hurricane and some of my friends here just got their electricity back. It could be fun, a candle lit evening of board games and family quality time, but after a special evening like that most people want to get back to their blessed routine of free screens for all, watch their favorite TV show, cozy up with their computer or just zap the TV channels and complain. If you add the heat component you can understand how hard were we hit, due to the known parabola: no electricity = no warmth.

So we are out and about now, counting budding flowers outside, enjoying a light tan and one of those little umbrella drinks. Cheers!

Go out and celebrate,
Sara Brown.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pay It Forward

Please scroll down to the playlist player and pause it. Than watch this, it's funny and worth watching. One pesron engaged in DoGood activity makes others do good as well.

Be happy, help others.

Good weather in New Jersey

It has been a wonderful weekend, full of sunshine, birds chirping, one good birthday party, one great dinner with friends, now I just need to lose some weight and gain some employment and I'll be great!

What makes you happy?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Different Kind of Shoppers - what kind of shopper are you?

There are  many kinds of shoppers, a whole spectrum really, but I decided to focus on three of them, so here they are:
  • The Online Shopper - "I know it, I need it, click click -I got it. NEXT".
  • The Tactile Shopper - "Let me feel it, leaf though it, smell it, try it on, smile to me, be nice, offer your help, I'm here for the shopping experience, not too much! you're bugging me! there, just the right amount of attention. Thanks. I'll be back for more".
  • The Window Shopper - "Wow, look at this! look at that! let me zigzag among stores all day long. I don't really need it, I don't really want to spend on it, but this is so much fun, so I'm here for the experience of it".
Which kind of shopper are you? How many percentage of you is Window, online or tactile? When do you feel mostly tactile? online? window?

Hope to hear from you soon,
Sara Brown.