Saturday, January 31, 2009

Parabéns, Jojo :)

Tens cara de desenho animado e fazes-me rir, especialmente quando acabaste de acordar (amuado e com cara de poucos amigos) ou quando te pões a cantar e a tocar. Os teus abracinhos são especiais e és super divertido.
Have a happy day! ;)
beijocas da madrinha "de segunda"...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

estar casada é...

... trocar palermíces pelo messenger com o nosso hubby quando está cada um a trabalhar numa divisão diferente da casa.:)

saudadecas...


failed connections

Yesterday someone asked me if I wasn't afraid when getting home and oppening the entrance door, since my building is quite large and I don't exactely know any of the neighbours. I said I didn't. Little did that person know that I've been thinking about my neighbours. I've been living here for almost six months and still I feel I'm a stranger to them. I hardly see any of them. Sometimes we share the elevator, exgange polite conversation. On an ocasion a couple of them actually visited our home for a brief moment. But that's it. How do you connect to people whose face isn't carved in your memory yet? How do you reach out? How can you get in touch, especially in a kind of frigid culture? These questions and some others have been dancing in my head for some time now... I remember how easy it was during the 14 years my family and I lived in Lisbon. It was a small building. Everyone knew each other. One of my teachers had an office there. The old ladies asked how we were doing in school and they had us over for a hot cup of milk and cookies when it was raining outside and we had forgotten our keys. They showed us their picture albums. I feel nostalgic just thinking about it. There were connections. People spoke of deep and intimate struggles and joys in their lives.
I believe we are where we are for a reason. In some aspects I'm still trying to figure out what's the reason I'm here for. And you? Are you hapilly connected?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

*Sammy teatral*

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Mímica e sombras chinesas à la Sammy :)


Always fun to have him here :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

fake polaroid

I found this cool program via Elsie's blog. Download it and have a "digital" polaroid on your computer! It's fun! I've been wishing for a real one for some time now... I looove the vintage-y, groovy look of the polaroid photos :) Of course it's not ther real thing but... this is fun, still!


These are some from Scotland last August...



Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Weight of Dreams online shop


I officially have an online shop at Dawanda. Feel free to stop by now and then :)
Tenho oficialmente uma loja online no Dawanda. Passem por lá :)


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

La Science des rêves [2006]




"I love her 'cause she makes things with her hands. It's as if her sinapsis were married directly to her fingers." [Stephane]


Saw it yesterday. It's strangely and awkwardly inspiring somehow.

Friday, January 16, 2009

[oito sonhos] p.s.: não consigo pôr espaços neste post!!!

O desafio veio da Selma. Não a conheço pessoalmente, mas o mundo é pequeno e as nossas duas caras metades já trabalharam juntas. Parece que temos algumas coisas em comum :)
Ora então, cá está:
1. Escrever uma lista com 8 coisas que sonho fazer ou com as quais sonhe.
2. Convidar 8 bloguistas a responder ao mesmo.
3. Comentar no blog de quem partiu o desafio.
4. Comentar no blog de quem desafiamos.
5. Publicar as regras.
A maioria destes sonhos já tem pó de tanto estarem guardados na caixa que guardo cá dentro... mas ainda cá estão.
1. Aumentar a família (em número e em amor), recheá-la de sonhos e tradições, emoções, valores e memórias.
2. Viver numa quinta, numa vila rodeada das pessoas que me são queridas (passado e presente. e futuro?). Não haveria necessidade de moeda porque todos subsistiriam de trocas e dádivas. Cada um produziria (alimento, vestuário, mobília, arte...) para a comunidade. Haveria paz e harmonia. [Não estou a falar de nenhuma seita tipo Amish. Nada disso. Seria uma comunidade aberta.]
3. Publicar um livro (sobre família, arte...).
4. Ir à Irlanda.
5. Ser nómada com uma missão.
6. Adoptar uma criança (ou mais...).
7. Criar um espaço para pessoas sem-abrigo (um lugar temporário de apoio e reintegração na sociedade, com formação em várias áreas, em que todos teriam que contribuir para o bem comum e teriam a oportunidade de se sentirem úteis novamente). [Um sonho ainda mais velhinho era de abrir um orfanato com características muito especiais.]
8. Abrir uma loja-livraria-casa de chá-divulgação de arte contemporânea-espaço de tertúlia criativa tudo-em-1.
Agora para passar a batata quente - Hon, Sis, Ana Melo, Sóininha, Shana, Kella, Clarinha e MJ
Toca a sonhar minha gente!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

