Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pass the Word

Isn't it funny that life has become about remembering the passwords. I started thinking about posting a blog and couldn't quite remember which one was for this one. You know? I have a head full of them and just praise the times that I remember them.
I guess I shouldn't have listed to that story on NPR about the dementia cluster near Medellin, Colombia...power of suggestion 'n all!

That's not really what is on my mind tonight though.

Fabulous food for a fortnight.
That is my inspiration tonight.
For the last two weeks I have sat and enjoyed some stunning meals.

You can stop here if you are the jealous foodie type. Trust me.....

I don't think I'll post any pictures. I just want to remember them in writing.
Night Number Uno...
12 courses at an exquisitely beautiful home on a cliff above the Pacific Ocean. Yep, 12 courses. 12 chefs. 12 pairings with wines, beers, cider and cocktails. The setting was breathtaking. The company, a crowd of food producers and purveyors. Singing to the choir with the bounty. We were all blown away. A great big thank you for all that we do to shepherd local goodies to grateful kitchens and eaters.
That was a WOW event. Hard to top it.....I'm available mind you. Bring it on..I just need to recover from the other dinners before I can wrap my head around even more grandeur and abundance.

Two farm to fork dinners and a meal at Stone Wold Bistro helped add to the fun fortnight. The f2f chefs know how to treat a girl to some yummy fare that is fresh and light and tasty. Tables set masterfully in garden/farm settings. Great company and an invitation to sit with people you don't know. I met a newlywed couple who are moving to London. Brilliant! (She's is leaving her position at Nokia and sez sell your Nokia stock).
Stone always has yummy food and the service staff rocks......biased am I. Love the CEO and love his (recently promoted) server Joe!

Now, it wasn't all about food and drink, mind you. There was also great music for the second week of the fortnight. I feasted my ears to Brett Dennen, Ariah Firefly, Dawn Mitschele, Jason Mraz, Makepeace Brothers, Charlie Mars and Tristan Prettyman. Six of these great musicians played today at two fund raisers. Epic musical pleasure. I love love love live music and the joy it brings to my life.

I am happy. I am content. I am well fed. I can still fit into my clothes.

It's all Good!!!

Sunday.....Men in kilts. Cabers. Wicked Tinkers.
Highland games here I come!

More written about doing than being tonight. I didn't want to forget these activities. I am not always this busy because it doesn't serve me. I know that down time is crucial to my well being.

And my Being likes well-ness.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I've got the jitters.
In a really great way.

I am hyped up on a double cap and a follow-up cup o' Joe. I'm good for the day. It'll keep me past my usual cup of coffee at 3 pm.

So...I'm at this sweet coffee house in O'side that I want all of you to know about. If you seek a place to be loved and welcomed and cherished...

besides going within and finding that about yourself

Some and see Vallie and her crew at Jitters, north of the pier.

I sit with a crew of people who give me so much joy to share life with. I am seeing my life from a sweet place today.

the tears are still flowing willy nilly. They have their own pathway to create the next steps of my healing.


Friday, June 3, 2011


Today I am my genuine Self.

The curious whirling dervish of a BEing...clothed in the roles of Goddess, woman, momma, sister, friend... more and more.

I wear a lot of hats-thus my hat collection.

My inner voice is in seeking mode today. The beauty of this day can be gone before I dwell in the Infinite's answers. Go ahead....ask!

I am asking mySelf today...

What is beyond/behind/creating the roles that I so willingly play??

Hmmmm. The delicious mystery of the moment.

Am I the breeze whistling through the trees?

Am I the bird of prey with snake hanging from my talons?

Am I the blue true dream of sky?

I Am. That and All that Is.

Given those truths, I Am a stand for love.

As I Am a stand for love, I love myself through each day and give myself permission and power to be All that I am to Be.

No matter what it looks like.

Grace come forth. Peace come forth. Love hold it all.

Will the Real Laura Murray please stand up...

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Today I celebrate emergence.

Joe turns 22 today. We kidnapped him this morning and sat in the sunshine enjoying breakfast together. It was lovely.

I am celebrating Joe today and all that he means to me. I also celebrate all that he means to this beautiful planet. He is a thoughtful, loving and caring man. Dynamic by nature and by word. A true friend and advocate. A mindful planeteer with many gifts to share for its future.

Thank you Joe. You arrived at the perfect time of my life. You taught me how to be patient and kind. I learned to love at a deeper level than I had ever loved before. You gave me the tremendous gift of becoming the best momma that I could be for you. You made room in your heart to have two wonderful siblings join you on your adventures around the sun. The three of you have blessed my days.

May this coming year gift you with much love, joy and passion for living full out.

You are a beloved son. You are a beloved brother. You are The Gift.