Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Julia

"Life itself is the proper binge."

Julia Child would have been 100 years old today.
As far back as I can remember,
in the deepest depths of my memory,
I remember watching Julia's cooking show,
with my Mama.

How can we ever forget that distinctive voice,
her charm, her wit, her humor.

No, they don't make 'em like Julia anymore.

As a very young bride, it was Julia,
who taught me a love for cooking,
the proper way to roast a bird,
and dared me to attempt Creme Brulee.
I would hear her voice in my head,
and I learned my way around my new kitchen,
teaching me how to use various utensils and kitchen tools.

I wonder just how many cooks are out there today
that were influenced by her. 
Those such as myself.
that grew up watching, listening, absorbing
Julia's teachings.
Surely there must be thousands.

Happy Birthday Julia. 
There will never be another like you.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

How Did This Happen So Fast

He went from this....

To this.....

He agreed to pose for me this the fireplace
Not with his bookbag,
but with his dog instead.

Today my baby becomes a senior in high school.
I've had three seniors before him.
But he's always been the baby.
How did it happen so fast?
That he grew up, right in front me, and I'm not sure I saw it coming.
He went from being a wild and crazy "Dennis the Menace" type of boy,
full of mischief, adventure, curiosity...oh the never ending curiosity, which
often left a path of destruction in his wake;
To being funny, sweet, sensitive, gentle, shy,
and oh so smart.
He went from taking apart vacumn cleaners and lawn mowers,
to writing music, recording songs, and painting pictures.

He has so much waiting for much ahead of him.
This child from another planet. 
I cannot wait to see what he does with this amazing, incredible life.
But, I think, whatever he does, nothing will surprise me.
This child from another planet.