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Christine Corrao
Interests: laughing, fashion, cooking, reading, sewing, nature, quilting, crafting, singing, playing board games, my two small dogs.
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This is my new favorite thing. I have been trying to cultivate this type of lifestyle for a while but it is a little hard when you don't have your own home. But living with family has many advantages. If I had some tiny little apartment I would not have access to my big yard, abundant fruit tress, quality kitchen, and crafting space. So while I sometimes which I owned a little cottage by the beach...I will settle for my family home. The book that has guided my practice is called Radical Homemakers I read this book and truly fell... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Newfound
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Jun 1, 2011
So I recently felt like my bolg was just not worth having. I just felt like I had not updated it in forever and I wasn't really sure what the purpose was. So I emailed Typepad and told them I wished my blog looked more like the Soulemama blog. So they emailed me back with lots of new ideas and showed me how I could upload pictures and attach am hoping I can improve my skills and really get this bolg into shape! Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Newfound
It is odd that things can be so busy when you think you really don't have a lot going on in your life...and then you look at other people's lives or commitments and realize you really do have a lot going on. I hate that I do not write more on this blog. I think of posts all the time and then somehow never get going on actually writing them. I still feel like I need a purpose for my blog..I mean can it really just be a "journal" or log of my life...and if so why do I need... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Newfound
I have had this little scrap of paper on it on my dresser for months now. I finally brought it to work but I really want to try and live my life in this fashion so I hope that by posting it here it will get inside my memory and my heart: "To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable; and wealthy, not rich; to study heard, thin quietly, talk gently, act listen to stars and buds, to babes and sages, with open heart; await... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2010 at Newfound
Oh cool! I saw this and I really liked it but I still sometimes think of this blog as a play space where I can practice things. I wish I was a better blogger. I think sometimes I am better at reading other blogs than I am at creating my own. I am coming down with a little cold and I am here late at work tonight so I am just experimenting a little bit. Reader, I am sorry that it takes me so long to write in between blogs. But I am happy to announce that I finally have... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Newfound
Well..I am starting to lose a little bit of hope on the job. It feels like it has been a long time. But I sent an email today asking if the position has been filled...who knows? So for all you who voted, I will leave you in no further suspense. It was a tie between the Peace Dove and the Key. I like the idea of the key- you know...symbolically opening a new door. But I also think the dove is so pretty. But for now all treats are on hold anyway...I just wanted to fill you all in as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2010 at Newfound
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Mar 16, 2010
So recently my friends and sister have been asking me what I plan to treat myself with if I get a job. I think this is a little premature, and really don't want to jinx anything, but this morning I decided to treat myself to at least a little looking. First let me say that I did not know that when people got a job they "treated" themselves to anything. But I have a friend who also recently got a job and treated herself to an iphone. Maybe this is a common practice and who knows maybe this will help... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2010 at Newfound
Ok, so technically I am a Catholic. I was baptised, First Confession-ed and Communion-ed, and then confirmed in 10th grade. Even then I knew I really did not want to be a Catholic but I liked the idea of picking a Saint's Name. At the time I chose Brigid because she was Irish, I had a Brigid's cross in my room and I just thought it was a pretty name. However I read something today that made me really glad that I chose that saint. I was reading an article today that mentioned that St. Brigid was also the patron... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at Newfound
I really have no idea why it has taken me such a long time to write. Truthfully I write my posts in my head all the time as I am falling asleep or when I wake up in the morning. The problem has been actually taking the real time to write them down. But I really have no excuse because I have not even been that busy. I have now attended 4 births..only two more towards full certification. I am also thinking about taking a weekend training in Prenatal Yoga in Monterey, CA in the summer. If I get a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at Newfound
Today I am visiting Sheba and pals and going BLUE. No reason other than that I'm bored and I just like how it looks? And it will prompt me for some very amusing analogies from the mouths of my classmates? Also, it would change all of my clothes, because with each outfit I'd have to find a way to match it with blue hair, and I think it's a good way to force myself out of this lazy style rut I've been in for a while.I think we're going for a frosty blue, a la this editorial in the new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2010 at Newfound
Ok, so today is devoted to giving a few shout outs to things that I like. Lately I have been doing things or wearing things that I feel everyone else should know about. 1. A dear friend is renovating a house to make it into the perfect music studio/cat space. I was reading an issue of Dwell magazine (also something I love but I don't have a subscription to...this was a copy I got for 50 cents at church...someone in my congregation has fabulous taste!). In this issue they mentioned Square Cat Habitat. They are a company that makes cool,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2010 at Newfound
