Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer Day

So this only lasted maybe 15 minutes...before Miranda wanted to crawl all over our filthy in progress backyard (strewn with landscape stone, bricks, pipes, power tools, etc.) but this picture just says "summer" and "happiness" to me.

Mmm, my favorite time of year...let me savor it as long as possible & don't you dare mention that the stores have been stocking Halloween items since July. And you, Miss Mommy, please quit reminding me about Halloween costumes ;o) There are far too many things I need to accomplish before being tempted with Halloween dress up.

Excuse me while I go eat another nectarine.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Table Manners

Bad table manners. 

This is how not to get invited to dinner parties.

Unless the dinner party is for 14 month olds, or for people who like to eat with their toes.

I don't think I would want to go to either of those parties actually.

Friday, August 7, 2009

August Homefront

August is rolling along around here. I need to catch my breath and find a minute to post every once in a while, but the days have been full.

So what have I been up to?

Cleaning up messes, duh...this kid's in everything.

Going to picnics and bbq's and hikes & walks and mornings at the dog beach in Santa Cruz.

Introducing Miranda to playgrounds and lots of new friends.

Hosting friends I haven't seen in years, and having their daughter play with ours (mind blowing).

Painting in my studio.

Purging our basement of stuff, then thrifting for better stuff ;o)

Hanging on to my first pedicure in 15 years for as long as possible.

Being overwhelmed by tomatoes from our garden.

Cooking & baking...tomato pies, fajitas, zucchini bread, panzanella.

Sewing up custom owlings.

Setting up a cloth diapering station and making diaper wipes solution. (Thank you to the Tranquil Parent for the recipe)

Researching & planning my re-entry in the textiles world. Hoping this book is helpful in the process.

Watching Miranda take her first steps.

Scoring on "new" chairs for my studio. Even one for the Bird. (& these were found, even better than thrifted)

Working away on our backyard.

I love summer...and I promise to enjoy the rest of it rather than mourning how soon it will be gone. That's a good resolution.

Happy August Summer day :o)