adventures in awesomeness…

Recording Night With the Ladies!

Tonight was girl night number #3 at Adelle’s… this time without the babies. After catching each other up on the current events of our life we ate some fajitas and snapped a bunch of rocking photos:

Jess & Liz striking hottness with the Doctor P.

B.A.N.G.S. (hahaha.. except two of us are without them!)

Then we got down to business recording some new music. We worked for a while on the lyrics to my song “Eff the Pants” but when Adelle started strumming this other tune.. we were hooked! We banged out some lyrics and then started singing. We recorded old school (yes, with a tape deck and boom box) for most of the night before we found out that we could record on my Mp3 player. Say whaa? We took three takes and here is our current favorite in its rawest form. Enjoy!!

Lately <<click here for song>>
by D., jessielah, and e. gates

Your touch makes me tremble
Snuggling with you, like my blankie
Holding you close, cheek to cheek
Your soft voice and shy smile
Your eyes see my soul when you undress me.
Your touch makes me tremble… lately.


I’m Awesome!

I’m having an “I *heart* me” moment and it’s pretty damn nice. Less than a week ago I was wearing four shirts and a parka indoors. Today I am sitting outside in shorts and sunglasses watching Jaxon play in the water – a disaster waiting to happen, I know, but it beats playing in the sink. So why am I awesome, you ask?

* Awesome-ly crooked bangs!

* It’s Tuesday and effing gorgeous outside.
* Using “awesome” as an adverb.
* My swaggy old boobs are up and awesome!
* I feel good.
* The sun has infused itself into my being. Maybe I’ll get a bit of color. Mmmmm…
* I am a California girl at heart, addicted to flip flops and sunshine.

I was told that I “already seemed happier”. I blamed my lame-0-ness. But you know what? I love my lame-0-ness. Oooh, thats another one.

* My lame-0-ness. I love that I fall in love so freely.
* I love that I giggle like a school girl and get goofy when I’m happy.
* I still dance around the house, singing into a hair brush.
* I cut my own hair (poorly) and can’t keep my nose out of the mirror.

I confess, I’m a 15-year old girl most of the time. Anyhow… it’s about time that I got to enjoy some happiness! The past six weeks have been rough. My new year came in with a bang (literally) and then it’s just been drama island since. But things are on the up and up. I got dumped – whoo! Must I count that?

* I got the closure I needed and didn’t think I was going to get – thank you, awesome-ness.
* I have two awesome babies.

They really are the best. Between spoonfuls of peanut butter, Jaxon performed acrobatics on the stairs and balancing on the fence. Mylo stomped around, yelling to hear his voice echo off the walls. Being with them makes me happy… and that is AWESOME!!!


Too Many Projects

I’m excited. August must be the month of creative flow. It all began when I started reading those Stephanie Meyer vampire books. They inspired me to pull out the old laptop and to start writing again. I even rearranged my bedroom and am shopping for curtains. Maybe one day I’ll finally paint the trim and install that ceiling fan… but let’s not hold our breaths. And while I still haven’t finished the kitchen, I want to reorganize the living room (thanks Liz & Tommy) and do something with the dinning room/office so it’s not such a clusterf&%k.

And I’ve started working on a new art project. Out of the blue, after several months of sitting untouched on, someone bought a print. I pretty much freaked out since I had done no promoting or anything since our move to San Diego in April. I didn’t even have my computer set up. Matt and I scrambled to get the print out and before I could stick stamps on the first print, someone bought another. And the next day I was asked if I wanted two of my pieces (“Lillian” of the Only Children series and “Half Empty”) to be showcased in the Design This Design That Magazine . I will be featured along with several other artist in the September Issue.

Very exciting!
So I’m back to the drawing table and trying my hand at painting on canvas. I’m a pen and paper (and occasionally watercolor) kind of girl, but I’ve decided to branch out and try some new things. (Thanks to my booble for the inspiration.) I am deathly afraid that the paint (I’m starting with a box of hand-me-down acrylics) will ruin the drawing so as a precaution, I’m scanning it into the computer first. But I’m not going to get wild with the color or anything so hopefully everything will turn out okay. And maybe it will generate some new interest in my work. But painting is tons of fun and a great way to fill that creative need I have. And it will save my husband from having to endure all of the half-finished projects in our house.

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