Friday, February 29, 2008
Luckily the refrigerator was able to be fixed and we did not have to drop a grand on a new one. And the whole incident forced me to clean out and organize. After tackling the fridge I completed my now fully functioning kitchen by hanging my new mobile from the mobile swap I participated in. One good thing about having old banged up cupboards is that it is OK for me to pound nails into them!
The mobile is from Ellen whom I have no idea how to find out in the vast expanse of the internet. So, I hope she reads this so I can say THANK YOU - I really love it! The colors go great in my kitchen and it is so nice to have something pretty to look at while I do the dishes.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
We went to see Justin's brother Brian play at a coffee shop. I have been such a hermit lately - the February blues I suppose. It felt good to get out. I guess I figured coffee shop music would be appropriate for Connor's age, i.e. some nice acoustic guitar. Well, I was wrong - it was so loud!! All of the tables and chairs were cleared away so it was more of a crazy college party with coffee instead of beer. I am definitely not a prude and would have stayed and enjoyed it all thoroughly, but I do not want to be responsible for my child going hard of hearing. I read somewhere that children's eardrums are much more susceptible to loud noise - I am sure that by the time he hits his teenage years he will be doing plenty of damage to those ears without any help from mom and dad.
Instead, Connor and I walked down the street to a quieter coffee house and had a piece of carrot cake by candlelight.
We were supposed to go to a 30th birthday party on Saturday evening, but it did not work out. So Justin says, "since we are not going out I am giving the cat a bath." What an exciting alternative! He has had this whole bath thing in his head for awhile now. Being allergic to cats - I had the cat long before the husband - he thought a bath might help out a little. Polk actually did much better than expected. I thought it would be more traumatic. I was picturing drenched cat clawing frantically, hissing - even though he never hisses, having some kind of spastic outburst, but this was not the case. Polk was a little frightened at first but I think toward the end he actually enjoyed the warm water being sprayed on this back.
After his bath he took a long rest - lots of commotion for an old kitty.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The mobile is a combination of fabric, porcelain beads, wooden beads, and some pieces of potpourri (yeah that's a little strange but I really liked the way they looked against the leaves). I guess my theme here is spring - I am getting ready!! - with the leaves/flower buds.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
To the dancing we added hats and silly faces which turned into a game of trying to swipe the other person's hat - a combination of dance, running, and jumping.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
So, on that appetizing note, here was last night's dinner! Currently, I seem to be in a cooking phase. These phases generally last about two weeks and then I tire of the whole thing. I love eating fabulous food (don't we all) but don't always enjoy the whole process that it involves. Don't get me wrong, I do like preparing meals, just not three times a day (sometimes more with a six year old's constant growth spirts), seven days a week. Last night was fun though!
The joke around here is that I should have been born Asian and Justin should have been born Mexican due to our tastes in food. When I cook it is typically Chinese, Thai, Japanese. When he cooks it is almost always tacos. Since I do most of the cooking (!!!) we eat far more Asian cuisine. I usually win when we go out to eat to.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I'm not quite sure if people ask me to make them things because they really like my work or because they want to be nice. It seemed like he was really pleased with it though - so maybe he actually likes the bag and wants to be kind!
This is my first male bag and I really enjoyed working on it. It was a change of pace to focus most heavily on the the small details and pattern and not give much attention to fabric combinations. And simple is often most beautiful. Sometimes I forget that.
(I told Brian that if he didn't like the bag I would be happy to keep it for myself - no such luck!)
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
And on a completely different note, I wish my hair would decide whether it would like to be straight or curly. This is even less likely to happen than getting a new light fixture. Dual personality hair, much like the inside of the head it grows out of - hah!!
Just some random midweek meaningless ramblings and observations I guess.
Friday, February 1, 2008
All in all it was good cozy winter fun!
(blue yo-yo = blue water, blue shirt, blue fingers, blue blue blue...)