Sunday, July 27, 2008

Baby Daddy

Zander just sent me this image from the comic convention in San Diego. Clearly this woman, whoever she is (Wonder Woman? Super Girl?) does not care so much that we know her exact identity, but her subtlety does not extend to the identity of the baby daddy. In fact, I think she looks all too eager to share the intimate details.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Gardening Hat for those with Plus Sized Heads

Aha, the days of gardening in a hat that's too tight for my head are over. I used an Amy Butler pattern and some cute fabric from Crafty Planet. It whipped together in just a couple of hours. This big thing is not only great for wiping sweat/mud off my face BUT it also prevents the sun from leaving a tan line just above my upper lip.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Well, there's been slight progress with our adoption. ...Just a little bit too slight for my tastes. It's like watching paint peel off of an old dry board, trying to pick it off yourself, and then getting it stuck up underneath your fingernail where it really hurts. You can call me Pissy-Pissy-Two-By-Four. To yourself. Not to me. I'd take it personally. Then I'd wonder what I did to piss you off. But I might not ask, I'd just wonder. And stew a little bit. And then yell at the cat for being on the table. And then have that same cat wonder what kind of inconsistent parenting I'm planning on using with this baby we're so longing for when I usually only yell at him for being on the table when I'm irritated about something else.

Just so you know, this little guy cheers me up every time. Joey is my 2 1/2 year old nephew and he can be sweaty and crabby and sleepy, and he still makes me happy.

Oh yeah, and our niece Campbell's Hockey Moves, and Dancing on the Kitchen table routine are also a very strong cure for crankiness.

Friday, July 18, 2008


I love this print! You can buy it on Etsy. It also might be nice embroidered... Oh, and this is especially relevant because I CAN'T FIND MY PASSPORT ANYWHERE.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dark Knight

In anticipation of the Dark Knight preview, I made a Batman skirt from a thrift-store sheet and a little Ikea fabric. I used this fabulous book to make the pattern, and it was so easy. Five stars for a really useful book. Unfortunately, I thought I'd make it to sit lower on my hips instead of at the waist, and that just doesn't work with my body type, so it hangs a bit funny. I'm excited to try it again!

Got Some Time?

Watch this. Already seen it? Watch it again, that's how good it is. And while you're at it, why don't you do a little counting?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Imagine Cramming a Hat on this Big Head

Today I took Z's parents to the airport (I'll post pictures of our weekend later), spent about an hour on the phone with my sister, watered my wilted plants, ate some left-over chocolate peanuts, brought Boo over to play with our neighbor kid, and surfed the web. This my friends is what I call the glamorous life. Now I'm heading over to the thrift store to drop off the left-overs from our yard sale this weekend. I'm hoping to find a sun hat while I'm there that fits my over-sized melon. I'm tired of looking at my sweaty red band of forehead flesh that shows up every time I take off a hat.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

You might have seen this already, it has a cool story here.

Damn It

We're still #8 on the list. Could you all think some happy thoughts please?

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

4th of July Weekend

In addition to having such a great time with everyone at the cottage in Wisconsin, we were lucky enough to have a real-life-professional-photographer in our midst. There are so many good pictures of the weekend. Thanks Ben!

This picture reminds me that life has been stressing me out lately and how good it feels to get out with good friends and laugh. Lots and lots.

I really like this shot because I think it brings out the natural athlete in me. And it is flattering besides.

Look how tough Z looks.

And here's Zander's BFF. His wife is a bit camera shy, but you can find pictures on her blog.

Monday, July 07, 2008

1. We had an amazing holiday weekend, and as soon as I can find my camera charger, I'll post some pictures.

2. I sold my first print on Etsy!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

I love hollyhocks. The bugs nibble at them, their petals are ruffled and transparent, the birds land on them only to weigh them down and poop on their leaves, and despite the fact that they're an annual, they just keep coming back. A little bit fragile, a little bit hearty. A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. Oh hollyhock, I can relate to you on so many levels.

Sorry for the crap picture, I'm not sure what happened and no amount of photoshopping is going to fix this one up. Anyway, here's some recent thrifty-action. I already have one good pitcher, but this one is so perfect I couldn't resist.
More thrifting here... This dress is organic silk IN MY SIZE for under $5. And yes, it will look oh so cute with a little something red and frilly sticking out from the hem.
Today, I'll be:
1. Thinking about what a sweet movie WALL-E was. It might be the best Pixar yet.
2. Picking up our third load of veggies from the CSA. Lots of lettuce so far.
3. Getting ready to head up to our friends' cabin for a few days. I'm so excited for a bit of reading on the dock, hiking, playing board games and swimming!
4. Fret about having to wear a swimming suit in front of these friends.
5. Check out a couple of things at the library.
6. Bake some bread from that 5 minute book.
7. Listening to Jason Mraz and The Weepies. Maybe a little bit of Sia thrown in there.
8. Running late for my noon appointment because I'm killing time on the web.