sunny weekend


Do fim-de-semana há mais aqui.
Esta semana vou fazer uma pausa na escrita aqui. Este espaço será salpicado de imagens a cada dia e nada mais. Assim sobra mais tempo para escrever à mão, sem filtros. Tempo para a escrita "trapalhona" e para pensar. Sobra tempo para ver se me inspiro para pegar nos tecidos e agulhas, porque sinto que estou a precisar. Sobra tempo para olhar pela janela e beber chá ou chocolate quente, enquanto ouço Prokofiev até à exaustão e preparo actividades para os miúdos. Sobra mais tempo para as tarefas diárias.
:::Desejo-vos uma semana cheia de paz e lenta.:::
Vou ali observar e já volto.
.................................
Fom the weekend there's more here.
This week I'm taking a break from writting here. This space will be splashed with pictures each day, and nothing else. That way there's more time for handwritting, no filters. Time for "messy" writting and thinking. There's more time to see if I get inspired to pick up my fabrics and needles, becase I feel I'm needing that. There's more time to look out the window sipping tea or hot chocolate, listening to Prokofiev over and over again, while preparing activities for the kids. There's more time for daily chores.
:::Wishing you a peaceful and slow week.:::
I'll be right there observing, then I'll come back.

Friday, January 09, 2009

first readings of 2009 | primeiras leituras de 2009


ORTBERG, John (2003) Everybody's normal till you get to know them. Zondervan: Michigan

ONDJAKI (2005) E se amanhã o medo. Caminho: Mirandela

[compiled by] WUBBLES, Lance (1998) George Muller on Faith - a 30-day devotional treasury. Emerald Books: WA

Some favorite quotes so far from the first one...

"Everybody's weird."
"This is the Porcupine's Dilemma: How do you get close without getting hurt?"
"... imperfect people like you and me can pursue community with other imperfect people."
"There is no ideal community. Community is made up of people with all their richness, but also with their weekness and poverty, of people who accept and forgive each other. Humility and trust are more at the foundation of community than perfection."
"A family is a group which possesses and impliments an irracional commitment to the well-being of its members." [Urie Bronfenbrenner]

{very cold}

I'll let you in on a little secret...
I talk to my cat. She's a very good listener. Am I crazy? Am I going to become one of THOSE old ladies?

our cat has an alter ego...


A nossa gata tem um alter ego...

?

A casa hoje cheira-me a alfarroba.
Não faço ideia porquê.
Há tanto tempo que não sinto o aroma doce das alfarrobas.
Duvido que do 8º andar o olfacto consiga apanhar seja o que for lá de baixo.
Muito menos uma alfarrobeira.
Nenhuma à vista, sequer.
...

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Getting ready for a new month at school

This month will be dedicated to Prokofiev and, more specifically his "Peter and the Wolf". I'll be using the latest animated version of the story in DVD as a visual aid. Just got it today! We'll use it to learn about the instruments in an orquestra. I hope the kids love it as much as I do :)

Each month will have a different composer featured and a different color combination. Prokofiev's is blue+red.

2 sets of 3 little pigs {an order}


Novidades...

Papá... os bolbos estão a querer ver a luz do dia :)



Christmas came and "went" so fast!

{Há fotos do almoço de Natal da Igreja, por aqui. Um tempo precioso num lugar muito bonito.}



{Da noite e dia de Natal, há algumas fotos por aqui.}


Our christmas tree is still up (indefinetly)...






Yesterday I had the company of a happy and wild batch of pre-teens from church. We shared about being grateful, each made a list of 12 things they were grateful for, we sang and played music, looked at some photos, laughed, prayed and ate homemade bread with jam :)
They remind me how I must go back to laughing and smilling about everything and anything, even if it's sometimes just plain silly.
Thanks guys! I'm thankful for you.
{logo traduzo}



snippets of Sammy's bday party