Monday, December 21, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Had you been in the car with us when we went to get groceries on Saturday, this is what you would have heard:
Tim: (motioning towards the car ahead of us as we sat stopped at the red light) "Look at the curly hair on that person in the back seat."
Me: "Oh my gosh. It looks like poodle hair."
Tim: (laughing) "You're right. It totally does. I wonder if it's naturally like that or if they perm it?"
A moment of silence follows as we sip our coffee and regard the hair.
Me: "Is that an old woman or a young boy?"
Tim: "I cannot tell."
We never did figure it out, but it sure was entertaining.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I'm a planner. This is not as easy to do anymore now that I have a baby, but I find comfort in it. So, I cling to instances when I can, like planning ahead to send out our first Christmas cards as a real live family with a child. Photos taken: check.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I posted previously with a link to the sneak peak of the photos. Here are the finals. I love every one.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
but this was the best thing by far. Until last week, my list of wins started and stopped in high school when I won 3 tapes (yes, you read that right, tapes, not CD's) from a radio station. They weren't even singers I listened to, but the thrill of being caller number 10 outweighed such trivialities. Then, at grad night, whilst my friends were winning super-cool, usable prizes like TV's and bicycles, I won a share of stock. I was so thrilled. (Note sarcasm.) Now that I've had time to reflect (and the stock has split once, so that I now own 2 shares-shares which net me a dividend of fifty-two cents every six months), I wonder if any of my friends grad night prizes are earning them money. I would venture a guess that's a "no". But that was where my winning streak ended, until last week. I casually entered a contest on a friend of a friend's blog site to win a free photo session for my baby and then promptly forgot I entered until I got the congrats email from the blog owner/photographer. YAY! We met this week and the shoot went great. I look forward to seeing the final shots, but here is a sneak preview she posted on the blog. I know I'm a tad bit prejudice, but I think they're the cutest photos I've ever seen.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I planted this peony from a bulb over two years ago. It grew great, never flowered and seemed to die over the winter. I mourned the loss and went on with my life. Imagine my surprise when it grew back even larger that next spring. Sadly, it still didn't flower. I knew enough last winter not to be surprised when it seemed to die. (Apparently, it does best when totally ignored from October to March.) Happily, it flowered this year only a few weeks after the birth of my son. I like to think it wasn't just a coincidence. To commemorate the flowering, I took a picture.Take no notice of the dying backyard grass. I can only hope to keep a limited number of living things alive and without a sprinkler system, the grass is impossible to maintain in the summer.
Monday, July 13, 2009
So, I recently had a baby (not that you couldn't tell or anything). It's been an adjustment and our cat is taking it the hardest. When he becomes anxious he secretly starts licking a spot on the inside of his back leg and usually we don't discover he's started until it's bald and starting to become infected. Such was the case when the baby arrived, only this time in our sleep deprived state, we didn't discover the spot until it was almost 1 1/2 inches across. I sent out a cry for help via facebook (eschewing our local vet which we hate (that's a whole other story)) and a friend recommended Rescue Remedy for Pets sold at Whole Foods.
It has been a lifesaver. Within seconds of giving Griffin his first dose, he was lounging upside down in contentment in the middle of the floor (something he hadn't done in months). Happily, he also stopped licking the spot and fur has started growing back. I highly recommend this amazing product.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Bedding for the crib. We don't have this part yet, but we're registered for it.
It's probably obvious, but I purchased the green shade. I don't have a base yet.
Again with the obvious (green), although I did contemplate the yellow.
I have the elephant in the back.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
We've been invited to an engagement party later this month and the attire is cocktail. Ordinarily, this would not be much cause for alarm, but in this case when I saw the invite, I moaned, "where will I find a cocktail maternity dress." Amazingly, it wasn't as hard as I thought. Perhaps I do not give maternity clothing enough credit.