One of the joys of bicycling to the Community Market--snagging yummy treats.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
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Friday, May 26, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Sandy and Marcia came to stay with us after their 20 day bike trek down from Seattle. Sandy lives in Boston and Marcia in Philadelphia (I hadn't seen her since Sandy's wedding twelve years ago!).
It was a lovely visit, despite the incredible stress we've been under. I wish they could've stayed another day.
We had two doctor visits for India, two orthodontic appointments, two dental visits for Eden (including the extraction) and two runs to the pharmacy for meds. I somehow managed to clean the house and make soup for my cousins. It stopped raining and Krista had a few good days in the studio. It almost seems we're out from under it.
The visit with my cousins was delightful--they had just spent 20 days bicycling from Seattle down to Crescent City, Californa and had many stories to tell. The title of this entry, by the way, comes from a story Sandy told of dance lessons in some scary part of New York City when she was little.
We've still got two birthdays, a wedding, and a major craft fair ahead before we start packing for New York. Not to mention actually finishing the displays for the booth in New York. I'm trying to get Krista to finish this one last illustration of a girl on a bike with a puppy in the bike basket. It's so cute.
Today I was trying to clean out the new hot tub in our back yard. The water had turned kind of green. Uck. I did all the (non-toxic) treatments and the water still looked a bit colorful. Damn. I gave up and put the cover back on and dicovered my hand was dyed bright green from touching the top of the cover! It's pollen from the olive tree!! Okay.
Here are some more photos from Ethan's birthday party last saturday. I got to meet Lee's mom and grandma (Ethan's great grandma) who is 93 years old and from New Orleans.
I like taking birthday party photos. There are so many standard rituals with young and eager participants. It's helpful that Donna and Lee have such a pretty backyard and such goodlooking friends.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
This afternoon we had a party for Eden. It was a beautiful afternoon too. I took lots and lots of photos, but very few of the candid shots came out well. I seemed to be catching people taking bites of food, or with their eyes half closed. Or just looking tired. I think most people are tired these days. But we still had a really nice time.
There was a treasure hunt with rhyming clues and goodie bags at the end. The final clue read: I'm the last clue so listen up good. I'm big and I'm brown and I'm made out of wood. A pirate once owned me, ye wee scury skunk. The swag is inside me. I'm the Treasure Trunk.
India and I spent way too long on the clues. But the kids really got into it! Sweet.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
This will be the first time we've ever both left Eden. And I think we've only left India once, for one night. It's a big deal.
We're going to the Licensing International show. Krista's work is represented in the show by our new rep, Alicia. But we wanted to check it out in person, and my Aunt Marian and Uncle Carr have offered to put us up in their apartment.
Krista has been working very hard on the show and is producing some fine new gray hair, when she's not tearing it out in handfuls. Ah, the creative process. It's brutal.
I'm hoping we get to bum around the big city a bit, see some museums and all that. We only have two full days! Ack.
In other news, Eden is still riding her bike. We just got back from the library. She's also begun stilt walking, using India's stilts.
I've got India reading juvenile biographies, as part of her homeschooling. She just finished Charles M Shulz, one of our local heroes.
And I finally got around to installing our solar powered clothes dryer in the backyard. Not everyone agrees, I know, but I love the feel of sun baked laundry! I spent about $7 for the clothes line and some hooks and rings to hand the line up with. With the price of natural gas so high, I'll have saved that much by the end of the week.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Sunday, May 07, 2006
Saturday the girls and I went hiking with Danny, Karen and Zoe and Donna, Lee, Paisley and Ethan. It was Donna's plan and she couldn't have picked a nicer day.
Sugarloaf State Park is usually dry and hot by now. After all the rains we were met with wildflowers and running streams and a thousand shades of green.
A good time was had by all and the only thing missing was Krista, who was slaving away in her studio.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
The mainstream media seems to have a blackout in effect on Colbert's performance. No surprise since he lambasted them as well. It's so great I expect it to explode over the internet, possibly eclipsing even that abbey road juggler dude.
Here it is via youtube in three parts. enjoy!