My dad was making me laugh today when he was saying how tired and busy he was...and he is retired. He truly feels he does more now that he is not working than he ever did when he had a "real" job. I cannot help but feel the same. I spent this weekend working on decorations for my friend Melanie's baby shower. I will post some of the pics here. Truth be told we used another blog as a guide and made our own adorable baby shower. The last image of those delish "cake balls" were adapted from the Bakerella... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at Newfound
I knew that I was on call yesterday and to be honest I had been nervous for week about it. I was worried I would faint or panic and here would be this poor women in labor and the nurses would have to try and help revive me. Thankfully none of that happened. I am a volunteer doula for the Hearts and Hands Volunteer Doula Program at UCSD Medical Center here in San Diego. I was accepted as a doula in November but had only a few false alarms so far. Once I even drove all the way there and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at Newfound
Ok, for many reasons today I feel guilty. 1. I had said I was going to start writing on a daily basis...I am pretty sure I said that over a week ago and have not posted since. Which is dumb because I am not that busy and there is no reason that I could not or should not write a little something each day. Perhaps I just feel like nothing that exciting is happening that would make people want to read. I still feel like I don't have a defined or true purpose for my blog yet, so that might... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2009 at Newfound
I have decided I am going to try and write on my blog everyday. I am not sure that I have enough stuff going on to really warrant a post every day but I am going to give it a try. I want to post some pictures from my trip to American Girl this weekend but I have not been able to download them. However, it was a darling little journey and my original Samantha doll looks like her old self. The hunt continues for her clothes but I was able to locate my books (all the original copyright- 1st... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2009 at Newfound
To be honest I am not sure how many people really read my blog. I am still new at it and not sure I have it all down. I really want a digital camera for Christmas so I can easily upload more pictures. We used to share one so I don't actually have my own. But I think I could get some good pics to add and really spice things up a bit. I want my blog to look more like some of the others that I see but I hear I would need to upgrade and I am sure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2009 at Newfound
I have been meaning to write this post for a while. I have been meaning to write in general for a while. It is strange I actually write my posts in my head before I go to bed all the time...and then never actually write them down. So sorry to all the readers out there. I bet I have had some magical thoughts lately and you might have just missed them all. Despite not having a "real" job right now I have managed to start filling my time. I am doing some nanny work for a few families, I am... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2009 at Newfound
“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.” I don't know where this quote is from...but it sure sings to me. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2009 at Newfound
I love Fall. I always have. I am now living back in Southern California which is a place where Fall looks pretty different than it does in most places. I like cool weather and apple picking and all those truly autumn things....they just don't really exist here though. Fall in So Cal is hotter than the regular summer, marked by fires and somehow I just think the apple picking this year will be very different for me. Last year we went to Skytop Orchard near Hendersonville, NC We went to the Apple Festival and then picking apples at this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2009 at Newfound
So I recently had a wonderful surprise on my door step! A dear friend is such a good listener and as I walked up to the house I knew that this box of fun was his doing. Ok, so I have this weird fear of getting brain cancer from my cell phone. Truthfully when I talk on cell phones for long periods of time my inner ear hurts...I think it is super odd so I a m a bit leary of too many long cell phone conversations. But now that many of my good friends live far away I have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2009 at Newfound
SO I made some decisions today. One of which was to name my little niece as my sole beneficiary. Now believe me this kid is not going to get much if I die today, but something in me made me excited at the idea of being able to have her get some support for her medical needs or schooling. I called my sister to let her know and she laughed..."will they even let you name a 2 year old as your beneficiary?". Oh they do! Last night was choir rehearsal which was super fun. We sang a few gospel songs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2009 at Newfound
A recent conversation let me know that I can't have my old life back. I guess I knew that. I guess I knew that even if minds were changed it would never really be "the same". I held out hope though..but it seems as if she does not want our life back. So if it is really true that I must move is really true that I need to find a new way of living then I guess I better get started. I can't keep reading other people's blogs and wishing I had their life. I want a traditional... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2009 at Newfound
Normally I do not like Sundays. I never have. They are always a very anxious time for me...especially when I was teaching. But seeing as this is the first school year in 6 years that I am not in the classroom somehow it is a little less stressful. I also recently found out that there is an actual "thing" called "Sunday night anxiety" like it is an actual condition. This makes me feel somewhat better about my own Sunday issues. Today I sang in church. I belong to the Unitarian Universalist church. I was raised Catholic but this place actually... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2009 at Newfound